Thursday, June 23, 2011

New Serendipity Studio Patterns!

Kay Whitt just dropped off her latest Serendipity Studio patterns and we couldn't be more excited! She's brought us two new dress patterns and two new bag patterns that are just too sweet for words!

Serendipity Studio - Betty June Dress  Serendipity Studio - Diane Kimono Dress
 Serenidpity Studio - Rita Reversible Bag  Serendipity Studio - Camilla Insulated Bag

The Betty June Dress harkens to the 1940's and 50's with its modern take on the shirt-waist dress while the Diane Kimono Dress takes an Eastern inspiration and makes the most comfortable dress possible! The Rita Reversible Bag allows you to showcase your NEW favorite fabrics with a simple design and the Camilla Insulated Bag is the perfect pattern for utilizing our amazing Laminated Fabrics and will keep your lunch, picnic, or groceries nice and cool! So whether you need a great new dress or a fun new bag, Serendipity Studios has you covered this Summer!

And don't forget! Kay Whitt will be speaking at our August Sew Fresh meeting! We can't wait to hear all she has to share!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Kid's Camp Quilt Show!

Our first week of Kid's Camp was a total success! Our campers had a blast learning the ins and outs of quilt construction while enjoying the ability to stretch their creative muscles with picking out fabrics and deciding what goes where! And look at those finished products! Everyone's quilt top came out so amazing! All of the parents were wowed by how much their kids had learned in one short week at the Kid's Camp Quilt Show this past Friday!

Here they are showing their BONUS pillowcase project!

The campers were in love with all of our tissue paper flower decorations all over the store so we gave them a little tutorial and they each made their own to hang in their rooms! Too cute!

If you have wanted to get your kids into sewing or at least have them learn the basics, then sign them up for our final round of Kid's Camp! They'll be creating the same big star quilt you see in the first picture which is a great first timer project! Camp is open to kids ages 7-15 and includes all the fabric they'll need, quilt pattern, class instructions, yummy snacks and few extra surprises! It's only a month away so SIGN UP your kiddos now!

Date: July 25-29, each day from 9am-12pm

Friday, June 17, 2011

Look Who it Is!

One of our favorite little Cabbage Rose models pranced into the shop this morning in the cutest new outfit & I just HAD to snap a few pictures to give you guys some awesome inspiration for using our cutest new Michael Miller Prints!

Jenny is always making Kaitlyn the sweetest little outfits, and one of our favorite combinations is the Shoulder Tie-Topper paired with the ever-so-adorable Boutique Bottoms!

Check out that toe point!  ;)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Kid's Camp Progress!

We are having SO much fun with our Kid's Camp students so far and we are blown away with how fabulous their quilts are looking!!

Look how beautifully they're coming together! It's so awesome seeing what these little minds can achieve with direction and encouragement and that's just what we give them! I cannot wait until Friday to see how they all look completely finished!

These kiddos are working hard and learning lots creating the big star quilt!

Every child gets to pick out their own fabric which allows them to really express themselves creatively! We believe that giving kids an opportunity to create something with their own hands, that reflects their own personality, really gives them a true love of the quilting craft and can set them on a road of constant creating! And we just love seeing new creative minds blossoming!

Our Kid's Camp students enjoying a break!
If you would like for your kiddos to learn quilting basics and get a foundation for creating, then sign them up for Kid's Camp! We still have a few spots open for the July 25-29 round of camp and would love to see your little ones there! You can get all the info and even sign your child up right here!  

Monday, June 13, 2011

Create for Father's Day!!

This coming Sunday is Father's Day, time to celebrate Dad for all that he is and all that he does! Why not make him something extra special this year? After all, a guy can only wear so many neck ties! In preperation for the holiday, we've got some really cool just-for-Dad Pillowcase Kits on SALE for only $9 per kit!

Father’s Day Special Pillowcase Kit - Country Fields  Father’s Day Special Pillowcase Kit - Cowboy Hats Black  Father’s Day Special Pillowcase Kit - Outdoorsmen Blue
Father’s Day Special Pillowcase Kit - Outdoorsmen Tan  Father’s Day Special Pillowcase Kit - Fly Fishing

They would be perfect to create for the avid outdoorsman as Dad can set aside his special pillow for camping, trips to the lake, or hunting expeditions! Or if your papa bear is a little more domesticated, just whip one up to put in his man cave! These are also a great gift idea for the kiddos to make as our pillowcase kits are all pre-cut to size and ready to sew, all they require is a few straight seams (Mom can over-see any first timers)! This would also be the perfect accesory for any of you creating a quilt for Dad's special day! So come on into the shop and pick up one of these fun kits or order online and make this a Handmade Father's Day!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Just A Little Peek!

I just HAD to share a little sneak peek of how our Mystery Solids and Black and White Block of the Months are coming along!

