Monday, December 30, 2013

Candy Stars Tutorial! Use those Mini Charm Packs for a Fab Mini Quilt!

We're LOVING this new Candy Stars tutorial on the Moda Bake Shop Blog! Chrissy Lux of Sew Lu Fabric got into her candy stash to create this modern and classic design using Moda's Candy pre-cuts...which are adorable Mini Charm Packs! This mini quilt using fun 2.5" x 2.5" squares is a perfect project for using modern solids or for playing with a fun new collection of prints!
Besides being abnormally adorable (who doesn't LOVE TINY THINGS??), Mini Charm Packs are really affordable and easy to collect! For this project, you'll make two blocks - a variable star and a simple 4 patch and you'll need 76 mini charms. BUT you can easily adapt this design to be any size you want, just add some more pretty candy!!

If you're using solids, get your colors sorted and separated! Then start working on the placement for you 4-patch squares...those go together SO quickly!

LOVE this 9 patch! Simple yet high impact is achieved with color selection!!


And it looks just as magical in a scrappy style with some pretty prints!! So if you've been eyeing these cute little pre-cuts, now you've got a great excuse to grab a few packs next time you're at the shop! OR shop all our of mini charm packs online! This project is so fun, so simple and easily made doesn't get much better than that right?? Thanks to Chrissy for sharing this cute tutorial!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Merry Christmas! And a Happy Year End Blow Out Sale!!!,148&name=Year+End+Blow+Out+Sale
We will be CLOSED TOMORROW, Christmas Eve as well as Christmas Day to spend this wonderful holiday with our families! But considering the FabShop Online Year End BlowOut Sale is happening now through the end of the year, even you local customers will want to shop online to get the best deals!
Patterns from Amy Butler, Serendipity Studios and Fig Tree & Co. are all 50% OFF! Moda Collections up to 40% OFF!
Just write in the notes at the end of your order that you will pick up after the holiday and we'll knock off those shipping costs!
Merry Christmas to you all!
And Happy Sale Shopping!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Block of the Month Special!!!

Okay you guys! If you are just about losing your mind over what to get your favorite quilting friend this Christmas, we have a special that just may make the decision for you! For a limited time (4 DAYS ONLY), any of these Block of the Month programs will come with the last month ABSOLUTELY FREE! That's one whole payment you will be saving off each of these 12 month programs!
And what's even better, when we are ready to charge and ship your 11th month, we'll be adding the 12th month into that package SO you get to finish your project a whole month early!! Can't beat that with a wooden stick! So whether your friend or family member likes traditional pieced quilts, laser-cut applique or a fabulous holiday design, we've got something for everyone!
Sign someone up through Sunday, December 22nd and get this fabulous deal! Heck with a deal this good, you can go ahead and sign yourself up too!! ;) 
Just let us know in the notes at the end of your order what your friend's address is...we'll bill you each month and ship the blocks to them!
*Kaffe & Friends Block of the Month and previous orders excluded from this special!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Christmas Creating with Amy Butler!!

Looking for a fabulous collection of Organic Cotton's to create Christmas gifts? Try Amy Butler's new Forest Organics!! So delicious and soft! No matter what you make with these fabulous prints, friends and family will adore cuddling up next to these pretty fabrics!
Make some fancy quilted pillows for your friend's new couch or bedroom! Follow the design of a large scale print with your sewing machine for a fantastic finish!
Or maybe a simple throw quilt! You could use just a few fabrics to do a strip quilt with a fancy large scale print on the back! Or rock an easy patchwork design!

And let me just tell you, these fabrics are PERFECT for clothing! AND all of our Amy Butler patterns are on SALE!! Pick any print that you love and get cracking on a funky coat, simple skirt or a tunic!
So get that last minute of Christmas creating done with these perfect Organic Cottons!


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Make it With Minky! A Simple Baby Blankie featuring Michael Miller Fabrics!!

