Quilty Box Subscription Box Review + Coupon – November 2017
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.
Packed with premium fabric, supplies and projects, each month’s Quilty Box is curated with the top designers, bloggers and artists from around the world.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This is a review of the Classic, $48 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: Quilty Box
The Cost: $48 a month + free US shipping (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: 4–5 quilting products, including fabric bundles, patterns, notions or thread.
Ships to: US (free), Canada ($10), International ($20)
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Both the Classic and Mini Quilty Boxes this month feature modern quilt designer Latifah Saafir as the monthly curator. I found it kind of odd that she wasn’t featured on cover nor is the cover model using anything from this box.
The magazine included the pattern for this month’s project, called Slap Bracelet Quilt. Patterns with curves like this always intimidate me, so I thought this technique would be a challenge!
Hoffman Fabrics Me + You 8 Fat Quarter Bundle – Listed Value $32
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 glue pen was my favorite discovery of the box! It dries clear and since it’s water soluble, will come out in the wash. It even included a refill.
Aurifil 50wt Dark Red Orange Thread – Retail Value $4.09, Listed Value $4.99
Aurifil 50wt Emerald Thread – Retail Value $4.09, Listed Value $4.99
I love sewing with Aurifil thread – it works smoothly with my vintage sewing machine. I like green and orange, but these weren’t prominent colors in this month’s fabric selection.
Clammy 6″ – Retail Value $15.75, Listed Value $15
The Clammy is a tool designed by featured curator Latifah Saafir. It’s meant to simplify the process of making scalloped patterns. I felt confused just by looking at this but decided to try it out.
First, I cut fabric strips and folded them in half, lining the top with the Clammy.
I traced and cut the fabric – easy! I then did the same to the connecting piece, this time using the bottom of the Clammy.
Here are the two pieces before I sewed them together. They didn’t look like they’d match up.
I used the glue pen to glue the edges together temporarily. This worked very well on the curve, and I could see using it on set-in sleeves or other curves like this.
It worked! I ended up with a fairly nice curved edge, and the process was easy.
Verdict: I estimate a retail value around $64, which is good for a $48 box. This month’s urban-inspired fabric choice wasn’t a great fit for me, but I enjoyed using the Clammy and loved the glue pen. I recommend this box if you’re adventurous about fabric choices or want to step outside your comfort zone.
What do you think of November’s Quilty Box? Do you have a favorite tool for cutting quilt shapes?