***Solids - Mystery Block of the Month***

***Black and White - Mystery Block of the Month***

Aren't they just FABULOUS?? I'm seriously obsessed with these fun graphic blocks, especially the solids colorway! Each of these BOM's includes 12 15” blocks, sashing, 1 pieced border, 1 large border and binding. The finished size of the quilts will be approx. 71" x 88". This program will last 12 months with each block being sent out automatically and Months 11 & 12 will include borders! There is NO startup fee and shipping is included which saves you about $45! There are also 3 payment options to make things easier on your wallet! So click here to get more info and to sign up for one or both of these beautiful BOMs!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Custom Camera Strap Tutorial!

I'm so crazy about this awesome tutorial by Miss Megan of the Brassy Apple blog! As someone who takes pictures A LOT, I know just how important a good camera strap is to keeping your camera with you at all times. And the adage is most definitely true, the best camera is the one you have with you! With this awesome tutorial you can make an adorable, customized camera strap for yourself or make them as gifts for any budding photographers you know!

All you need is a Charm Pack (all of our charm packs are currently on SALE!) and some fusible fleece! But it doesn't take an entire Charm Pack to complete this project, Megan used only 5 squares for each strap she created, meaning you can create 8 completely different with all the prints included in your Charm Pack of choice! Now if that isn't ringing some bells for potential Christmas gifts, then you need another cup of coffee! :)

You can find the full instructions with more pretty pictures on the Moda Bake Shop blog! Or just click here to print off the instructions. Happy Creating!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Get to Know Us: Janet Hoefer

The next lovely lady that we are featuring is the wonderfully talented Janet Hoefer! Janet has also been working at the Cabbage Rose since our very first day 13 years ago and has helped us create so many amazing kits while designing her very own patterns, one of which is the star of our brand new Wildflowers Block of the Month & Kits! Read on to learn more about Janet's creative life!

Q. Tell us everything you do at Cabbage Rose?
JH. I help with fabric choices, creating new kits, and helping customers.

Q. What are your crafty specialties?
JH. Developing and creating new quilts.

Q. How did you get started with quilting, creating etc.
JH. I have sewed since I was a child. My grandmother and I made a quilt for a doll. I was also to play near while she quilted as I was her needle threader!

Q. Your fondest sewing/quilting memory?
JH. Sewing quilts with my sister.

Q. Fondest memory of Cabbage Rose?
JH. A class with Barbara Brackman - she inspired me to ma a quilt in honor of my 13 relatives who were in WWII.

Q. Any special "just for fun" projects you're working on?
JH. A small flower quilt I made with sewing buddies.

Q. What's you guiltiest pleasure?
JH. Just creating and see a quilt come alive!

Q. Any words of wisdom for beginning sewers/quilters?
JH. Use good pins, DO NOT use large ones...they are like nails!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

End of Spring Cleaning Sale!

June 21st is the official first day of Summer, though I have to admit Memorial Day usually starts the season in my mind. But with Spring coming to a close we've decided to do a little End of Spring Cleaning SALE to make room on our shelves for all the fun new goodies we'll be getting over the next few months! So help us go out with the old and in with the new and shop through all of our discount sections! We've got tons of amazing fabric lines marked 25% OFF, all of our Fat Quarter Bundles, Charm Packs, Jelly Rolls, and Layer Cakes are 10% OFF, a few lines are marked 30% OFF and Verna Mosquera patterns are 50% OFF!!! We've been adding more and more over the past few days so be sure to check out all of our SALE items to make sure you don't miss anything! Your stash will thank you! ;)

Monday, June 6, 2011

Brand New BOM's or Kits!

Today I'm excited to share all the info for our brand new Block of the Month program! We've taken the ever-so-beautiful Texas Wildflowers Quilt designed by our own Janet Hoefer and revamped it in two different styles to bring you the NEW Cabbage Rose Exclusive Wildflowers BOM's & Quilt Kits! Below you will see the Scrappy and 30's colorways available as a BOM or as a Kit. With the BOM, you will pay and receive your supplies over 3 months and with the kit, you will pay and receive your supplies all at once. The images are just small samples showing the embroidered blocks set in the different colorways. Check out the Original Texas Wildflowers Quilt to visualize the finished product!

***Scrappy - Wildflowers Block of the Month***

***30s - Wildflowers Block of the Month***

Aren't they just darling? There are 17 blocks of different Texas wildflowers to embroider so it's the perfect Summer project! You can take your embroidery blocks everywhere, to the pool, beach, on the plane on your way to your fabulous vacation or just when its too darn hot to go outside! Then frame them with some fun patchwork for an awesome vintage look! I just love the embroidey set against the patchy background, SEW CUTE!

Cost: Kit - $99.95 & BOM - 3 payments of $35 (PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE SHIPPING)

Includes: Texas Wildflowers pattern, embroidery floss for all blocks, fabric for quilt top, border and binding. 

Finished size: 54" x 69"

Click here for more info & to order one of your own!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Sew Fresh! Meeting

Hi everyone! Just want to remind you all that our next Sew Fresh! meeting will be next Thursday, June 9th from 6:15-7:00 in the Cabbage Rose classroom! Our Inspiration Theme will be Modern Quilts and we're really excited to share and learn from you all!
Don't forget to bring your Show & Tell!!! Any and all projects are welcome, but if you've made a modern quilt before, this is the week to bring it and spread the inspiration!