Interview with Cabbage & Roses' Christina Strutt,and a Fabric giveaway!

24 Jun 2011

First off – The winner of the fabric from my last blog post is spirit2sew congratulations! Send your mailing address to me at lmurray@interweave.com so I Cabbage&Roses 1can send the bundle out to you.

I just love Cabbage & Roses new fabric line, Northcote Range, because its vintage and faded look is so unique to today's market. I was excited when I got the chance to speak with the designer, Christina Strutt, who envisioned this line. Her rich history is both interesting and informative, and I know you will all enjoy hearing about it!

(Like what you see? The generous folks over at MODA fabrics have agreed to give a sampling of the Northcote Range fabric to one of the readers of this blog. To enter to win the fabric, leave a comment about your thoughts on this beautiful fabric line! I will announce the winner July 5th!)

Interview with Christina Strutt of Cabbage & Roses

LM:  You have an extensive background in fashion and design. Can you tell us a little about this background?

CS: HAVING LEFT SCHOOL AT THE AGE OF 16 WITH NO QUALIFICATIONS WHATSOEVER, I FOUND MYSELF WORKING AT BRITISH VOGUE AT THE AGE OF 19, MY WHOLE LIFE’S CAREERS BEING LEAD BY CIRCUMSTANCE RATHER THAN AMBITION!   THE BIRTH OF CABBAGES & ROSES NECESSITATED ME TO QUICKLY LEARN THE PROCESSESSES OF FABRIC DESIGN AND THE FASHION FOLLOWED QUICKLY AFTER.

LM: How did these experiences, help shape the fabric line that you created with MODA called “Northcote Range”.

CS:  AS A WOMAN OF ‘CERTAIN AGE’ AND DURING MY CAREER OF WORKING AS AN INTERIOR DESIGNER (THIS WAS SQUEEZED IN AFTER MARRYING AND BEARING TWO CHILDREN), MY EYE WAS ALWAYS DRAWN BACK TO THE FADED FLORALS WHICH WERE UNAVAILABLE DURING THE 70’S, 80’S AND 90‘S – THE OPPORTUNITY OF CREATING A LINE FOR MODA WAS A PERFECT EXCUSE TO USE THE SMALLER PRINTS, WHICH WERE UNSUITCAbbage&Roses 2ABLE FOR OUR FURNISHING LINES.   THE NORTHCOTE RANGE WAS PUT TOGETHER WITH THE INTENTION OF FIRST AND FOREMOST BEING USED AS QUILTING FABRICS, BUT IT IS ALSO PERFECT FOR CLOTHING AND SMALLER FURNISHING ITEMS LIKE CUSHIONS AND BAGS

LM: what were the other influences for this fabric line?

CS: VICTORIAN QUILTS, WHERE THE FABRICS FADED IN DIFFERENT WAYS, WHERE THE BASECLOTHS SOMETIMES YELLOWED WHILST THEIR COUNTERPARTS REMAINED CRISP WHITE.   THE MIXTURE OF DIFFERENT PRINTS IN ONE PLACE – I LOVE THE IDEA OF MIXING AND NOT NECESSARILY MATCHING – ALTHOUGH THERE IS OPPORTUNITY FOR BOTH IN THE NORTHCOTE COLLECTION.

LM: Northcote Range is an interesting name. What is the background of this name?

CS:   WHEN WE DESIGN A RANGE OF FABRICS, WE USUALLY GIVE IT A NAME THAT CONNECTS WITH OUR COMPANY, CABBAGES & ROSES, WE ALREADY HAVE A ‘LANGTON’ RANGE, NAMED AFTER OUR FIRST SHOP IN CHELSEA, LONDON, AND WE ALSO HAVE A BELLVUE RANGE, NAMED AFTER OUR SECOND SHOP, NORTHCOTE IS THE THIRD SHOP IN OUR STABLE!

LM: How do you envision your fabrics to be used?

