Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Fig Tree & Co. NEW Pattern Showcase!!

We just got in a bundle of fresh new patterns for the Summer from Fig Tree & Co. and what a sweet collection of designs it is!! Everything from new quilts, bags, table runners, pre-cut friendly projects, even a pattern for the brand new Honey Combs! So scroll down to get the scoop on these delicious new projects!
Painted Ladies is a beautiful pattern that started as a table runner, then ended up being turned into a bed runner, then found its way to its most beautiful incarnation, the quilt! These beautiful butterfly blocks are so whimsical and charming, I can see wanting to bring that block onto say, a matching pillow or even a triptych of wall hangings! I mean, who doesn't LOVE butterflies??
This might just about be the easiest and cutest bag Fig Tree & Co. has ever come up with! The One Piece Bag is literally one rectangle with a handle loop sewn to it while it is still flat. It is then folded up and the 2 side gussets are pinned in and sewn. That's it! True story. Plus its a great size, you can make the handle long or short depending on how you like to carry your bag and the only hardware used was a magnetic snap and bag "feet" so that it doesn't get dirty when you set it down. That's it! The above version is Joanna's personal bag, SEW pretty right?? 

And if you're really looking for something to cheer up your Summer, make this adorable Cherry Pie Quilt!! Gather up some beautiful shades of red and green for your cherries and stems, some white background fabric and start creating this cheery design! Hang it on your dining room wall to really lighten and brighten up the space! Or curl up with it and your favorite Summertime read! 

And one of the cutest little projects I've seen in a little while are these fun bags made with the new Moda pre-cut Honey Combs!! You can make 5 of these fun little Hexies with just one Honey Comb pack (each bag utilizes 8 hexagons). An awesome little gift to do for exchanges, for your quilting guild or bee or just because they are way fun and utterly ADDICTING to make! Use vintage buttons from your grandma's collection or little snaps you have on hand to finish these cuties up!
Some of the new Fig Tree & Co. designs in action at Spring Quilt Market!! We got a couple more of her new patterns so browse through all of our Fig Tree & Co. Patterns to see them all!! And don't forget to shop the latest collection Avalon, in our store right now!!
Happy Sewing!!

Monday, May 27, 2013

Modern Colorblock Pillow Tutorial!

How cute is this simple little pillow?? I just love the way the tiny blocks of color pop out against the white background! Plus since there's not much going on design-wise, you can really have fun with your quilting! Whether you like a fun meander or an even more modern option, straight diagonal lines! You can find the tutorial here on the Moda Bake Shop Blog! It calls for a Bella Solids charm pack but you can totally pull these from your solid scraps!!
This a great pillow to pair with a fun and modern quilt as a gift! Pick the solids you used in your quilt or add even more interest by using different shades of the same colors! You could make the background gray and do tonal color blocking with shades of blue and green, purple and pink, citrus tones or whatever suits your project! Make one with darker earth tones to go in Dad's man cave for Father's Day!! So much you can do with this simple little design just by changing up those colors! EASY, FAST & FUN = LOTS OF LOVE for this project!

Monday, May 20, 2013

EVEN BIGGER SALES & Shipping Special!!

In order to clear out some room for all the amazing new collections that will be coming into the shop this season, we've decided to reduce ALL THE ITEMS in our 25% OFF section to 30% OFF!!! Get even more for your fabric buck on some AMAZING collections! We have SEW MUCH ON SALE!! Here's just a taste!!
Me & My Sister just released a beautiful new collection of Black, White & Gray prints called Shades of Black so we decided their last collection Good Morning! should be 30% OFF!! Use these bright and cheery prints for kids projects or punchy Summer picnic quilts!!

Mod Century by Jenn Ski is an awesome assortment of mod, mid century inspired geometrics and retro colors, perfect for creating fun clothing or bedding for boys!! Can work for any age and NOW you can buy so much more for less money!!

We still have plenty Mama Said Sew in stock and it is 30% OFF as well! Load up on these black, gray, red and cream prints in lots of signature Sweetwater prints! Make a quilt for a friend, use them on their own or in lots of different projects! They are so versatile, you could even mix those reds in with your Christmas décor!
Winterkist  Winterkist  Winterkist
Winterkist  Winterkist  Winterkist
Winterkist by Monica Solorio-Snow for Lecien is an ADORABLE collection of SUPER BRIGHT Christmas themed prints that are just too whimsical for words! AND IT'S NOW 30% OFF!!! Stock up on these for super fun and modern Christmas projects, cute little stocking stuffers or a cool Christmas quilt! LOTS OF OUR OTHER CHRISTMAS FABRIC ARE 40% OFF!!
Good Fortune Spirit  Good Fortune Zen  Good Fortune Waterfall
SEW many Moda Collections are ON SALE TOO!! AND ALL REDUCED TO 30% OFF! Help us make room for new collections by clearing out some of the older pretties, like these cute prints from Good Fortune by Kate Spain! Make some pretty pillows, a simple and modern blanket with just a few prints or a great Spring skirt!
ALSO for a limited time, FREE SHIPPING on all US orders over $35!!! AND $10 OFF SHIPPING for International orders over $80! So stock up on more fabric for MUCH LESS this month at the Cabbage Rose!

