Quilty Box is a monthly subscription box for quilters with a different curator featured each month. They offer three options: the Quilty Box Classic, Jinny Beyer Box, and the Quilty Box Mini.
This is a review of the Quilty Box Mini, which is $23.99 a month.
Great things come in small packages! The newest way to Get Quilty: a smaller, monthly box that's ideal for on-the-go quilters or beginners who aren't sure what supplies they need!
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The Subscription Box: Quilty Box
The Cost: $23.99 per month with free US shipping (save with longer subscriptions)
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The Products: Quilting products, including fabric bundles, patterns, notions or thread.
Ships to: US (free), Canada ($10), International ($20)
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Both the Classic and Mini Quilty Boxes this month feature modern quilt designer Latifah Saafir as the monthly curator. The magazine includes an interview as well as a quilt pattern from the artist. The quilt pattern uses a special tool and larger fabric squares that were included in the Classic Quilty Box, so it's not as useful for people getting the mini version.
Power Grid Wall Hanging Pattern – Retail Value $6.75? (based on other patterns on her site)
Hoffman Fabrics Me + You Charm Pack – Retail Value $11.48? (based on similar item)
This fabric was designed by the November curator, Latifah Saafir:
The line pays homage to Latifah's "wonder years" growing up in Los Angeles where graffiti and street art influenced her explorations in creativity. "The line is not reflective of the art itself," she said. "Instead, it is about celebrating the environments where it is found and the graphic elements that inspire it."
This Italian thread is 100% cotton. This has become one of my favorite brands of thread because it works well with my vintage sewing machine. That said, it didn't actually match any of the patterns in this month's fabric selection.
I made a quilt square using the Power Grid pattern. The first step was to cut out the fabric. Although precut squares were included in the box, it was necessary to cut them down to be slightly smaller.
Next I sewed the rectangular pieces into squares.
Here's the final result! I really like the quilt pattern, but I have to admit the fabric isn't my style. I would not have guessed that these fabrics were part of a curated collection that was meant to go together. However, I appreciate that the artist was trying to make something modern and different that you don't usually see in quilting collections. I appreciate what she's done with the collection, but it doesn't fit my decor.
Verdict: I estimate a retail value of $23.22, which is right around the $24 cost of the box. The fabric this month is a miss for me personally, but bolder quilters may love it. This particular curation felt a little random to me, so I'm not sure what to make of this box yet, but I'm definitely interested in seeing what they do in the future.
What do you think of the November 2017 Quilty Box Mini?