Thursday, September 29, 2011

Trinity Valley Quilters' Guild Quilt Show!

Tomorrow is the first day of the Trinity Valley Quilters' Guild show, Quilts: Recycling Our Past Into Our Future! Some of the Cabbage Rose girls spent this morning getting our booth all set up and ready for the show! We've got some gorgeous quilts and awesome samples to see, as well as plenty of kits, patterns, books and so much more! So come on out and see the show and be sure to stop by our booth to at least say hi! ;)

Amon Carter Exhibit Hall - Will Rogers Complex
3401 West Lancaster Avenue; Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Friday, September 30, 10 am – 5 pm;
Saturday, October 1, 10 am – 5 pm; and Sunday, October 2, 11 am – 4 pm
Admission: $7.00 at the door 

Monday, September 19, 2011

Storybook Lil' Boy's Room in Lil' Rascals!

Hi everyone! As you probably already know, we have Lil' Rascals by Chloe's Closet on SALE for 25% off! A great deal no doubt, but how to use it? Well while I was just minding my own business, looking for something on the Moda site, I found a link to this awesome series of tutorials on Sew4Home for a little boys room utilizing Lil' Rascals fabric! I obviously HAD to share! These ideas are too cute and a great way to use this adorable fabric!

Click on the name of each project for step-by-step instructions, supplies needed and helpful pictures!

 Learn how to make these super sweet Sleeptime Pillowcases! These are so simple to create so try this project first! Sometimes you need that instant gratification project to really motivate you! ;)

Next, try your hand at the Cozy, Personalized Bound Blanket! Nothing keeps a little one feeling safe and warm quite like a blankie and with these fast and easy steps, you'll be able to create a completely personalized blanket for your sweetie in no time! They call for fleece in this tutorial, but why not use some of our absolutely scrumptious Wool & Needle Flannels! Sew soft and perfect prints for boys!

I'm so in love with the Learn-To-Spell-Bunting! It adds that little touch of whimsy that every child needs in their nursery or bedroom! Plus, all the pennants have a front and back so you can put a different letter on each side. And since they're easy to string and re-string, so you can make lots and spell out a new word every day! What a fun way to begin learning to spell, huh?!

Another super cute idea, create the Bedtime Storybook Caddy so your little mister can keep his favorite bedtime storybooks close at hand for mom or dad to pick up where they left off last night! The caddy slips between mattress and box spring, held in place by the mattresses themselves or you can use some gripper fabric for extra security!

For a sweet and sophisticate window covering, make this Pleated Window Valance! Bring some more pattern to the eyes of the room without making full curtains! Plus you can pair them with an inexpensive, netural curtain for full coverage and another dimension!

The Carry Along Floor Pillow is the perfect companion for any room of the house but is especially wonderful for little boys as they practiacally LIVE on the floor! Playing cars or trucks is most fun with a lot of room to romp and a cushion to keep your backside comfy! Plus, the convenient carrying strap makes this little cushion a no-brainer when going to friends, grandma's or on vacation!

Lastly, take a swing at creating plushies with this super sweet Ukelele Pillow! Little boys will love rocking out on their pint-size, guitar-like pillow! And you'll love looking at such a cute and unique toy that you handmade for him! Too much cute!!

If you create all of these fun little projects, your boy will have the Storybook Bedroom of his dreams! And you'll be able to pat yourself on the back for creating such an adorable room without purchasing a pattern and with discounted fabric! Go you! ;)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Moda Country Fair Blog Hop!!

Good morning everyone! September is National Sewing Month and I hope you'll join us in celebrating by following along with the The Moda Country Fair Blog Hop! The moda designers will be having a month long blog hop beginning September 6th featuring a daily post and project from each of the participating designers. Each designer is featuring a fun make it and take style project that is inspired by the country fair theme! So be sure to stop by each blog to see their projects, read their stories and more!!

September 6th Sandy Gervais of Pieces from My Heart
September 13th Sandy Klop from American Jane (Post will be featured on Moda's blog)
September 14th Liesl from Oliver + S
September 19th Barbara Brackman from Barbara Brackman, of course.
September 20th Bonnie from Cotton Way
September 22nd Deb Strain
September 27th Kate Spain
and the fun continues into October

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Quilt Across Texas Has Begun!!!

We've been having so much fun getting prepared for the 1st Annual Quilt Across Texas Shop Hop and we're SO excited it's finally here!!! We've sectioned off a corner of our classroom to house all of our awesome QAT goodies! Isn't it awewsome???

We've got TONS of Quilt Across Texas yardage and pre-cuts available and if you've purchased any during our pre-sale, we will start shipping those orders out today!!

Pillowcase Kit - Quilt Across Texas Bluebonnets   Pillowcase Kit - Quilt Across Texas Cities   Pillowcase Kit - Quilt Across Texas Flags Blue   Pillowcase Kit - Quilt Across Texas Flags White

How cute are these NEW QAT Pillowcase Kits??? I'm loving all the Texas Pride!!

Quilt Across Texas - The Guide      Quilt Across Texas Shop Hop Souvenir Map      Quilt Across Texas Tote Bag

 To qualify for the prizes, a passport called The Guide will be required which will be stamped at each store when visited. The Guide will contain useful information about the shops that are involved, maps of Texas and other interesting facts. It is available at all participating shops for $5 and will contain a $5 coupon that is redeemable at any of the 90 shops! You'll definitely want to grab one of the Souvenir Maps so you have all 8 reigons mapped out with each of the 91 shops and their contact information ... all at your fingertips! And maybe the Quilt Across Texas Tote Bag to keep your passport, map and more close at hand during the hop!

 There's even an App for QAT!!! All you iPhone savvy, technology lovers, you can now download the FREE Quilt Across Texas App from the iTunes store! This tool is designed for Quilters to bring all the main information about Quilt Across Texas participating shops that are nearby. It provides a listing all the quilt shops nearby which enables quilters to find the nearest store and open the Map to get there! The user can add the frequently accessed stores to their Favorites so they can easily access them in future! Too cool!

So come on out to the Cabbage Rose and start the Hop here!!!