The Sew Sampler Box

How I love thee, let me count the ways…

I have a bit of a problem when it comes to fabric and I think practically every quilter in the world can sympathize. I love fabric. I love looking at it, buying it, moving it around in different combinations. (I also have a problem cutting into it, but that is a topic for another day.)

When I moved to California with my family a little over a year ago I had to purge my crafting supplies. My beloved quilting fabric was not immune to this purge. I cut down my hoard collection to about a fifth of what it was, and still brought a very large basket full with me. Knowing that this apartment is just a pit stop before we buy a house I could not let myself replenish my stash, but oh how I wanted to. My husband Mike has books, I have fabric and paint. So this past March when I started seeing ads for Fat Quarter Shops, Sew Sampler box, well how could I resist. I would get a treat each month, add a bit to my stash, and not feel deprived of one of my great loves.

A treat it has been. I have gotten the boxes from the very first one in April til the latest box in September. They are shipped out the 20th of every month and arrive in a pretty blue box. sewsampler1b

I have received charm packs, jelly rolls, tins, rulers, pencils, thread, etc. The most recent box was their sixth and it was just as nice as the first.

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Besides the assortment of goodies, each box contains a Block Recipe Card and a quilt pattern. If you love fabric/quilting and would love to give yourself a treat, this is well worth the monthly fee of $30($25 plus $5 shipping fee).

-Kimberly

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