I love subscription boxes. I gave them to my kids for Christmas. I found an outdoorsy one for my husband. I get tiny yarn samples in the mail every month. So when I got back into quilting I looked around and didn't really love any of the boxes I was seeing. Then Stash Builder Box showed up in my instagram feed and I decided to take the plunge and got their very first box. They give 20% of their proceeds toward making quilts for a charity. Right now it's My Stuff Bags, which supports children in foster care. You can sign up to make quilt tops or donate fabric to their quilting efforts as well. I also like to read box reviews rather than watch unboxing videos, so I decided to write one up on the poor neglected blog.
I like the fun of packaging and the first impression you get of the box. And is that a stack of two boxes? Why yes it is -- more on that in a minute.
Opening up the box, you get some more cuteness and see that there's a bagged part and a tissue wrapped part. The anticipation builds!
Inside the bag there are some cards for discounts on patterns and ads for bigger products. This time it was Patchwork Threads, Inspired LED, and Chatbooks. I do most of my sewing at night, so I'm thinking of getting those lights -- they even show the lights on the machine I use in their product photos.
On to the bag! A cute #iheartsbb pin, a spool of Gutermann thread, colorful pins, a stitch ripper, a tape measure, and a super cute pencil. I love writing with wood pencils (I know, so exciting, right?) so I was extra happy to find this. My kids are constantly "borrowing" my tape measures so it's always great to have another.
More cute packaging. Mmm, gold lettering...
Two patterns -- one block and one quilt from Quilts By Emily. I like both of these and they stand a decent chance of actually hitting my quilting queue in the future.
Finally, the fabric! This month features fabric from Fancy Pants Designs Fancy & Fabulous collection. The fabric is cute, bright, and modern. There's a fat eighth of each print and solid. I love these fabrics and it makes me pretty confident that this is a box where the fabric will largely be colors and prints I like.
So, do you like what you see? When they launched, Stash Builder Box posted on instagram that any subscriber could request a second box to bless someone with. I thought about it, but decided that I don't have any IRL quilting friends that I see on a regular basis and would leave the boxes for someone else. But they ended up with more extras and doubled up people's first box at random. Since I just passed 100 instagram followers, I decided this would be the perfect time to have a giveaway! Disclosure -- I bought my box and Stash Builder Box sent me the extra one with absolutely no idea what I'd do with it. So head on over to my instagram @allthisbyhand and try to win yourself a box!