Quilty Box Subscription Box Review + Coupon – July 2017
Quilty Box is a monthly subscription box bringing you quilting supplies, from fabric to patterns to thread to notions, with a promised retail value of at least $50. Boxes are curated by guests (bloggers, designers, etc.).
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Quilty Box
The Cost: $48 a month (save with longer subscriptions)
COUPON: Use code QUILTADDICT10 or Newsletter20 to save $10 off your first month (QUILTADDICT10) or Save $20 off a 6 or 12-month subscription (Newsletter20)!
The Products: Four or more themed quilting items such as fabric, patterns, books, threads, notions, and other tools.
Ships to: US (free), Canada ($10), International ($20)
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Usually, there is an information card about the month’s curator as well as a little magazine, but my box was missing those things this month. There was a card to pass along with a coupon code for subscriptions, though.
Wonderfil Egyptian Cotton Tutti Thread (50 wt, 500 m) in Shell – Value $3.25 (buy a 1000 m spool for $7.50)
You’ll often find at least one thread in Quilty Box. This thread is clearly meant to be seen – in quilting, embroidery, etc. It is cotton and very easy to work with.
ByAnnie.com Stiletto and Pressing Tool – Value $19.95
This is a useful item for machine piecing. You can use the stiletto while sewing with your machine to hold items in place when you get too close to the needle for your fingers. I also like the second feature: pressing seams while you sew so you don’t need to run to the iron. I hate ironing anything!
Zirkel Magnetic Pin Holder – Value $19.99
This thing is quite heavy. But it is useful. I know Nyx got ahold of my last pincushion; she only ate the little strawberry part. (This was years ago; she is fine.) Here is an alternative. You drop whatever you want on it, point down, and the magnets in this will arrange what you drop in a circle. I did it with some needles to show you.
Hello Jane by Allison Harris for Windham Fabrics – Value $23?
I had to estimate the price here. But I’ve linked to a website where you can buy various arrangements of the fabrics in this collection. These pieces are definitely smaller than fat quarters. I think they are eighths? There are 16 of them. At any rate, I love these colors and I also like that you can play around with primary and secondary colors, types and scale of prints, etc.
I’ve been trying to get better with triangles so I made a couple of pinwheel squares this month. I still need some work, and to get over my aversion to ironing, but this isn’t too bad. And I like the way this month’s fabric colors work together.
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $66 for the July 2017 Quilty Box. I did have to estimate the value of the fabric; without an information card I really didn’t have a lot to go by. At any rate, that is comfortably above the cost of the box. I felt like this shipment was a little disjointed simply because there wasn’t a curator, but the tools are fun and/or useful and I think the fabric colors are pretty!
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