Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Handmade at QuiltCon with Caroline!!

As you all know, Caroline was manning booth Cabbage Rose this past week/end at QuiltCon and if you follow her on Instagram or on her blog Sew Caroline, you also know that girlfriend MADE part of her outfit every day with some of our awesome patterns and fabrics...yeah, she's that awesome. So here's what she wore on Day One of QuiltCon!!

How AMAZING is the Schoolhouse Tunic by Sew Liberated?? Caroline has made this pattern over and over because its just SO simple and looks totally chic as a tunic/top or dress and you can either purchase the pattern or learn how to make it with Caroline's Class!!! We think this design looks killer for Spring in that pretty pastel print Spa Geo Coral by Michael Miller Fabrics! We actually just sold the last of this bolt but we're ordering more so it will be back in stock soon!!
And here's Caroline's look for Day Two!

Loving her Perfect with Pockets Skirt made with the Silk Road Stripe print, also by Michael Miller Fabrics!! I love the way this skirt turned out! Probably her cutest one to date! She is currently working on the pattern for this adorable skirt but you can learn to make it with her Class this Spring!
So, are you inspired yet?? With all of the awesome new Patterns for Fashion coming out these days, there's no excuse for even beginner sewers to not have a few super versatile designs in their arsenal so they can make cute new clothes for themselves each season!
We'll have more outfits made by Caroline for QuiltCon later this week so stay tuned!!

Spring Fling $5 Parking Coupon!!

The Funky Finds Crew has made arrangements with the WRMC to have $5 parking in the Harley Lot Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10. To receive the discounted rate, vendors & attendees MUST present this coupon at the Harley Lot entrance upon arrival. Simply print this PDF and take the coupon with you. We have included three passes on this PDF making it easy for you to give them to your friends and family! All other lots will be $8 a day. A map showing the location of the venue & Harley lot can be found on the directions page.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Come See Us At the Funky Finds Spring Fling March 9-10

On March 9 & 10, the Cabbage Rose will be sponsoring the 5th Annual FUNKY FINDS Spring Fling and we'll have a booth with some of our favorite items in the shop right now! This will be the eighth indie art & craft show Funky Finds has hosted in Fort Worth, Texas. The event is free to the public and is family AND pet-friendly. With over 120 artists, crafters & designers participating, there is certainly something for everyone so grab your friends, family, even Fido can come along, and experience a local craft show like no other!

WHAT: 5th Annual FUNKY FINDS Spring Fling
A HANDMADE SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA! Free Admission * Family And Pet-Friendly * Charitable Raffle benefiting The Humane Society of North Texas & CASA of Tarrant County * Swag Bags * Much More!

WHEN: Saturday, March 9, 10am-5pm and Sunday, March 10, 11am-4pm

WHERE: Will Rogers Memorial Center, Small Exhibits Bldg., 3409 Burnett-Tandy Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76107 (Directions)

The event will feature swag bags for the first 75 attendees each day to purchase a minimum of five $1.00 raffle tickets. Raffle features items donated by all participating artisans & sponsors, and all raffle proceeds benefit CASA of Tarrant County & The Humane Society of North Texas who will be facilitating on-site pet adoptions all weekend. Don't Forget to Feed Me will be accepting pet food donations & each donor will receive one FREE raffle ticket. I look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Come See us at QuiltCon! Booth: 501

Caroline is in Austin this week running the Cabbage Rose Booth (#501) at the first annual QuiltCon presented by The Modern Quilt Guild! We are SEW excited to be here for the first year and be able to see how this conference grows and evolves! It's being held in the Austin Convention Center, February 21st-24th and tickets are only $10 a day for the Quilt Show and Vendor Hall (where we are!) Or you can pay $30 and come for every day!

How cute is our BOOTH??? Come see all of our gorgeous modern fashion samples, quilt kits and a sampling of some of our fabulous fabrics!! We're one of the few fabric shop vending at the conference so if you have always wanted to come visit the Cabbage Rose, do the next best thing and visit us at QuiltCon!! You'll get a better idea of the type of items we LOVE and carry regularly! Caroline will be there to meet and greet new faces, answer questions and of course sell y'all some really cute projects!! Don't miss out on this amazing week of modern quilting, inspiration and more!!

Monday, February 18, 2013

President's Day SALE - 25% OFF ALL Patterns!

