Above - contents of the June 2017 Stash Box.
Quilter's Stash Box celebrated our second anniversary in July, and 2017 has so far provided our most stunning surprises each month.
This has been our first year with featured fabric and thread partners. Each month Hoffman California-International Fabrics has helped us curate custom bundles of fat quarters, charms, and yardage. Likewise, working closely with Superior Threads we've included spools from their popular product lines, coordinated with each month's fabric.
The goal each month is to inspire your creativity, motivate you with fresh ideas, and nudge you toward more finished projects and fewer UFOs. Boxes remain "secret" until subscribers have received them, so we don't fully reveal the contents until well after the ship date.
Let me tell you about the first half of 2017...
Above - all Stash Box thread from January - June 2017.
More than Four Miles of Thread!
Subscribers in 2017 have received fifteen (15) 500-600 yard spools of Superior Threads' high-quality threads. Threads have been curated to compliment the fabric in each box. The June 2017 Stash Box included FIVE spools from Superior's So Fine line. Heather Purcell, co-owner of Superior Threads, curated these colors to inspire a summertime project.
Above - samples of all Stash Box fabric from January - June 2017.
Gorgeous Batiks, Digital Screen Prints, and Shop-Quality Cottons
While we had included Hoffman Fabrics in previous years, the international manufacturer became our official fabric supplier for 2017. We launched the partnership in January with fabric from their Hoffman Challenge line. Over the following months, Stash Boxes provided subscribers dozens of fat-quarters and large pre-cuts for piecing projects, plus yardage for backgrounds. Often we provide the fabric for the enclosed pattern in pre-cuts, but of course subscribers may use their fabric however they wish.
Above - all Stash Box patterns from January - June 2017.
From January through June, subscribers have received nine patterns to add to their Cut Loose Press library. Our pattern choices are often matched to the enclosed pre-cuts. We feature a mix of project lengths from 2-6+ hours. So far in 2017 we've featured table toppers and runners as well as quilts. We sometimes send seasonal patterns in advance so that subscribers have an opportunity to complete the project for the coming season or holiday. Very few projects offer novelty themes such as the Uncle Sam on May's Patriotic Runner, but even Sam was selected for his tasteful design. Most often we endeavor to choose elegant patterns that will appeal to the widest audience possible. A subscriber with a flair for color selection can make each pattern uniquely her own - individual creativity is at the core of our passion for quilting.
New subscribers receive the system tab dividers which fit into any standard three-ring binder. (Singe Stash Boxes do not qualify for the tab dividers.) These patterns, a single colorful heavy-stock page, file easily into the dividers so that projects can quickly be identified by:
- Project Type: Quilt, Stitchery, Home, Craft, or Bag
- Fabric Type: Fat Quarter, Square, Strip, and Yardage
- Project Time: Under 2 Hours, 2-6 Hours, and 6+ Hours
Above - notions, accessories and more from January - June 2017.
Notions & More!
While our emphasis is on fabric, thread, and patterns, we do include notions throughout the year, particularly specialized rulers. Subscribers have also received high quality needles, product samples and guides, and coupon codes for significant savings from various manufacturers.
Our two rulers so far this year (above) have come from Marti Michell, and she always includes a 20% off coupon for any order from her extensive catalog of products.
Above - Hoffman fabric from the March 2017 Stash Box.
Receive Stash Box!
You can purchase our previous 2017 Stash Boxes individually, and you can subscribe on a monthly basis. U.S. subscribers enjoy significantly reduced shipping - just $4! International orders are available as well.
Here's a peek at the "Christmas in July" Stash Box, available now!
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