CS:  FIRST AND FOREMOST THE FABRICS CAN BE USED FOR ANY OF THE PATTERNS FEATURED IN OUR CRAFT BOOK ‘HOME MADE VINTAGE’ (AVAILABLE FROM CICO BOOKS, AMAZON AND GOOD BOOK STORES).   WE ALSO MADE UP ITEMS FOR OUR PHOTO SHOOT WHICH INCLUDED TABLECLOTHS, BAGS, CUSHIONS, SKIRTS, DRESSES, AND FOR PATCHING DENIM JACKETS, AND OF COURSE QUILTS......!Cabbage & Roses 3

LM: What advice can you give to new designers out there who are either looking to get into the fashion industry or into the fabric industry?

CS:  THOROUGH RESEARCH INTO THE FIELD.   THE MOST VALUABLE THING TO DO WOULD BE TO TRY AND GAIN WORK EXPERIENCE OR A PLACEMENT WITHIN A COMPANY DOING WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO DO.   IN THE OLDEN DAYS, THIS WAS CALLED APPRENTICESHIP!   THIS WAY YOU CAN SEE FIRST HAND ALL THE ASPECTS OF THE BUSINESS WHICH, SADLY, IN MOST CASES, WILL BE 10% DESIGN AND 90% BUSINESS!!

LM: When will this line be available to the general public?

CS:   IT WILL BE AVAILABLE IN SEPTEMBER 2011

LM: Do you have any future plans to produce another fabric line? If so, when should we expect to see it?

CS:   OH YES.   THE NEXT LINE WILL BE AVAILABLE IN MAY 2012

 

LM: Thank you!

PLEASURE!!!

XC

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**Remember to leave a comment at the end of this post for your chance to win some of Cabbage & Roses new fabric, Northcote Range!


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gumbeau wrote
on 24 Jun 2011 6:47 AM

From what I can see, the fabrics are fresh and flirty and flowery. My mind is already reeling with ideas of things I could do with these lovely prints!

Kim

peneez2781 wrote
on 24 Jun 2011 6:49 AM

My favorite fabrics of all are the soft, vintage roses.  Can't get enough of them.  These are beautiful fabrics and would love to win a packet of them.  Otherwise will definitely look for them in my local quilt shop.

amieofarabia wrote
on 24 Jun 2011 6:50 AM

Such sweet prints...and very versatile...bags, quilts, clothes, decor!

sallyg@13 wrote
on 24 Jun 2011 6:53 AM

It really is beautiful fabric. Would be so much fun to sew and quilt.

Cindy@14 wrote
on 24 Jun 2011 6:58 AM

Very pretty I see ruffles and little girl dresses.  Cindy W

on 24 Jun 2011 6:59 AM

Just outside the busy Dallas Metroplex is a gentle world of lavender, lambs, alpaca, orchards....a world made graceful once again, with softer edges. This Cabbage & Roses Northcote Range captures the gentility of the English countryside, which of course influenced the young country of America long after independence, and is most influential now, when we all need a sense of romance and gallantry.

Taters55 wrote
on 24 Jun 2011 7:01 AM

Wow, your fabric is so pretty, can't wait for it to be released?

annederuiter wrote
on 24 Jun 2011 7:06 AM

When I look at these fabrics, the word that comes to mind is "gentle."  They are nice colors and well put-together.

Ziba-Anne wrote
on 24 Jun 2011 7:12 AM

Lovely prints.. to make down filled pillows to snuggle up with, then during mid-winter they would remind me, spring will soon come again...

goody061 wrote
on 24 Jun 2011 7:14 AM

Absolutely Lovely! Would love so much to use this!

linjbil wrote
on 24 Jun 2011 7:14 AM

I'm a quilter but don't have a quilt on my own bed. I've been looking for a fabric with just this faded vintage feel for ages. I think I've just found it!

kirrilou wrote
on 24 Jun 2011 7:18 AM

this is a truly inspirational range, it makes me want to just get sewing. sewing is my therapy and using gorgeous fabrics lifts your soul! xxx thank you xxx

phersl wrote
on 24 Jun 2011 7:20 AM

How so totally adorable! Thanks for the chance.

tawney wrote
on 24 Jun 2011 7:26 AM

It's a good thing that summer lasts a long time here in the Deep South -  gives time to make a  little summery dress and wear it after September.

dwrmar wrote
on 24 Jun 2011 7:27 AM

I like the soft colors of this fabric.