 Happy President's Day Y'all!! We are all excited that the cold of Winter is about to pass to the newness of Spring and with that, comes the inspiration of a new season and projects to go right along with it! Maybe you need to revamp your home or need to make a quilt for someone, well you are in luck if you choose to shop with us today! For President's Day, we put ALL of our IN-STOCK PATTERNS on SALE for 25% OFF!!

Oval Patchy Pillow  Sunday Cover Up  A Pear in a Tree  Gym Junk Pattern
So now you can stock up on fun new projects for the new season at a fraction of the cost!!! Make some fun pillows for your home with the new Bekko Home Decor Sateens we got in last week!
Mini Kyoko Dolly-Sized Shirt & Dress  Serendipity Studio - The Claire Cami Dress  The Nie Nie Skirt
Or grab some fun new prints and create some funky Fashions for yourself, your kids or for gifts! It's never to early to begin thinking about everyone's Birthday and Christmas gifts! Wouldn't it be nice to have all your projects planned out before the year even got going?? Whether you're in need of a great skirt pattern or a super veratile bag, we've got a great selection of different projects for different tastes!! We've gotten LOTS of great prints for fashion from Art Gallery lately!!
Pumpkins for Leslye  Hopscotch  Marigolds
And don't forget to shop through our fabulous selection of Quilt & Throw Patterns! Make something bright and cheery, modern and funky or chic and traditional! Whatever you're looking for, we've got the pattern (and the Fabric) for you! So shop, shop, shop and get all your new patterns for 25% OFF through MIDNIGHT TONIGHT!! Don't delay though, SALE is for in-stock Patterns only so when they're gone, they're GONE!!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Giveaway Winner Plus Les Amis by Patty Sloniger!!!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Giveaway! These are always so much fun and we loved reading through all your comments! Now we are even more charged up with inspiration for this fresh new season of sewing!! But now to what you're actually interested in.
Congratulations Karrie S.!! You were randomly chosen as our giveaway winner and NOW you get to choose 4 yards of your favorite new quilting cottons!  :)
Speaking of new fabric, we just got in some of the adorable prints from Patty Sloniger's latest collection for Michael Miller, Les Amis!! She has quite the knack for cute illustrations and an eye for color and balance...must be her graphic design background! This collection is great for little ones and there's a lot of inspirational projects to be gathered from her Fall Market 2012 booth! I especially LOVE those plush mushrooms and all the little ties!! SEW CUTE!! Shop the collection here!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Sweetheart Special!!!

Since you are ALL our Sweethearts for continuning to support the Cabbage Rose, we're showing you just how much we LOVE you with a little Sweetheart Special!! As our Happy Valentine's Day gift to you, all of our IN-STOCK Pillowcase Kits are $9.50 today, February 14th!! Stock up on these fun and fast little kits that can be made as quick handmade gifts or used to teach a friend or the kids how to sew! Grab one for each child that will be at a party for a favor and activity in one!
Kit includes everything you need to complete one, standard size pillowcase. Perfect for traveling, you'll never leave your pillow behind dressed in one of these cute cases!!
*Local shoppers - as always, feel free to purchase online if you can't make it into the shop Thursday! Just write in the notes at the end of your order online that you will be in later to pick up and we will knock off the shipping costs before we charge you and get your pillowcase kits ready to go! Happy Valentine's Day everyone!!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

After-School Sewing Series Success

Check out these AMAZING scarves that some of Caroline's After-School Sewing Students created yesterday afternoon!! They did such a good job and really were excited to see what they could make for themselves with a little patience and a few straight stitches! Love the fabrics they chose too!
Now these kiddos are equipped to make gifts for friends and family as well as a new scarf or two each year for themselves! Handmade gifts are always a little bit more special and now they can enjoy an entire creative process whenever they have an occasion for gifting! Getting them started on a sewing machine this early is a wonderful way to give them a useful, life-long creative outlet that can be used to make life a little grander!
We can't WAIT to see what they whip up next week! These kids are really excited to keep making and we're thrilled to see the joy of sewing in them so young!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Bekko Home Decor Sateens by Trenna Travis are HERE!!!

