Adventures in the life of a gorram nerd

About 6 months ago, I was introduced to Massdrop.com. The idea is that the site approaches vendors to buy items in bulk quantities, thus getting wholesale pricing, and is able to pass on the wholesale pricing to the customer without us needing to buy in bulk. They have various categories – audio, hobby, keyboards – but the one that I care about is quilting. I’ve purchased a few things through them and was really happy with the service and products. I’ve been trying not to spend but I do check in daily and follow the discussion boards and participate where I can. Right before I left for my trip, a gal at Massdrop contacted me and said they wanted to send me a goodie box as a thank you!

My box was waiting for me when I got home from Asia and I squee’d for a few of the items.

Massdrop Andover Chambray fat quarter fat quarters FQ homespun weave woven fabric two tone cotton Bluegrass Currency Garden Gourd Majesty Marigold Mystique Ocean Plum Raspberry Tailor Turquoise gold silver thread metallic Chalice Jazz Midnight Sable Violet Whitegold fusible web fusible interface wonder-web lutradur EZ-steam Steam-a-seam Fuse-N-Shape Pellon Quilters Dream Cotton twin Batting batt glow in the dark thread photo transfer printer paper Michael Miller Cotton Couture color card swatch solid Kona Cottons Aurifil thread cone Mako 50 wt 100% cotton quilting piecing thread polyester Connecting Threads Gutterman Mettler sewing

First off, was the Andover Chambray fat quarter pack that I had been on the fence about ordering (but ultimately decided against). They’re homespun fabrics where they’re made by weaving fabric threads together, rather than printing on dyeing fabric. They tend to ravel a bit more because they’re less tightly woven. What’s also cool is that there’s no front or back to the fabric. A few of them even have gold threads woven in!

Massdrop Andover Chambray fat quarter fat quarters FQ homespun weave woven fabric two tone cotton Bluegrass Currency Garden Gourd Majesty Marigold Mystique Ocean Plum Raspberry Tailor Turquoise gold silver thread metallic Chalice Jazz Midnight Sable Violet Whitegold

The next item that made me squee was two cones of thread. I was running low on my black and white threads, so this was perfect. Upon closer examination, I saw that this is Aurifil thread and about fainted. Aurifil is one of the highest quality quilt fabrics on the market, wonderful to work with, and costs quite a bit more than the cheap stuff. I use the cheaper-but-still-100%-cotton threads since money’s always a little tight so this was like Christmas. These cones would cost $40-50 retail, each. Woohoo!

Massdrop Aurifil thread cone Mako 50 wt 100% cotton quilting piecing thread polyester Connecting Threads Gutterman Mettler sewing

I also got a color card for the Michael Miller Cotton Couture line. When you open up a color card, it has a little swatch of every color in the line. It helps give you an accurate idea of what the colors look like when shopping and is kind of yummy to look at.

There were also a bunch of fusible products, printer fabric, glow in the dark thread, and cotton Twin batting. All of which I “need” for upcoming projects.

Massdrop fusible web fusible interface wonder-web lutradur EZ-steam Steam-a-seam Fuse-N-Shape Pellon Quilters Dream Cotton twin Batting batt glow in the dark thread photo transfer printer paper

I’m so excited to start playing with my new toys. I feel very spoiled and love. Thank you Massdrop!!

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