As you all know, its holiday crunch time! Christmas is literally 22 days away and I might be freaking out a bit! Handmade gifts are definitely the direction I am going this year, but I still have half my list to go! So, I've recently been looking all over for cute and different handmade gift ideas that can be whipped up in a short amount of time! And in my wanderings through DIY Pinterest Boards and blog archives, I found this wonderful tutorial for a simple cotton and Minky baby blanket on the Practically Functional blog!
You should be able to work it to be any size you like but a baby size is still great for kiddos to cuddle on the couch with! Use this funky multi-colored Chevron and select one solid Minky that matches! Doesn't that orange just make this print POP?! Love this one for stylish older girls or baby's mod and bright world!

Cuddle your favorite little fella and impress Dad at the same time with this cool Mustachioed Man fabric on one side and a Black Cuddle Dimple Minky on the other! We be he'll love using this blanket even when he's much older! And you can't beat a project that grows with a child!

Ladies love a good floral and this one from Michael Miller is no exception! Lots of different colors and scales of flowers make for a really interesting and fun look don't ya think? And even a deeper shade of one of the colors found in that print would work for the back! To my eyes, Purple is the least used color in the print and could use the bolder punch on the back! I think it especially works if your print's background is white! 

Once you read through the tutorial, you'll see just how simple this project is! But with good fabric like these new prints from Michael Miller, no one will pay any mind to how little effort this handmade gift required! Thanks to Practically Functional for sharing her project and how-to!
Happy Creating!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Handmade Holiday: Travel Accessories in Loulouthi!

If you're anything like me, the requirements for making something are simple yet needs to look good AND be useful! That's why I just had to share this tutorial from Sew4Home featuring Anna Maria Horner's gorgeous Loulouthi prints (we still have some in stock!).
Almost every woman I know uses some sort of hot tool for her hair on a regular basis, if not every day! So why not create a fabulous carrier for your friend's Chi straightener or big barreled curling iron! They'll be absolutely delighted to have a safe way to transport their precious beauty cargo from now on! Plus who doesn't love gorgeous organization, am I right??
When it comes to traveling, I like to keep things light and tight! I want to bring as little as possible, keep it as organized as possible and still look as fierce as possible! A great way to do that while on the road or living out of a suitcase is with jewelry! You can change the whole look of that dress you wore last night with a new necklace and little cardigan!
But it's always SUCH A PAIN to keep jewelry nice and neat when traveling! That's why this 8 Pocket Jewelry Pouch is a fabulous gift idea for the fashionable jetsetter on your handmade Christmas gift list! They'll be able to take all of their baubles and jewels with them in a sectioned pouch that keeps everything from getting tangled! Who could ask for more?? Maybe pair it with an awesome new piece of vintage or costume jewelry to really knock her socks off!

They also have wonderful tutorials for a Roll-Up Makeup Brush Case and a Cosmetics and Toiletries Case that would make great gifts on their own or the best travel-themed gift EVER as a set! Pick your favorite fabric collection, Sunnyside by Kate Spain (I mean, it IS on SALE!) or use some Loulouthi like these samples! No matter what you make them with, you're sure to wow your loved one with a handmade Christmas gift like these fab travel accessories!
Happy Creating!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

*GIVEAWAY WINNER* & Fabric Feature - Lottie Da by Heather Bailey

Heather Bailey has long been a favorite designer at the Cabbage Rose and we were SO excited to get her latest and greatest grouping of fabrics, Lottie Da into the shop!!
This collection is elegant and sophisticated while still having just the right amount of sweetness and whimsy! Heather always does SUCH GOOD WORK with creating bold and feminine florals you just can't (or don't want to) live without!
With a playful, 60's-mod vibe, Lottie Da combines dancing pop florals with groovy go-withs—butterflies included! With strategic contrast planned into the collection (value, hue, scale, and so forth), Lottie Da is versatile and fun and easy to quilt with! Combine like-palette prints for a quiet, sophisticated look, or incorporate contrasting colors and values for greater pop. You can take this collection in so many different directions.
AND JUST LOOK AT HER BOOTH FROM QUILT MARKET a few weekends back!! I was just floored when I saw this! So tasteful yet bursting at the seams with color! I am literally about to have a cute attack over the amazing paper pieced butterfly art Heather created! She TOTALLY deserved the FIRST PRIZE RIBBON for a single booth!  
Heather Bailey - Claira & Clancy Pig Dolls   Heather Bailey - New Leaf Folding Tote   Heather Bailey - Fresh Picked Pincushions
So what will you make with Lottie Da? We have some super cute Heather Bailey Patterns to choose from and Caroline has already gotten busy with these pretty prints (go figure)! Go meet her new buddy, Morton over on her blog!
 OH! And before I forget!!! We have a Giveaway Winner to announce!

