Sew Sampler May 2019 Box Reveal - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

Sew Sampler May 2019 Box Reveal

Get ready to sink your teeth into our scrumptious May Sew Sampler box! This box is ‘apples to oranges’ out of control on the sweetness factor. We blended together fresh and vibrant colors, mixed in a few new and classic notions that are sure to get you in the mood for Summer! Let’s dig on in and reveal the contents now!

Apple Crisp Orchard Fat Eighth Bundle by April Rosenthal for Moda Fabrics

Enjoy every last juicy bit of this fruit-filled Orchard collection. Apples, cherries, oranges, pears and lemons tumble amongst wide open blooms in this edible garden of delight. Sunshine yellows, bright-sky aquas and grass greens pair scrumptiously with cherry reds, cloudy grays and blueberry blues.

Check out the full collection here.

Bohin Blue Solange Sewing Needle Book by Bohin

These needles are everything for hand sewing! Whether it’s English Paper Piecing, binding, hemming or hand quilting, there is a right needle and eye size for the job. Bohin France is known for the quality of their sewing goods. This treasury of 40 needles will stay sharp and ready for an entire lifetime of your creative handwork!

Check out our wide assortment of Bohin needles here.

Clover Fork Pins by Clover

When precise, matching seams are crucial to your quilt design, the Clover Fork Pins are the key! The double-prong design allows you to hug your seams to avoid slippage, for absolute accuracy every time. Say farewell to crooked rows, lost points and all the seam ripping (and hair pulling) that comes along with it!

See more items available from Clover here.

7″ Half Square Triangle Paper by Triangles on a Roll

Get ready to rock out quilt after quilt with Triangles on a Roll! This fantastic half-square triangle paper allows you to seamlessly sew unit after unit, without stopping to cut and grab a new sheet of paper. The 7″ finished half-square triangle roll size is brand new, and we love it for showcasing large-scale prints you just can’t bear to cut up!

Try it out with the Orchard 10-piece Fat Eighth Bundle and the Apple Crisp Pattern.

View our wide assortment of Triangles on a Roll here.

Apple Crisp Quilt Pattern by Fat Quarter Shop Exclusively for Sew Sampler Box

Bright and juicy as the season’s best Granny Smiths, the Apple Crisp Quilt Pattern is made with equal parts of sweetness and speed! This delightful star quilt radiates warmth, and with the help of the 7″ Half-Square Triangle Paper and the 10-piece Orchard Fat Eighth Bundle, you’ll be well on your way to instant gratification.

Apple Crisp Finishing Kit
While supplies last

Do you want to make a quilt just like ours? If so, we have made it super EASY for you by offering you a custom ‘Finishing Kit’ which includes background and binding needed to finish the 42.5″ x 56.5″ quilt.

Finishing Kit includes:

  • 1.875 yards background – 9900-98
  • 0.625 yard binding – 24075-17

Order 3 yards separately for backing.

Goodness Grows Be Fruitful Block #2 by Sew Sampler

This year, we invite you to let goodness bloom and flourish in your heart, block by block! Our Goodness Grows Sew Sampler quilt was designed by Corey Yoder of Coriander Quilts, and it is an exquisite garden of beautiful flowers and fruits. With each block, we hope to leave you sew inspired to make good things happen in your heart and surroundings, to cultivate your own personal garden of good.

A limited number of Quilt Kits and coordinating Applique Thread Sets are available now.


  1. What a delightful box. I wish I could have afforded to sign up for those monthly boxes. So much fun stuff in there! I have to say though…. For those of us who aren’t lucky enough to be able to get those boxes, charging $5 for the pattern for that single block seems a bit excessive. I bet you could sell a bunch if the price was a bit more reasonable. Just sayin’. I adore Fat Quarters Shop! But… $5 for one block??

  2. This was my first box, and I’m loving it so far!

    From this box the only item I would have bought for myself is the Clover Fork Pins, but I don’t consider any of the items to be duds. It feels like such a splurge to get a selection like this in the mail, which is fun, but it ends up being a very good value for things I expect to use.

  3. I just loved this box – I only have 4 seams to go and my quilt top is finished! The triangles on a roll made it so easy and precise!!

  4. This was a great box, and I am eager to make the quilt. I don’t think I will ever have to buy needles again!

  5. I love the box!!! The Bohin needles are really great. I’m a first-time subscriber and feel a little giddy about how much I love it and how excited I am to get fun stuff I don’t need every month. LOL

  6. Great box this month. I love the pretty fabric and very cute pattern. It was a little late this month but worth the wait.

