Friday, August 26, 2016

Improv Workshop and new choices

We are looking forward to a weekend with about a month!  We have a few spots left in the upcoming workshop so now is the time to choose your colors and get ready for a couple of days of play!  If you have been thinking of this but aren't sure - maybe these photos of previous students work will get you inspired to join us.  

Structural Improv with Krista Hennebury

See more examples of student work here.

You can sign up on our website or stop by the store and register.

We've been adding to our collection of Grunge fabrics - some great new colors and these are perfect when you want an almost but not quite solid background.  Lots of texture and added color without a printed motif.  
New Grunge by Moda
Some extra wide sateen backing from Tula Pink - there will be a couple from Kaffe in a few more months too - these are gorgeous!
Free Fall 108 inch backing by Tula Pink
Our latest addition to the color club - Mustard!  Not your everyday back to school goldenrod for us.

We picked up a few of these kits from Moda that feature the Thicket fabrics, all boxed up and ready to go home and sew.  If you're feeling like black and white is not the answer this project would be fun to overdye or even color on so a perfect way to make it your own style! 

Enjoy these last days of summer as we ease into cooler temperature and earlier evenings just perfect for some hand-stitching time! 

Friday, August 19, 2016

Color club and fun!

We've added a few more color bundles of clear bright contemporary fabrics - a fun color-themed category is dictating our monthly selection and would make a great addition to your fabric collection, or a gift for a quilting friend.  

color club raspberry
 We have been adding to our "wall of batiks" and if you haven't been in to admire the new arrangement  - you might be surprised about just how many bolts there are once they're all lined up together!  

new batiks
And our favorite store samples at the moment - some are new favorites and some are appearing finished  rather than tops only this year.  Ever have that happen?  Well there's still time to get something done for this season especially if you're hiding out from the heat these last days of summer.  This first project features the pattern Perfect Ten by Swirly Girls - it is a great fat quarter friendly project and versatile for alot of different fabric choices.

Eastham and Candelabra collections

And these fun projects are perfect for fall decorating - a family portrait for the wall and a great throw size quilt combining some favorite spooky bright prints.

For those of you in our local area - we hope you found time to visit the quilts and other fun exhibits at he Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden.  Great to see all the talent showcased and congratulations to everyone that has a ribbon on their quilt!  

Monday, August 15, 2016

Fabric Sampler Club

Two Thimbles Fabric Sampler Club

We've mailed out our first monthly shipment and it sounds like from all reports it is happy mail for certain!  You can join at any time so it's never too late for next month! 

Members will receive a selection of new fabrics each month, with a focus on 1800's reproductions and Civil War era fabrics. These will be shipped right to your door and will include 8 fat eighths of featured fabrics, a great way to get a sample of what's new and provide some inspiration.  Fabrics will vary each month ranging from specific collections to themed groups or color palettes hand-picked for you!

Membership also entitles you to several other perks, including:
  • 10% off fabric yardage (excludes already discounted fabrics and pre-cuts)
  • 25% off fabric yardage for each of the featured fabrics during that month, while supplies last
  • A monthly newsletter sent with your package, with advance notifications of upcoming fabrics, events, and other happenings at 2T
  • Exclusive access to the featured fabrics for the month (yardage left at the end of the month will be made available to non-members)
  • Other monthly promotions, offered exclusively to club members!
Stop by, email, call, or sign up on our website.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Fall Classes

With fall quickly approaching, we are gearing up here at the shop with some exciting new classes! We have a few spots left in the Embellish N' Stitch monthly class series with Cathy Callan (beginning September 14th), and have a date change for the Gingerbread House Class (it's been moved to September 17th).  Look below for our newest listings, or check them out on our website

Day of the Dead Patches with Suz Litzsinger

Join Suz for some Day of the Dead fun! Learn how to create your own unique embellished skull patches with lots of inspiration and personal instruction along the way. The pattern is included in the class fee and the patches are created on a base of wool felt.

