Quilting Mystery Box
Quilting Mystery Box
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Stock up on some of our favorite quilting products with a Quilting Mystery Box, packed with fat quarters, notions, and other fun extras offered in previous drops. Each box will contain approximately five randomized items with a total value exceeding $100 ... Read More

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Kthom
Apr 15, 2018
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I would not do this again, actually Not sure I will ever purchase again. For the first mmystery drop I joined, then during the process I was kicked out of the drop, because it was sold out, then more were opened and people who were not kicked out got to join, before others who had already tried, then it was full again. This time I felt that what was represented in the drop was not quite what was sent. The $100 value was questionable and 2 of the three things that I recieved were not useful for quilting at all and a third was only a single use epp pattern for a 20” block. While quilting related, not very useful. I know that the statement was that they were new items, but these had been offered many times, the linen even had mass drop ribbon on it, and I felt that I was just sent stuff that didn’t sell and needed clearing out. i feel like if you are going to send items that are not specificly quilting you should add them in as extras, a “hey we know this is a little different, but we thought you might like to try something new” kind of an incentive—NOT as the basis for what was purchased in the first place.
Apr 15, 2018
SandyLucas
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Apr 13, 2018
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Hi All,
I've been following the discussion on this drop really closely. It seems like some people were happy and a fair amount were not. Some like the idea of a mystery box, some don't. Linen fabric was not a hit but the scissors were. Patterns were mostly a hit.
The first box we did was a really great deal and to be completely honest and the idea came about as a way to help move through some inventory that we accumulated. We didn't have enough inventory to do a second box that was like the fist time so this one included mostly new items. Trying to keep the cost down with a high value proved to be difficult but I know that we were successful in that area. There were call outs that the value was not $100 but as we built the boxes I took that into careful consideration. The full retail on the items when added up did equal a minimum of $100.
At this point I would love feed back if we should do it again. Thumbs up to a yes. All comments welcome!
Apr 13, 2018
Hennysmom1
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Apr 30, 2018
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I’ll trade you my quilting cotton for your linen.
Apr 30, 2018
Becky4340
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Apr 30, 2018
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Sounds great! please email me at rebecca.t.marshall@gmail.com, and we can work out the details.
Apr 30, 2018
Becky4340
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Apr 13, 2018
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I got the linen fat quarter bundle, Mettler thread, flower head pins, the violet craft lion EPP, and the mini Karen Kay scissors. Fun, except I don't know what to do with the linen, and I'm actually making the lion EPP right now. Anyone interested in trading anything?
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Apr 13, 2018
Utah
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Apr 13, 2018
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I'd love to swap! I'm trying to think how I can sweeten the deal for you since you aren't super keen on the unicorn either.
Apr 13, 2018
Becky4340
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Apr 13, 2018
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Well, I will say that I'm very new to quilting, so I have a small stash of fabric, a fair amount of notions, way too many sewing machine needles (which I bought here, haha), and a moderate amount of thread (most of which I bought here). And not very many patterns.
Apr 13, 2018
Utah
61
Apr 12, 2018
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This was in my box. Thirteen fat quarters, glass head pins, Perfect Scissors, black Mettler thread, and a unicorn pattern. The only thing I'm not jazzed about is the unicorn pattern. Thanks Massdrop!
Apr 12, 2018
Zanymouse
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Apr 13, 2018
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This was exactly my box. I must say that the scissors are amazing!
Apr 13, 2018
Kthom
Apr 15, 2018
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I would have loved the unicorn or the dog, just wasn’t crazy about a single 20” lion.
Apr 15, 2018
BlessOSU
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Apr 12, 2018
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I wasn't thrilled, so probably won't do a mystery again. The fabrics are very modern, geometric, and not at all my style. Got another rotary cutter, and some glass head pins, which I don't need. The thread is a nice eggshell, so that will work well. I got a EPP Pattern -- I DO NOT DO EPP, and would not have ordered if I even thought that was a possibility. I really wanted the cute puppies!! LOL The box didn't have $100 value to me - but it is the gamble that makes it fun!
Apr 12, 2018
Becky4340
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Apr 13, 2018
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I got the linen fabric, if you have more of a use for that we could trade?
Apr 13, 2018
Mkhoran13
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Apr 12, 2018
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My second mystery quilting box from Massdrop. Garden Path 13 FQ bundle, Tulsa pink 4 in microtip scissors, clover glass head pins, blueish gray nettled thread, and BJorn Bear Quilt pattern.
