Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Stash Builder Box Review and Discount Code

Have you heard of Stash Builder Box? Company owner Amanda contacted me earlier this month to see if I'd be willing to review their subscription box for July, and I enthusiastically agreed. Shortly thereafter, my box full of quilting-related fun and surprises arrived!
Want to see what's inside? First, let me mention how nicely everything was packaged, making this a nice option for gift-giving. The box was lined with pretty pink crinkly paper, and the smallest items were bundled in a drawstring bag. The patterns and fabrics were carefully wrapped in black tissue paper. And let's not forget about the sturdy cardboard box that the hoarder in me can't bear to part with. If you have a subscription, the white boxes would be great to label and use for storing quilt blocks or sewing notions.
July's box contained three fat quarters from Dana Willard's  Boardwalk collection for Art Gallery fabrics, a vintage McCalls pattern notebook, a 5 ml sample of Soak laundry care, a small spool of Aurifil thread in a green shade, a "You Can Never Have Too Much Fabric" pencil, a Snowball block pattern and a pattern for the Fly By quilt by Initial K Studio printed on thick, glossy paper.  A card detailing each of the products was also included. 
While happy mail is fun on its own, another asset of the Stash Builder Box is that 20% of the proceeds from the sale of each box goes toward making quilts for needy children.
Admittedly, I was having heart palpitations when I saw the notebook, until I realized, with a great sense of relief, that it wasn't an actual clothing pattern. I couldn't have been more pleased with the fabric selection, as I love the quality of Art Gallery fabrics and had every intention of stashing some of the Boardwalk collection. The Soak sample was welcome, but I wish it had been travel size instead. Another consideration worth mentioning, is that additional fabrics are necessary to create the Fly Away quilt top; though the included fabrics would be sufficient to make a Snowball block. While I'm being particular, coordinating the fabric and thread would have been nice, as I can't see using Juniper thread with the ice-cream hues of Boardwalk.  (Sorry the spool slipped off to join my rainbow-y rack of Aurifil threads before the photography shoot.)
The Stash Builder Box is one of the most affordable quilting subscription boxes I have seen at $23.99 plus $6 shipping each month. There's no membership fee, and your subscription can last any duration. To get your very own July box, make sure to order before the cut off on the 14th of July. Orders ship the following day. Use the code IHEARTSBB for $3 off your first box.
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  1. Glad you got some fun goodies! I stashed some of that Boardwalk last week when I was down at our modern LQS, so it's fun that you were able to get three FQs. I probably have REAL patterns of that vintage out in my garage--a real throwback to when I used to sew clothing!

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