Tuesday, June 2, 2020

June Already

We are limiting our content this week in observance of the significant issues facing our country both in recovery from the pandemic and in recognition of the long-standing racism and inequality that exists. We hope to see change and support that effort.     

Two Thimbles continues to accommodate the demand for mask making supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE) as well as support the community to create, collect and deliver PPE in our local area.

For now, we are available with reduced hours by phone for curb-side pick up services or shipping.  In-person shopping by appointment only.  Please use the booking tool on our website to schedule an appointment and review the confirmation email carefully for details about your visit.  https://www.twothimbles.com/

We encourage you to place an order over the phone or via email and allow us to do the shopping for you!  We've been adding more items to our website and you can always visit online 24 hours a day 7 days a week!    Feel free to call with any questions!

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Tuesday - Saturday
10:00 am - 4:00pm



Tuesday, May 26, 2020

New Fabric!

Our New Normal...We continue to accommodate the demand for mask making supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE) as well as support the community to create, collect and deliver PPE to the frontline in our local area.

For now, we are available with reduced hours by phone for curb-side pick up services or shipping.  In-person shopping by appointment only.  Please use the booking tool on our website to schedule an appointment and review the confirmation email carefully for details about your visit.  https://www.twothimbles.com/

We encourage you to place an order over the phone or via email and allow us to do the shopping for you!  We've been adding more items to our website and you can always visit online 24 hours a day 7 days a week!    Feel free to call with any questions!

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Tuesday - Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00pm

(additional appointment times may be available, please check schedule or call)


As our suppliers are starting to resume shipping schedules we are starting to see new fabric arrivals and that feels great!!  Customers have been sharing their quarantine accomplishments with us and that is great!  We are looking forward to moving into a future that involves more conversation with others (from a safe distance of course!), some new projects and some fresh finishes....hope to see you soon (can't wait to see what fabric choices everyone has picked for their mask!).  

Here are some of our newest arrivals ~ Enjoy!

Charley Harper Birch Fabrics

National Parks panel

Enjoy the Ride!

Storybook 5 inch squares + Yardage





Tuesday, May 19, 2020

New Fabric and Stitching

Our New Normal...We continue to accommodate the demand for mask making supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE) as well as support the community to create, collect and deliver PPE to the frontline in our local area.

For now, we are available with temporary reduced hours by phone for curb-side pick up services or shipping.  In-person shopping by appointment only.  Please use the booking tool on our website to schedule an appointment.  https://www.twothimbles.com/

We encourage you to place an order over the phone or via email and allow us to do the shopping for you!  We've been adding more items to our website and you can always visit online 24 hours a day 7 days a week!    Feel free to call with any questions!

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Tuesday - Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00pm

(additional appointment times may be available, please check schedule or call)

We have a few seasonally appropriate fabrics arriving right now, vibrant colors and flora! 


Lewis & Irene Hummingbird
Working with bright wool and textured threads is a popular activity, no matter the season.  Learning new stitches and embellishing projects can be a relaxing and rewarding practice.  Have you tried visible mending techniques or boro stitching?  We've got a great selection of threads to play with!  



Happy Stitching in Isewlation!

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Latest

Our New Normal...We continue to accommodate the demand for mask making supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE) as well as support the community to create, collect and deliver PPE to the frontline in our local area.

For now, we are available with temporary reduced hours by phone for curb-side pick up services or shipping and for in-person shopping by appointment only.  Please use the booking tool on our website to schedule an appointment.  https://www.twothimbles.com/

We encourage you to place an order over the phone or via email and allow us to do the shopping for you!  We've been adding more items to our website and you can always visit online 24 hours a day 7 days a week!    Feel free to call with any questions!

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Tuesday - Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00pm

(additional appointment times may be available, please call)


It's been fun to be more involved in customers fabric selections when requests come in via phone or email!  Some color descriptions and requests are harder to interpret or deliver on...failed to locate specific sports team requests, motorscooters and dental related fabric this past week.  But had a few successes too.  This group of textured black, grey and white was chosen for a pet portrait project - I channeled Hazel (another customer's dog!) for this selection. 

Hazel

And another package that was shipped out included this fabulous Di Ford focal fabric and some gorgeous coordinates.  We will be getting the last collection designed by Di Ford sometime mid-summer, the release has been delayed a bit with her recent passing.  We will certainly remember her well through these many fabrics and projects created with them.   