Not bad. Wish the fabric was more modern but I’m sure I’ll get a use out of it. Might turn them into kitchen towels or napkins. Thankfully the thread is a light enough color that I’ll actually be able to use it . Got what I paid for but definitely not over $100 worth. Wish I got the Karen K Buckley scissors though (either size). I’m not a Tulia pink hardware fan- my Cheap hardware far out preforms my Tulia hardware. 🤭

Might buy again. The first box was definitely worth far more even though I gifted about half of it. Just please mass drop you know you are opening it for a max of x number of boxes and you know you sell out. Start packing them before you open the drop. Two months before shipping plus another week in transit is a REALLY long time to wait for something that costs more then a couple dollars .
Apr 12, 2018
Zanymouse
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Apr 11, 2018
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I'm okay with my box. I got 15 FQs of Lecien fabric, some nice big Karen K Buckley scissors (which I'm excited to try), black Mettler thread, pins, and Lisa the Unicorn pattern. I would have been happier with the 27 FQs of modern fabric instead. I'll probably pass next time, but it was worth a try. I had ordered it mainly because so many people I knew were so pleased with their mystery boxes last time.
Apr 11, 2018
BlessOSU
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May 4, 2018
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Well, life does get in the way -- I appologize for not following up on my post. I have misplaced the box with the fabric in it! I will locate it soon - I HOPE this weekend. I am so sorry!
May 4, 2018
Zanymouse
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May 6, 2018
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No problem, it's just fabric, lol.
May 6, 2018
Jatraynor
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Apr 10, 2018
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Well, I almost got the photo above. I got the dachshund pattern, a box of white mettler thread, the pins, the blue Karen K Buckley scissors (and I LOVE her scissors), and the Lecien old new 30s bundle (13 FQs) pictured above. It was a fair value, but my last mystery box purchase cost less and seemed to be a better value. i know they told us what to expect, so I cant complain. In the future Massdrop, just offer up a fabric mystery , or notions mystery...that may help. It sounds like some lucky people got twice as much fabric as others, and that should not have occurred...
Apr 10, 2018
Utah
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Apr 12, 2018
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I guess I like the mystery to be a bonus for some lucky people. If it's a minimum value and everyone gets at least that much, let's embrace the possibility of getting more. Makes the mystery more exciting.
Apr 12, 2018
Frannysgal
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Apr 10, 2018
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Although I received 27 in bundle they were modern fabrics and I wasnt just head over heels for them all. Sometimes you just get what you get when you gamble. I would have enjoyed a linen bundle as well for smaller projects like coin purses or small zippered bags. The linen blend sells for more than quilting cotton and I am sure Massdrop did the best they could to make the drop as even as possible.
Apr 10, 2018
Frannysgal
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Apr 16, 2018
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That would be fine.
Apr 16, 2018
Quiltbits
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Apr 16, 2018
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My email is khamm99@gmail.com Perhaps we could exchange emails and discuss off the main board? Thanks.
Apr 16, 2018
boomersmom
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Apr 8, 2018
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My box arrived on Saturday. In it, I received a 13 FQ bundle by Cosmo Fabrics in very frilly blue/pink colorway, pair of Tula Pink 4" scissors, Mettler 5 pk grey thread, Elizabeth Hartman Bear pattern, and a box of Clover fine glass head pins. Not sure about the stated $100 value, but at least I received some items I can actually use or turn into gifts.
Apr 8, 2018
Utah
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Apr 7, 2018
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Lots of quilters mix quilting cottons and linen blend fabrics in their quilts. It adds a nice bit of texture to the quilt. Maybe give it a try? And if you think it's ugly just remember that cutting fabric small makes even ugly fabrics look good, haha.
Apr 7, 2018
Kthom
Apr 13, 2018
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This was not a linen blend of a type that is used in quilting. It was very heavy, almost canvas-like in texture and weight. Any seam ith this would be incredibly thick and bulky.
Apr 13, 2018
Utah
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Apr 7, 2018
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My box won't arrive until next week but I think the linen/cotton fat quarters sound great. Seems like Massdrop can't win with quilting mystery boxes. This time they announced what would be in the box and still so many disappointed customers. I'm looking forward to hearing from someone who was pleased...
Apr 7, 2018
tinakaye
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Apr 6, 2018
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I got mine today, and I must say I was extremely disappointed. I had ordered three boxes so I would get all kinds of fun items and they sent me all three of the same of every single thing. Three rotary cutters, three of the same fabrics three of the exact same patterns. And they pack them all together in one box so I don’t know why they didn’t give me some variety totally a bummer and not fun like last year’s
Apr 6, 2018
Utah
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Apr 7, 2018
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Yes, that is a disappointment to receive three of the exact same things in the same box. I wonder if you would have received different things if you had joined the drop in separate transactions on different days. Maybe then you would have had your order filled on different days or by different people. Or maybe Massdrop would have still combined your orders. In any case, bummer it wasn't a nice variety like you hoped for.