Congratulations Joellen!! We'll be emailing you to get your shipping address for those fabulous April Rhodes Patterns! Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who participated!! We appreciate all the new Twitter Followers, Facebook Fan Page Likes and Newsletter Subscribers and we hope we keep providing you all with fun and inspiration!
Happy Wednesday y'all!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

November is for Quilting!!

November is already upon us and with the changing of the leaves and weather, my suspicions say you might also be itching for a change in d├ęcor? Living room scenery? Or maybe you need to change it up in your skill set? Well wherever the need for change is coming from, why not shake things up with one of our fabulous quilting classes?? We have such a good selection of Classes this month, especially ones centered around quilting! So get out your calendar and compare it with ours and see if you can't make one or more of our fabulous Classes this month. Call up a friend and let's all learn together, it's always more fun with more people! AND REMEMBER! All student receive 10% OFF supplies with the Class Discount!

Josephine's Knot Beginner Quilt Class

No Pieced Curves Class

P.S. Don't forget to enter our April Rhodes Pattern GIVEAWAY!!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

April Rhodes Pattern Giveaway with the Cabbage Rose!

We have been HUGE fans of April Rhodes ever since her very first design hit our shelves! The Staple Dress has proven to completely and utterly live up to its namesake and become a staple in any wardrobe it finds a happy home in! Caroline has made a whole heap of these simple and flattering dresses (can you say, addicted?) and has even taught a class! All of her students all looked amazing in their new dresses! Such a flattering dress for any body shape and size!

April recently released her second pattern, The Date Night Dress + Simple Slip and my, oh my...this one is as pretty as ever. I just love those flirty sleeves, perfect for a fabulous night out or a special event. Caroline whipped up one for herself with some GORGEOUS Amy Butler Rayon! What's really awesome is this is truly two patterns in one! You may need to create a Simple Slip to go under your Date Night Dress if you use a lighter and more see-through fabric like Voile, but its also darling on its own as a swimsuit cover up, a nightie or a sundress for those extra hot days!
We got to meet up with April at this year's Fall Quilt Market in Houston and she was sweet enough to give us one of each of her patterns to GIVEAWAY to our Cabbage Rose Customers!! The Giveaway will be open through next Wednesday and we'll announce the winner here on the blog! There are lots of ways to win!! You can Follow us on Twitter or SIGN UP for our Newsletter, those count for 2 entries each! OR for one entry each, you can tweet about the Giveaway, Like us on Facebook or Leave us a Comment on this post with what fabrics you'd use to make these dresses!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Handmade Halloween - Quick & Cute Ideas from Martha Stewart!

Let me guess, you're semi-stressing about Halloween costumes for the kiddos? You want to make something cute and memorable but our already busy schedules simply don't want to budge all that much for...costume making. It's a tough predicament, I know! But don't worry, the original Queen of Crafting is here to save the day again! I found some SUPER CUTE and oh-sew-simple costume ideas on the Martha Stewart Blog and they are all excellent ideas for last minute handmade goodness!!
For instance, this easy-peasy Red Riding Hood ensemble is really just a handmade cape! And Martha's got a FREE PATTERN for it right here. All you need to do is find some red fabric! Any kind of dress will do for your little lady! Just make sure she has a basket for Grandma's house and Little Red Riding Hood will be ready for trick or treating in YOUR hood!

