Just the Threads is a monthly subscription box that brings you all the threads you’ll need for your next stitching project. Whether you’re an embroiderer, needlepointer, cross-stitcher, crazy quilter, or just a thread lover, you’ll find something you’ll love in each Just the Treads box. The subscription costs $22.99 per month and is part of the StitchyBox Family of subscriptions! See my June StitchyBox review for a run-down of the latest subscriptions they’re offering! Like StitchyBox it comes in a padded mailer which isn’t interesting to photograph.
The box follows a monthly theme, and for this month, it’s Sunflower Hues. You have the option to personalize your subscription – you’ll receive a questionnaire sometime after you sign up.
The questionnaire is super important – because this subscription is for multiple types of stitching!
It also asks if there are any colors you don’t want to receive. If I was subscribing just for stash purposes I would say no browns, and no oranges! They aren’t my favorites, not in the least. But… I do actually stitch things with these colors. I think this would be a more important question for hand embroiderers who tend to stitch in a particular palette.
And there are lots of other questions! You will also be asked to update your profile and identify threads that you don’t want to receive again. Of course I said that I wanted finishing items, seed beads, etc. I can’t remember my exact response – something that I don’t like browns but I stitch with them and I wanted a good variety.
Everything in my June 2016 box! I’m a cross-stitcher (bonus with my preferred craft – it’s easy to set down and start back up!) and although these aren’t my favorite colors (I’m a bright jewel tone kind of person), they’re PERFECT for the fall pieces I’m about to start working on. The theme is really well-timed for stitchers’ schedules – which are usually about 6 months out for any major project! I’ve been working on cutesy kawaii stuff lately but as I’ve mentioned before, my favorite stitching is for Halloween!
Sulky 12wt. Cotton Petites in Cinnamon ($1.69) Hello fall pumpkin! Hello autumn leaves! I’m not really sure what to use this for, so I consulted the manufacturer’s site:
Make a more beautiful, bolder statement on your quilting, serging, embroidery, handwork and other decorative projects with Sulky 12 Wt. Cotton thread, which is 40% thicker than 30 Wt. All Sulky Cotton Threads are premier quality, long staple, highly mercerized Egyptian cotton with a matte finish to create a soft, warm, natural look and feel.
I’m still feeling a little lost with this one. I think it would be great for Stitchy Box to put up a chart of the basic kinds of threads they send out and suggested uses for each kind of embroidery. I’m not entirely sure that my $80 sewing machine could handle this one, so I’m going to wait and see if I get any suggestions on it (please leave in the comments) for cross-stitching.
Weeks Dye Works Buttercup Cotton Floss ($2.30) Oh this is way more my speed – I know exactly what to do with it! One of the reasons I enjoy StitchyBox so much is that I get a nice palette of hand-dyed variegated threads that I can substitute in my stitching. I like the look of the subtle variegations without resorting to patterns with blended flosses. I’m a little past my Teresa Wentzler days.
Thread Gatherer Silk’n’Color Sunflower Yellow Limited Edition Thread ($7.90) What a beauty! Great variations perfect for crisp flowers in the height of summer or more fall tones. Lovely, and silky! I love silk!
Wildflowers by Caron Antique Brass Hand-dyed Cotton Thread ($3.59) I think two ply of this will be perfect for fuzzy grass, especially in large patches!
Vineyard Silk Classic Emerald Silk ($5.30) 100% silk, non-stranded. To me this looks like a good candidate for Christmas stitching! It was hard to capture the color of the deep green with my phone. I may use this in some sort of single-color project.
This was a good little bundle with some familiar threads and new-to-me items. As primarily a cross-stitcher some of the other fibers aren’t as useful for my main projects, and I will have to stretch myself a little on some of these – and I may have to take up an occasional needlepoint project (pick fibers and stitches?!). I did ask them to send me a variety of items!
This subscription is perfect for any embroiderer that loves trying out new threads and for cross-stitchers looking to stretch their repertoire! I keep on asking my husband to design me some charts (he’s quite the pixel designer – and responsible for all the kids’ Minecraft skins!) so I’m making him a pile of the fibers I won’t use right away in my current projects to work with so he can design me something unique! Since he’s in the middle of repainting our entire house it may take a while, but I’m patient (and have lots of other projects to work on – I totally went on a stitchy spending spree last month!).
I can’t wait for next month’s shipment – the palette is absolutely perfect for my kawaii stitching! What have you been stitching lately?
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The Description: Are you an embroiderer, needlepointer, cross stitcher, counted thread lover, or crazy quilter? A Just the Threads subscription is for you! Each month we’ll select a palette of threads & fibers for you based on our monthly theme and customized based on your new subscriber questionnaire (link will be sent to you via email after we receive your subscription).
The Price: $22.99 per month