Thursday, January 24, 2013

Support Brick & Mortar Shops, Visit Your Local Quilt Shop TODAY!!

Even though online shopping is amazingly convenient  we know how much you all LOVE being able to go into a physical quilt shop for ideas, inspiration, and information!! Not to mention to be able to see all the NEW Fabric's prints and color in person! The shades are never exactly right on our computer screens are they?? You really just can't beat actually being able to go into a brick and mortar shop in order to match or coordinate color palettes, compare print scales, or find that unexpected fabric that works just perfectly! 

The tactile and sensory experience of being inside a fun little fabric haven is another element of the physical store that we couldn't imagine our lives without!! Seriously every time I walk into our store, even though I've walked through those doors hundreds of times, it's still so refreshing and inspirational! The color, the won't leave our shop without AT LEAST a dozen new project ideas! Browsing through our Patterns, there's about a 30 that I have on my wishlist and cannot wait to try! But sometimes getting all the supplies still isn't enough to get us motivated is it? 

And that's where our Classes come in...a place where sewers can come and spread out with their machines and their projects and create with others is such a blessing and all of our students come away with new skills plus an invigoration for creating which is something all of us at the Cabbage Rose are very passionate about! Sometimes we just need someone else to say "YOU CAN DO THIS!" or to simply do it with us to get ourselves creating! And when you come to a Class at the Cabbage Rose, you get the support and direction you need to tackle that project that you've been wanting to try! The ability to create is so rewarding for everyone and we love seeing people's creative voice develop as well as being able to encourage others in their journey! Our teachers are especially gifted at this! With classes for kids who have never sewn before, aspiring quilters and handmade fashionistas, there's something for everyone! 

We are so excited there's now an official day to celebrate just how fabulous it is to have a resource like a local quilt shop around and we hope all of you in the DFW area can make it to the Cabbage Rose today to celebrate with us! The Girls will be doing some fun DEMOS all day starting at 12pm so grab an early lunch with some friends and then come spend the day with us!! PLUS, our 15th Anniversary SALE is still going on so ALMOST EVERYTHING in the store is 15% OFF!!! Come see what's new in the shop, learn a cool technique or scoop up some new goodies for less TODAY for VISIT YOUR LOCAL QUILT SHOP DAY!!! 


Friday, January 18, 2013

Make it with Caroline in 2013!!

This year is already off to an incredible start with all of the new Classes we already have scheduled this season! We have new teachers  as well as new classes from our veteran teachers, meaning 2013 is going to be as fresh as can be at the Cabbage Rose! Especially with all of the fun fashion and home decor classes that Caroline Hulse has going on! The Gum Drop Pillow Class was a hit last year and she's offering lots of dates in the next few months including NEXT SATURDAY, January 26th from 1:30-5:00pm and the FOLLOWING THURSDAY EVENING, January 31st from 5:30-9:00pm. Caroline scheduled all of the dates for this class on Saturdays or Thursday evenings to give more of you the opportunity to take it! So sign up today and learn how to make this cool Amy Butler pillow for your home!

The next class of Caroline's that will come up on the Calendar is the Abby Bag Class on Thursday, February 7th from 5:30-8:30. This bag is an awesome every day accessory big enough to hold all of those daily essentials without being overly huge! You want to wear a bag, not have it wear you am I right?? Well in our opinion, the Abby Bag by V & Co. is the perfect happy medium size. Plus, the bow doubles as a cool cotton scarf, a sweet accessory to rock over a simple tee and jeans while toting your brand new Abby Bag! This is a great simple tote for those who would like to create something interesting but don't have the patience for super intricate bag construction! More dates here!

Now if you want to talk about versatile, we can't leave out this sweet and chic tunic by Sew Liberated! In the Schoolhouse Tunic Class you'll learn this beginner pattern that will give you so much bang for your buck! Easy to construct and totally flattering, you can wear it as a tunic over colored jeans or fun leggings or paired with a coordinating tank top and worn as a dress! Once you know how make one, you'll have to make another in that new fabric you just fell in love with! Her first date for this class is Monday, February 11th from 10:00am-3:00pm and she has one scheduled each month through May which you can see here!

