Sew Sampler quilting box – Oct ’16

Happy new year to all, with health, joy, love and creativity!!

At last, the first post for the new year, in a new platform, with new look, posts written in one language, with the opportunity of reading the second language through the menu above. Hope the effort of the previous month is worth it. Let’s begin.

This post is about the monthly subscription on the Sew Sampler Box, which I found through Fat Quarter Shop, one of the first american sites that I had descovered when i began to do patchwork. Sometime around September I found out about this and decided to subscribe. I thought it was very interesting that every month the box included different bits and pieces that are very useful to all of us who are working on patchwork. I personally find its price quite affordable, related to the amount of items it includes and the shipping costs from the States. The site mentions that “the retail value of your items will always be more than your monthly cost! “

October’s box was inspired by all things handmade, and its title was “Made with Love”.

Needless to say that while I was waiting at the post office to get it, I was looking forawrd to open it, see what is inside the box and use the items to make something.

 

  • 10 fat eighths from Handmade petite, by Bonnie & Camille (who I love as designers) for Moda fabrics, with a zipped pouch to put small project items, like hexagons etc.

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  • Block #7 recipe card, that has instructions on how to sew a block, in three different sizes. It is part of a 12 series cards (one is included in each box) from It’s Sew Emma Patterns. I have also discovered that I can buy individually the ones that I have missed from previous boxes. When you have all 12 cards you could sew 12 blocks to make a quilt top, or anything else that you wish. I would love to do that!!

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  • Sewing pattern  for a small bag from Bonnie & Camille, in which you can put all your bits and pieces from your sewing collection.

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  • 100 thin glass head pins from Little House with a storage tin – isn’t it cute???

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  • 12 skeins (8.75 yards each) of 100% superior quality long staple cotton, Cosmo six stranded cross stitch and embroidery floss that is easy to separate. This embroidery floss collection is perfectly matched with Bonnie and Camille’s Handmade collection for Moda Fabrics.

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All the items above cost around 53$ if you buy them separately, whilst I got them for 41€, including shipping costs.

Apart from the fact that I am completely in love with the samples, I figured that the box is composed in order to have consistency between the items. For instance you can use the fabrics to sew the small bag  (you only have to add little items yourself) and use the floss to embroider the design from the pattern.

As you can imagine, I continued my subscription for the next months, and I think it will continue right in the new year!!

I hope you liked this box as much as I did. In a future post I will present the November box, and will blog about December’s box as soon as I receive it.

Thank you for joining me in this. Have an amazing year with beautiful handmade creations!! Be safe!! Bye!!

p.s. a post in greek can be found in the greek menu.