Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year from Everyone at the Cabbage Rose!!!

Well another year has come to an end and we are just so thankful that we got to spend another amazing 12 months doing what we love, and we really do owe that all to you our incredible customers!! As Cabbage Rose welcomes our 15th year of business, we would like to thank all of you who have been there through the years to support us! We hope you continue to enjoy our ideas and inspiration, new projects and passions into the coming year!
We wish you all health and happiness plus overflowing creativity and working sewing machines for 2013!! Let's make this year the best we've ever seen!!
We will be closed tomorrow for New Years Day, but Wednesday is the start of a brand new year full of NEW Items, Classes, Events, SALES and much more, SEW STAY TUNED!!!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Alchemy Quilting Cottons by Amy Butler & Last Minute Holiday Projects!

Alchemy Quilting Cottons by Amy Butler are NOW in the shop and we couldn't be more excited!! Amy's first release of Alchemy was some FABULOUS Organic Cottons but this grouping is more for that running around town for errands skirt, those every day home decor projects and rough and tumble quilts that you're not afraid to let the kids use! And they are JUST as gorgeous!!

Loving the simple quilts in just a few choice prints. It makes it easier for planning out a project plus its a little easier on the eyes to use just a few bold prints in quilt!

And who doesn't love breathing new life into a room with the addition of a few sweet and simple pillows in awesome coordinating fabrics! Add a throw and a Honey Bun Pouf or Gum Drop Pillow and you've got a living room re-do waiting to happen!! And at only $10.50 a yard, you can even spring to make some to-die for curtains!!

Even though its getting close to the deadline, you STILL have time to grab some of these fab prints and make something adorable for a last minute Christmas present! Create an easy skirt, simple tote, or zipper bag!! Or, use one of Amy's NEW FREE PATTERNS designed specifically for Alchemy!!
How awesome are these funky designs??? Just click the image to download the PDF, read the fabric requirements, then SHOP THE COLLECTION to get all the yardage needed for your new project!!

Or make one of these adorbale pillows with FREE TUTORIALS from Sew4Home!! The top Piped Pillow with Tassels is super fun and festive and the Fussy Cut Frame Pillow is just too cute for how little effort is required!!! Both of these cute projects could be done in a day, so come on out to the Cabbage Rose tomorrow and grab some of these pretty prints for some last minute gifts that the recipient is SURE to love!!
And don't forget to check out Amy's newest inspiration venture, the online Blossom Magazine! Full of amazing photography, sewing projects, design ideas and loads of encouraging stories and words about the creative lifestyle, it is just a wealth of creative information and what's fabulous is that it is absolutely FREE!! You can subscribe to receive each new issue in your email here!
Don't forget! Tomorrow is your last day to shop in our Fort Worth Store BUT our online shop is ALWAYS open! PLUS!! The FabShop YEAR END INVENTORY BLOW OUT SALE starts MONDAY! So be sure to check back every day as we will have 100's of items up to 50% OFF through December 31st!! Lots of one day only sales so keep checking back!!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Fat Quarter Projects from Art Gallery!!

If you've been following along with our 12 Days of Christmas Sales each day, you'll know that today is a good one!!! Today only, ALL of our Pre-Cut Bundles are 25% OFF!!! That's right, One Yard, Fat Quarter and Fat Eighth Bundles are all on sale in time for you to get some just in time for Christmas projects in for a lot less!

And since we have TONS of Fat Quarter Bundles in the shop in gorgeous collections, I thought it would be fun to do a little Fat Quarter Project Roundup and it just so happens that our amazing friends at Art Gallery Fabrics do a fabulous series on their blog called The Fat Quarter Gang where lots of talented ladies (and fellas!) share FREE PROJECTS utilizing Fat Quarters! All of these ideas are wonderful and I picked some fun ones for Christmas creating! Like these adorable Scrappy Stockings!! I just hung my store-bought ones the other day and have been thinking they look awfully sad! I may just have to make a scrappy pair or two this week!!
How sweet is this Easy Fat Quarter Skirt? I love a strippy skirt on young girls, its an especially fun way to play with pattern and color! Grab a Color Story Bundle and make several skirts for your daughters, neices, grandbabies or any little lady in your life!

LOVING the Indie Project Bag!! Everyone I know needs a good tote bag and this is the perfect design for toting around whatever new project your working on, your daily essentials or even a few books on a short day of classes! Perfect for any age depending on what fabrics you choose!!