Friday, May 17, 2013


As you all know, we just LOVE the awesome Basics that Riley Blake has been releasing over the past year!! Starting with the Chevrons which have absolutely BLOWN UP and are nearly impossible to keep stocked in the store, to the Dots and the ADORABLE Ginghams!!!
These prints are so versatile, you can truly use them in any project needing a pop of color or for adding some interest without introducing a busy print!! We use them for accents in applique, borders, backing and obviously, cute as can be clothing!! I mean come on, how cool is this GINGHAM SUIT?! This is definitely an outfit for a trend setting young man with a LOT of attitude and some sweet dance moves! But even if this is a bit much  of a good thing for your little mister, imagine a really simple pair of elastic waist shorts for Summer or even a cool button up or two!
And now, I present you with the most hilarious and ridiculous video I've seen in awhile from our friends at Riley Blake! It totally reminds me of a home video Karen made of her grandbaby Davis, dancing and singing with Psy! It darn near killed me with cuteness!! This one is almost as good! ;)

Happy Friday y'all!!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Create a Giant Star Quilt from Fat Quarters!!

The design minds over at Art Gallery Fabrics are always so inspirational! I've always been fond of the awesome Fat Quarter Gang projects their arsenal of designers keeps coming up with but after reading through this tutorial, found this amazing quilt by Jeni Baker really caught my eye! A simple star made even easier by the size of the blocks used, this quilt can come together in an afternoon! AND there are lots of different options for choosing fabrics, Jeni made some super cool graphics so you can visualize how the color choices look! 

Great for using a whole collection or mixing tons of crazy and bold prints for a super bohemian look! Keep the background fabric a small scale print or a solid to really make that star POP!

I feel like this is a perfect amount of fabrics to choose for a beginner quilter! Make sure the 4 colors you pick are ones you REALLY love and like shown in the graphic, choose a darker and lighter shade of each color to add more interest!

And here's a fun look for a super modern quilt! I would even love to see this in 4 shades of the same color for a cool tonal effect! A great layout to choose if making a baby blanket as you don't have to choose many fabrics and run the risk of it clashing with the nursery! Stick with Solid colors for a quilt that they can truly grow with!!
Bijoux Divine Gypsy Rosewood   Bijoux Exotic Bandana Oasis  Bijoux Mystic Traveler Magenta
We just got in these awesome fabrics from Bari J.'s newest collection Bijoux and I think this quilt would be the perfect project for these pretty prints!! Mix in some solids or small scale prints in coordinating colors and you'll have yourself a beautiful and rich quilt in no time!!
So come on up to the Cabbage Rose and pick out some fabulous Fat Quarters for your new Giant Star Quilt! We are here to help you with fabric choices and would LOVE to see what you're planning! Come get creative with us!! Happy Sewing!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Obsessing Over Brights for Summer!!

We are just LOVING all of the BRIGHTS that are coming out this season! I know Summer is the time of year when we're usually on the look out for these brighter hues and with amazing collections like Bekko Home Décor Sateens, you can create everything from fun skirts and sturdy tote bags to recovering a vintage chair or making an awesome quilt (they're still light enough to feel amazing!)

Pam experimented with them in this funky patchwork quilt she created after getting inspired by the Summer catalogs! Don't think you have to stay within a collection or even a fabric type when making a quilt! She used cottons and sateens from several different collections and the result is just awesome!! Use some Cotton Couture Solids, crazy prints or tonals! Just keep the color family similar or complimentary and you're golden!!
We also have these great OMBRE'S from the Simply Color collection and they are just SCREAMING to me made into something fabulous this season! One of our Facebook friends mention creating a super trendy Ombre Skirt, and another said the gradation of these fabrics is perfect for appliqueing flowers!! How will you use them??
In case you haven't heard, we just launched our NEWEST Cabbage Rose Exclusive Block of the Month Program, BRIGHTS ALL OVER!! This sampler quilt is exactly like its sister, BLACK WHITE & GRAY ALL OVER featuring an Irish Chain and some beautiful bright fabrics! It last 12 months and SHIPPING IS FREE for US Customers! SIGN UP TODAY!!!
Want to create a quick, modern quilt this Summer but don't want to pick out all the fabrics yourself?? Try our GORGEOUS Flying Geese Quilt Kit, NOW 30% OFF until Mother's Day along with some of our other favorite Quilt Kits!! Featuring over 30 different prints, this quilt is sure to brighten up any living space you bring it into! 
How are you using BRIGHTS this Summer?? Share those projects on Facebook or in the comments! Happy Sewing!!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Vote for Caroline in the Project Sewn Week 1 Challenge!!

