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Sew Sampler November 2019 Box Reveal

We have been ‘falling’ for our November box since we selected the fabric collection. This box is sure to inspire you to create as we’ve included all your favorite things! We’d love to know what you thought about the contents. Comment on this blog and let us know!

Harvest Road Charm Packs by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics

Let Lella Boutique lead you down Harvest Road, a path strewn with fallen leaves and acorns alongside cool streams and towering oaks. Nature in autumn is the thumbprint of this collection from Moda Fabrics, and you can enjoy every facet of it with two Charm Packs!

Love the collection and want to see more? Check it out here.

Creative Grids Perfect 5 Ruler by Creative Grids

The Perfect 5 Ruler is the ideal tool for 5″ Charm Pack squares, whether they come from curated collections or your scrap pile. No matter what size you need to subcut, ‘leaf’ it up to this compact ruler from Creative Grids.

Learn how to use this fun ruler here.

50wt Aurifil Grey Blue Thread by Aurifil

Complete your Acorn Caps project with this storm-cloud blue from Aurifil Threads. This 50wt spool is fine, strong and ‘falls’ right into the Harvest Road palette!

Enamel Sewing Machine Minder by Gingiber Exclusively for Fat Quarter Shop
Sew Sampler members received this item FIRST!

We had the opportunity to work with Gingiber to bring you this unique Enamel Sewing Machine Minder. It not only keeps your needles close by it’s also perfect for holding onto your scissors when binding. Pretty and functional!

Acorn Caps Quilt Pattern by Fat Quarter Shop Exclusively for Sew Sampler Box

The Acorn Caps Pattern is a Sew Sampler exclusive and works wonders with any Charm Pack. Blend together a cornucopia of colors to harvest a set of scrappy stars. Create yours with the Harvest Road Charm Packs and Perfect 5 Ruler in this month’s box!

Acorn Caps 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, borders and binding needed to finish this quilt.

Finishing Kit includes:

  • 1.5 yards background – 5104-11
  • 0.875 yard borders – 5103-24
  • 0.625 yard binding – 5104-13

Order 3.25 yards separately for backing.

Goodness Grows Stay Rooted Block #8 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. Watch the Goodness Grows Block #8 Tutorial.


  1. Really liked it. Always love the tools and notions. The fabric is closer to my favorite, which is Civil War repros..I can see that I can work a few of these into some of my projects.
    That needle minder is so cute and will be used a lot.
    Thank you!

    1. Loved, loved, loved this months sew sampler box! Harvest Road fabric is one of my faves! Loved the pattern, the ruler and all the other goodies! Thanks FQS!

      1. This was my first sampler box – so excited to receive it!! Loved everything inside!! Keep the surprises coming!!

      2. This was my first sampler box – so excited to receive it!! Loved everything inside!! Keep the surprises coming!!

        1. This was my 1st Monthly sew sampler box For me and I can only hope they are all this nice!

    2. I absolutely loved this sew sampler box. The fabric is really nice and I was delighted with the perfect five ruler.

    3. Hi, This has been my best box ever! I loved everything in it and also loved my previous box With the banana leaves quilt. This box was a winner for me.

    1. Thank you for such a wonderful project. Love the fabric colors and the pattern. One of my favorite sampler boxes.

      1. I absolutely loved this box. It had 2 things from my wish list in it. Being the Perfect 5 ruler and a needle minder. The fabric is gorgeous too! Cant wait to make the quilt! Great job FQS!

  2. I love this box. The fabric, ruler and needle minder will definitely be used. The colors of the fabric are favorites of mine. Thanks so much.

  3. Absolutely the BEST so far!!! I started by buying the Harvest Road fabric to make the Cottage Blossoms pattern from Lella Boutique and then this is just such a bonus. I am thrilled with everything and I mean everything in the November box. Thank You FQS and just know we are grateful for all you do.

  4. Harvest Road from Lella Boutique is great , with Aurifil thread to match is also great. Don’t like the magnetic pin – quite useless and frankly dangerous I think. I can’t imagine wearing a pin with scissors and needles attached (all be it magnetically) .

    1. Hi Gail. I don’t think the pin is to be worn. I assumed it was to be attached to the quilt you are working on so if you stop in the middle of binding you don’t lose your needle (in the quilt or by falling off) and your scissors are there handy.