And if you are a brand new sewer, you won't want to miss the Perfect with Pockets Skirt Class! This full  and flirty skirt is flattering on everyone, is SO easy to make AND it has pockets!! How fun is that?? You can do a paper-bag or simple waistline and create totally different looking skirts in your favorite prints of the season! Easy to dress up or down, you might just start LIVING in your Perfect With Pockets Skirts! Caroline sure has!!! The first date for this class is Friday, February 8th from 1:30-3:30pm with another chance to take it each month through May! See all of the dates here!

AND if you have a young one that would like to learn how to sew, Caroline is teaching an After-School Sewing Series for ages 7-12 starting in February, meeting ever Tuesday from 3:45-5:00 for 4 weeks in which they will complete 3 projects giving them basic sewing skills and the confidence to keep going on their sewing journey! Kids don't need any prior sewing experience for this series so sign your little one up today!! See the details here!!

We are so excited about all the teaching Caroline is doing! Come take part in one of her classes this year and bring some handmade into your life! 

Thursday, January 17, 2013

15% OFF for our 15th Anniversary!!

Can you believe we are turning 15 this year?? Well the time has definitely flown by and we are all so utterly thankful for you guys, our loyal and faithful customers who continue to support us year after year!! We get to do what we love thanks to all of you and to show our appreciation, we're having an awesome 15th Anniversary SALE!!

For the last 15 days of January (tomorrow through the 31st), all REGULAR PRICED Fabric, Patterns, Notions, Books and Kits are all 15% OFF! *ALMOST EVERYTHING in store is 15% OFF!! Discount will be taken after the order is filled and ready to charge! 

Also, if your total after the discount is taken is over $100, we'll give you FREE SHIPPING!! You will need to put at least $120 in your shopping cart to qualify!!

*Sale does not apply to Classes, Block of the Months, Bus Trips or Sale Items!

Local Shoppers!! Come into the store to shop our full selection OR feel free to order online and write in the notes at the end of your order that you will be picking up in store! We'll knock off those shipping costs and have your order ready to go the next time you can make it to the shop!!

We have some AWESOME NEW Collections that have just landed in the shop, along with some great new Fashion Patterns!!! Use the 15th Anniversary SALE to get 15% OFF your supplies for that new handmade skirt or dress you're going to be rocking at our Handmade Fashion Show!! All particpants receive a discount on all items purchase the day of the show (February 9th) and a coupon!! See more details here!!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

After-School Sewing Series!!

Our very own Caroline Hulse is teaching an awesome After-School Sewing Class Series for kiddos between 7-12  this season! If you have a little one who would love to learn how to sew this year,  then we would love to have them take part in this fun new series! There will be 4 classes, each meeting on Tuesdays afternoons from 3:45-5:30pm, in which students will learn basic sewing skills with each of the projects featured! No prior sewing experience is required, they will learn great basic sewing skills! Moms and Grammies can make their weekly trip to Cabbage Rose after school on Tuesdays and shop while your kiddo  learns to sew!

Here is what we will be making!

February 12th: Infinity Scarf
February 19th: Pillowcase 
February 26th: Tote Bag (part 1)
March 5th: Tote Bag (part 2)

Students are required to bring a sewing machine (with manual), thread (cream or grey), scissors, pins, and any other necessary sewing supplies. But if your student doesn't have a sewing machine, contact Caroline and we can try to work something out! Don't let that stop your from signing your child up to learn how to sew! Hope to see your kids there!!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Pablo Strikes Again!!