Di Ford fabrics
 The latest issue of Quilt Sampler has just arrived - if you need a copy, call for curbside pick-up and we can add one to your bag!  A bit of a chance to do some armchair travel and feel like you're out exploring a new quilt shop!


Tonya of Stash Lab Quilts
And one of the projects finished during Coronatime...all it took was a few yards of perfect Anna Maria Horner fabric for the back and this lady had a quilt to coordinate with her fabric mask!!!  Whoo hoo Tonya, looking great!

We are continuing to add items to our website...it's a slow process but perhaps with the 'new normal' this will be the 'new future'.  If you haven't checked it out recently, take a look.  If you're familiar with our shop inventory and don't see it on the website, let me know what you think we should be adding?! 

Hope you are enjoying our sudden temperature change and some sewing time! 


Tuesday, May 5, 2020

May Flowers / New Fabric


Our New Normal...We continue to accommodate the demand for mask making supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE) as well as support the community to create, collect and deliver PPE to the frontline in our local area.

For now, we are available by phone reduced hours and in-person shopping will be by appointment only.  Please use the booking tool on our website to schedule an appointment.  https://www.twothimbles.com/

We also encourage you to place an order over the phone or via email and allow us to do the shopping for you!  We've been adding more items to our website and you can always visit online 24 hours a day 7 days a week!   We are available for curb-side pick up services.  Feel free to call with any questions!

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Tuesday - Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00pm

(additional appointments may be available, please call)

And what would the month of May be like without some new florals?  We've got this new collection by Robin Pickens for Moda, including an extra wide super soft rayon in aqua (2nd picture), the rest of the fabrics are standard weight cotton.  


Rayon
And these clear reds prints are a new vibrant collection for the reproduction room - these are "Scarlett" by Mary Koval for Windham Fabrics, reflective of the mid-1800's and a wonderful combination of prints and scale - perfect for any red and white quilt in your list of projects!

Scarlett
Happy Stitching!

Friday, May 1, 2020

Small distractions and new fabrics!

Strawberry Jam

Strawberry season is almost here!  These fabrics definitely have me anticipating berry season here in Whatcom County!  And of course, it's May Day so flowers and floral lawns are right on point - these are some customer selections that have gone out the door recently. 

Floral Lawns 

Floral Lawns

Customer purchases and projects
The photos above are a few of the purchases shipped out and picked up by customers - and a quilt ready to go home for some binding!  We're starting to see some photos of customer makes featuring items acquired during isewlation too - thanks for sharing your projects!


Go Green Bag Sample
Sewing masks from batik fabrics left a bunch of scraps perfect for a couple of sets of juggling balls to help shape future careers...and this gorgeous set of batik pillow cases left just enough scraps for a couple of face masks!  

juggling balls


pillow cases

Happy Sewing!



Tuesday, April 28, 2020

New Normal Day XYZ

Our New Normal...since we closed our storefront in mid-March things have changed a bit, here at the shop and out in the world.  As we have pivoted to help accommodate the demand for mask making supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE) as well as support the community to create, collect and deliver PPE to the frontline in our local area we have decided to re-open in a "New Normal" capacity.

For now, our new normal means that we continue to operate with reduced hours and in-person shopping will be by appointment only.  We also encourage you to place an order over the phone or via email and allow us to do the shopping for you!  We've been adding more items to our website and you can always visit online 24 hours a day 7 days a week!   We will continue shipping online orders and arrange for curb-side pick up services.  Feel free to call with any questions!

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Tuesday - Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00pm

(additional appointment times available)

We want to thank everyone for being loyal customers during this time and look forward to having some company in the shop again soon!  We have appreciated the thoughtful notes and phone calls from everyone too!


If you'd like to schedule an appointment and visit the shop in person, we ask that customers wear a mask and practice social distancing guidelines while at the shop.  We have modified our operating practices and rearranged the shop to enhance our ability to maintain a clean and safe environment for our customers and ourselves.

Please go to our home page on the website and click the link to "Book Now!"

If you are making masks for donation our bin is available for drop-offs, call ahead to ensure it is placed outside for you upon arrival.  

Thank you to all those on the front lines helping out!