    2. Gail, it’s not a pin. It’s magnetic so that when you are hand sewing (cross stitch, binding, etc), your needle can stay near where you are working without getting lost, misplaced, slip out of your project, etc). You don’t wear it, you put it on your project. Hope that helps.

      1. This is my first box I just love love love it and every single item!!! I’m looking forward to December’s surprise!!!!

      2. Hmm. I’ll try that but I keep thinking the needle will be drawn UNDER the sewing machine rather than sitting on top of it. I use the magnetic pinholders all the time and thought this was like that.

  5. Loved the box this month. Everything was wonderful. Looking to purchase the finishing kit for the charm packs!

  6. I liked it mostly but the thing is, I bought the perfect five rulers with the book. So now I have two. Had I known it was going to be offered in the Sew Sampler I would have waited. 🙂 Please don’t take that as a complaint but I don’t really need two of the same rulers. Somehow I ended up with two Lori Holt Cute Cuts Trim It 8.5″ Square Ruler when I ordered 2, Lori Holt, Crazy Quilt Paper. I have no idea how it happened. I guess I better pay better attention. 🙂 Anyway, I love what comes in our sampler box regardless. I’m slowly gaining new notions I probably wouldn’t ordinarily go and buy especially because I’m a newbie and some things I know I needed and I bought at the beginning but other things I’ve postponed and slowly but surely they have come in a sampler box to test out.

    Keep up the wonderful work. You all are wonderful!

  7. This is the best box sent out since June!!! LOVED EVERYTHING in this box! Please keep putting together boxes like this, thank-you!!

  8. I only subscribed to the sampler box a few months ago, so very little to compare it to, but I can honestly say that I love everything in the November box. I look forward to learning how you will best this one.

  9. Loved the box, ordered the finishing kit for the quilt. The seeing machine is awesome! Great job!

  10. Love the box!!
    Immediately went to the website and ordered the acorn finishing kit!!

  11. I loved this box!! I’m making the Acorns Cap quilt this weekend. Love the fabric so much. I had already bought a half yard bundle and this was a nice surprise to work with the colors before I start on a king quilt. The needle minder is adorbs!!😍😍. I will use and enjoy it all. Bravo!!

  12. I loved the November box, especially the beautiful fabric and the ruler. Always love getting patterns. Haven’t tried to use the needle minder yet, but I’m getting a quilt back soon from the LAQ and it’ll need lots of binding. These boxes are so fun!

  13. My first box and loved it!!! Ordered extra fabric to make the acorn quilt bigger. Have been using the ruler a ton already. Thank you!!

  14. I love this box. One of the best. I was in love with this fabric and delighted when I opened my box. Ruler and thread plus pattern were excellent choices. Not crazy about the pin but it may come in handy.

  15. My first box, and I am thrilled! I am really looking forward to future boxes! So glad I did this.
    Thank uou

  16. Very happy with the box this month. I’ve been wanting the ruler. Thread is always a plus. The needle minder is really cute as is the fabric. A very thoughtful box!

  17. I loved everything in this box!I am already using the needle minder with a quilt I am quilting. I can’t wait to use the fabric. I haven’t come up with a pattern yet, but I will. I am not into small quilts or I would make the pattern that came in the box. It is really pretty and I am sure I will get use out of it.
    Thank you!!!

  18. I really liked the fabric and pattern, I do wish for more bigger quilt size patterns though. Some of the ones I made, I just added extra borders to the quilts for my children.
    Been slowly working on using up some of the other fabrics from previous boxes for the goodness grows blocks. It’ll be interesting how it turns out in the end, since I don’t have a big stash of fabrics. Been quilting less than a year. This was a really nice box

    1. My first sampler, and it was super!!! Can’t wait to make the quilt. I am thrilled with all, many thanks!

  19. Love the November box! So pleased with everything!
    My favorite place to shop FQS.
    Customer service is amazing !

  20. Thrilled with the November box! I’ve never used a needle minder, so I was really pleased to see that now I have one! The fabric/pattern is wonderful and I’m looking forward to using the new ruler. A quilter can never have too many rulers! Thank you for yet another wonderful box!

    1. I’m a fan…loved the fabric, ruler and pattern with matching thread. I also think coupons are a great idea. ♡♡♡

  21. Amazing!!! I loved every item in this box. The last few boxes were a miss for me but this one was awesome and I have been using the ruler every day.