Check out this FAB quilt that Pablo just made!! He is really getting us all inspired to think outside the box all while keeping things simple, easy and totally cool!! We have had just a couple of the fun prints from Ty Pennington's Impressions 2012 collection that didn't really seem like enough to make a quilt with but leave it to a man to try and prove the ladies wrong! ;)

Pablo grabbed the few bold prints, threw in a coordinating solid or two, added an Amy Butler print for good measure and whipped out this fast and modern quilt that is just jaw-dropping good! The way he did the borders is a great trick for adding some width to a small quilt pattern to make it larger, or to build size when you're low on yardage! I also LOVE that he did a little fussy-cutting on that hexy stripe to make the center strip look like the inverse of the two strips framing the top and bottom! Such a clever move to get more bang out of a bold, large-scale fabric! 

He even got super fancy and used all the prints he had left over to make a big wonky patchwork backing instead of trying to get enough of one fabric for the whole thing!! And let me just tell you, this quilt is crazy good and it looks even cooler in person!

SO, what can we learn from this awesome project???

1. Just because there are only a few prints left, doesn't mean you can't make an AMAZING quilt
2. When in doubt, bring in the SOLIDS
3. A little fussy-cutting on a big print goes a LONG way
4. Low yardage is an opportunity to think outside the box! If you LOVE a fabric, DON'T LET IT GO!!
5. Pieced backings are economical & cool, NEVER worry about finding enough backing again!

We hope we've inspired you to use fabric in a new way or to create something fabulous with that small grouping of prints you snagged the last of! Quilts with a lot of prints are wonderful, but we also love the modern and fresh look of Pablo's and other quick quilts like it! And if you LOVE projects like this that anyone with some imagination can do, SIGN UP FOR SEW FRESH! Our first sewing night of the new year is this Thursday from 6pm-9pm and we're going to be doing tons of fun stuff like this all year long! Come and  share the inspiration!!

Happy Sewing!!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Another Handmade Fashion Show!

Check it out ladies!! We are having another awesome Handmade Fashion Show at the Cabbage Rose on February 9th, 2013!! 

We've had a couple shows in the past and they are always SEW much fun, we thought we should kick off another year with another opportunity for all of our talented customers to show us what you've made!!

It can be a bag, an accessory or a fun and fashionable piece of clothing you've made from one of our patterns, blog tutorials or with fabric you purchased at the Cabbage Rose! A little stage shy are you? NO PROBLEM! Recruit a friend or the kids to work the runway in your gorgeous designs! HOWEVER, you must have SEWN an item in the show to qualify for the 20% OFF and coupon!

We will all be taking the handmade runway at 11:15 so make sure you are at the Cabbage Rose by 11 in order for us all to get ready! This is going to be one fun and fancy show! The CR Girls are already planning their fashionable projects! If you know what you're making, email us and let us know! We'd like to get a count of everyone who plans to attend!

AND DON'T FORGET!! Our first Sew Fresh Sewing Night  of the new year is THIS THURSDAY from 5-9pm! A perfect opportunity to get started on a funky skirt, cute dress, simple scarf or whatever project you are in the middle of!!!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Visit Your Local Quilt Shop on January 24th!!!

You've probably heard the news by now but January 24, 2013 is Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day and we couldn't be any more excited for this fun event!! We know you all adore being able to come into brick & mortar quilt shops like the Cabbage Rose and Thursday, January 24th is the day to come show some local quilt shop LOVE!! The world of online shopping is fabulous but you just can't beat the tactile experience of coming into a shop like ours and being able to see the amazing colors and prints of the latest and greatest fabrics in person! Pulling out your projects and being able to compare colors with bolts before you buy is a way to ensure that a certain print is going to work with what you're doing! Many of the Cabbage Rose gals are a WEALTH of sewing and quilting information, who can help you figure out backing, binding, or just how to read that pattern you're trying to work with! That's an experience the big online retailer's just can't provide for you!!!
If one of your New Year's resolutions is Shop Local, than you definitely will want to come out and enjoy the day's celebration! We'll be doing TONS of awesome demos all day AND you can enter to win a $500 SHOPPING SPREE & Project Runway Sewing Machine with the I Love My Local Quilt Shop Fan Photo Contest!! All you have to do is take a picture in our shop that day and upload it to their Official Contest Fabcebook Page!!