This idea may have made me squeal a little from the cute! I just LOVE the petal collar and pistil headbands! Easy to create in one dedicated evening! Pair it with a simple t-shirt dress and fun tights! If you have several kiddos this Flower Bouquet is a great group idea!
How stunning are these Madam Butterfly wings? A bit of a step up from the other costumes, but still simple enough to get done in time! There's a template for creating the wings and the best way to let these beautiful wings stand out is to dress your kiddo head to toe in black!
And probably the simplest of them all to pull off, your child can be their very own SUPERHERO (with a little help from Mom)! You can either fish out a plain, long-sleeve t-shirt out of your kiddos dresser or grab one super cheap at Target! Use metallic or crazy leggings for girl bottoms and maybe go with pajama pants for boys! Now, how exciting you get is up to you! I love the idea of appliqueing their initial on the shirt or a fun symbol of their choosing! If you need a template, you can get them here! Belts, headbands, masks and capes can be made SEW simply with fabric and embellishments...just be creative! You can even make cool cuffs and belts with duct tape, then you can draw on neat details with a Sharpie if you're artistic!
I don't know about you, but I am totally ready for Halloween now! These are great jump off points and I've gotten so many ideas just brainstorming with these! See the rest of Martha's awesome handmade costumes for kids post here for even more great ideas!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Handmade Halloween - Feathered (Fabric) Friends!

I just found this ADORABLE tutorial for handmade wings on the Prudent Baby blog and what a great idea for a quick and affordable Halloween costume! You could grab some pretty and bright fat quarters, use a charm pack or empty out your scrap bin!! Get a solid blue shirt and black leggings and use blue fabric with strategic bits of black and white to create a blue jay! Go all red and create a cardinal! Earthy tones like brown, gold and orange would make a fabulous owl! And loud and crazy brights could yield an exotic parrot!!
You don't even need to know how to sew to create these! You could easily glue these feathers down with your trusty glue gun! All you need is a little patience for cutting the shapes!
Have several kiddos needing quick costumes? Make a whole flock of these fun wings!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Come See us at the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo!!!

So, we're really excited about the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo coming to Fort Worth this year!! Having such a fabulous quilt show right in our own backyard is just too cool! This show has so much to offer, we really hope all of you in the metroplex and beyond will come out for all the inspiring presentations and demos, trunk shows and WAY more...just read on to see what all is happening! And don't forget to find the Cabbage Rose Booth #516! We'll be directly across from The Spot so be sure to stop by and say hi! Especially if you're from another state! We'd love to meet you!
Stage Presentations, demonstrations, trunk shows and fashion shows are FREE with your General Admission ticket. You'll get renewed energy, inspiration and lots of how-to's from these lively 30-minute sessions.

Sit down and sew great accessories and gifts with Beth Bradley and Jessica Giardino of Sew News, Creative Machine Embroidery and Sew It All in the Make-It Center. Try out luscious new fabrics, cool new notions and enjoy doing what you love most – making things!

See what Expo designers, teachers and experts are doing these days, as you get up close for how-to demonstrations and presentations in The Spot – a more intimate setting. FREE with your General Admission ticket. you can sew! Take a break from shopping at the FREE 
Runway Fashion Shows and get a look at dozens of fashions from independent pattern designers while live models walk the runway.

Watch an Expo designer affect a style transformation, and find ways to update your own wardrobe. Put your name in the hat and YOU could be the winner of a FREE Style Makeover and Expo shopping gift certificate.

Make-It Take-It projects
are a great way to learn new things at the Expo. They're quick little projects that put your hands on new techniques and products in an informal, fun atmosphere.

Join us for a FREE social, open and informal gathering to show us what you've made or what you're going to make at the I Made It Myself Event. Enjoy snacks and even prizes! 

Today's young sewers (ages 9-18) can show off their projects and share the fun of sewing and quilting with a live audience in Sewing's Next Generation. Get an insight into the interest and talents of our newest sewing enthusiasts as they show off their latest accomplishments.

October 17, 18 & 19, 2013
Will Rogers Memorial Center  Amon G. Carter Jr. Exhibits Building
3401 West Lancaster Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76107
Exhibit Hall Hours: Thurs./Fri. 10am - 6pm; Sat. 10am - 5:30pm
Lots of amazing things to do in Fort Worth! Come for the show and stay for the fun!