As you all know, our very own Caroline Hulse is kinda talented. She's been wowing us with her self-taught sewing skills for awhile now and this look that she created for Week One of the Project Sewn Challenge is NO EXCEPTION!

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Project Sewn is a 4 week sewing competition comprised of 6 designer/seamstresses.  Designers are given a theme each week to base their looks on. This week was Black and White and Caroline definitely knocked this one out of the park!

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Caroline is channeling her inner Audrey Hepburn with this adorable imagination of the Shift Dress by Favorite Things!! She decided to skip the sleeves and add a couple super cute details like the Peter Pan collar which I am DYING OVER and a bow belt! I just love how chic and sophisticated this look is. And it's a great example of how you can alter a great pattern to your tastes!

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Voting ends TONIGHT so be sure to get your votes in!!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Make Gifts for Mother's Day at Sew Fresh Tomorrow Night!!!

Tomorrow night is indeed the 2nd Thursday of the month and that means its time for Sew Fresh again! This Sunday is Mother's Day and we all know that some of our most cherished gifts were handmade. If you haven't had much time to shop for Mom due to hectic schedules or just haven't found that perfect something, you should grab your sewing machine and come on out Thursday night, pick out some gorgeous Fabric and create something fabulous for Mother's Day!
Pick out a good variety of fabulous, standout prints in different shades (Field Study by Anna Maria Horner has some awesome prints to choose from) and maybe mix in a few coordinating solids like the new Cotton Supreme Solids we just got in from RJR or the Cotton Couture Solids from Michael Miller! Make a simple patchwork or strip quilt and you could have the top finished before you leave Sew Fresh!

Pajama bottoms are a great gift, especially if they are handmade in gorgeous and luscious fabrics like some of our Voiles!! Create Mom a soft and slinky pair of pj's with the Sleep Well Pattern by Favorite Things! You could even make her a matching eye mask or pillowcase to give your gift a bit of a theme! Pair it with some amazing lotion and Mom won't know what hit her this Sunday! And if you come on out to Sew Fresh tomorrow night, you could get the pants done no problem!

If the Mom on your list is a sewer, quilter or fabric crafter herself, we have lots of awesome small items that any creative gal would love to add to her stash! If she has little one's, get her the Cute Clothes for Kids book, with instructions for tons of adorable outfits for the kiddos! Grab her a couple of the Simply Color Ombre Junior Jelly Rolls if she is into modern quilting!
Collection Les Merveilles d’ Alice Pincushion - Polka Dots   Collection Les Merveilles d’ Alice Pincushion - Matryoshka   Collection Les Merveilles d’ Alice Pincushion - Whimsy
Or if you're not all that sure what to get Mom, grab her a little something small like one of these adorable Pincushions to pair with a Cabbage Rose Gift Certificate! She'll love to have some walking around money at her favorite quilt shop, plus who couldn't use another adorable pincushion??
Whether you want to create a completely handmade gift or you want to pick out some awesome goodies for a themed basket, we have you covered for great Mother's Day gift! And if you have some sewing to do to make sure you get all you presents complete, come on out for Sewing Night with the Sew Fresh Girls THIS THURSDAY NIGHT, 6-9pm!

Monday, May 6, 2013

A Full House for Marie Bostwick!

We all had SUCH an amazing time with Marie Bostwick at her Between Heaven and Texas Book Release Party & Signing this past week at the Cabbage Rose and just had to share some of the amazing details of our special celebration for all of you who couldn't make it!!

We listened to Marie share her lovely and heart warming stories over a few true Texas favorites, Dr. Pepper straight out of glass bottles with fancy paper straws and Moon Pies! And all of our decor was really simple with some truly eye-catching fabrics on the tables to really make everything pop! If you have a party to plan this Summer, whether it be a wedding reception, a baby shower or a fun Birthday party, come into the Cabbage Rose and talk to the girls about your ideas and they'll help you come up with some fun decor ideas utilizing your favorite fabrics!

We have all of Marie's Cobbled Court Series books, and the ones we didn't sell that night she went ahead and signed for us so if you would like to purchase one of her amazing books or the whole series, they are all signed by Marie Bostwick herself!

We had so much fun with everyone who came out!! Thank you so much Marie! We just love your books and your stories and the creative spirit that you possess! You are such an incredible inspiration to us all! And thank you to all of you amazing ladies who came out to support Marie and celebrate her latest book, Between Heaven and Texas with us!!