Sunday, September 25th
11 am to 2 pm
Class Fee: $35 (includes pattern)

Hollow Star Class with Krista Moser

In this two-part class, you will learn how to create the striking Hollow Star quilt. You'll have a chance to practice some Y-seam construction with the help of a coach and have some fun too.  Suitable for a confident beginner/intermediate quilter. The pattern is included in the class fee.

Saturday, October 22nd AND Saturday, November 5th
10 am to 1 pm
2 pm to 5 pm
Class Fee: $65 (includes pattern)

The Tuffet with Krista Moser

Create a one-of-a-kind tuffet for your home or as a gift for someone special! A great addition to a sewing room or dorm room, the tuffet measures 18 inches around, with your choice of leg styles and height. Kits for the tuffet base and foam are available for pre-order if desired ($40). Finishing touches will need to be completed at home after class to allow for drying time, etc. Full instruction will be provided.
Note: For those who have taken this class with Krista before, there will be an option to create a square-shaped tuffet instead.

Saturday, October 8th
10 am  to 4 pm
Class Fee:  $45  

Fun fabrics to play with are making their way onto the shelves, and we'll be rolling out the Christmas fabrics before too long! 
Bonehead by Michael Miller Fabrics

Flower Pedals by Carolyn Gavin for Windham Fabrics

Baby Gone Wild by Masha D'yans for Clothworks

Enjoy some summer stitching!  The local Modern Quilt Group will be meeting at Whole Foods for Happy Hour and Stitching Thursday the 11th from 6-9pm, stop by and see what's happening!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Fresh colors and Cool Quilts

We have a fun new quilt up in the shop - it features fabric from the Forest Floor collection for Art Gallery fabrics, we really like this fresh take on some traditional flora and fauna!  The colors are a bit more vibrant in person a nice coral that is really fresh paired with shades of blues with a bit of charcoal mixed in.  
Forest Floor Fabrics 

ButtonHoles Pattern by Mountainpeek Creations
And the great collection with gorgeous pheasants on a strong teal blue background and some soft peach or coral accents - this group is from Carolyn Konig who gave us a sneak peek at her collection when she visited us from Australia in early May.  A fun group with some fresh color and motif options.

Houghton Hall
Rounding out the 1800's fabrics with a few pieces from the Postage Stamp collection - these are unique prints and will be fun additions for fussy cutting or fabulous stoppers!

Postage Stamp
Lime is our cool color for the month and we have bundles of contemporary colors to help build your stash and round out your color wheel!

Lime Color Club
Enjoy some stitching time!

Monday, July 18, 2016

It's that time!

It's that time of year right?  When you are busy planning your Treats for Halloween?  Kind of spooky, but it won't be long before fall arrives and we plan to get an early start on our projects this year.  Kind of sounds like a New Years resolution all over again doesn't it.  Hmmm.   

Cotton and Steel's Boo

Ghastlie feature 
Ghastlie Coordinates
We have lots of great fabrics and some new projects up on the wall for inspiration too...and we've remade the classroom for the moment so hope you'll stop by and see the fun we had putting it together.

Spooktacular by Blend

The House that Jack Built by Andover

Wicked by Timeless Treasures

Friday, July 15, 2016

More more more

We have some great new fabrics - and I think we've covered the spectrum from traditional through too much fun!  Today we have placed the long-awaited Carolyn Konig collection Houghton Hall from Riley Blake out on the shelf.  Pretty fun color palette and so nice to have spent time earlier this summer with the designer behind it!
Caravan by Timeless Treasures 
New Batiks by Timeless Treasures

Upstairs at Manor House by Windham Fabrics
Houghton Hall by Carolyn Konig
We have added a new date for the Gingerbread house class - so check your calendars if you are interested.  We have a few more projects and class ideas coming together so watch for updates in the coming weeks.  Hope those of you who made the trek to Sisters had a great time and will bring your stories and new projects in for show and tell!

Enjoy some summer sewing!