Entering is easy, and you can enter three ways—on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram! Follow these steps:
1. Visit your favorite local, independent quilt or fabric shop and take a photo inside the shop. Be creative and have fun with it! 2. Upload the photo to the contest page at by 11:59 p.m. PST on January 24, 2013 (Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day)3. Share your photo starting January 25, the day after Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day! The more votes you get, the better chances of you winning! All of our Facebook fans will be invited to vote for their favorite entry. Only one vote per person is permitted. Plus, you can enter via Twitter and Instagram!
1. Snap a photo
2. Add the hashtag #ILoveMyLQS to the caption or tweet
3. Upload your photo to Instagram or Twitter!
Get your friends to vote for you on the official contest page on Facebook! Voting closes at 11:59 p.m. EST on January 31, 2013.


The Grand Prize winner will receive a $500 shopping spree* to be spent at the winner’s favorite local, independent quilt or fabric shop designated on the entry form, and a PC420PRW Project Runway™ Limited Edition Computerized Sewing Machine from Brother International Corporation (MSRP $649.00) The 10 Runners-Up will receive an “I Love My Local Quilt Shop” tote bag of fabrics, notions, books, and other prizes from runners-up prize sponsors valued at retail $200. Runners-up prize sponsors include Aurifil, BasicGrey, Coats & Clark, C&T Publishing, Hoffman, In the Beginning, Martingale, Moda, Marcus Fabrics, QuiltGate, Quilting Arts TV, Studio E Fabrics, Timeless Treasures, and WindhamFabrics.


The 10 photo entries with the highest number of votes at the end of the contest period will each win the tote bags of prizes, and one photo entry will be selected from the Top 10 by a panel of Sponsor’s employees to win the Grand Prize, according to the following criteria: personality (33%), quality (33%), and representation of the “I Love My Local Quilt Shop” theme (33%).

*Shopping spree courtesy of a $500 Brother Visa ® Prepaid Card.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Sit & Sew at the Cabbage Rose!!!

Welcome to 2013 everybody!! We are SEW excited about all that the amazing Classes, Events and Trips we already have planned for this year and we hope you guys are prepared for a whirlwind of fun at Cabbage Rose this year!! This is our 15th year of business and you better believe we're celebrating with more awesome interactive days at the shop!!
Our first new Event for the New Year is a Sit & Sew on January 18th & 19th! It's a Friday and Saturday where we are opening up our the Cabbage Rose Classroom to all of our amazing customers for a fun few days of friends, fellowship and sewing from 10am-5pm each day!
You can go ahead and sign up here!!
Open to anyone with their own sewing machine, and you can come for one of the days or both!! If you just want to join the fun for one day, the cost is $10 per person and if you want to come sew for both days it's ONLY $15 per person! A great opportunity to get some big sewing projects done without the mountains of laundry or dishes staring at you!!
If you're an out of towner, why not grab a friend and make it into a sewing retreat?? There are plenty of fabulous and reasonable hotels in the area and TONS of great restaurants near the shop since we are SO close to downtown Fort Worth! You can come sew, grab a great lunch, come back and finish up for the day than go enjoy a wonderful dinner!
We will provide water and tea to keep you hydrated all day long and if you REALLY want to make it a budget friendly day or two, bring your own lunch from home! We have a full size fridge, oven and microwave that you are more than welcome to use!! Sew, what are you waiting for?? Sign up today for one OR both days and start planning out all the projects you're going to accomplish, finish or get started on! A great way to start this year off with a creative bang!! We are planning on doing a Sit & Sew each month so if it doesn't work out for you this month, check the drop down box for more dates in the future! We already have the days for February picked out!