  22. The November box was great. I too ordered the finishing kit. too many Christmas project to finish be fore I can get started on this new quilt. Looking forward to it.

  23. You always surpass my expectations…even when its not a box I would pick….the effort always reflects a considerable amount of time and effort was put into curating its contents. I am in love with this box…I had purchased the perfect 5 ruler, so how lovely I received a tool I thought useful…I can now gift it to a dear friend. Lastly, you give us so much beyond what we pay for. Thank you…happy holidays!

  24. Wonderful! I so regretted stopping my subscription and I was so very happy to be able to get back in so quick. Happy me!

  25. I really enjoyed this months’ sampler. I had been thinking about the 5′ ruler, and now i have one. thank for all you did to create this box.

  26. This was probably my favorite box this year!! The charm squares were definitely ones that I will use- soon! I can’t wait until the finishing kit is available. I always like to get rulers- even if I have duplicates….. Sometimes I will put one in my retreat bag, and sometimes I will bring it to camp, so that I have an extra ruler or two that I don’t have to transport back and forth. And the magnetic pin will come in handy when doing had work, just to have it close to me to keep track of my pins and needles. Keep up the good work

  27. Meh. Seems the boxes get smaller every month with fewer items each time. Not a fan of traditional fabrics.

    1. I tend to agree. Not a huge fan of the duller fabrics, but it’ll make a nice donation quilt. I knew that there would be a variety when I signed up and loved everything else – especially the ruler and the pin!

    2. I agree with the “boxes getting smaller every month.” I’ve subscribed since Box 3. Recently, I was checking my memory about an item from a past box, and ended up on a trip down memory lane as I looked through many of the boxes from the past on FQS’s FB page, Pinterest, etc.. It was sad to see what we used to get compared to the current boxes. I’m obviously still a subscriber, and I generally enjoy the boxes (and do the best I can to re-gift duplicates and things not to my liking), but the current boxes pale in comparison to those from the first 12-18 months….sigh.

  28. I love my November box. I even purchased the accompanying Acorn Cap kit. I’m excited to make it my first project after the new year.

  29. Love it. I have ordered more charm packs and fabric to make a larger version. One of my favorite boxed thus far.

  30. I loved this box!!!!!!!!!
    After a couple of months where I was majorly disappointed this one made up for it!
    I already bought a bundle of the fabrics but absolutely love having the charm packs.
    Thanks so much!!!

  31. Much better box than previous ones……loved everything and I had been looking at ordering the ruler, as I have the Perfect 5 book!

  32. I love a sampler with a ruler and matching thread…The fabric was great color choice for me…this was a wonderful sampler overall for me…I look forward to receive the monthly membership sampler…

  33. This is my first Sew Sampler box. I like everything that was in the box. Can’t wait to make the quilt.

  34. Fabulous excitement upon opening: I cut on Fri, pieced on Sat, quilted to minky, and presented it as a gift to my father in law on Thanksgiving. That’s how much I loved it.

  35. Loved my nov box. This is my second box, and no complaints from me, Thankyou for the wonderful things

  36. Everything about this November sampler is exquisite and useful for my sewing and quilting projects. Looking forward to the December sampler.

  37. Love, love, love this months box. More like this would be greatly appreciated. I can’t wait to make the project.

  38. LOVE LOVE LOVE the whole thing. So much squealing went on in my house tonight. Thanks once again for working so hard to make these boxes so much fun!!!!

    1. I can’t wait to get my box every month. I have been only getting it for five months. But it has been really nice things in it. Things I would use. And have been using. The fabrics are like candy I can’t get enought. Can’t wait for December’s.

  39. I will possibly use the needle minder as I hand bind my quilt projects. I do love that it is a sewing machine. I have the ruler in my stash all ready. Fabric is pretty and I think I may actually try the pattern using it. The matching thread is nice.

  40. Kimberly and staff this was a very good box, I love the Harvest Road collection (beautiful material). I am happy you gave us the five inch ruler. My granddaughter (age 3) loved the sewing machine pin, I had to chase her down to get it back, LOL, she wanted to take it home with her, I told her I would save it for her when she is ready to start sewing ( I’m not ready to teach her she likes playing to much). Thank you so very much, you sure know how to surprise us.

