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    Do any of you get monthly Subscription boxes?

    I have seen several of those monthly/quarterly subscription boxes. I am wondering if any of you get them? Which ones and if you think it's worth it? Do you have pictures of any of them to share?

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    C, I get the Sew Sampler and so far it's been fun. I don't know if I'll subscribe for a long time though. It's a good value in my opinion but I haven't liked any of the patterns and some of the fabric, although I love some of it and have gotten other things I can use.
    If you go to Youtube they have a reveal every month. I don't have any of the boxes intact so I can't take a pic. My sewing room is such a disaster right now

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    I used to subscribe to the sew sampler box from Fat Quarter Shop, And I would say that I liked maybe 50% of what I got, and stopped my subscription. The value is fantastic for what you get, but I do have a box of items I will never use that I need to post in the freebie section, nice items but not things I would use. If you like little treats in the mail then you will love the one from the Fat Quarter Shop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tallchick View Post
    I used to subscribe to the sew sampler box from Fat Quarter Shop, And I would say that I liked maybe 50% of what I got, and stopped my subscription. The value is fantastic for what you get, but I do have a box of items I will never use that I need to post in the freebie section, nice items but not things I would use. If you like little treats in the mail then you will love the one from the Fat Quarter Shop.
    i use the items that are duplicates for me in the secret pal swap sometimes if they fit with what a person wants/likes.


    ive subscribed to several and have the most fun with the quilters candy box and the sew sampler. I wasn’t as thrilled with quiltybox. That being said, a lot of it boils down to your taste in fabric and how well that meshes with the style of the box. I did patchwork parcel for a while too and enjoy their everything-you-need-for-a-completed-small-project style.
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    I was just looking into doing this, too. I found a bunch of youtubes of quilter's who filmed themselves opening their subscription boxes. If you do a search for either Sew Sampler or Quiltybox, you'll see first hand what this year's boxes have contained. I need to wait until I move to start one but I'm leaning toward Quiltybox, if I decide to join.
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    I have not signed up for a subscription box yet...I think they are a great idea if you like the Quilt Along being offered or need some inspirations... I just need to use up some of the fabric I have first. LOL
    attitude is everything...the rest will fall into place.

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    I just signed up for The Little Figs one. It comes out 4 times a year. I like all things Fig Tree so I think it will be fun. These go quickly and I am not sure if they are still available.

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    Oh yeah, I have this one although I didn’t renew it. I love their fabric but haven’t really clicked with her patterns yet. They look lovely, just seem a bit over my head for me. She does send out an adorable little box with a project.

    Quote Originally Posted by luvstoquilt301 View Post
    I just signed up for The Little Figs one. It comes out 4 times a year. I like all things Fig Tree so I think it will be fun. These go quickly and I am not sure if they are still available.
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    I used to get the Quilty Box and most of what I received was very modern which is generally not my style. I got a few patterns I liked and pretty much anything else I knew I wasn't going to use, I re-gifted.

    Be careful about auto-renewals!!! I originally signed up for 6 months & didn't adjust my subscription so I ended up with a year long subscription.

    If you search the name & click on images, you'll see pictures of various boxes.
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    I have done the Mr. B's Club with Bernatex. It is usually a charm pack, sometimes fat quarter and charm pack of a new line that is coming out. It comes with a newsletter with a pattern and information about new fabric lines. It is rather inexpensive and I have continued to renew. It is fine to find a surprise in my mail box. I have done it for about six years.

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    I don't but I know that Leah Day does and she's done videos on what she's made with them.
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    Thanks for the tip!! I'm going to sign up for Mr. B's. Who doesn't love a surprise in the mail!

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    Thanks everyone! I have seen you all mention some that I haven't seen. So I am going to check them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batik 54 View Post
    I have done the Mr. B's Club with Bernatex. It is usually a charm pack, sometimes fat quarter and charm pack of a new line that is coming out. It comes with a newsletter with a pattern and information about new fabric lines. It is rather inexpensive and I have continued to renew. It is fine to find a surprise in my mail box. I have done it for about six years.
    Does that also cover shipping?

