If you’re a beginning sewer or quilter and you’re wondering if a quilting subscription box is right for you, you’re not alone. You may wonder if the projects in the box will be too hard or complicated. You might worry about needing special tools or materials that you don’t have to complete the quilt.
Is a subscription box really a good option for beginner quilters?
Absolutely! You only need a basic knowledge of sewing in order to enjoy a Ginger Quilter subscription box. Here are some of the reasons a quilting subscription box is ideal – even if you don’t have much quilting experience.
1. The supplies are included
Everything you need to complete the project for the month is right in the box. You don’t have to wonder if the vinyl is the right thickness, if the zipper is the right size, or if you bought the right tool or materials. Everything is ready to go from the minute your quilting box arrives on your doorstep.
This is especially helpful for beginners that might get mixed up about what to buy for a particular project.
2. You can sample different styles
If you’ve ever been a beginning quilter in a fabric shop, you’re familiar with the sensory overwhelm you feel right when you walk in the door. There are so many fabrics, patterns, colors, textures, and styles to choose from! How will you know which fabrics will look good together?
With a Ginger Quilter subscription box, beautiful fabrics are cut and matched for you, which takes out the guesswork of trying to coordinate fabrics from multiple fabric lines (and sometimes multiple stores!). Each box will have a different type of project with a different style of fabrics, so you can try out new things that you might not be adventurous enough to go for on your own.
The variety of projects and styles you find in a quilting subscription box will help you discover your own style and taste.
3. No overbuying or underbuying
The only thing worse than overbuying fabric and having a ton of scraps left over is underbuying and having to haul yourself (and kids) back to the fabric store to track down an extra quarter yard of that one fabric you need to finish your quilt.
Overbuying and underbuying are both frustrating, expensive, and time-consuming. A quilting subscription box avoids this problem completely. The pattern for each box has been tested to make sure you get just enough fabric (plus a little extra for mess-ups, because nobody’s perfect).
You’ll be able to complete your project without having to plan a new scrappy quilt to use up the extras.
4. Accumulate useful tools and supplies
The further along in your quilting journey you get, the more you will have use for all of the ingenious tools the sewing industry has to offer. You may not know how to use special rulers, thread cutters, or binding clips when you first start quilting. But when you get just the right project or use for them, you’ll be wondering where they’ve been all your life.
The projects in a quilting subscription box will come with the perfect, niche tools to get the job done right. Then, you’ll have these tools in your arsenal for future, more advanced projects — and you’ll already have practice using them!
5. Give you a quick taste of how fun quilting can be
Maybe you are into sewing clothes or crafting, but quilting has always intrigued you. You’d like to give it a whirl, but you’re not sure if you know enough to tackle selecting a project, picking out fabric, and getting all the right tools on your own.
If you’re looking to try quilting out for a test run, The Ginger Quilter subscription box is the way to go. If you’re really unsure, you can even pick an individual box to start, and sign up for a full subscription later if you fall in love with quilting. (And we’re confident you will!) You can cancel or pause your subscription at any time.
6. It makes time for your hobby
We have the best of intentions to take the time to do things for ourselves. However, life gets busy, and we rarely set our to-do lists aside to work on our hobbies. The Ginger Quilter subscription box makes this a little easier by delivering your supplies right to your door each month.
Consider you quilter box your monthly notification to take a deep breath, take a break, and do what makes you happy.
Give it a Try
If you’re ready to give a quilting box subscription a try, check out some of our past boxes on Instagram to give you a good idea of what comes in a Ginger Quilter Subscription Box. Each month comes with a new pattern, fabric to go with it, notions and materials, a snack, a bit of inspiration, and a surprise!
Click here to sign up for your first Ginger Quilter Subscription Box. Use promo code GQBBLOG for $5 your first month!