  41. I loved this box!! Best one yet! Having something that is coordinated with pattern, fabric, thread, and even the ruler was so exciting! The magnet pin is cute too!

  42. I think this is my favorite box. I have gotten them for around a year. Love everything in it. Keep up the good work. Always a treat.

  43. I’ve been a member since the beginning & this one is the best of all of them. There is nothing in the box that is not great. These fabrics are certainly more my taste than so many of the others. I will use everything in this box for sure. Thanks FQS!

  44. This was one of the best I have gotten. I was going to see if I needed to cancel the subscription. This was a WINNER. Everything was useful except the magnet. The fabric was great, no pink. It included thread, and a lovely pattern. You can never have too many rulers. Keep this bundle in mind when making the rest.

  45. I did like this box very much…fabric is pretty and a nice cute pattern to go with it==love the ruler….
    I was missing the little sewing machine magnet–I called your company
    and it was promptly sent to me….that was very nice…
    thank you

  46. This is my third box and I love it! It must be hard trying to create a box everyone will like and I appreciate your efforts! I love the box!

  47. I almost cancelled my subscription after the September & October boxes, but very happy that I held on for one more shipment. This was a very nice box. I hope December’s box is as good as this one.

  48. This was the best box EVER !
    I was getting a little tired of all the bright fabrics in previous boxes and considered canceling. Glad I hung in for this one. Hope to see more as good as this one!

  49. I was so excited to renew my membership. I received my Nov Sew Sample in the mail. In the excitement of the pkg. I was walking into our garage and my shoe caught on a tiny crack on the floor of the garage ! I fell and landed on my arm near the shoulder… needless to say I have a complete fracture across my whole arm. it will take about 8 weeks to heal. so for now I just look at my Nov, Dec & Jan sew Sample boxes and wish I could be sewing them !

    1. Oh no, Judy. I hope you’re going to heal fast and that you will not have any complications after…. God bless.
      I’m fairly new to quilting and have a 19 month old, along with 3 older homeschooled children. I know what it’s like not to be able to sew. I crave that time, but so hard sometimes, knowing there is so much to sew, but not being able too.

  50. Great box! Handy ruler, lovely fabric, & a pattern I will use. Love getting matching thread- so useful. Needle minder is cute. Well done

  51. This is my first box and I just love it.
    I was so excited when I saw the box sitting in the house when I got home from Christmas shopping.
    I love the soft colors and the magnetic pin.
    Thank you Fat Quarter Shop.
    Really looking forward to the holiday box.

  52. Best box hands down!!! So nice to see these lovely fabrics. I was getting tired of all the brights on white. I LOVE everything in this box!

  53. It was perfect! The charm squares are beautiful. I love the color blue. The 5 inch square ruler, the magnetic needle minder and the thread. I really enjoy getting these boxes. Thank you!

  54. I was so happy with these colors! I plan on making this one for sure. I put the needle minder on a little metal stand I have that was originally used to hold a recipe card. It works great! I have several other little quilting pins on display and now have added this one. I keep several needles hand on it and it keeps them separate from my pin cushion.

  55. I just loved “everything” in this box!!! Every item was either so beautiful or the perfect useful tool…Such a delight! Thank y’all so very much on putting together such a wonderful box! <3

  56. Great box! I usually don’t care for muted colors, but I fell in love with Harvest Road and the pattern. I even ordered the finishing kit! I am looking forward to making the quilt. Thank you for including the spool of Aurifil thread – gorgeous color! The needle minder is so cute!

    Thank you, Kimberly and Kevin & the FQS crew for another awesome box! The hard work that goes into creating the Sew Sampler Box is greatly appreciated!

    1. I do not hand stitch bindings or cross stitch. I put my needle minder on my Lori Holt Book Stand to hold patterns/paperwork in place. Perfect!! 😊

  57. I loved the November box. Was so excited when it arrived. Every item in the box was a winner for me. I’m saving the patterns by Corey and hoping by summer I can get started on them. Thank you for another great SS box.

  58. I loved the November sew sample box. The fabrics are beautiful. I can always use a ruler. Nice pattern and sewing machine. Thread is always useful. I would love a coupon towards the finishing kit. It would be nice also to get a full kit in the box. Like everything to make a Christmas stocking. I feel the fatquartershop does a wonderful job in creating this box every month. Thank you Patricia.

