Monday, April 30, 2012

Beginning of May Special: FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $35!

Hey everyone! If you have had some trouble with our website this weekend or this morning, NOT TO WORRY! Our servers were being worked on but NOW the online store is back up and kicking! To make up for this little inconvenience, we're offering FREE SHIPPING on ALL ORDERS over $35 (before tax!) now through May 2nd!!! Just in time for Mother's Day!!

Friday, April 27, 2012

We LOVE All Things Laser Cut!!

We are just too excited about all of our NEW & AMAZING Laser-Cut Block of the Month programs! We've had our eyes on some of these fabulous quilts for a long time but with all that cutting and prep-work, they just never seemed like a reality in our shop full of busy ladies! But with all of the applique pieces already cut out to perfection for you with fusing already applied, there's not a sewer out there that can't complete one of these fabulous designs! When all you have to do is iron down a piece and stitch it as you please, that leaves a whole lot less time to get distracted or bored! Being able to see the quilt come to life quickly by simply ironing down the shapes is incredibly rewarding! Even Karen who hasn't made a quilt in a few years (go ahead, ask her next time you see her in the shop!) is already working on her Flower Pots blocks!! So if you would like to bring one or ALL of these fabulous quilts into your home, I'm here to say with these Laser-Cut programs, it's easy as cake!

Rabbits Prefer Chocolate Block of the Month  (Laser-cut w/ fusing)Happy Haunting Block of the Month  (Laser-cut w/ fusing)Faded Glory Block of the Month  (Laser-cut w/ fusing)

Shop all of our Block of the Month Programs here!
And don't forget to order an applique pressing sheet, some invisible thread or some Finca Perle Cotton thread to start working on these fun projects!

Non-Stick Pressing Sheet YLI Wonder Invisible Thread .004mm - 1500yd Finca Perle Cotton Sz 8

We also have a fun new quilt kit that is laser cut as well!!

Hooterville Laser-Cut Applique Quilt Kit

Create this adorable Hooterville quilt in tons of bright colors with this adorable new kit! All of the applique pieces for the owls and trees will come laser-cut with fusing applied to the back, so all you have to do is press them onto your background and stitch down using your favorite method! Talk about a time saver! Make this sweet quilt in a snap for a little boy or girl in your life! Or use the pieces to applique onto onesies, tshirts, book bags, pillows and more!! You could even frame a few for some super cute fabric wall art!! Your imagination is the limit!

Happy Appliqueing!!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Another Handmade Fashion Show!!

We're having another Handmade Fashion Show in celebration of the Spring & Summer Fashions next month on Saturday, May 5th at 11:30 in the Cabbage Rose Shop!! We'll recreate the runway for you, your friends or kids to model those handmade creations and let's all have a little fun strutting our stuff! It's so much fun seeing how everyone uses our patterns & fabric in different ways to achieve totally different looks! Sew...why don't you hunt through our Fashion & Tote Patterns for a new project to show off some of these brand new Summer & Spring fabric collections!!

We have SO many great patterns for every level of sewer! If you're a beginner but would love to participate, here's your excuse to grab up one of Caroline's adorable skirt patterns!
The Paper Bag Skirt is totally chic and features the ever-so-popular paper bag style waist line! This skirt is way too easy to dress up and looks just as cute in a casual setting! Whether you use a solid or a print determines whether it becomes a sublte accent to your outfit or the main attraction!!
And the Simple Skirt is a quick and easy a-line skirt that's perfect for any occasion! From church, to picnics, to running your errands, make it simply stylish with this super cute skirt that anyone can make! A go-to outfit when paired with a coordinating t-shirt!
Paper Bag Skirt     Simple Skirt

Or, if you're a little more comfortable with sewing garments, take a peek at our selection of Amy Butler's Fashion Patterns, which are all 25% OFF this week!!! Talk about your lucky day!!
And her latest collection, Lark is full of amazing prints that are perfect for clothing and bags! People everywhere will stop you when wearing any of her designs so grab a new pattern (or a couple...I mean, they ARE on SALE!) and some of your favorite yardage and get to crafting a new piece for yourself, your kids or whoever!

Barcelona Skirt  Birdie Sling  Mini Dress, Tunic & Top
Reversible Sunday Sling   Rainy Days Hooded Raincoat & Runabout Jacket

Every family that participates will receive a $10 Cabbage Rose Gift Certificate so we want to see as many of you out showing your handmade pretties as possible!! Still don't know what you could possibly make? Come on up to the shop and spend the day getting inspired by our gorgeous new collections and samples all over the store! We also have TONS of new Patterns and Books that will get those creative gears a-turning!

Happy Sewing!!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Pretty, Practical Projects are the BEST!

Okay, so I have to say I'm a total sucker for anything pretty that's ACTUALLY practical. Yes, I do still obsess over things with no intrinsic value beyond their cuteness, but you take something that I have to use every day and make it pretty?? Well, that's how you steal my heart! And when Chris brought these adorable samples of the Lunch Bunch Pattern by Indygo Junction into the shop, I just about had a cute-heart-attack!

First of all, EVERYONE eats lunch and a lot of us do it out of the home 5 days a week, so that's even more encouragement to invest the time to create something all your own! Second, the pattern calls for lining each bag with PUL (call us to order), a waterproof fabric that makes the bags food safe and machine washable so that you can use them over and over! This is a much more GREEN option than using brown paper sacks and plastic sandwhich bags, think of how much trash you'll eliminate!! Thirdly, the folks at Indygo Junction thought of it all with the extras in this pattern! You not only get a pattern for the big lunch bag, large sandwhich bag, a small snack bag, a circular snack bag that can be closed with a ribbon or cord and serves as a placemat when open (too cool!), and last but certainly not least, a reversible napkin! The whole set together is perfect for packing individual lunches for picnics, trips to the amusement park, or really anywhere you might only have a picnic table (or your lap) to eat on. And I just love that you can wipe out the insides when you get home or if you're lunch got a little messy (say, a dripping PB&J), you can throw the whole set into the washing machine with your next load of laundry!

This is a great project to create for school-aged kids, even for those who are college-bound this year! Can you say, graduation gift?? Use some more graphic and masculine fabrics like Parson Gray's debut collection Curious Nature and create a set for your husband to take to work!

My hubby and I resolved this year to take more homemade, nutritious lunches to work and with this awesome and creative way to tote our munchies, it's going to be even less of a challenge! Like I said, cute and practical gets me and a lot of times I'm terrible at keeping up with something unless I can do it as cool//cute as stinkin' possible! So here's to more handmade goodness in all areas of life!

What are your favorite practical projects? Anything you love to make for people again and again?