Monday, June 26, 2017

Row by Row 2017 On the Go

Row by Row On the Go 2017 event is underway!  Just in time for summer travels, and our summer weather has finally arrived!  We are offering a take on one of Bellingham's great claims to fame - the Ski To Sea Adventure Race that takes you from Mt. Baker to Bellingham Bay.

Ready, Set, Go Bellingham!
We've included a bit of ski, trail, bike and paddle scenery for a complete action shot of Bellingham on the Go!

You have until September 5th to pick up a free pattern, or we'll set you up with a fabric kit and you'll be ready for next year's race!

Thank you to the Two Thimbles Team of collaborators on this project;  Linsey, Lynnsey and Kami, and Emily and a big shout out to our favorite long-arm quilter, Nikki - it always takes a village - thanks so much for everyone's contributions!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Picture Perfect Applique Class

Are you interested in learning some tricks for perfect, crisp applique?  Suz has some tips to offer on how to tackle glue-basted hand applique!

Join us for a techniques class to learn how quick and easy it really is.  Suz will show how to accomplish all the basic shapes when you choose either fish or fowl - see samples below!  Both of these designs are about 7 inches square.  Some hand sewing experience, familiarity with threading a needle will be helpful - but the majority of the class will be spent on working to prepare the pieces for applique and learning the techniques for a smooth finish.

Perfect Applique with Suz Litzsinger,  choose either Friday, July 14th OR Saturday, July 22nd, register online here:






Sunday, June 18, 2017

Our latest

We are patiently waiting for summer to arrive, but I guess if that means we still have sewing weather that's not all bad right?  We are trying to get in the mood for holiday fabric, and somehow, we just can't do it til we get a bit more summer sunshine.  Until then we have some odds n' ends coming in to fill the shelves.  This lastest detailed digital printing also includes a gorgeous panel block fabric (not shown) of flora/fauna encyclopedia pages - can't wait to incorporate some of these images in some fussy cutting projects.  

Encyclopedia Terrestria by Andover Fabrics
Some Prairie basics added to the shelves for the 1800's collection - more shirtings and some dynamic stripes!  

Prairie School Dresses

We have a couple of kits for this Ghastlies quilt - unfortunately the feature fabric is sold out now in yardage.  Of course, we haven't met a Halloweenesque quilt we didn't like all year long!
Ghastly Quilt
Here's a fun retro vibe print combination we used for this small quilt - it features one of the designs from Villa Rosa pattern cards, Gingersnap, and these are not only quick to create, they make great gift quilts (not too big, not to small) and are versatile patterns you can use again and again.
Gingersnap
We still have a couple of spots open in the class for this Prima Diva Revised wallet this Saturday - Suz will walk you through all the construction steps - you have some precutting to do, so don't wait too long to sign up!



Just a reminder - we're staying open on Sunday, all year long noon-4pm....Closed on Mondays!

Happy Stitching!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Customer Creativity

Need a little inspiration for your list of things to do?  Here are a couple of recent finishes by friends and customers!
Unnamed Quilt by Suz 

Elephant Quilt by Sara

Both of these projects feature fabrics from the shop, as well as fabrics from the maker's stash...it never hurts to have a variety of colors and styles to pull from - the results are fantastic!  These 2 quilts are both examples of projects that developed as they were created without a specific pattern or plan when they started.  Let's see more ladies!!

Friday, June 9, 2017

10th Anniversary Sale June 10th!




25 % off regular priced fabric

(1/2 yard minimum cut)

Sale fabrics $5.00 a yard

(1 yard minimum cut)

Online Special
20% off entire purchase

(excludes classes and gift cards)


We're also featuring some special edition hand-dyed fabrics by Judy Robertson - these need to go to good homes!  We'll be donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of these 1-yard cuts to breast cancer care at Bellingham Peace Health Cancer Center

Please join us on Saturday June 10th for our Anniversary Sale 
10am-6pm


Thank you to all our wonderful customers and friends for making this decade of fabric SEW great!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

First Friday Reminder


Get your sewing tools and knives 

back in prime condition!


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Drop off your scissors by Friday (First Friday of the Month) and you'll have them back and ready for cutting on the following Wednesday! 


Services provided by Caleb Hilton


Monday, May 29, 2017

Recent finishes and new fabrics

We have added another llama motif to our collection - is this a trend or a fad or just what?  And a few more fun bright geometrics and prints from Riley Blake to mix and match.

Llama Herd for Dear Stella

Riley Blake Vienna Collection
We finished up this Pocket in a Pocket quilt - we had admired this project a loooong time ago when it was featured by Thread Gatherer - they have updated the pattern and included the fun dress cut-out shape to go along with it.  The project features a scrappy background, and mix and match floral prints for the big and little pockets.  Of course, half the fun is choosing combinations of buttons and ribbons to decorate the pockets!  We have some fabric bundles ready to go, and a few full kits if you want to make it just like ours!  We've got a couple of close up pictures below to show-off the pockets - you can fill them with your grandma's hankie collection, or photos, recipes, love letters...make it a functional wall hanging and stuff those pockets full of treasures!





We've got a fun project class coming up with Suz - the perfect summer accessory?
This class is all about the assembly and construction of the Prima Diva wallet - revised!  The original pattern from Sew Many Creations is the basis for our project and Suz has modified her versions a bit so you can pick and choose what components you like best.  You'll do all the precutting and embellishing prior to class - so find your focal fabric or get those orphan hexies out and make it your way!  

We've got 2 dates available:  Thursday June 15th or Saturday June 24th.  You can register online or stop by the shop!  

A Purse With Benefits by Suz Litzsinger








Just a reminder we are Closed on Mondays but will stay open on Sundays through the summer this year!