  59. This is the best box in quite awhile. Fat quarter shop has listened and included the thread. This years jolly box also rocked. Both boxes knocked my socks off. Thank you

  60. Oh Yes!!!
    I will love this box!!! It is my favorite! The fabric is so wonderful, I like the ruler, the pattern and all the other things.

    But I have a little “problem” now: My package is still being hold in customs at Frankfurt/Airport Germany!
    I think it will take nearly one week till I can hold it in my hands. 🙁

    Now I can’t wait for it! Hopefully in this case it takes not so much time!?!

    Greetings from Hamburg/ Germany
    Happy holidays

  61. This was my first sampler box. I absolutely loved everything in the box. The fabric is not what I usually choose. I’m a vintage and brights girl (at the moment) but when I saw the luscious browns and greens pared with this soft creams, I was in love! The ruler is one I do not have and the beautiful Aurifil thread was perfect. I was most impressed with the packaging. Top notch as with everything I order from Fat Quarter Shop. I can’t wait for December! Thank you foe being the best online quilt shop.

  62. The sew sampler boxes are a pleasant surprise every month. I’ve used all my notions and fabric, except the sewing machine fabric, saving to make a messenger bag out of that. So fun and useful every time.
    The ruler box is holding all my 3×5” cards that mess up the table, used the ruler several times, made that quilt with flannel back. Great thread color. I wore that needle minder as a decorative pin on my denim jacket! Ha! Couldn’t resist. Thank you!

  63. This was my first box and I absolutely loved it!! I can’t wait for the next one, so much fun!!

  64. I’m fairly new receiving the box but I love this months contents. Especially love the charm packs and pattern. I think I finally have the one for my daughter.

  65. I absolutely loved this box. Harvest Road is one of my favorite lines this fall and I’m looking forward to making this quilt. I also liked the other items too!! Keep up the great selections!

  66. I really like the Harvest Road fabric colors and quilt pattern. I didn’t have a 5″ ruler. Very useful! Glad to see this change in the color palette. I like pink, but I buy pink all of the time. Thank you for stretching my color aesthetic. I would love to see more thread included in upcoming boxes. I look forward to every month’s offering.

  67. This was my first time receiving the box of goodies. Loved everything in there. Looking forward to Decembers.

  68. Oh My!!! I have been receiving Sew Sampler boxes since April of this year, and although I love getting them and the surprise of opening the box each month, most of the time they have not been my style of fabric and patterns. They are still fun, and I am thankful for the chance to stretch out of my comfort zone; plus I realize that what I don’t care for, others will love. But THIS TIME, I absolutely love every single item and am so thrilled with the fabric and pattern, as they ARE my style…….I almost don’t want to let it out of my sight until I can find the time to sit and sew using it!! THANK YOU FQS for the lovely surprises each month, and especially for this November box!! I, for one, couldn’t be happier!

  69. It’s been quite a while since I’ve been “Wow’d” with the SS box. This one, however, I loved everything!

  70. Loved the box. Signed up to be notified when the finishing kit is available. The colors are perfect to get me out of my usual palette I had purchased the Perfect Five ruler the minute it came out and now I have 2.

  71. I think that this was my favorite box ever! I loved everything in it! Thank you so much for all the care and thought that you put into each box!

  72. Fabric and pattern are very nice. I will enjoy the ruler since I work with small fabric pieces. The magnet…troublesome,a needle gravitates to the backside, will not hold a pin on the front either…let alone a small scissors, wondering if the magnets are positioned wrong. Holds well on metal bulletin board. Cannot use as others are describing. Be interested in knowing if others have tried to see if theirs work as an aid to hold needle and small scissor when sewing by hand.

  73. Just delivered today, 4 Dec in NZ, love it, too hard to choose a favourite item. As always the hard work you & your team put in to each of these boxes is greatly appreciated

  74. I loved this box!! This is the kind of content I signed up to Sew Sampler to receive. I was a little disappointed with the October box, especially the calendar, but this is the kind of quality and fabric I love. Very happy customer!

  75. I loved everything in the box this month. I bought extra fabric to enlarge the quilt. I am already using the square in a current project. Thread is a great compliment to the fabric and I absolutely love the sewing machine! Thank you.

  76. Wonderful November box!! Loved the fabric, thread, patterns, pin & ruler! I ordered additional fabric to finish this quilt. Always happy With what I receive!! Keep up the great choices…