Kate’s Swatch Experience

Whether you’re a quilter, crafter, or garment maker (or all of the above!) you’ll find just what you need with Kate’s Swatch Experience!

As a subscriber to this service, you’ll receive a curated collection of fabrics, hand-selected by Kate, every three months. These seasonal swatch sets are a big experience in a tiny package, and include inspiring fabric, pattern suggestions, video tutorials, exclusive content, and more!

Kate’s Swatch Experience ships free and includes a 10% discount code for all the featured fabrics and suggested patterns

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Testimonials

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The swatch service is awesome! I have received both cool and warm tones twice now and really enjoyed all of the swatches. It is nice to be able to touch and feel the fabric and see the colors before deciding. Also the pattern suggestions are very helpful.

– Marianne

Swatch Experience Subscriber

I really love the swatch service! After getting the first one in cool tones, I ordered both cool and warm the next time. They are so helpful for me to get to know different kinds of fabrics. The videos are so helpful because you can actually see the hand of a large piece of the fabric. I highly recommend this service!

– Wendy

Swatch Experience Subscriber

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the quilting cotton swatch service!!! The prints and colors of the charms motivated me to work on the Scrappy Diamonds pillow project right away instead of it languishing in my ‘one of these days’ pile. Loved the fabrics so much, I ordered the Primavera Pinwheel lap quilt kit which I’m currently working on.
The accompanying YouTube tutorials for both projects are really a valuable resource. The V Block ruler made it possible for this newbie quilter to feel great about how the blocks turned out. Even though they were not perfect, I was still amazed at what I accomplished. Thanks Kate!”

– Andrea

Swatch Experience Subscriber

A #confident Experience

The most difficult thing about sewing is knowing where to begin.

With Kate’s Swatch Experience, you’ll find answers to those sewing questions that stump you, an abundance of inspiration, access to tons of helpful resources, and a supportive community of makers all in search of the same thing!

{gar}Meant for You

The {gar}Meant for You swatch experience is a curated, tactile, and informative fabric shopping experience that’s designed to help you confidently sew your dream wardrobe! 

This service introduces you to gorgeous new fabrics and patterns, and provides you with sewing tips, video tutorials, sewing resources, and a 10% discount. 

You can choose between our Warm Tones and our Cool Tones subscription depending on your coloring. 

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What is Kate’s Swatch Experience?

We Quilt this City

The We Quilt this City swatch experience is all about expanding your quilting horizons and growing your sewing community! This seasonal service supplies you with beautiful fabric, and fun, easy quilting projects.

Every three months a curated collection of 5.5” quilting cotton squares, instructions for a small & large quilting project, and, best of all, a 10% discount code, will be sent right to your door.

Once your bundle arrives, all that’s left is to have a little fun! 

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What to Expect

Curated Collections

The process begins the way all good things should – with beautiful fabric! Inspired by the upcoming season, we spend several weeks curating three swatch sets:

  • 10 piece {gar}Meant for You, Warm Tones collection
  • 10 piece {gar}Meant for You, Cool Tones collection
  • 15 (or more!) piece We Quilt This City collection

Perfect Projects

Once the fabric has been selected, it’s time to decide what to make! 

To help further inspire you, we pair each fabric in our Warm & Cool {gar}Meant for You collections with a modern clothing pattern from one of our awesome independent pattern companies.

Likewise – for our We Quilt This City collection – Kate designs a small & large quilting project. The quilting cotton bundle you’ll receive contains enough fabric to make Kate’s small project!

Sewing Resources

We want to make sure that – no matter what you’re making – you feel confident making it. Which means we have to do our research!

Every season, Kate writes a mini profile of each {gar}Meant for You fabric which includes information about content, stretch, care, price, and which needle to use. We then film a video to provide you with a better sense of how the fabrics handle in real life. 

For the We Quilt This City collection, Kate films two video tutorials – one for the small project and one for the large! Both videos are designed to help you quilt with confidence!

Hand-Delivered Inspiration

Once your curated collection arrives, all that’s left to get sewing! 

Subscribers to both the {gar}Meant for You and We Quilt This City collections will receive a unique 10% discount code that won’t expire until the next season’s release, and which can be applied to all the featured fabrics, quilt kits, and the suggested garment patterns.

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To receive our Winter 2021 Swatch Sets, subscribe by December 7th, 2021.