Apr 7, 2018
theyilingcrafts
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Apr 4, 2018
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I also got the bundle of 10 cotton-linen fqs and baby scissors. Any ideas for how to use this fabric? The cotton-linen fabrics are usually more expensive than quilting cotton, so I guess that is how they justified the $100 value. I expected actual quilting fabric, so not happy with this box either.
Apr 4, 2018
Jonesamyjo
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Apr 10, 2018
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I’d love the linen fatquarters if you’re at all interested in trading!
Apr 10, 2018
Frannysgal
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Apr 4, 2018
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I received my Mystery Box and it was definitely a value. 5 spools of Mettler a neutral cotton thread (30), Violet Craft Pattern (18) 300 Clover pins (24) Olfa rotary cutter (18) and a bundle of 27 ft qrts (81) . $171 value. Yes, I am happy with my box.
Apr 4, 2018
theyilingcrafts
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Apr 6, 2018
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I agree, I don't think 27 quilting cotton fat quarters is comparable with the 10 linen/cotton fat quarters in a box billed for quilting. I guess it is more like a lottery, some boxes are worth more than others.
Apr 6, 2018
Jonesamyjo
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Apr 10, 2018
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I got 13 fatquarters in mine :/
Apr 10, 2018
KathyJ49
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Apr 4, 2018
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Has this shipped yet?
Apr 4, 2018
bkraski
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Apr 4, 2018
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I received the same items in my box. I will definitely use the thread, scissors, and pins, and together they retail for about the price I paid for the mystery box. I’m not sure that I will ever use the pattern, but I might, so I’m not disappointed, that’s the risk I took. The fabric on the other hand is a big disappointment. I know that Massdrop was just trying to get rid of something that they couldn’t sell. It’s too ugly and heavy to use in a quilt. I’m thinking of hemming the fat quarters and using them for dish towels...ugly dish towels. Is anyone happy with their box?
Apr 4, 2018
Bluestar
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Mar 31, 2018
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Disappointed by my box. I am most bummed about the fabric which is no a quilting cotton, and there is not enough there so do much on it's own. For a quilting mystery box I expected fabric that could be used in a quilt. The rest was fine, but combined didn't feel like $100 value. Lesson learned. No more mystery boxes for me.
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Mar 31, 2018
Tessaquilts
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Apr 2, 2018
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That's disappointing. A handful of fat quarters and maybe a $20 pattern, a couple notions and some thread? Going through the past comments in this thread it looks like in the past they got a much better deal.
I'm nervous to see my box now.
Apr 2, 2018
Kthom
Apr 2, 2018
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I got the exact same box, not happy, feel ripped off.
Apr 2, 2018
Kthom
Mar 30, 2018
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So, at this point I am done with mass drop. I ordered this because it was supposed to be a great value for quilters. What I received was a paper piecing pattern, pins, the tiniest most useless scissors ever, thread, and a 10 count linen blend fat quarter bundle. In no way is this ever an “over $100 Value”. The fabric is useless, as there is not enough to make a quilt, and as a linen fabric it will not go with any other quilting cottons— you know the kind a quilted might expect to get — the thread is great, just not a color I usually choose, but at least usable, as stated before the scissors are useless. I have tiny hands, and I can only get two fingers in them— imagine doing any real cutting with that— the pins are fine, as is the pattern, but all in all I feel ripped off. Especially after waiting half of forever for shipping.
Mar 30, 2018
Kthom
Feb 20, 2018
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So, I got the notice from hat the drop had ended, and it says that the ship date is by April 6. Today is Feb 20. Really?? A month and a half before this ship??
Feb 20, 2018
BlessOSU
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Apr 12, 2018
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Reading the comments of those who have received, it sounds like you did oversell, and put a bunch of leftovers in some of the boxes.
Apr 12, 2018
SandyLucas
765
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Apr 12, 2018
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Hi BelssOSU, We didn't oversell the drop. Once the drop was end, the boxes were put together. That is why the longer then usual lead time.
Apr 12, 2018
Lynette
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Feb 19, 2018
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I think the additional $10 for this box, compared to the last time this happened, plus “knowing what to expect” makes this less appealing for me. I’ve been on the shelf about it since day one and just can’t decide if it’s worth it. I was thrilled with the contents i recieved last time, but pins? Mystery thread? Just one FQ bundle? Not seeing how that, plus a pattern should add up to “over $100 value.” Oh, and scissors. I may regret it but I think I’m going to pass.
Feb 19, 2018
nicolequiltcrazy10
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Feb 18, 2018
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SandyLucas I am confused like SydneyPaula. Is it only for US customers or can Canadians get it and pay for shipping? Please answer us.