And since we are living in the age of technology, I'm sure you have a few people you could create the Wrapped Up Kindle Cover for this holiday season!! Make it bold, neutral geometrics for a man or do some juicy colorblocking for a funky lady! If you're giving a new Kindle for Christmas, it would be super cute to give it in one of these handmade covers! I bet you could even adapt the pattern for other sized devices if you're not a Kindle family!
This lovely Quilted Pillow Sham is a great addition to a bedroom redo or to pair with a new quilt you are giving someone for Christmas! Simple as pie but the result looks SEW chic! Great for a travel themed gift too, no one could ever leave a pillow behind dressed like that!
There are lots more of these awesome Fat Quarter Gang Projects on the Art Gallery Blog so be sure to browse them all! I'm sure you'll find the perfect project for those new bundles you get ON SALE TODAY!!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Why we LOVE Art Gallery!!

I don't know if you know, but we are kinda in LOVE with Art Gallery Fabrics! If you haven't gotten your hands on these beauties then you are missing out! The feel of their cotton is so soft and luxurious you will hardly believe its quilting weight! These fabrics are simply FABULOUS for sewing skirts, dresses, tunics, tops and bags and really anything you'll be putting up to your skin often!! One of our favorite goodies brought back from Quilt Market this Fall were these delicious Color Story Bundles!! Each bundle comes with 10 or 12 assorted one yard cuts from various Art Gallery collections to create a beautiful new arrangement of fabrics that would be lovely together as a quilt, for redoing a bedroom, or creating a season's worth of super chic and standout skirts!! And through Friday at midnight (central time), THEY ARE ALL 20% OFF!! That's right, you'll get 10 yards of this premium cotton fabric for only $80 or 12 yards of fabric for only $96!!!
Color Story Bundle - Tea & Macaroons  Color Story Bundle - Lavendar Dreams  Color Story Bundle - Tropicalia 
A great Christmas gift idea for a budding seamstress would be one of these fabulous Color Story Bundles in shades that she loves and a great fashion pattern that she can use over and over like Caroline's Simple Skirt or one of Pat Bravo's new patterns featured below!!
If you need more inspiration you should check out the amazing Ispirational Booklets that Art Gallery makes for some of their collections to really give you more creative perspectives to consider! They really think outside of the box and are using fabric to make life more fabulous at every step! You simply MUST check out the booklet for Rock n Romance! There are just SO many awesome ideas for you to try or to inspire you down your own creative road!!
These fabrics have been flying off our shelves since we got them and we've already reordered an especially popular print because it is just too gorgeous for words! You can shop the collection here!
The ladies at Art Gallery are just so incredibly creative and their booths at Quilt Market proved that over and over!! I was really digging the Rock n' Romance section, totally modern glam rock that looks as chic as it does cool!
And how about Bari J.'s new collection Splendor 1920?? Lovely and hip at the same time, I really am just crazy over that ruffle duvet comforter! It seriously would be the easiest thing to make, especially if you have a ruffler, the perfect starting point for an adorable room makeover!! But that would look adorable in any of your favorite fabrics! 
Splendor 1920 Adornament Royal  Splendor 1920 Nouveau Geo Blue  Splendor 1920 English Garden Serene
Splendor 1920 English Garden Feisty  Splendor 1920 Knotted Trellis Gold  Splendor 1920 Delicate Sautoir Grey
We were thinking some of these fabulous prints would make awesome clothes so we got a couple of our faves to make up some of the new Pat Bravo Clothing Patterns we just got in!!
Click the name for fabric requirements or to order! 
How great are these designs?? We just love the inherent simplicity of each piece that still manages to shine with uniqueness and style!! It also helps when you're using some GORGEOUS fabrics to really make these beauties sing! Each pattern comes with full size pattern templates as well as indepth instructions via PDF!
But the Boho Dress goes a step further with an instructional DVD that will allow even beginners to go home and start stitching up a new wardrobe! You you'll be able to follow along with Pat by playing the DVD on your TV or computer, and watching her make both options of the dress, step by step, in real time! You basically get a private sewing class for the price of the pattern!!! All throughout the DVD there are super detailed graphics, definitions, and close-ups to help you truly understand and learn how to make the dresses! Plus it comes with the one sided, printed real size paper templates, so you just basically have to pop in the DVD, have your fabric, thread and sewing machine ready and you're good to start sewing the night away!
Any of these's new patterns plus a Color Story Bundle or a few yards from your favorite Art Gallery Collection would make a wonderful Christmas gift for any modern girl who's interested in sewing simple yet beautiful fashions for herself!! Or you could pick out your favorite Color Story, and make handmade gifts for all from the ladies on your list with those beautiful prints!! Definitely check out the Art Gallery Blog for great FREE PROJECTS ideas like these!