DebiK@3 wrote
on 24 Jun 2011 7:34 AM

Love this fabric!!!! I could redecorate my whole house with it!!!

Darlene102 wrote
on 24 Jun 2011 7:44 AM

This is beautiful fabric!  My sister just asked me to help her with a dress for her grand daughter and this would be beautiful.

SewAndi wrote
on 24 Jun 2011 7:49 AM

Love, Love, Love the florals! So flirty and fun! It reminds me of the Secret Garden which is still one of my favorite children's novels! Victorian vintage is so inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

dinahflo wrote
on 24 Jun 2011 7:52 AM

I love this summery fabric! It looks so fresh and cool!

MBQUILTER wrote
on 24 Jun 2011 7:56 AM

Thanks for the chance to win some of this beautiful fabric!

Ferne4 wrote
on 24 Jun 2011 8:03 AM

I have always loved that type of fabric, can't wait to do something with it!

Kdmkraus wrote
on 24 Jun 2011 8:04 AM

Cannot wait to see this line of fabrics.  There is so many gaudy brights in fabrics today, which have there place in the contemporary market, but this line will bring us back to a gentler time and a chance to examine the value of that time.  I am sure these will be absolutely gorgeous.

rubyhaze wrote
on 24 Jun 2011 8:18 AM

Fresh! Airy!  Lovely! Would love to create 'vintage' fun with these.

sunspot wrote
on 24 Jun 2011 8:25 AM

I have patched my denim so much there is almost nothing left of the denim! I would love to add the floral touch and then make a summer top to match! (with pintucks)

Barbara

sunspot wrote
on 24 Jun 2011 8:26 AM

I have patched my denim so much there is almost nothing left of the denim! I would love to add the floral touch and then make a summer top to match! (with pintucks)

Barbara

kjheaverlo wrote
on 24 Jun 2011 8:30 AM

what a beautiful line of fabric!

dks82454 wrote
on 24 Jun 2011 8:35 AM

Love the roses!!! I should have been born in the Victorian era!!!

on 24 Jun 2011 8:36 AM

So lovely, clean and FRESH! Having a small farm I'm often mucking about in jeans and a T-shirt, but it would be nice to make a skirt out of something so pretty!!

needleartist wrote
on 24 Jun 2011 8:51 AM

I just love these beautiful fabrics. They make me feel good just looking at them.  Can't wait to get some so I can touch them and love them, too.  I'm very much drawn to the soft, feminine look now as opposed to the very retro that seems so popular now.  Great to see some lovely prints.

Tiggertoaz wrote
on 24 Jun 2011 8:58 AM

These fabrics bring to mind the long lazy summer days of my childhood. Days spent playing with friends and family, reading on the porch, swimming in the lake. It would be a delight to use these fabrics to create updated and adult versions of some of the favorite 'play clothes' that I remember from those days.

goonybird wrote
on 24 Jun 2011 9:02 AM

Beautiful line - and congrats!

Lisa Kline wrote
on 24 Jun 2011 9:17 AM

Love what I can see of the fabric. Very "British cottage" faded look to the fabric.

on 24 Jun 2011 9:24 AM

So pretty and feminine!  Would love to have some of this fabric and look forward to seeing it in stores.

on 24 Jun 2011 9:25 AM

I fell in love with this collection the minute I saw it in the MODA Quilt Market catalog.  The pinks and blues are perfect together and separately.  The prints can be used for any type of project.  Great line.  