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    I get Sew Sampler box. There is a facebook group that you can exchange or sell any of the Sew Sampler boxes or items you don't care for. There is a waiting list on Sew Sampler of five- six months because the items for the boxes are ordered six months in advance and no way to increase the amount of boxes per month.
    The Quilty Box is higher in price then Sew Sampler. The Sew Sampler is getting better as the curators have learned what the customers like in the boxes. There is survey email to rate each item in the box every month.
    I like getting it every month. Seems it always arrives when I need a little pick me up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by btiny36 View Post
    Does that also cover shipping?
    The total for Sew Sampler box is $29.90 which includes shipping. I get an email saying it's time to pay for the box a few days before it's sent. There is a .99 one time registration fee which I think is rather tacky but I guess they want every penny they can get.
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    My daughter gave me a Quilty Box 3 month subscription, which I thought was very thoughtful. When I received the boxes I realized the value they placed on the box was an exaggeration. They would also be mis-leading on what your fabric size actually was. I seem to remember a fat quarter bundle was actually a fat eighth bundle. They say the value of their patterns are like $10 - but I would never actually pay for those patterns, so it wasn't really a value to me. Of the three, I have only used one of the patterns and fabrics. The tools they sent were good. The rest of the fabrics are on hold for a better pattern.

    I ordered a Sew Sampler and felt like it was a better value and got one box. I read that the next box had another Olfa cutter (they give hints) and really didn't need one in red so I cancelled. I haven't felt motivated to renew.

    I have watched the youtube openings and found a few products I didn't know existed, so there is some value there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by btiny36 View Post
    Does that also cover shipping?
    It appears to include shipping from what I read. One thing is for sure, I know what I doing for my step-mom's birthday this year!

    https://www.benartex.com/fabric-club/
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    I considered it, but I don't want to spend the money. I can buy a lot more fabric than comes in that box for the prices some of them are charging. It's a neat idea, but seems a little expensive, especially if I end up with something I don't like or won't use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoltandBobbin View Post
    I considered it, but I don't want to spend the money. I can buy a lot more fabric than comes in that box for the prices some of them are charging. It's a neat idea, but seems a little expensive, especially if I end up with something I don't like or won't use.
    I haven't found the name brand fabrics in the box cheaper anywhere. I give the items I don't want to guild for door prizes. This months's box was great. It is getting a lot better then when it first started. I've been reading that this next year's BOM pattern from the box is going to be very good.
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    I've also noticed the Sew Sampler is getting better and better. And it's a really good value.
    I love getting the box every month. As Onebyone said it's a nice little pick-me-up. I usually like choosing my own things but getting a box of goodies is really a treat for me.

    I'm looking forward to the new patterns. Those barns didn't do it for me

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    I'm looking forward to the new patterns. Those barns didn't do it for me
    On the facebook page those barn patterns are selling for $5 each. I didn't keep mine. I tossed them each month. I didn't care for them either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
    The total for Sew Sampler box is $29.90 which includes shipping. I get an email saying it's time to pay for the box a few days before it's sent. There is a .99 one time registration fee which I think is rather tacky but I guess they want every penny they can get.
    I watched one of Kimberly's videos and she said why they have to charge that. Something to do with their system.

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    I kept mine, even bought the finishing kit but have only made 1 block so far. I don’t like it as much as I thought I would. I’ve been thinking about selling/trading it for something else. It’s basically a kit and fat quarter shop is generous with their fabrics in kits so somone would have plenty to make the whole thing.
    Quote Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
    On the facebook page those barn patterns are selling for $5 each. I didn't keep mine. I tossed them each month. I didn't care for them either.
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    Originally Posted by Onebyone
    The total for Sew Sampler box is $29.90 which includes shipping. I get an email saying it's time to pay for the box a few days before it's sent. There is a .99 one time registration fee which I think is rather tacky but I guess they want every penny they can get.



    I watched one of Kimberly's videos and she said why they have to charge that. Something to do with their system.

    That is someone talking out the side of their mouth. The system (computer program) can be changed to .00 instead of .99. The system doesn't care what the amount is if an amount has to be entered. Not many systems require a fee be added unless it was intentional. I don't mind paying a small one time fee but to say it has to be done for the system is true but it was planned that way.

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