Thinking about a sewing / quilting subscription box? There are several choices, but in the end I went with Stash Builder Box.
Watch me open the July 2016 box, and talk through my decision to go with SBB over Fat Quarter Shop’s Sew Sampler and Quilty Box.
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More about (MEGA) Stash Builder Box – details are directly from the website:
- We are a monthly quilting subscription box that ships worldwide. Each box includes 3 one yard cuts, a pattern, notions and thread delivered to you for only $44.95 + $6 USA shipping (there are better deals on prepaid options)
- Every month, our items differ. For our fabric, we pick collections from Cloud9, Art Gallery, Riley Blake + more!
- Your box purchase makes a difference! 20% of your purchase helps buy supplies so our Heart Builders team can make quilts for kids in need
- If you’d like to get involved directly in the quilt making process, we have a Heart Builders program that is made up of volunteers who help our cause
- There are no membership fees or contracts. Because our box is a monthly box, it can be cancelled or paused anytime
- Our box is perfect for all skill levels & a great way to build up your stash of quilting supplies while giving back to those in need
Month-to-Month Comparison: (U.S. address)
MEGA Stash Builder Box – $44.95 + $6 shipping = $50.95
Fat Quarter Shop’s Sew Sampler – $24.95 + $4.95 shipping = $29.90
Quilty Box – $48 + FREE shipping
(There are other options out there, but these are the three I most seriously considered participating in)
To research each subscription program, I checked out several months of previous boxes to see what type of items and fabric were offered. Then I chose Stash Builder Box because I felt it best suited my personal tastes – fresh and modern prints/solids.
All in all, I do think all of these boxes represent a good value – but because fabric selection is such a subjective factor – feel you would be best served choosing based on style. Are you into traditional, modern, or shabby chic? Then be sure that box generally steers toward that direction. You don’t want to end up with a pile of fabric and notions that will never be used.
Wanted to add that this is NOT a sponsored post, and I paid for this product myself – no input was added by Stash Builder Box or the other companies mentioned.
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Couple of updates…
Stash Builder Box has changed the boxes/pricing – get the details here!
There’s another box on the scene – Quilters Candy Box – $42.95 + shipping – read my review here
Plus, the Pins + Needles Sewing Kit – read my review here
And now the Maxie Mail box!
SIGN UP HERE – these boxes are $35 USD + $5 shipping (only to US currently) – Use coupon code “Sewingreport” for 10% off your first box!
Maxie Mail is a subscription box for sewists that comes right to your door every month, filled to the brim with inspiration that will include fabrics, patterns, new ideas and tools to help you be successful in your sewing room. But perhaps most importantly, my motivation for this box is to help you build your skill set so that you are able to take on any project your heart can dream up! There will even be something personal tucked inside, just to celebrate YOU!
Creative Notions Subscription Box
$35 / month (U.S. shipping included)
Each box includes: 8 fat quarters or maybe a panel and 6 fat quarters (hint hint)
A charm from Pin Peddlers – after 6 months you receive a bracelet or pin for your charms
A notion or two, maybe a pattern – it’s a surprise wait and see!
Talk to me:
Karen H says
Your Snap Box has some cute fabric, but as I watched and listened to your comments, the only items you truly were excited about was the fabric. The others were… just ok or not something you would keep. Considering just the fabric, which I’ll assume are fat quarters, you didn’t say the cut for them. If you receive 3 fat quarters, which at most are $3.50-$4.00 each, is $12 of items worth the $30 dollars ($23.99 + $6.00 shipping)?
I do have a subscription to the Fat Quarter Sew Sampler box and have received two thus far. I’ve been very pleased with the items included and know that I will use most of them. As you mentioned, it is a personal preference and for me, I know I will use the fabric they included, and the notions as well. Last month, I received 6 fat quarters, Frixion pen, creative grid ruler, quilt pattern, alphabitties, twill tape and a coupon for future purchase. Every one of those items will be used at some point. I must say, the alphabitties are probably the only thing that I would not have gone out and purchased on my own as I feel I could easily print off something similar to use but now that I have them, I won’t have to do so. (I have no association with the Fat Quarter shop, but just wanted to express my delight in what I have received thus far.)
The previous month May, was also a great Sew Sampler box. Again, I would have probably bought most of the items in the box at some point in time. Money well spent.
Now that you’ve enlightened me on the other subscriptions, I will have to check them out. Thank you for your great review and look forward to see how you make your conclusion at the end of the the three months.
I found this post very useful as I am
Investigating a subscription. I wondered what your opinion is of which company has more shabby chic type fabrics? Thanks!
Jennifer Moore says
Out of all of them, I’d say the Maxie Mail box is probably the most consistently “shabby chic” out of the ones I’ve tried.
Thank you so much, I appreciate it!
Deborah carroll says
Can I get a trial box to see if it’s my sewing likes
Jennifer Moore says
You’d need to contact the company directly to ask about something like that… I’m really not sure.
Crazy question: Do you HAVE to have a sewing machine yo do this or cN I still do it old school and by hand? I dont own a sewing machine nor do I know how to use one.