Susan I wrote
on 24 Jun 2011 10:15 AM

What a lovely giveaway.  these prints would coordinate beautifully with some vintage hankies that I've been wanting to use.

DancingDiva wrote
on 24 Jun 2011 10:29 AM

This fabric reminds me of lazy summer days! The joy of outside living- sitting under a big faded red umbrella with a big pitcher of lemonade and the kids splashing about in their pool! -wearing something a bit faded, lovely and grass-stain worthy!! Love it!

GheckoAZ wrote
on 24 Jun 2011 10:30 AM

Great article and wonderful pictures showing off the new fabrics. Can't wait for them to hit the shops.

CYooOhio wrote
on 24 Jun 2011 10:32 AM

Ooooh love the fabrics!!  I have several ideas already just from the photos!! Cannot wait!

on 24 Jun 2011 10:41 AM

I truly love this line. I like looking for old tableclothes in thrift stores to get this look. My local one rarely gets any. Thank you for the chance to win. It really is lovely.

Deborah

on 24 Jun 2011 10:45 AM

So glad to see this line! Just what I have been looking for to use in my "new" bedroom. (finally able to do something for me after 17 years!)

carlafinley wrote
on 24 Jun 2011 10:49 AM

The fabric is so lovely and feminine! I would love to have some. My granddaughter would be even cuter (if that's possible) with a dress made from it.

cindyd1010 wrote
on 24 Jun 2011 10:52 AM

How pretty..................love the soft colors

upstatelisa wrote
on 24 Jun 2011 10:57 AM

Very pretty. I love to hear how designers got their start!

vivianjane wrote
on 24 Jun 2011 10:58 AM

Love the softness of the look of these fabrics. Thank you!

Jane

Melissalaine wrote
on 24 Jun 2011 11:03 AM

I can't wait to see it!

rudyard wrote
on 24 Jun 2011 11:04 AM

the pictures just give me the feeling I went back in time, I love the romance of it. I think the fabrics would make a great quilt for my 14 year old romantic daughter.

leilap123 wrote
on 24 Jun 2011 11:04 AM

I ca see little girls running arouind in beautilful dresses made from these fabrics.  Just goreous.

songsiren wrote
on 24 Jun 2011 11:09 AM

I just adore the Northcote Range fabric line! It heralds me back to the good 'ol days, when life seemed much simpler & carefree. It sparks so many project ideas for me!

Tammi

songsiren1@yahoo.com

angadame wrote
on 24 Jun 2011 11:20 AM

Oh my gosh! Beautiful fabrics. So light and airy looking ...would be perfect for tops in this Arizona heat!

ath3131 wrote
on 24 Jun 2011 11:38 AM

Gorgeous fabrics! So soft and sweet!

suebullmc wrote
on 24 Jun 2011 11:43 AM

Christina must have an innate ability: to do all she has without the background most consider necessary is a tribute to her skill and fortitude.  The fabrics are lovely!

SewLindaAnn wrote
on 24 Jun 2011 12:24 PM

I enjoyed the interview, amazing how she got from dropping out of school to fulfilling her dreams. Very inspiring, and obviously a beautiful, talented woman. I love the name of the new line and can't wait to see it out in September. My first impression from the picture is vintage fresh, and I'm sure I'm going to love it as I love everything vintage!

Carol Paints wrote
on 24 Jun 2011 12:43 PM

Cabbage & Roses. Lovely! One can never have enough flowery and feminine fabric. Beautiful! Thanks for offering a giveaway!

RivkaBelle wrote
on 24 Jun 2011 1:13 PM

Oh my word...I'm swooning over this fabric! So. Very. Adorable! :oD

elenyquilts wrote
on 24 Jun 2011 1:42 PM

This is just what I have been looking for to make a table runner for my wooden patio table on the deck.  What a beautiful sight that would be with my container plants and candles.

oloto wrote
on 24 Jun 2011 1:52 PM

Love the fabric! I already have a quilt in mind. Can't wait to see the fabric in person.