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Subscribe to one – or all! – of Kate’s Swatch Experiences:

  • For quilters who’d like to receive quilting cotton in their Swatch Set, we recommend We Quilt This City.
  • For sewists aspiring to create their own dream wardrobe, we recommend {gar}Meant for You. Choose between Cool Tones and Warm Tones.

RECEIVE

Kate’s Swatch Experience sets are released four times annually on the 8th of March, June, September, and December.

You’ll receive your swatch set(s) in the mail by the second week of each release month.

EXPERIENCE

Make along with Kate, the TCS Team, and our growing Facebook Community! We love to get updates on your projects, and pictures are always appreciated.

  • Swatch Set of 15 (or more!) 5.5″ quilting cotton squares
  • Instructions for a Small and Large quilting project
  • Access to helpful instructional videos
  • 10% discount code
  • Charged quarterly – $15 per quarter x number of Swatch Sets
  • No-hassle cancellation
  • Ships for free!
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  • Choose a Warm Tones and/or Cool Tones subscription.
  • Discover new fabric and patterns.
  • Learn more from Kate about each featured fabric.
  • Use the 10% discount code to build your Dream Wardrobe
  • Charged quarterly – $15 per quarter, per subscription
  • No-hassle cancellation
  • Ships for free!
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Kate’s Swatch Experience FAQs

Swatch Sets

When does my 10% discount code expire?

Your swatch card discount code is valid for 90 days after the card’s release date. The exact date of expiration will be included in your subscriber email and on the swatch card.

What can my 10% discount code be applied to?

The 10% discount can be applied to all of the fabrics and patterns featured in the season’s Swatch Experience.

Can I personalize my Swatch Experience Collection?

There are no customizable options in either Swatch Experience. One of the best things about our Swatch Sets is that the fabrics featured are meant to be viewed collectively, thereby prompting combinations and/or sewing projects you may not have previously considered!

Additionally, we will send you swatches of any of our fabrics for only $1.25 – just click the ‘Buy Swatch’ button included on every fabric web page.

Can I purchase Swatch Sets from previous seasons?

Depending on availability, past swatch sets and project finishing kits may be available for purchase at a discounted rate. Please call us at (406) 540-4068 or email us at [email protected] with purchasing inquiries and questions.

How do I change my subscription?
  1. Go to My Account > View Subscription page.
  2. Select the Change Subscription button underneath subscription totals.
  3. Go through the checkout process as if you were signing up again. 
  4. Submit the Checkout and return to the My Account page where you should see your updated details.

Here’s a helpful video to show you how. We understand subscriptions can be tricky, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly for any help with your subscription.

Can I purchase a collection without subscribing?

No, only subscribers receive the Swatch Experience. However, subscriptions only $15 per quarter and you can cancel anytime!

Payments

How much does it cost?

Each subscription costs $15 each quarter (four times a year).

When will I be charged?

As long as you’re subscribed, you’ll be automatically charged on the 1st day of each Swatch Experience release month. The Swatch Experiences are released four times annually on the 8th of March, June, September, and December.

How do I update my billing information?

To update your billing information, please follow the steps below:

  1. Go to My Account > View Subscription page.
  2. Select the Change Payment Method button next to a subscription.
  3. Enter the new payment details on the Checkout > Pay page.
  4. Submit the Checkout > Pay form and returns to the My Account page where a confirmation message says that the payment method has been updated.

Here’s a helpful video to show you how.

How do I cancel my subscription?

To cancel your subscription, please follow the steps below:

  1. Go to My Account > View Subscription page.
  2. Select the Cancel button next to a subscription.

Once you request to cancel your subscription, we will confirm this and send you an email confirmation. Here’s a helpful video.

Can I purchase a Swatch Experience subscription as a gift?

Of course! Simply check the ‘This is a gift’ box located on the {gar}Meant for You and We Quilt This City item pages.

How often/when will I receive my Swatch Set(s)?

Kate’s Swatch Experiences are released four times annually on March 8th, June 8th, September 8th, and December 8th. You will receive your swatch set(s) sometime during the second week of these months, depending on the mail service.

Shipping

How much does shipping cost?

Shipping is included in the price of the subscription! There is no additional cost.

Does the Swatch Experience ship internationally?

Due to the time-sensitive nature of this service, it is available only to those living within the United States.

How do I update my subscription shipping address?

To update your address, please follow the steps below:

  1. Go to My Account > View Subscription page.
  2. Click the Change Address button next to the subscription.
  3. Enter the new address details in the form.
  4. Click Save Address.

Here’s a helpful video to show you how.