We are LOVING the new Home Decor Weight Sateens, Bekko by Trenna Travis for Michael Miller!! We got to see these fabrics ar Market this past Fall and thought they were just too perfect for words for house and home and we hope they excite you for your decor plans this season!! Classic and modern lines in everyone's favorite preppy hues make this collection perfect for recovering those old sofa cushions, creating fresh new drapes for the living room, giving your bedroom a modern makeover or even for making classic, well-wearing tote bags!!
If you have a plain and neutral couch then we think you need to LIVEN that baby up for Spring & Summer 2013!! Grab a few of these prints in a few colors and spend an afternoon with girlfriends sewing some simple pillow covers for your homes!! Given the heavier weight of these fabulous Sateens, they will withstand even the craziest of households! Dogs, kiddos, need not fear with Bekko making up your home decor! Removable covers can go straight into the washing machine to make them look as good as new!! Try making a fancy statement piece like the Gum Drop Pillow to really punch up a room!! Caroline is teaching the Gum Drop Class again on February 28th from 5:30-9:00pm!
How about making some super simple and great looking curtains with one or two of these prints? I love the look of these DIY Curtains I found on the Vanilla Joy Blog, they seriously can be the perfect answer to your window covering problems for kids rooms, the living room, new apartments, dorms or wherever you need something colorful, graphic and totally chic! These prints in these colors are just too versatile!!
They are a slightly heavier weight than typical quilting cotton yet they still feel wonderful and they measure 54" wide! What would you like to make out of these awesome new fabrics?? Share your ideas in the comments!! AND don't forget to comment below on our GIVEAWAY post for a chance to win 4 yards of quilting cottons!!
Our February SEW FRESH Meeting is THIS THURSDAY NIGHT! There's also the Sit & Sew going on Thursday & Friday so we will be sewing with all the folks who decide to stay late on Thursday so we should have a full and fun classroom!! Come join us!!

Monday, February 4, 2013

A Brand NEW Giveaway!!

SOOO, we've been thinking with all these wonderful Classes and Events we've got going on, you guys HAVE to be getting pretty inspired out there! Maybe you're even just about ready to make something...well, we've got a little incentive for you here at the Cabbage Corner!!

How about you follow us (if you aren't already), then let us know in the comments what you're most inspired by this season, whether its a new fabric collection, color trends, a favorite pattern or diy project! Be sure to add your email to the comment so we can get in touch with you!! And next Friday, February 15th we'll pick one lucky comment at random to win 4 yards of any of our wonderful 44/45" width, 100% cotton quilting fabrics!!! You can choose different prints and yardages up to 4 yards total! That's enough for a small quilt backing!! With that amount, you'll be able to get started on whatever new project you've been dreaming of right away!! 

We've been getting LOTS of new fabrics lately from Westminster and Riley Blake, so go ahead and comment and then head over to the Cabbage Rose website and begin window shopping for the fabrics you'll pick when you win! ;)

And don't forget!! The Handmade Fashion Show is THIS SATURDAY, February 9th at 11:15am!! There's still time to make something cute to rock down the handmade runway so get to that sewing machine and start creating!! 

Or come on into the shop to get some new fabric and inspiration!! Caroline made this adorable Washi Dress with a gorgeous print from Bari J.'s collection Splendor 1920 which is wonderful for creating cool clothing! Don't trust yourself to get through a pattern or project alone in time??? Then take Caroline's Abby Bag Class on Thursday night from 5:30-8:30pm or her Perfect with Pockets Skirt Class this Friday from 1:30-3:30pm. Both Classes are inexpensive and will get you comfortable with some really awesome patterns!! Sign up today!!

Friday, February 1, 2013

We are Gum Drop Pillow CRAZY!!!

Okay so, we are all a little blown AWAY by this young lady right here! Katie is a kindergarten teacher who had never sewed a day in her life before last night when she decided to take Caroline's Gum Drop Pillow Class...she picked out her fabric (a rad print by Parson Gray, from the line Curious Nature), started cutting out her pieces and nervously began sewing as Caroline guided the class step by step. And this is what Katie ended up with...a super FAB floor pillow to enjoy in her home (and we think hubby will like it too!)

Are YOU anything like Katie?? Wanting to create amazing things for yourself or your home but just too intimidated by the machine or reading patterns?? Then you need to come to one of Caroline's amazing classes this Spring!

AND we just got in some INCREDIBLE decorator linens from Amy Butler's Alchemy Collection!! There are SO beautiful and easy to work with! The textures, colors and prints are all to die for! Would love to see some drapes out of these gorgeous fabrics!! 

So are you inspired yet?? This year, we're all about serious creative business and if you've been wanting and wanting to do more sewing, making, whatever...we say, stop wanting AND START DOING!! Sign up for one of our incredible Classes (we have about a million right now so there's something for everyone) and push yourself in 2013! We bet you surprise yourself and us!!

Happy Creating!!