And oh my, what wonderful surprises were inside. This is my first time getting a sampler box and I was wondering what the whole experience would be like. And I have to say, I loved it!!!! It was just so fun to pull each little wonderful bit of quilting goodness out of the box and figuring out just how soon I could use it ;) And it was really nice that the value of the items inside the box was almost double of the cost of the box so I felt like I was getting everything on a great sale!!!!
A slightly closer look at all of the wonderful contents!!! Isn't that Strawberry Picking pattern just adorable. My 4 year old saw it and asked if she could have it, time to add another quilt to the list I guess ;) And I am so excited to start making the Blocks that go along with the Recipe cards. I am really getting into having a few sampler quilts to work on among all my other projects and I can't wait to start on this monthly Recipe Block surprise.
And a few other favorite highlights from the box. I have to say, I just love Me and My Sister Designs fabrics. They really are just so incredibly happy making always filled with bright colors and fun designs. I plan to use this little Grow Charm Pack along with my Dot. Dot. Dash Charm Pack I already had in my stash. Now just to find the right project for these happy charms ;)
And I was over the moon excited to find this super fun Creative Grids Ruler. I actually ordered one from Fat Quarter Shop a few months ago. It is the absolute perfect size for marking the back of squares and for cutting apart my HST's. I was just telling Barbara the other day how much I love this ruler and how handy it is when I get a second one in the box!!! So fun!!!! It made a special little gift to Barbara, although now I am thinking I might want to order a back-up one as well. Love this ruler!!!
And finally, I was so excited about these little thread cutters!!! I think this was why I loved the box the most. You know how you have those supplies that you use every day, and they start to wear out but you just keep making them go because you don't want to buy more when you can made do with what you have. Well, now I have a new pair of thread cutters without having to go through the back and forth of whether or not I should buy them. So fun!!!
So ya, to sum up, you can pretty much say that I loved The Sew Sampler box!!! Just fabulous!!! It was just packed full of wonderful quilty goodness and there was just the right amount of practical needs and fun splurges in it!!! I am already looking forward to the 20th of May when next month's box will arrive. Honestly, I am already looking forward to the 20th of every month!!! It is going to be like Christmas in a box every month!!!!
To find out more about the Sew Sampler box, pop on over to Fat Quarter Shop and check it out. They have lots of frequently asked questions there that you might have if like me, you haven't tried a sampler box before.
Now I am off to go mark some lines using my favorite little ruler and then I need to decide fabrics for my new monthly Recipe Sampler.
I love your Fat Quarter Sew Sampler box. There are a minimum of three monthly sampler boxes I'm considering. I think I need to jump in with both feet, and just trust I'm making the right decision. The three that I'm leaning toward are Japanese Taupes, Kaffee Fassett Collective, or Fat Quarter Shop. Hmm... What to do?ReplyDelete
I am like you Karen B; but I wanted to see the first Fat Quarter Shop box before I committed and I like it, so I will be joining. Thanks Melissa for sharing.ReplyDelete
Hi Melissa, I was so careful not to peak at your post as I was waiting for my box too! What a nice surprise to find it on my porch when I got home from work! Tonight I am going to use my ruler and scissors to draw some lines and sew up some flying geese blocks, only 86 blocks to go!ReplyDelete