Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Customer Care packages

Fabric mask donations check here for the latest information 
Please rely on Peace Health and the Whatcom Unified Command for information about our local area needs.  They have clarified their request, added another drop off location and indicate that hand made PPE may not be needed until some future date.  

Several customers have been stocking up on 'essential' items - for friends, for themselves, for finishing UFO's and starting new projects...here are a few recent packages that have gone out the door!  Shopping over the phone, with pictures and from the website isn't our typical process, but we're hoping to keep the momentum going until the governor authorizes the reopening of retail businesses.

A few quilts on hand are getting finished up and shipped to their homes during this time - the one below was a nice bright spot to work on!

Thank you to all our customers for making the effort to stay in touch, order gift cards, and make purchases!  This a challenging time for business as well as everyone stuck at home....what would we be doing if we didn't have a hobby?!!

I'm at the shop from 10am - 2pm, Tuesday through Saturday...please call during that time and if necessary, leave a message or send an email with your request to info@twothimbles.com.

Happy Sewing!

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Some new reading material perhaps?

Fabric mask donations check here for the latest information 
They have revised the instructions - at least for our local area.  

If you need something fresh to look at and maybe a few new project ideas too keep you going - here are some of our latest arrivals!  Full of inspiration and spring colors!  

If you have been eyeing a project in one of these books and are ready to get started - give us a call and we can supplement your stash with whatever is missing!

Limited Temporary Hours

Available for phone orders and online orders only!
10:00am - 2:00pm
Tuesday through Saturday
360 715 1629

Stay Calm and Sew a Mask!

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Spring flowers and lawns

Yep, that would be spring flowers on cotton lawn fabrics!  Perfect for stitching up a soft scarf or quilt project, summer blouse or a summer weight baby blanket - combine with a layer of flannel for a silky soft receiving blanket combination!

Sonia Scarf Kit

Sonia Scarf kit 
These Regent Street Lawns from Moda are the latest arrivals, and charms are in stock too!

Moda Lawns - charms too!
Remember this old favorite - a simple combination of lawn charm squares, some chambray crossweave for sashing and a border and a great little quilt!

We have a few other lawns from previous collections - brights and geometrics along with florals!  

Infinity scarf lawn and woven plaid

We used this simple tutorial from Purl Soho and combined a bold and soft woven plaid with a floral lawn for a fun spring time infinity scarf.  Below are a couple of other combinations that would brighten up your day!

woven and lawn combination
woven and lawn combination

It's easy to get out in the garden no matter what kind of weather with these cheerful florals ~ Happy Stitching!

MASK UPDATE:  As of today, April 2nd, the masks are being accepted and appreciated!  We have bundles of pipe cleaners AND now black 1/4 inch elastic that Valerie donated - available out front from 10-2 if you need some of these supplies!  Thank you sewists!!  

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Cherry Lemonade projects

Who couldn't use a bit of cherry (pronounce that cheery if you want to!!) for their lemonade these days?!

We still have a couple of kits available if you want a bright and cheerful project to work on - perhaps you have a bit more time on your hands than you anticipated?  This quilt finishes at 80 x101.5 and the kit includes the pattern and fabric for the quilt top and binding.  You can participate either through 5 monthly installments of fabric OR you can get the kit ready to go and complete at your own pace.  This project could easily be modified into 2 smaller quilts if that's more your style!

We've got some fat quarter bundles of this collection ready to go, as well as yardage of some of the fabrics if there is a print that you especially like.   Give us a call at the shop 360 715 1629!

These colorful prints make a nice set of potholders too!  Six fat quarters can mix and match for a kitchen refresh or prepare yourself with a great hostess gift when social activities resume.  Thank you Deana for getting these stitched up in no time...along with a couple hundred fabric masks!! You sew girl!!

We have this great pattern featured above along with a fat quarter bundle and thinsulate batting - that will get you started!  There are also some great free patterns - this one from TheSewingDirectory.co.uk is great for strips and scraps!

Here are some other fun fabric combinations that would stitch up into some great kitchen aprons, napkins or potholders?  Do you have a favorite go to pattern for kitchen accessories?

Rain or Shine

Happy Stitching!

Monday, March 30, 2020

New Batiks and Fabric Masks

If you're still making fabric masks, batiks are a great choice due to the higher thread count and denser weave of these fabrics.  Here are some of the latest arrivals we've placed on the shelves.  The Whatcom Unified Command Center is the best place to make your mask donations at this time.  Here is the latest information that I could locate - please contact them for details and donation specifics.  Of course - make some for your friends and family, grocery store clerks and delivery drivers!

The shop is available for telephone orders from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Tuesday through Saturday -
360 715 1629  or you can shop online through our website.  

Enjoy some bright colors, a new project or finish a UFO...it's a great time to have a sewing hobby!

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Mask Drop Off Today 3/28/20

The mask drop-off bin and pipe-cleaner bundles will be out in front of the shop between 10:00am and 2:00pm today!  The next available day will be Tuesday 3/31/20.

Thank you to everyone that has contributed, I have seen several of you through the window...and a few of you I've missed!  There are some very appreciative recipients - who are grateful for your time, generosity and skill!  Don't hesitate to offer the ones you make to your local postal worker, grocery store clerk, emergency responders...whomever is in your circle that may have donated their masks or perhaps is on the front lines in a non-medical field.

And now, let's get back to our regularly scheduled programming?

Temporary Store Hours
10:00 am - 2:00pm
Tuesday through Saturday

360 715 1629

Please call to place a phone order, or you can check our website and order online.  If you need some personal shopping, let's set up an appointment and try photos & email or facetime shopping!  Gift card purchases are also easy to accomplish over the phone or online.  Thank you everyone for your support - all your local favorite businesses cannot do this without you!

We hope you check out our posts on Instagram as well - wearing all the hats is not my best skill, especially those involving technology so I'm working on it!  

Luckily I have some great team players who although currently unemployed, have still come up with some great projects to help inspire and motivate you all!  

Besides whipping up a few dozen masks with the help of some child labor (Thanks Ada!),  Kami has managed to motivate her kids into doing some pillowcase sewing and found time for a fabulous bag for herself too!  I have the fabric combination she chose stuck in my head now and think it's fabulous!  We have some other heavier weight linen and cotton blends too that would make an awesome Crescent Tote or other favorite pattern you like - what do you think?!

Let me know if you need a little something!  Stay healthy and stay home!  

Friday, March 27, 2020

Mask Drop-Off today 3/27

The drop-off bin is out, and there are pipe-cleaner bundles to pick up if you need some.  Please refer to previous post for alternate drop locations and mask making instructions.  We will be sending our bin to the Whatcom Unified Command center too!

Please know that your sewing contribution is much appreciated and thank you to those that have purchased mask making materials!!

First there was one, then there was more and more....thanks SEW much the 2nd batch of several dozen have been delivered to hospital staff.  Thank you!!!