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Sew Sampler Quilting Box Program from Fat Quarter Shop

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In this world of digital everything – including those crazy Pokemon critters everyone is hunting like zombies at a full moon – isn’t it delightful when an actual package arrives in your real mailbox?! As lovers of sewing and craft, we’re all about creating authentic items with our own two hands. Virtual will never trump tactile in this world. Which is why we love Fat Quarter Shop’s Sew Sampler Quilting Box program. We gave you a sneak peek of these mystery boxes when they debuted this past April. Since then, four amazing boxes have landed in members’ mailboxes, each one as terrific as the the last. 

Fat Quarter Shop’s Sew Sampler is a monthly subscription quilting box that automatically delivers amazing quilting goodies to your door every month. The contents include a unique combination of fabric, notions, patterns, thread, and more. All these wonderful items are bundled together with another one of our favorite things: surprises! You never know until you break the tissue paper seal what lovelies wait inside.


It’s just 99 to join and $24.95 per month. Each month, the Fat Quarter Shop quilting experts will collect at least five exciting products to match that month's specific theme. The retail value of your items will always be more than your monthly cost!  

In addition to the monthly products, they’ll be special discounts, exclusive deals, and extra perks tucked inside. And, each box contains a quilting block pattern in three size options: 8”, 12” and 16”. Collect all twelve of the quilting block recipe cards, and you’ll get a bonus card with instructions for putting them all together into an adorable quilt!

Among the treasures in April’s Welcome Box was the cutest pair of handy thread snips. 


May’s Cute as a Botton Box had a hint of the holidays with its fabric bundles plus a whole bag of super handy Bobini bobbin holders.

The June Color Pop Box landed with the prettiest Shimmer quilt pattern from Cluck Cluck Sew as well as one of our favorite Frixion erasable marking pens. 

July’s Summer Picnic box just arrived a couple weeks ago (the boxes traditionally ship on or about the 20th of each month), so we’re still marveling at the goodies, like a Olfa rotary cutter and a Riley Blake Pie Ruler we can’t wait to try.

Fat Quarter Shop has such a terrific selection of fabric, notions, patterns, and thread that we can only imagine the fabulous combinations they’ll be gathering for future boxes.

Visit Fat Quarter Shop to sign up right away. Again, it’s just 99 to join and $24.95 per month plus shipping.

You’ll find all the details online, including FAQs on exactly how the subscription works, billing and shipping specifics, and contact information. 

Real stuff for a real world. That’s our kind of fun!


Comments (5)

cori said:

I started quilting making templates from boxes. I had scissors only, no rotory cutters and no other tools. I bought a used Singer sewing machine from a rummage sale. You donot need the most expensive sewing machine or every garget to sew.

Liz Johnson.Editor.Sew4Home said:
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@ cori - So true, you can often utilize found items, but sometimes those clever sewing gadgets can make things so much faster and easier. 

Jane Coombs said:
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Clever economical concept. My gf and I were discussing how lucky we were to have lived through the golden age of quilting. Now quilting magazines are folding. Older sewists have it all and the money to spend but the millenials are saddled by college loans and mortgages. Having an interest in sewing and quilting is life long. It is a good thing.

Sewtired said:
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Good if you don't already have all the tools.  Broke millenials can also go old school and make quilts the old fashioned way, from scraps of other projects and repurposed fabrics from gently used clothing and such.  My grandmother even used old blankets for batting. I've used parts of an old mattress pad for batting for small quilt projects.  I have an old (very old) feed bag that was printed with a pretty pattern that farm girls used to repurpose for clothing.  We are now such a buy, toss and buy new society, that many don't consider the economy and some times fun of repurposing.