Tairyland wrote
on 24 Jun 2011 2:24 PM

Cabbages and Roses are wonderful fabrics.  SO beautiful....wish I had some!

libbyjones wrote
on 24 Jun 2011 2:26 PM

I do so admire those who have the courage to follow their heart, and are able to discern what their talents are.

Jenyjenny wrote
on 24 Jun 2011 2:29 PM

Can't wait! Excited about Northcote range!

on 24 Jun 2011 3:58 PM

I always love hearing about the inspiration for a line along with the designer's thoughts about her work.  This fabric line is absolutely beautiful...!!!

VictoriaM@7 wrote
on 24 Jun 2011 4:26 PM

Summer dresses and quilts are what this fabric is telling me to create.  Love it!

Victoria

jade2night wrote
on 24 Jun 2011 5:32 PM

I see beautiful dress out of this fabric for my 4 granddaughters.

pbeddall wrote
on 25 Jun 2011 6:36 AM

I just became acquainted with Quilting Daily and your blog ... I'm a fan of both!  After a long hiatus, I've recently started sewing again and determined it was time to tackle quilting!  The Northcote Range series is exactly what I've been searching for, but have yet to find ... a design that matches the one I've envisioned in my head and beckons me to a simpler, sweeter life!  Beautiful!

austiff wrote
on 25 Jun 2011 6:44 AM

This is a great fabric line.  It would make a really sweet dress for my 4 year-old.

I can see her in it now.

samfarah wrote
on 25 Jun 2011 6:51 AM

What a beautiful line...I will definately search it out in September...and I can hardly wait to get it into my studio and begin designing a new quilt

Bookie3555 wrote
on 25 Jun 2011 6:51 AM

Your fabrics are great!!! Can't wait to buy some!!!

Linda

Karon3 wrote
on 25 Jun 2011 6:52 AM

The soft, vintage look is so refreshing! Everything I see is in bold, hot colors. Time for a change.

Grace Tice wrote
on 25 Jun 2011 7:10 AM

Ology, these are GORGEOUS!!!! I love the bags.

bethru01 wrote
on 25 Jun 2011 7:11 AM

I love these fabrics! They make me think of good things. :)

~Beth

marit1219 wrote
on 25 Jun 2011 7:19 AM

Ooooh.  These fabrics make envision a seaside cottage all in white.  Beautiful!

Mary

munque-marit.blogspot.com

mbjobe1 wrote
on 25 Jun 2011 7:21 AM

Love your new fabric line.  Reminds me of when I was young back in the 70's and my Mom sewing clothes for my sister and I.  Very feminine looking prints.  Would love to win!!

nanaofeight wrote
on 25 Jun 2011 7:30 AM

I love the smaller scale of this print ! I can not only see it in quilts, but a delightful dress for my 4 y/o granddaughter.

Sara

EAPeake wrote
on 25 Jun 2011 7:49 AM

I enjoyed reading the interview to learn that Christina - a wife, mother and talented individual had the determination to follow her passion - most impressive as well as a good role model. Her "Cabbage and Rose" fabric design offers me to surrender the fast tempo of life and sense the enjoyment of the floral and stripe designs - I am particularly drawn to "Mary" as well as the overall florals.  I see her fabric line in my future quilts!  I anxiously await their release!

Cheers / Elizabeth    

on 25 Jun 2011 7:59 AM

Thank you for the wonderful interview about Cabbage and Roses designer  Christina Strutt. It is inspiring to read about a designer who followed her passion for textiles and design with an esthetic appreciation for the subtly of vintage fabrics. I too am drawn to vintage fabrics and pieces. It is wonderful Cabbage and Roses is recreating this look with new fabrics.

Darcy Angel wrote
on 25 Jun 2011 8:01 AM

I am seeing beautiful clothes and baby quilts!  

