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!


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Live Creatively! New Fabrics for Home & Fashion from Art Gallery!

 
http://store.cabbagerosequilting.com/stores_app/Browse_dept_items.asp?Shopper_id=1386728128301386&Store_id=460&Page_id=17&categ_id=2237&parent_ids=0,1,1674&name=Cherie+by+Frances+Newcombe
 
I don't know about you, but to me the transition from Summer to Fall has me feeling especially creative and the inspiring minds at Art Gallery are helping give me even more wonderful ideas for a new feel this upcoming season!
 
Chérie by Frances Newcombe is a romantic fabric collection reflecting the lifestyle of a young, beautiful jetsetter who lives in a loft apartment in an urban setting but who loves botanicals, art and traveling! Who can't relate to craving a life like that? Well you can create the feeling exactly where you are by getting these fun fabrics in your life!
 
 
 
 
Create a fun and simple patchwork quilt with these lovely prints to begin to totally transform your bedroom! Create a duvet cover instead of a full quilt and make this room redo a weekend project. Add a new throw pillow to your chair or bed, easy curtains and cover the lampshade of that awesome mid century lamp you thrifted with your favorite fabric from the collection for a personal twist on a trendy look!
 
 

 
Love this Belles Parisiennes print for a table cloth, a shower curtain or even a mod dress! Make some quick art for your studio or guest room by framing a piece of this fabric. It would look awesome in a black, white, silver or gold frame! Use a frame you have and some spray paint if you want to get fancy...let's face it, this would look fantastic framed in metallic gold!
 
 
 
http://store.cabbagerosequilting.com/stores_app/Browse_dept_items.asp?Store_id=460&Page_id=17&categ_id=2227&parent_ids=0,1,1674&name=Winged+by+Bonnie+Christine
 
Capture the first sightings of a butterfly each spring, and wake up to the birds chirping outside your window. Winged by Bonnie Christine represents a season’s fresh beginnings and the dawn of a new day to spread your wings and let your imagination fly free!
 
 
 
 
Colors and motifs for dreamy & creative living! These textiles are feminine and free spirited so they'll make incredible clothes or home accessories for the young artist in your home! Make a painter's smock, a portfolio to store her projects, or a whole fort that she can keep up in her room full time to make things in!
 
 
 
 
Need to add some color to your stash? Nature Elements is a line of blenders with movement and shade variation that will add loads of interest and color where you need it! And Oval Elements is the perfect tonal for modern projects with its geometric motif. Use them to create fashion basics like button up shirts or A-line skirts in your favorite colors for handmade pieces that you won't be able to stop wearing!
 
 
Shop even more awesome collections from Art Gallery Fabrics for even more inspired creating!
 
Happy Sewing!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

25% OFF Most Moda Yardage for our End of Summer SALE!

Can you believe Summer is nearly over? August is here and I know we're all getting ready for Back to School, so what could be better than an END OF SUMMER SALE to get all the fabric you need to create for the new school year! Right now through next Saturday, August 16th, you can get 25% OFF almost all of our Moda Yardage!!! Even some brand new lines! *Pre-cuts are not on sale! All items on SALE will be marked with a sale price!
 
  
 
Bee My Honey by Mary Jane  Avant Garden by MoMo  Weave by Moda Fabrics
Indigo by Moda Fabrics  Sewing Box by Gina Martin  Hubba Hubba by Me and My Sister 
Here's some of the latest and greatest from Moda! All 25% OFF!!!
 
 
 
Tidepool Batiks  Hope Chest Prints & Batiks  Dancing in the Rain - Cottons & Batiks 
Get plenty of Batiks to finish up that all batik quilt you've been working on! Or just add new colors and textures to your stash!
 
 
Bella Solids  Half Moon Modern Zig Zag Marbles   
Stock up on awesome Basics that you'll use all year long!!
 
 
Collections for a Cause - Love   30’s Playtime 2013  Civil War Jubilee
Or how about some Reproductions? Moda has a great selection from Civil War era to 1930's prints!
 
SALE ENDS SATURDAY, AUGUST 16th!! Get your purchases in by then and save BIG!!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

More from Kid's Camp!

 
 
Here are some great progress pics from this year's Kid's Camp! Piecing that star was no trouble for Lindsey! Love the graphic look this gray, yellow & white quilt has!