Feb 18, 2018
SandyLucas
765
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Feb 20, 2018
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Hi nicolequiltcrazy10, Sorry for the delay in response. That note should have been removed as this drop will chip to CA and Internationally.
Feb 20, 2018
SydneyPaula
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Feb 18, 2018
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I'm confused by this drop. Is this drop for US customers only? I joined the drop, and it accepted and gave my shipping costs. Then I came back tonight and realized I missed the note about US only. So does this mean shipping free to US only or just that this drop is only for US customers? I don't know whether to cancel or what to do? Thank you
Feb 18, 2018
SandyLucas
765
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Feb 20, 2018
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Hi Sydney, Sorry for the delay in response. The note was incorrect and should have been removed. It will ship to CA and Internationally.
Feb 20, 2018
Move_forward
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Feb 15, 2018
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The description of this particular drop says it will have one fat quarter bundle in it. The photo shows three fq bundles of different quantities but the disclaimer states the photo shows only the possible contents of the box. Reviewers that have purchased previous boxes received multiple bundles in them. Is there a possibility that more than one bundle will be included in this drop? I am new to Massdrop and not seen the descriptions of the previous drops.
Feb 15, 2018
SandyLucas
765
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Feb 15, 2018
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Hi Move_forward, There will be one fat quarter bundle per box.
Feb 15, 2018
Jatraynor
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Feb 14, 2018
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this one is not as mysterious as the last. They pretty much outline what you can expect to receive. I was happy with my first one and hope this one is as great!
Feb 14, 2018
SandyLucas
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Feb 14, 2018
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HA! You are correct. We had enough feedback from members who weren't super excited that I thought it might be better to set expectations a bit more from the beginning. :-)
Feb 14, 2018
Jatraynor
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Feb 16, 2018
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Love that answer. Last time, I got 2 smaller FQ bundles, and loved them both. I guess I’d like to know if it’s 100.00 Massdrop advertised price, or if it’s 100.00 manufacturers retail value. Also Sandy, please rethink the contents of these. If some quilters get a large fat quarter bundle, while another gets a small one, you can expect some fallout on the comments. I’m confident your company will make this worth the while.
Feb 16, 2018
deeh
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May 2, 2017
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Maryw at least you got something. I am still waiting for something.
May 2, 2017
maryw
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Apr 24, 2017
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I am so disappointed. I was so excited when this drop came up. I am new to quilting and have bought several things on here. But it went downhill since then. I just today received my box. I had gotten an email telling me that they were delayed since they ran out, but that we would be very happy when they arrive because they would put very special things and extras in the box.... Mine must have fallen out on the way. The box is supposed to have a $150 value..Here is mine: 1 lg yellow jelly clip $12, 1 tidal lace fat quarter bundle (funny because I had bought this when it was the drop) $38, 1 pkg dritz diamond paper pieces $6, 2 gray superier thread cones $12 each total $24, 1 superier thread tread holder (really nice) $25 and 1 spool superier bobbin thread black $8.50. Ok so $113.50 total, not $150 even, no "special" no "extras". Im not sure that I will order from here again. So disappointed.
Apr 24, 2017
maryw
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Apr 17, 2017
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I have received nothing.
Apr 17, 2017
Lynette
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Apr 13, 2017
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I didn't realize there was a discussion about our boxes! I'm late to the party but here is what was in my box: a package of hexie papers, 3 jelly clips, clips to hold fabric on the bolt (yes, like in a quilt shop), two 8 piece fat quarter sets and one 18 FQ bundle. After reading thru all the comments I am so glad I didnt get knitting items, I would have cried. I'd definitely do this again.
Apr 13, 2017
SandyQD
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Apr 10, 2017
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I loved this drop and would buy it again in a heartbeat! I got 2 jelly clip frames, the left handed scissors bonus, a jelly roll of Lecien Modern Basics 2015 fabric (with which I have already made a quilt top for a charity I work with), 2 sets of fat quarters, some quilting thread and a few other small things, all of which I can use. It seems like you can't hope for anything specific when you order a grab bag, and need to be open minded enough to love, try (or trade) what you get.
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Apr 10, 2017
Amanda
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Apr 10, 2017
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I love your quilt top!! I can't believe how quickly you were able to sew it up.
Apr 10, 2017
SandyQD
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Apr 10, 2017
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Thanks. Really easy. Sew the jelly roll strips together in sets of 4, cut them into 8 1/2" pieces, then sew together, turning every other one. A 1 inch border and a 4 inch border and it's done. It took about two afternoons. The end size is around 58" x 72" or a good sized lap throw.
Apr 10, 2017
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