CindyMc wrote
on 25 Jun 2011 8:46 AM

Such beautiful fabric. Reminds me of little girls, ribbons and bows.

on 25 Jun 2011 8:46 AM

The fabrics are simply beautiful!

Mahlica wrote
on 25 Jun 2011 8:51 AM

These fabrics are a great rest for the eyes. I typically go for full color saturation in my quilts, but I can see using these around the home for a calming affect.

Lowellian wrote
on 25 Jun 2011 8:59 AM

I love, love, love this look! I have wanting to make a "shabby chic" quilt using the French Rose pattern and this is it for me!

nhquiltgirl wrote
on 25 Jun 2011 9:04 AM

Love this new line. I'm very excited to see it up close!

on 25 Jun 2011 9:06 AM

This fabric line would make wonderful dresses for my four granddaughters.

ga0724 wrote
on 25 Jun 2011 9:14 AM

My grandmother quilted, and one of my favorites was the nine patch in beautiful teeny prints sashed in white. These fabrics bring back that memory. I would love to recreate this with these fabrics!

SusanSW wrote
on 25 Jun 2011 9:39 AM

Love the idea of faded vintage Victorian/Edwardian style!!  Can't wait to see the line!

SusanSW wrote
on 25 Jun 2011 9:39 AM

Love the idea of faded vintage Victorian/Edwardian style!!  Can't wait to see the line!

SusanSW wrote
on 25 Jun 2011 9:40 AM

Love the idea of faded vintage Victorian/Edwardian prints.  Can't wait to see the line!

renadarilene wrote
on 25 Jun 2011 9:59 AM

trying to find this in Oklahoma!

molly.hilton wrote
on 25 Jun 2011 10:00 AM

These are lovely fabrics. I can't wait to get my hands on them!

molly

on 25 Jun 2011 10:09 AM

Your photo shoots are fabulous! It really helps to get a feel of your beautiful cottons; it appears to be very high quality and how I'd love to win a sampling of them. Kathy

on 25 Jun 2011 10:23 AM

I'm looking forward to seeing this fabric collection in my local quilt shops!  I think it'd be perfect for a patchwork vintage style apron, pillowcases,  and grocery totes with its coordinating fabrics.  I'm sure it will also coordinate with some of my vintage looking stash fabrics.  Sounds like a winner!

MARY1358 wrote
on 25 Jun 2011 10:32 AM

Very pretty fabric, would love to work with some.

mrtc wrote
on 25 Jun 2011 10:42 AM

i love vintage fabric...it's my all time favorite...would love to play with some...play well...shelley

on 25 Jun 2011 10:49 AM

Stunning fabric line.  I love it!! Enjoyed reading about the designer.

Diane Hines wrote
on 25 Jun 2011 11:09 AM

I love the Northcote range fabric.   It is so feminine with enough contrasting possibilities to make many designs and moods of quilts and quilted items.

LeslieB@35 wrote
on 25 Jun 2011 11:23 AM

Beautiful in a simple, summery, tied quilt!  I also love to embelish jean jackets so would definitely add some cabbage roses as a ruffled cuff and pintucks along plackets and seams!!  Needless to say, I would be tickled 'pink' to win some of the Northcote Range fabrics!

LJB

PCMomwad wrote
on 25 Jun 2011 11:26 AM

I love vintage, and these fabrics are very pretty!

on 25 Jun 2011 12:22 PM

Perfect collection given the romantic year we've had with the Royal Wedding.  It conjures Victoriana.  Beautiful summery look.

coronna wrote
on 25 Jun 2011 12:58 PM

LOVE the Victorian look of this fabric.   Roses are beautiful, fragrant, summery & feminine - can't get enough of them.   Had the toile de poulet as wallpaper on my bedroom wall as a teenager.  Very nostalgic.    Thank you for these designs - can imagine many uses for all the fabrics.