They have WAY too many amazing ideas to count so go check out their blog and see if you can't find an adorable FREE PROJECT that will suit everyone on your Christmas list!! They also have adorbale FREE Sewing Patterns on their website! Talk about a wealth of resources, this is why we LOVE Art Gallery and we hope you do too!! Spread even more cheer this holiday season with some of these gorgeous fabrics!
Happy Sewing!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Special Cuts 20% OFF PLUS Tons of BLOW OUT Specials!!

We are STILL discounting like crazy!! Tons of collections have been marked down between 25% OFF & 40% OFF and EVEN MORE is happening on FRIDAY!! We REALLY need to make room for new collections so help us get rid of this fabric!!!
All of our Quilt Across Texas Fabrics have been marked down to 40% OFF!! The 25% OFF is literally STUFFED with amazing fabric, 30-35% OFF and 40-50% OFF Sections are also bursting with MEGA DEALS so get to shopping before that special print you've been hunting for is all gone!!!
We even have new collections discounted like Windsor Lane by Bunny Hill Designs! AND DON'T FORGET!!! Christmas Yardage is 25% OFF and most of our Halloween Fabrics are now 35% OFF!!! ALL of our older Lecien collections are 25% OFF until ther are gone! Now is the time to stock up for less in time for holiday creating!!
AND NOW THROUGH THURSDAY AT MIDNIGHT (Central Time) ALL of our amazing Special Cuts like Fat Quarter Bundles, Layer Cakes, Jelly Rolls and Charm Packs are 20% OFF!! All of the Special Cuts are rolled, stacked, tied and look especially cute so how about picking up a few for super cute gifts for your fabric-loving friends?! Grab a Jelly Roll, one of Kimberly Einmo's Books and her Jelly Roll Ruler for an awesome themed gift for a new quilter or someone who wants to learn!!
Happy Shopping! And be sure to come see us Friday & Saturday for even more savings!!!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Fabric Feature: Tapestry by Fig Tree & Co.

Whether the word Tapestry conjures up images of flying carpets or intricately woven textiles, this new collection from Fig Tree & Co. is a medley of exotic influences, colors and flavors. Inspired by a mix of Greek and Moroccan influences, the prints in this group transport you to far away places and take you on a colorful journey in your dreams. Rich, saturated colors such as tangerine, garnet and coral in a variety of autumnal palettes will surely appeal to both the adventurer in you as well as the traditionalist!

Pineapple & Figs     Marigolds     Sparkle
And if you need something gorgeous to create with this lovely new collection, there's a bevy of beautiful new Fig Tree Quilt Patterns to choose from! We actually had all the original samples of these quilts in our booth at Quilt Festival and they were so striking in person!!

Escargot    A Pear in a Tree    Blossoms & Jam    Sunday Cover Up  

If you are in the market for a smaller project, try one of Joanna's adorable mini-patterns!! Make a sweet little snail pincushion using the Escargot Pattern and you have a whimsical stocking stuffer for your sewing friends or a fun fabric softie for a little one!


Dress your Christmas Tree in a pear (or two) with A Pear in a Tree! These sweet stuffed pears can be made into Christmas ornaments, pincushions or just pretty objects to put on a stack of books or put a few in a bowl for a simple yet chic table centerpiece! Le Radish is another sweet softie perfect for a foodie, fabric lover!

The Blossoms & Jam table topper is quick, easy and the perfect project for using up those cute Mini Charm Packs!! And you'll be set to dress up your dining room chairs in time for holiday company with the Sunday Cover Up Pattern! It includes a formula to fit ANY chair!! That's right, you can take the measurements from your chairs and figure out exactly how to make these darling covers!! How cool is that??
All of these samples were made with the new collection, but if you're looking for more beautiful fabrics from Fig Tree, shop Breakfast at Tiffany's and  Dandelion Girl. Both collections are on sale for 25% OFF!!!

Are you inspired to make something amazing with Tapestry yet??? Be sure to share with us on Facebook any projects you create with this beautiful collection or using her awesome patterns!!

Happy Sewing!