Quilty Box Subscription Box Review + Coupon – September 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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The box comes with this information card as well as a little magazine (you usually need to refer to the magazine if you are going to make the pattern for a given month). This month’s curator is Jera Brandvig of Quilting in the Rain.
Star Patch Pattern (in magazine) – Listed Value $5
These days, there is a quilt pattern in the magazine (partially shown above) that comes with Quilty Box. I like that this one is geometric and doesn’t involve applique. It will work with this month’s fabric (and a healthy supply of a neutral color), which is nice if you are in need of ideas.
La Conner Fat Corner Bundle from Lecien – Value $21.50 (Listed Value $30)
You can buy the fabrics shown above from the linked shop for $10.75 per yard and these are fat quarters (i.e., quarter yards), so I have calculated the price accordingly. However, I am not sure if there are minimum quantities you have to order, so I’ve also listed the value from the information card. These fabrics don’t really fit my personal taste but if I ever get in gear, I know a couple of people who would like them incorporated into a gift. They do seem to be high quality.
Marbled Glass Head Pins from Clover – Value $6.50
I use pins like this often so I am always happy to get more. I tend to use them randomly but it is possible to color-coordinate with a set like this. These seem a little nicer than the economy bulk ones I usually buy.
Ruler Pal Mini from Riley Blake –Value $9.25
I so wanted to show this with rulers in it and mine have all disappeared into the mess of craft supplies otherwise known as my living room. I’d blame Angus but they’re a little too big for him to move around. Anyway, this is a nice way to keep your rulers organized and off the table when you want them out of the way. That is a bit of adhesive from the label on the edge, the paint is not chipping off. I just need to clean it and it’ll be fine.
Tsumugi Thread from Lecien – Listed Value $8
I don’t think Lecien has e-commerce on their site. This thread is a part of the curator’s collection for Spring 2017 (you see some of the fabric from the same collection above). I am not experienced enough to have a strong opinion about this particular item versus other threads, but it is 100% cotton and in general, I do find that I like cotton more than synthetics.
4” Scissors from La Conner/Quilting in the Rain – Listed Value $8
It is my understanding that these are not officially released yet, so I’ve taken the value from the information card. They are pretty cute and the pattern seems like it will stick and not flake off. But mostly, they are scissors, and you can never have enough scissors. (I probably have at least 30 or 40 pairs – some in pretty much every room of the house!)
I had a good idea for a pillow this month but it ended up taking a lot more time than I anticipated. Here is my work in progress. The idea is that after all these longer strips are sewn together, you trim off the sides to make it a square. I saw something like this in a blog which of course I haven’t been able to find again since.
Verdict: I calculated a value of $58.25 for the September 2017 Quilty Box. That’s a little above the month-to-month cost of the box, nd is an even better deal for a multi-month subscription. (Keep in mind, the fabric value could be a little higher if you are having a hard time finding fat quarters in these prints online.) This month’s pattern appealed to me and actually looks like something I wouldn’t have a hard time completing (it would just take me like 4 years…), though the fabric is too pastel for my taste (it is still good quality). The other supplies were super useful and overall, I thought the collection was put together nicely.
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