Monday, October 27, 2014

Last Minute Costume Ideas!!

 
 
Halloween is just a few days away! And if you're as busy as I am, you may or may not have completed any handmade costumes like you were planning. Don't worry, life happens!
But what's great is there are so many easy, cute and resourceful DIY project ideas out there, that even if you wait until Thursday night, you'll be able to create something adorable!
 
Like this simple Woodland Gnome costume found on the Cakies blog!
 
All you need is about a yard of blue fabric for the shirt, maybe 1/4 yard of black fabric for the belt and you could even use layers of white muslin cut in shreds for the beard!! In the tutorial, they paint their hat, but you could just as easily wrap it in red fabric with some spray adhesive! No dry time is a good thing! Then finish off the look by grabbing (OR MAKING IF YOU'RE FEELING INSPIRED) some brown pants or leggings and some cute little moccasins or boots! SEW EASY!
 
 
We have some more fun and fast Handmade Halloween Costume ideas on the blog!
 
 
Happy Sewing!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Pillowcase Kit SALE!

 
 
We made some SUPER CUTE NEW Christmas themed Pillowcase Kits yesterday to give you even more Holiday options to take advantage of during our PILLOWCASE KIT SALE this week!
 
 
Get any and all of our adorable designs for only $10 per kit!
 

 
 
Stock up now and give them as handmade stocking stuffers for Christmas! You can even give one as part of a Bedtime themed gift with PJ pants in a coordinating color or print, a sleeping mask and some sleepy-time aroma therapy!
 

 
 
They all come pre-cut and ready to sew up in under half an hour! Reach for these cuties when you need a last minute gift!
 
 
 
 
Beginners and even kids can make these SEW SIMPLE kits! Each one comes with full instructions and since they're pre-cut there's not much prep-work at all!
So hurry into the Fort Worth Store or our online shop to get your favorite styles for a great deal! You're saving $2 per kit if you buy them by THIS FRIDAY!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Bus Sale Extended and GIVEAWAY Winners!


Patchwork Express Bus Trip Sale

Hey yall! We extended the EARLY BIRD SPECIAL to the end of the month to give you a little more time to save your seat on next spring's Patchwork Express! Reserve your spot by Halloween and you'll save a whopping $60 on the trip! Regular price starting November 1st is $159.95 (based on double occupancy). Click here to sign up today and read more about this fab trip!!




 
AND we have some winners to announce for our Art Gallery Fat Quarter Giveaway!
Sorry for the delay!
 
Penny Ramos! (Fort Worth Store customer) &
Jean Twigg! (Online customer)
 
 You will each get a bundle of 10 gorgeous Elements Fat Quarters from Art Gallery Fabrics!
Call or email the shop to claim your prize!
817-377-3993 or crquilts@cabbagerosequilting.com

Happy Tuesday!!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Art Gallery Fat Quarter Giveaway!!!

 
We just LOVE the new Elements collections from our friends over at Art Gallery Fabrics! These
pretty and versatile blenders are a great addition to any stash and we're giving away these 10 COLORFUL Fat Quarters from Oval Elements and Natural Elements to get you started on your collection!
 
All you have to do is make a purchase of $8 or more this weekend and you will automatically be entered to win this fun little bundle!! We'll be announcing the winner here on the blog this Monday as well as in the newsletter (which, if you aren't signed up for, you should do so NOW)!
 
You can shop ONLINE or come to the Fort Worth store to enter! GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!
 
3000 Montgomery St.
Fort Worth, TX. 76017

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Get Your Glow On! with Amy Butler

 
 
We can't help but GLOW playing with these new fabrics from our dear friend, Amy Butler! Her inspiration well never seems to run dry and we just love seeing the latest from her creative mind each season! This collection is a modern interpretation of Japanese folk prints paired with Amy's signature style and colors!
 

 
She's in the process of creating some brand new sewing patterns and she'll be releasing some knits and voiles from this line in Ocotber! We can't wait!!
 
 
 
 She's also developed seven awesome projects with little to no sewing involved for her Blossom Creative Suite!
 

 
Whether you need some new handmade clothing...
 

 
...accessories...
 

 
...or home décor, there's a perfect project for your needs, time or skill level!
 
 
 
Amy, you've done it again!! :) AND she's holding a little Glow Inspiration Contest to see how this new collection is getting everyone's creative juices flowing!!
 
 
 
HOW TO PLAY!

 
-You can create a mood board on Pinterest that includes a minimum of 5 Glow fabrics along with at least 5 projects that you would like to make with these fabrics. Feel free to include as many as you want! You can find all of the Glow fabric images on my pinterest board here - pinterest.com/amybutlerdesign/my-glow-fabrics/
AND/OR

-Create a mood board at home the old fashioned way - cut out and collage with images that are inspirational to you, including swatches of Glow fabrics and projects that you want to create with the fabrics.

