Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Create for Father's Day!!

This Sunday, June 17th is Father's Day and what gift could be better than one that was handmade from the heart? We love helping our customers pick out fabrics for gifts of all kinds from quilts and pillows to bags and accessories, so come into the shop if you're needing a little help with ideas!

Patchwork Tailgating Blanket

 If Dad loves tailgating, make him a simple patchwork blanket out of flannel like the Wool & Needle Flannels to take to the games! Have each of the kids can sew a line of squares together and not only will they have made something themselves, they will learn how patchwork works! Maybe it will even get them into sewing!

 I know that there are lots of Dads out there who just HAVE to have their Starbucks every day, so help the kids make him a fabric coffee cozy! A wonderful reminder of just how much he is appreciated every morning, what could be a better way to start his day? Use solids in colors Dad likes and the kids can embroider a sweet message to him on the outside (just write it on the fabric for them with a penicl and have them follow the lines) and add Father's Day 2012 on the inside for a wonderful keepsake that he'll treasure forever! 

Curious Nature Quilt   

Does Dad have his own man cave or den? Give it a little face lift with some simple new curtains and pillows for his favorite arm chair or sofa out of the sleek and stylish Curious Nature Home Dec fabrics! Or create the FREE Curious Nature quilt pattern out of cottons from the collection! You could create a handmade necktie (just take apart one of his old ones to see how it is done or use it as a pattern), a messenger bag for his laptop, an Iphone or sunglasses case, an apron if he loves to cook or grill, really the ideas are endless! Just think of what he loves and sooner or later you'll think of a way you can use fabric to make it even better!!
And if the Dad on your list is a quilter or sewer himself, grab him a Cabbage Rose Gift Certificate!! We've had so many more fellas coming into the Cabbage Rose for fabric and supplies for themselves over the past few years and we absolutely LOVE it!! Men can be so creative, it's so inspiring seeing more and more experimenting with quilting and sewing!!

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