Quilty Box Subscription Service Review
I finally went through with something I’ve been wanting to do for months now.
I subscribed to Quilty Box.
I’ve had my eye on this subscription service for a while now, but thought the price tag a little too extravagant at the time.
I was also trying out another subscription box at the time (I might be a little bit obsessed).
After ending my then subscription, I finally decided it was time.
And I’m so glad I did.
Quilty Box is a monthly subscription box containing fabrics and notions, as well as block and quilt patterns, and tips and techniques.
Here’s everything I received in my October 2017 box.
There are three “paper” items included in the top of the box. The first is a one-sided postcard with a welcome letter from Patrick Claytor the CEO of Quilty Box. He extends a thank you, a quick description of Quilty Box, as well as a call to action to join and reach out to a community on social media.
Under this is a double sided postcard, with a short blurb and picture showing the featured artist of the month - Leah Day - and how to connect with her on social media. The backside is a quick rundown of what’s included in this month’s box, recommended #hashtags for each item, as well as the price point of each. I really enjoyed this (maybe I’m a little odd) as I have received subscriptions in the past that promise a value of a certain amount, and then seem to under deliver. According to this postcard, the total value of the included contents is $63.76.
The third “paper” item is a booklet - “Bundles of Inspiration”. This booklet is short at only 21 pages but packed full of information. The first page is a quick intro from Patrick (CEO). Then pages 2-7 include information about and an interview with Leah Day. I really enjoyed this as Leah’s videos helped me work through my very first quilt, so it was fun to see a “familiar” face. Pages 8-11 include a quilt pattern for a 54 x 72 in quilt using the fabrics included in the box. 12-15 include a Scrappy Improv Pumpkins block tutorial, which seemed like a fun seasonal addition. Page 16 showed an inside look at the production of the included fabrics. Page 17 has instructions for receiving referral discounts, 18-19 includes a subscriber spotlight which seems like an interesting way to feel connected to the Quilty community. And lastly, 20-21 includes a sneak peak of the following month’s box - listing the upcoming Featured Artist for the following month. I really enjoyed this as it not only introduced me to a new quilting inspiration quicker (rather than waiting another month) but also let me look into her work and style and try to imagine what might be in store next month.
Under the paper items were 2 x 1 yd cuts of the Heart Medallion fabric designed by Leah Day for Island Batik. This fabric bundle includes 12 different heart medallion designs in vibrant blue and lime green colors. There are also two full spools of Isacord thread in matching colors for quilting. While these colors and patterns aren’t particularly my style, I’m excited about the challenge of finding other fabrics and patterns to pair them with! I’m thinking maybe something bright and colorful for the girls could be fun, but who knows where they will take me in the end. While this fabric might not be something I would jump on at the store, I have looked into past boxes and found many patterns and bundles that I would love to use. I especially loved the September 2017 fabrics from Quilting in the Rain’s box, the June 2017 fabrics from Masako Wakayama’s box and especially the Mona Luna design fabrics featured in the April 2017 box
This Tutu notion is such a smart and innovative tool. It fits over a wide mouth mason jar and holds all kinds of cool things. The only wide mouth jars I had on hand were these huge half gallon ones, but they’re perfect for holding all these spools of thread I’m quickly collecting. I thought it was smart that they made this to fit wide mouth jars, as I can fit my hand easily in to retrieve whatever I need. The setting up of the tutu from packaged-to-caddy was a little less straightforward than I would have liked, but this is a fault of Smart Needle, inc and not Quilty Box.
And lastly, the box included a package of 5 self-threading “cheater” needles and a single-use package of soak wash. I recently purchased this very same package of cheater needles to finish my first quilt, at the suggestion of a Leah Day video to bury my quilt tails, so that was a nice little full circle moment. And as I’ve already broken at least one of those, a few more couldn’t hurt.
Overall I was really pleased with my first Quilty Box. I was mostly looking for a subscription that would introduce me to new, high-quality tools and notions to make quilting easier, more fun, and encourage me to try new projects and techniques. I feel like this box fit this bill really well and included extras that I didn’t know I wanted going into this. I look forward to many future boxes!
Quilty Box is a monthly subscription box that promises a value over $60, with plans running from $44-$48. They also are now offering mini boxes from $19.99-$23.99 with 5% of profits for multi-month subscriptions donated to Quilts for Kids.
If you’re looking to expand your fabric stash, find the coolest tools and notions, learn new techniques, or join a quilting community you can do so HERE!
Do you subscribe to any quilting or craft boxes? If so which ones, and what do you love about them?
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