Cotton Cuts Subscription Box

I was asked a few weeks ago if I’d like to try out a box from Cotton Cuts in exchange for my thoughts. I am always up for trying out subscription boxes or other quilting tools. There are so many options out there and we all only have a limited amount of our budget that we spend on fabric, notions, quilting, tools, etc. and I love suggesting things I feel are worth a part of your budget!

Here’s how Cotton Cuts works:

They ask you a series of questions to try to get to know your quilting style, then they customize a box based on your preferences. You can choose 12 fat quarters or 1 half yard cuts. You can choose to have a box sent monthly, or every other month. They customize the experience so you end up with a box you are pleased with when it arrives in the mail. Beyond that, I love the mission behind Cotton Cuts. They provide jobs to intellectually challenged and others with disabilities. I just LOVE companies that give back or exist to help provide opportunities to those who might not have employment otherwise.

My box arrived today and I was so pleased by the contents. I requested no batiks (they’re just not my thing) and ended up with 12 great FQ’s (plus the one extra they sent!). Surprisingly none of these are repeats with what I have in my stash, which is awesome considering I have accumulated quite a bit of Cotton + Steel lately. I adore Sweet Marion by April Rosenthal and recognized the two florals immediately. The novelty prints are perfect for a boy mom and I forsee some drawstring bags in my future for more hot wheels storage.

In addition to the perfectly folded and packaged FQs, they also included a cute Gingiber greeting card, Lanterns jelly roll friendly pattern by Purple Pineapple Studio, two 12-1/2″ block patterns, a cute zipper pull, and a free pattern download of my choice from Rebecca Bryan. I’m super excited to pick a pattern and get started enjoying this awesome box.

If you’d like to try it out, go to www.cottoncuts.com and use the code VANORMAN for 10% off your first box!

Blogger’s Quilt Festival 2016

I love instagram, but this has been so much fun to see other bloggers display their lovely creations. I have two that I’ll be submitting, one in the modern category and one in the mini category. 

First up is my Tessellations quilt. I made this earlier this year and it became a fast favorite. I had been drooling over Nadia’s version she made using V and Co Ombre for quilt market and although it scared me to death, I knew I HAD to make one. I am so pleased with how “Tessy” turned out. I entered her in the Utah County Quilt Show and she was chosen to be put on display at the Springville Museum of Art. I chose to follow the gradient in the binding and that might be my very favorite part. 🙂

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For the mini category, here is a fun Cotton + Steel (mostly) mini I made for a dear friend’s birthday. It is only 12″ x 12″ and contains some pieces that were cut to 7/8″ and finish at 3/8″. I love, love tiny piecing and this challenged me in new ways. 

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