 

 
Karen's grandbabies made their Kid's Camp debut this year! Here's Ava working away and Miss Lisa helping Maddie! If you look hard enough, you can see Kaitlyn! Even the twin boys bellied up to the sewing machine tables and made some awesome quilts, bags & pillowcases of their own!

 

 
Emily's blue, green & turquoise quilt bursts with color and impact! What a fun look she created for Summer! All of our campers got to pick out all their own fabrics so these quilts are truly their own! We love to encourage kids to be bold and choose what makes their hearts happy! Sometimes, we're a little worried when they bring up their assortments because as adults, we can't always SEE it. But they always blow us away with the final results! Kids get color like no one else!
 
 
 
We had such a good time sharing our sewing know-how with these young ones! Passing on traditions to younger generations is something we've always been so passionate about at the Cabbage Rose and that's why Kid's Camp is one of our favorite weeks out of the year!
 
Get your little one's creating masterpieces of their own next year! Keep your eyes peeled for info next Spring! Happy Quilting!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Kid's Camp 2014!!!

 
We just got done with another fabulous week of Kid's Camp! These cool and talented kiddos worked all week to create their very own quilt tops, pillowcases & drawstring bags! There's just something so rewarding about seeing a new generation learning sewing skills!

 
 
We had boys and girls in a wide range of ages and just look at how cute their creations are!
 
 
 
Everyone was SEW excited about what they made! I'm pretty sure we've got some sewing lifer's in this group! And what better to get your kids into at such an early age than the ability to make awesome stuff like quilts?!
 
 
 
 
 
 
We're so proud of our students! They all made such cool & colorful designs and picked out all their fabrics themselves! Giving kids the confidence to try new things and sew even more is our favorite thing about Kid's Camp! Seeing their excitement about what they have made and hearing them talk about wanting to make even more is the reason why we do this amazing camp every Summer! It's sew rewarding!! We hope your kiddos join us next year! Or get them started with something simple like our Pillowcase Kits! It's never too soon to start with sewing!
 
MORE PICS COMING SOON!


Monday, July 21, 2014

A Little Christmas in July!!

 
 
 
 
How the Grinch Stole Christmas 4 Holiday  How the Grinch Stole Christmas 4 Red  How the Grinch Stole Christmas 4 White
Start creating for the biggest holiday of the year with How the Grinch Stole Christmas 4 by Dr. Seuss! Full of fun and colorful prints that will make adorable stockings, pajama pants for Christmas morning or festive pillowcases and décor to get you in the holly jolly mood!​
 
 
Joyful Holiday Multi   Joyful Holiday Traditional  Joyful Holiday Traditional
 
Joyful Holiday by Kathy Davis is a lighthearted take on classic Christmas designs! Make fun decorations of cute stuff for the kiddos with these fabrics. Lots of great designs for wrapping with fabric, which is always a wonderful idea when giving gifts to fellow quilters or fabric hoarders!
                   
 
Christmas Basics Main Lime  Christmas Basics Snowmen Blue  Christmas Basics Dots Red
 
Another super cute line for the Holidays is Christmas Basics by the RBD Designers! We just LOVE those sweet snowmen and modern styled Christmas trees! And per usual, there's some great dots to throw into your projects for more interest and color!
 
 
Candy Claus Aqua  Gnome for the Holidays Blue  Gingerbread Houses Aqua
Nordic Holiday Multi  Peppermint Dot Pink  Yule Trees Multi
 
Michael Miller Fabrics always delights us with modern Christmas prints that are great all on their own! Shop all our Michael Miller Holiday right here and get started on handmade gifts or decorations!
 
 
Holiday Flourish 7 Black  Holiday Flourish 7 Pine  Holiday Flourish 7 Crimson
 
For those looking for a more traditional and classic styled Christmas, Holiday Flourish 7 by Peggy Toole is full of gorgeous prints in classic motifs & colorways! Large poinsettia's are the highlight of this line with lovely ornament prints & damask inspired designs bringing the look to a whole new level! Create a quilted tree skirt, a table runner or pretty throw pillows for your classic, Christmas home!
 
 

And don't miss our super popular Christmas Tree Napkin DIY! A great project for using your favorite new holiday prints AND it only requires 2 Fat Quarters! 
 
 
Happy Sewing!