-Title your Pinterest board "Get your Glow on with Amy Butler!" Use #getyourglowon on each image when you create your board on Pinterest. You can also post a photo of your collage to Instagram with the same hashtag and tag @amybutlerdesign in your post.

-Follow Amy on Pinterest (pinterest.com.amybutlerdesign) and @amybutlerdesign on Instagram as she share everyones inspirational boards and images!

-She will choose 3 winners from the pool of entries on Instagram and Pinterest on October 3rd.

-If you have any questions please email Mallory in Amy's studio at contest@amybutlerdesign.com.

-The winners will win a VERY JUICY collection of goodies that Amy personally selects from her studio, including Glow fabrics so you can get your projects started! GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!
 
 
And we'd LOVE to see what you're making from Glow too! Feel free to post pictures to the Cabbage Rose Facebook or email them to us! crquilts@cabbagerosequilting.com
 
Happy Sewing!!!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Moda LOVE Blog Tour

 
 
Join us in sharing some Moda Love and make your own version of the Moda Love Quilt. Follow the Blog Tour to see how our favorite Moda Designers used their fabric collections with the Moda Love pattern. Share the love and post your finished quilt along with #modablogtour on your favorite social media site! You can also search the #modablogtour hashtag to see all the different color versions for inspiration. Here are the blogs to tour each day!

SEPTEMBER 2, 2014
Janet Clare Designs – http://janetclare.co.uk/blog/
Kate Spain – http://katespaindesigns.blogspot.com/
Thimbleblossoms – http://www.camilleroskelley.typepad.com/

SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
Amy Ellis – http://amyscreativeside.com/
Eric +Julie Comstock- http://cosmocricket.typepad.com/
Stephanie Ryan Design Studio – http://www.stephanieryan.com/blog/

SEPTEMBER 4, 2014
Malka Dubrawski – http://stitchindye.blogspot.com/
Blackbird Designs – http://blackbird-designs.blogspot.com/
Lauren + Jessi Jung – http://laurenandjessiblog.com/
Lella Boutique – http://lellaboutique.blogspot.com/

SEPTEMBER 5, 2014
Basic Grey – http://blog.basicgrey.com/
Fig Tree and Co. – http://figtreequilts.typepad.com/my_weblog/
Pat Sloan – http://blog.patsloan.com/

SEPTEMBER 8, 2014
April Rosenthal – http://www.aprilrosenthal.com/
French General – http://frenchgeneral.blogspot.com/
Minick and Simpson – http://minickandsimpson.blogspot.com/

SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
Cotton Way – http://cottonway.blogspot.com/
Sandy Gervais – http://piecesfrommyheart-sgervais.blogspot.com/
Primitive Gatherings – http://lisabongean.wordpress.com/

SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
Bunny Hill – http://bunnyhillblog.com/
Deb Strain -  http://debstrain.blogspot.com/
Kansas Troubles – http://kansastroublesquilters-lynne.blogspot.com/

SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
Kathy Schmitz – http://kathyschmitzstudio.blogspot.com/
Laundry Basket Quilts – http://www.laundrybasketquilts.com/blog/index.php
Zen Chic – http://www.farbstoff-bridge.blogspot.com

SEPTEMBER 12, 2014
Me and My Sister Designs – http://meandmysisterdesigns.com/blog/
Jan Patek – http://janpatek.blogspot.com/
Sweetwater – http://sweetwater.typepad.com/makelifesweet/

SEPTEMBER 13, 2014
Winners Announced on ALL Designer Blogs listed above

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Quilted Modern Art DIY!

 
While we all know quilting can be used for about a million different applications, it is becoming trendier all the time for fashion & home accents! My most favorite use of quilting in home décor is as wall art! There's just something so striking about seeing a quilt on a wall and with SO much inspiration from the modern quilting world, you can create fun, high impact art without too much time & effort! We found the tutorial for this awesome & simple piece on the A Beautiful Mess blog! Click the link for full instructions!

 

 
Supplies:-stretchers
-fabric (try Bella Solids, Cotton Couture or Weave!)
-thread
-lightweight batting sheet
-staples
 
Tools:
-sewing machine

-safety pins
-clamps
-staple gun
-fabric scissors
-craft blade (optional)
-painter's tape (optional)
 
 
 
 
Isn't this wonderful as a statement over a bare fireplace? I could see a piece like this gracing a wall in a dining room or over a couch too! Mandi from Making Nice in the Midwest even suggests using it as a headboard...what a great idea!! Create a little more impact with your quilted art by using a darker neutral like charcoal or navy! So many ways to elaborate on this idea and create incredible art of your very own! Try this project today!
 
Happy Sewing!