Carol58 wrote
on 25 Jun 2011 2:18 PM

I think I need a bag made out of this lovely fabric!

pentax29 wrote
on 25 Jun 2011 4:12 PM

The Cabbage and Roses style is so beautiful!  i can hardly wait to get my hands on some of the new fabric.

on 25 Jun 2011 4:39 PM

Beautiful fabrics, love the faded shaby chic look, so feminine

bambimayer wrote
on 25 Jun 2011 5:58 PM

What great fabric!  I love it and would love to win some.

tunsinn wrote
on 25 Jun 2011 8:21 PM

I love the softness of the colors and designs.  I'm already thinking of what to use them for.

CarolynH@47 wrote
on 25 Jun 2011 9:15 PM

The pictures of the fabrics above look beautiful. They will help remind me that spring will always be in my heart while working with them. I love the flowers.

Wendy Myles wrote
on 25 Jun 2011 10:03 PM

I live in Australia and these georgeous fabrics remind me of 'home'. How lovely it would be to snuggle up in a quilt on a cold night (we do get them in Oz) made from a beautiful "English garden". Very romantic.

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on 25 Jun 2011 10:24 PM

It's great when there's a new dimension in design size in a line. What fun it will be using them in so many ways. Thanks for creating this line.

Monita Mahoney

monitamahoney@att.net

Sandra Heath wrote
on 25 Jun 2011 10:52 PM

fresh, breesy, and pretty..

robinnn wrote
on 25 Jun 2011 11:17 PM

I love them - so sweet & feminine! :)

TracyO@5 wrote
on 26 Jun 2011 1:40 AM

Will this range be available in the UK at the same time? I love it..

:0)

flowerburst wrote
on 26 Jun 2011 5:35 AM

What beautiful fabric.  Would be lovely to redo my sewing room.  So absolutely girlie, love it!

Rita Rilene wrote
on 26 Jun 2011 7:13 AM

What lovely floral prints!  I can hardly wait!

dvisser wrote
on 26 Jun 2011 8:03 AM

I love this fabric.  Perfect for a quilt I have been planning for a flirty, flowery women I work with.  She is a *** cancer survivor, so I wanted something pink - but not so obvious to the disease, green is her favorite color, and gardening is her favorite hobby.  This line looks perfect!  Can't wait to get my hands on it.

Debby V

sburns wrote
on 26 Jun 2011 9:13 AM

Beautiful fabric! I can see accessories, from bags to bows to pendants, to accompany the vintage jewelry my sister loves to make.

on 26 Jun 2011 11:25 AM

As a quilter I've been intrigued by using larger motifs in my quilts recently. I am now planing one using just different rose print fabrics and these would fit right in possibly solving a problem I was having with different values I was trying to invision. Thank you.

SheriW@6 wrote
on 26 Jun 2011 3:32 PM

OMG this fabric is breath taking. I love it, I could so see making apron's for myself and 2 very special little granddaughters plus I love love to make several dresses out of this fabric. To be honest if I could I would just have it all make curtains, shower curtains, lite weight quilt with matching pillows. I really love this fabric. It is so light, and vintage like. I think this fabric would solve anyones quest for beautiful vintage look in any room however I could see it on little girls dress, little cami with capri's. OMG little petticotts with the pinfore dress. See what happens when I find THE fabric the last time I seen some like this was Rachel Ashwel's fabric. I just would love to afford all the fabric I would need to what I want boy that would be fun oh and the time. My gosh Thank you for coming out with this I truly cant wait. I will be look for it in the states too I hope.

Sheri Whiteley

Barbara@101 wrote
on 26 Jun 2011 4:56 PM

As usual, Moda has done a fine job of creating a beautiful fabric line. Good thinking to get Cabbages & Roses on the Moda team!

Paula@90 wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 3:10 AM

I love all their fabrics; they would be perfect for my home as I live in a country house. Thank youf or the chance!

ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

bigiron wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 5:40 AM

The new line looks so lovely and I did like the story of the designer.

on 27 Jun 2011 5:42 AM

great interview and I love the range Margaret x

nncw05 wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 8:10 AM

Your fabrics are beautiful! How lovely!

shellseeker3 wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 9:58 AM

Love the vintage roses. thinking of all kinds of new projects!

KarenHelen wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 10:37 AM

Lovely and sweet fabric. Look forward to seeing more of it.

on 27 Jun 2011 10:48 AM

Beautiful fabrics.  Very sweet.

Annie-gram wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 2:51 PM

The Northcote Range fabrics are perfect for summer...very cool and fresh-looking.  I would love to make a quilt using the pink and green tones. And possibly a sundress.  And of course, you'd have to have a matching tote....

sewinggeek wrote
on 27 Jun 2011 8:04 PM

Very interesting to hear how someone comes to their spot in designing fabric.

shaggyacre wrote
on 28 Jun 2011 10:03 AM

It's moving toward 95 degrees here in Fort Collins today.

Of course,  I'm thinking of making a quilt...

I was an addicted quilter in the 1980's and even made some custom orders.   I moved to other fiber projects, but sewing is my first love.   Now I'm back !  I can't stay away afrom the beautiful fabrics.  I especially want to try some of your new line.  I like to wear bright colors, but want more cozy colors surrounding me in my home.  Thanks for this new line.  I'm going  out tomorrow in search of your "cabbage & roses".

Jacqui

lmbarrett wrote
on 28 Jun 2011 3:30 PM

Lovely...crisp and fresh and reminiscent of summer linens! So charming!

Lynn

lmbarrett wrote
on 28 Jun 2011 3:31 PM

Lovely! Crisp and fresh and reminiscent of summer linens. Charming fabrics.

Lynn

on 28 Jun 2011 4:33 PM

The Northcotte Range is lovely in a pretty, fresh, summer way. There is something about white and blue that is clean and crisp. These would be wonderful for a quilt, or maybe, a summer top. alternate email mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

gertrie wrote
on 28 Jun 2011 9:56 PM

The fabrics make me think of herbs and flowers and my garden.

Very inspirational.

on 29 Jun 2011 1:06 AM

I'm a huge Cabbages and Roses fan but also love Provencal fabrics and antique English and French linens. The new design fits right into that Provencal/English 18th century library of charming small prints and I'd love a patchwork bag made out of these pieces. Fresh and pretty the new design opens up possibilities for accessories to complement the much loved designs with their 'broad-brush' approach

on 30 Jun 2011 8:59 AM

This line of fabric is beautiful!  I love the soft, muted colors and look forward to using in a few projects!  I especially love the dresses I see made up in this fabric.  I wonder what dress pattern was used?

on 30 Jun 2011 8:59 AM

This line of fabric is beautiful!  I love the soft, muted colors and look forward to using it in a few projects!  I especially love the dresses I see made up in this fabric.  I wonder what dress pattern was used?

tomdeb wrote
on 30 Jun 2011 9:56 PM

deb75 these prints remind me of my grandma and her quilts she made, I still have my double wedding ring she made by hand with soft floral prints, (I have started my first double wedding ring for my daughter, not by hand though, it is coming slowly. It would be fun to use these prints in a quilt or in a dress for my granddaughter, will look for them in my local quilt shop.

222bear wrote
on 4 Jul 2011 4:55 AM

Love the new line can not wait to see it in person.

Wish them good luck.

Gmashorty wrote
on 10 Jul 2011 9:19 PM

I can think of hundreds of uses for this beautiful fabric.

sazzyfrazz wrote
on 28 Jul 2011 3:03 PM

Oh, my! What divine fabric. Would love to win some of this yumness!

PaulineS@14 wrote
on 12 Sep 2011 4:11 AM

I have been a fan of Christina Strutt for a long time - so pleased to see a range for quilters. Can't wait to get my hands on some.