Tuesday, February 21, 2017

February Stash Builder Box

When Amanda, owner of the Stash Builder Box subscription service that changes lives by contributing 20% of all purchases to help make quilts for kids, asked me to review the February Stash Builder box I said, "Yaaaas!"
After all, what's not to love about three yards of quilt-shop quality cottons produced by top-notch companies such as Art Gallery Fabrics, Cotton + Steel, and Cloud 9? The fabrics are from new collections and geared toward the modern aesthetic, but not too outlandish, so they appeal to traditional quilters also. To get an idea of the types of fabrics chosen for the boxes, check out the Stash Builder home page to see those selected for previous boxes.
Ever a collector of Cotton+Steel fabrics, I was gleeful when I sighted the selection of yard cuts chosen for the February box, Yours Truly by Kimberly Kight. Aren't those strawberries darling? This bundle reminds me of the Honey Pot Bee January block.
Three one yard-cuts is the perfect amount of fabric for starting a quilt project. I like to combine three yard-sized cuts of printed fabrics with a favorite neutral solid fabric, which serves as a low-cost background and makes the feature prints stand out.
Fabric and a contribution towards making quilts for kids, specifically the current donation organization Give Kids the World Village, isn't all that you receive in a Stash Builder Box. It also includes a spool of coordinating Aurifil thread, signature sewing truth pencil (Mine says "Makers Gonna Make."), and an exclusive quilt pattern. This month, the exclusive pattern was Kiss Me Red by Cheryl Brown from Quilter Chic. All the Stash Builder Box contents are immediately applicable, so you aren't paying for extras you won't use or already have. For even more fun, the Stash Builder Box blog has a free block pattern every month. To see the blocks being made, check out the hashtag #BOTMSBB
Stash Builder Box offers different subscription options, varying from a contract free, one-time gift box to a year-long subscription. The more months you purchase, the less you pay per month. Remember the cutoff for any given month is the 15th. To save $3 off your first month's box, use code IHEARTSBB.
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