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!
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
About Quilty Box Mini
The Subscription Box: Quilty Box
The Cost: $23.99 per month with free US shipping (save with longer subscriptions)
ACTIVE DEAL: Save $10 off your first month (QUILTADDICT10) or Save $20 off a 6 or 12-month subscription (Newsletter20)!
CODE: QUILTADDICT10 or Newsletter20
The Products: Quilting products, including fabric bundles, patterns, notions or thread.
Ships to: US (free), Canada ($10), International ($20)
Quilty Box Mini Caturday December 2017
Both Quilty Box and it's Mini sibling include the same magazine, which has projects and an interview with the special guest curator. December's featured artist is illustrator Felice Regina, and the box theme is Caturday!
Plum Deluxe Self Care Blend Herbal Tea – Buy 1oz for $7
Windham Fabrics Caturday by Felice Regina Charm Pack –Estimated Value $9
One thing I appreciate about this box is that they always feature brand new fabric designs. Often, it's hard to even find them online at the time the box is released. Of course, you can't go wrong with cat-themed fabric, but I really liked some of the non-cat retro patterns this time.
Bow Tie Throw Quilt Pattern – Estimated Value $4.50
This design was provided by Jeni Baker of InColorOrder.com; it appears to be a smaller version of her Fractal quilt pattern.
Aurifil thread is made in Italy and the quality is very high. This is clear monofilament version is meant to be used with lighter fabrics. (Spoiler alert: the dark version is included in the full December Quilty Box (review coming soon!)) This thread was difficult to photograph because it blended into the background so well – it really is invisible when you sew with it.
Handmaid Fig 5ml Hand Cream Sample – Estimated Value $1
I don't always like lotion that has a strong fragrance, but this smells amazing. This won't appeal to you if you prefer lighter scents, but it has a wonderful fragrance they describe as 'Fresh-picked clean. Fig is ripened with sweet fig and lychee and crowned by dandelions.' The smell reminds me of tea. I want more – the sample was gone too soon!
This month's quilt pattern required other fabric to complete, so instead, I just used one of the charmpack squares as a background for a quick embroidered doodle I made for a friend. It was a bit hard to keep the tension even all around, but I like how the patterned fabric looks in the hoop.
Verdict: Caturday – isn't that the best theme ever? I enjoyed this month's box, although my favorite items were the tea and lotion sample. Enjoying this box is really dependent on liking the fabric selection, and I thought this month's fabric was cute. Still, I think I prefer the full Quilty Box – even if it costs twice as much – because the small fabric squares in the charm pack are less versatile than the larger pieces sent in the full box.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? This box is no longer available; if you order now, you will receive the January box.
Value Breakdown: The box costs $24 and I estimate a retail value of $24.50, not including the tea sample or magazine. You're basically paying the retail value for the items, but the special magazine and curation add to the value.
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What do you think of the December 2017 Quilty Box Mini?