Thursday, February 14, 2019

Slow Stitching with Lisa Mattock

Slow Stitching with Lisa Mattock 
April 6th

Price: $115.00, including starter pack

Another acclaimed Australian creator, Lisa Mattock, will be joining us for a workshop on her specialty, Slow Stitching. Lisa will teach the foundations of several stitches and explore the techniques involved in creating beautiful pieces from treasured finds. This class will put an emphasis on repurposing old fabrics in a contemporary, unique way.

If you find you often feel stressed in the crafting process, this class is for you. Lisa embraces the idea of slowing down, recognizing the practical beauty of reclaiming, reusing and repurposing. Her class will draw inspiration from the arts of SashikoBoro, and Kantha, which involve decorative stitching, mending, and embroidery.

Students will walk away with a unique panel and a game plan to complete it - as a quilt block, pillow cushion, wall hanging, or incorporated into a tote or other project!  Lots of flexibility to create something artistic and special.   

Starter packs will feature all the supplies needed to get working, including a selection of vintage fabrics, embellishments and threads foraged by Lisa.  Give us a call at the shop (360 715 1629) or stop by soon to register (the roads are mostly clear of snow downtown!), space is limited. 

Check out Lisa's work on her Instagram , @foragebylisamattock. 

Monday, February 11, 2019

Come on in the water's fine!

Our latest knit fabric, Dark and Stormy by Dear Stella for Timeless Treasures - what do you think?  

And the latest collection from Janet Clare for Moda, Weather Permitting - this one plays with her previous collections with the addition of the wonderful warm bronze color.  We have charm packs available with this collection.  

And we've restocked the Australian collection - we've added some new color ways and some of the latest prints, along with restocking some of our go-to favorites.  Stop by and see which prints and colors catch your eye!

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Speed Dating Class with Krista Hennebury

Valentine's Day is just around the corner - Are you looking to spice up your love life? We may not be able to help you find a hot date, but we ARE offering a class that can further your love affair with quilting! 

On Friday, March 8, join us for Speed Dating, a class hosted by Vancouver-based quilter Krista Hennebury. 

While you (probably) won't be meeting your next significant other at this class, it is a great opportunity to practice fun, fast-paced improv piecing techniques. The class, like the name suggests, mirrors the idea of speed dating as techniques are taught quickly, leaving students little time to overthink or second guess their work.

By the end of the class, each student will walk away with a new love in their life: a unique, original quilt! 

If you'd like to learn more about this class, check out the "classes" tab of our website. We feel very lucky to host Krista; she is an accomplished creator, published author, and incredible teacher. Sign up at our website or give us a call at (360)-715-1629.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

2T Did You Know?

Did you know that 2T carries wool threads....our collection is growing!!

We've got some beautiful Lana Wool thread from Aurifil in 3 basic colors (large spools) as well as pre-wound bobbins in a myriad of you can get a variety of colors without a big investment!  This 12wt thread is a lovely, soft blend of 50% Acrylic and 50% Wool. 

Other uses:

Single or Double Strand Cross Stitch
Hand Embroidery 
Machine Applique 
Machine Quilting
Lower Looper Serging

We also have some multi-color packs of Wonderfil Ellana wool thread in Sue Spargo color sets.

 Perfect for when you want to create texture or visually pleasing details with a subtle color change.  Here's a sample from our upcoming woolie bird class - wool threads do double duty for basic appliqué and great decorative stitches!

Woolie Bird 

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Workshops with Margaret Mew & Judy Newman

We have settled on projects and are busy working out the details for our upcoming workshops.  We hope you are ready to set some time aside and join us for one or both of these special events.

Registration is open!  Call during regular business hours (360) 715-1629 or stop by the shop to register and provide payment information.

Magnificent Medallions with Margaret Mew 
 June 13th and 14th 

Price:  $245.00 for two day workshop

Medallion quilts are a beautiful, versatile style of quilting that are well-suited for a "make as you go" method. Talented Australian quilter, teacher, and author, Margaret Mew, will guide students through the art of medallion quilting in a two day workshop.

Along with making your medallion, Margaret will go over borders, color and print work, finding inspiration, and doing the math to create an elaborate, well-thought out design. Techniques will include hand and machine piecing, English paper piecing, and hand applique. Don't miss this great opportunity to learn alongside this extraordinary creative! 

Handwork with Judy Newman 
June 15th

Price: $125.00 project pattern included

Choose from two beautiful quilt designs, and put together a unique creation with Judy Newman, accomplished quilter, teacher, and author. Judy's class will focus on a variety of hand piecing techniques, so no sewing machine is required

County Claire Quilt
Emma Mary Quilt

Judy will be traveling all the way from Australia to teach techniques including hand piecing, curved seam piecing, and needle turn appliqué. She'll also cover information on color and fabric design combinations. 

Monday, January 28, 2019

Favorite Baby Quilt Pattern

Storybook Star Baby Quilt

Need a quick baby gift?  Well how about this adorable Storybook Star Baby Quilt?!?  

This has not only been a store favorite but is also a personal favorite.  I've made this little sweetie up in lots of different print/fabric combos over the years and I'm usually a pretty big deal at the baby shower...just sayin'.  A few reasons I like it so much...   First, it's size is perfect for a new baby (approx. 39"x39") and works great as a car seat or stroller blanket.  Second, I only have to select 3 or 4 fabrics and last, it's a free pattern from Moda Bakeshop (the original design featured a charm pack for a scrappier version). 

If you want to create something similar to this version, we can help you select the perfect combination of fabrics for a new little one in your life and share our tips!  We'd love to know if you have a favorite go-to baby quilt pattern.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

New Additions!

Sometimes we get loaner quilts...when our talented customers offer to loan us a ready made store display we are more than willing to say YES!  Thank you Evelyn for covering up a bare wall in the class room.  All these little scraps may not make a big dent in your stash or scrap bin, but they sure add up to a fabulous quilt!  

We are continuing to add some wonderful textures to the muted homespun collection - a few plaids and stripes and some jacquard weave - subtle ways to enhance your sewing projects and quilts.  These add alot of interest when you combine these with typical prints and they make an even bigger statement when you keep it simple and combine just these textures together with a subdued color palette.

Diamond Textiles Wovens
And some fun prints and basics are starting to filter in - great to mix and match with our collection of 1800's prints.  Need to start a new project with a few of these I think!  

Family Roots by RJR Fabrics

Cambridge by Kathy Hall for Andover
And we have a selected group of the light backgrounds and a mix of the colors and patterns from the latest Primitive Gatherings line from Moda.  Charm packs for both of these groups are available too and offer a great way to round out a scrappy look.  

Flower Garden Backgrounds by Primitive Gatherings

Flower Garden Gatherings by Primitive Gatherings

We've got some fun new samples up and some new projects underway - stop by soon and check out what's new!