Sew Sampler Box & Summer Shenanigans

The other day I came home to find the cutest, aqua-colored box waiting for me on my doorstep. My very first Sew Sampler box  had arrived! I gotta say…it’s so much fun receiving these boxes! It feels like Christmas at your doorstep. Nowadays there’s a handful of monthly quilt subscription box options, so I thought i’d share some of my favorite items that were inside the Sew Sampler Box from Fat Quarter Shop. 🙂

First of all, note the red and blue color theme. I was all heart-eyes for that, especially since red is my fave color. I collect embroidery scissors so I got pretty excited about these polka dot scissors and protective floral case.

Included was this yummy jelly roll in a classic and timeless blue and white color scheme, with a jelly roll friendly pattern to go with it.

Have you ever tried using these clover precision clips with the pointy end? They make wonderful alternatives to pinning, and I use them a lot when I quilt-as-you-go. In fact I recommend these clips in my upcoming book, Quilt As-You-Go Made Vintage and explain how I use them in the “supplies” chapter.

This seam ripper means business!  It’s basically a blade on the end of a cute, purple stick. I’ve never tried it, but when that time comes (which seems too often these days), you better watch out!

That was just a few of my favorite items from my very first Sew Sampler Box – I’m already SO excited to receive my next box this August! I can tell that Fat Quarter Shop put a lot of love and thought into curating a cute, fun and useful box that can appeal to a lot of people. As mentioned, there’s a lot of fun quilty subscription boxes so it’s nice to get a sneak peek of what’s inside 🙂 You can read about my Quilty Box experience (a different subscription box) at this post.

On a different note, I hope you’re all having a wonderful Summer! I haven’t been doing much sewing, as I’ve been enjoying these fleeting Summer days with these two peanuts. The one on the right starts kindergarten in ONE MONTH. eeeep. <3

Here’s a sneak peak tutorial I have coming your way. It’s a tote bag, and it’s EASY to make! I used to go cross-eyed looking at bag patterns and generally stayed away from them. In this tutorial I will show you a basic tote bag tutorial. My goal was to show how simple they are to make in my upcoming (video!) tutorial. This tote uses fabric from my upcoming La Conner collection for Lecien Fabrics.

That being said, I am signing off with a corgi-on-a-quilt 🙂 A vintage quilt at that.  What better way to end a blog post?

4 Responses to Sew Sampler Box & Summer Shenanigans

  1. Shirley July 27, 2017 at 10:35 pm #

    So nice to see your gorgeous quilts, sweet boys and Paige❤️

    • Quiltingintherain August 1, 2017 at 6:14 am #

      Thank you, Shirley!

  2. Rosemaryflower July 30, 2017 at 11:13 pm #

    Nice to see Paige at the end, feeling just like a princess she is. Your boys are growing so fast. Good idea to spend every minute this summer with playing with them
    I love those pointy clips

    • Quiltingintherain August 1, 2017 at 6:15 am #

      Yes, they are growing too fast! And I love hearing when people are happy to see Paige. 🙂 Thank you for your comment – hope you’re having a good summer!

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