  7. Thank you for a great box. Enjoyed everything. Looking forward to the next sampler box

  8. I feel so fortunate to be on the mailing list. I had thought of bowing out this year but got too busy to cancel. I am so grateful that I did not. I am loving receiving a surprise each month! LOVING IT

  9. This is my first box. I was extremely pleased with all my goodies! I definitely feel like I got my money’s worth and am looking forward to making the project as well .

  10. Made the quilt right away. Left the top and bottom rows off and have a great square table topper to enjoy! All the others goodies are being put to good use also. Thanks ladies and keep up the great work.

  11. The fabrics are all lovely, but they all seem the same each month – country prints again! I’d love to see something very different in June. The needles, pins, and triangle papers make this box for me. I appreciate how challenging it must be to curate these boxes. You can’t please everyone! It’s still fun to open the box and see the surprises inside, and I know I’ll find someone who can use the fabric.

  12. I received my first sew sampler box! I have to say I’m extremely impressed! I have made the Apple crisp table topper and sent it off to be machine quilted. I’ve also ordered Corey Yoder’s quilt kit and hoping the block patterns will continue to be included in each of the following sew sampler boxes! Thank you so much for the quality and thought you have put into these monthly boxes.

  13. Love my box but wish there was a beginner friendly optional pattern with each box.

  14. I loved everything in the 📦. My birthday present 🎁 ever month without getting a year older every month. Lol

  15. Absolutely love this box. This is my monthly treat. The fabric is bright and happy with a really cute pattern. I was low on needles so the Bohin set was much appreciated. As I try to use triangles on a roll whenever possible, I love the 7″ roll. Thank you so much for bringing happiness in my life.

  16. I don’t think I will need to buy hand sewing needles again in my lifetime after I got the set of 40 in my sew sampler box.

    I liked this pattern that uses 10 fat eighths. I bought 2 more 10-pack fat eight packs (Wonderland, Reef) in the anniversary sales this week to make two more quilts.

    1. Loving the May box.🍎🍊🍋🍐🍓🍒 I have more fabric on order to add borders for a larger quilt. I ca hardly wait to get started soon. Thank you for your hard work putting these surprises together each month. I enjoy getting my “birthday” boxes. My husband started them for me last July as a birthday present. 💞

  17. I really am disappointed with this May box almost the same fabric as the April. Trying to get rid of fabric? We received triangles in another box a year ago. I don’t mind repeats but I quit last year for the reason of repetition. I save the patterns because I will never use them but give them away for stocking stuffers for my quilting friends. Please make my day with new things. I buy from your store a lot would like to keep this monthly surprise.

    1. Hi Terri, I’m sorry you’re disappointed. As the boxes are surprises, there’s no guarantee that everyone will love every box. Thanks for your feedback, and please make sure to fill out the survey that we email to Sew Sampler members each month. Those answers are all taken into account for planning future boxes. We go to great lengths to put new and exclusive products in each box. April’s fabric was Pinkerville by Tula Pink, which is quite different from Orchard. Each pattern is developed from scratch to go with the fabric and theme of the box. I’m glad they make nice gifts. If you’re not thrilled with this club, you might check out some of our fat quarter or pre-cut clubs. We have quite a few!

  18. Love my subscription to the Sew Sampler box. I look forward to the reveal because of the Calendar Page. Since I am an ongoing subscriber, is there any way to get future months of the calendar. I am receiving June’s calendar on the 13th.

    Any help is appreciated

  19. Loved the box! The Bohin needles were a hit for me, and see you have a large selection in the shop. 👏Have similar fabric that came in a previous box and just may coordinate fabrics for a larger project. Thank you, I love being in the Sew Sampler Club!

  20. I loved the box and bought the finishing fabrics before the finishing kit was up on the site. The fabrics our outside of my usual picks, which I need to do. I have been enjoying getting these boxes and their product value is great.

    I would just like to say that Seema Singh is using this platform for promoting her business and I think her post should be removed. I always worry that these individuals are introducing scams.

  21. As always, loved this box (despite already having two “Orchard” projects in process)! The Sew Sampler is a fantastic value, especially compared to other quilting/sewing subscription boxes out there. Would you ever consider building a box around Art Gallery fabrics? They’re always lots of fun and might satisfy some of the requests for more fabric variety.

  22. The May box is my first box and I was very pleased! Loved the fabric, patterns and triangles on the roll. I won’t need pins for a while! I think the pins are the least favorite in the box. Personally I would have rather had a coupon for the finishing kit vs the pins. Looking forward to June’s box and see what goodies are in store! I am definitely a Fat Quarter Shop Fan shopper!