Friday, May 22, 2015

Memorial Day Weekend / Sea to Ski events

We hope everyone has some time to relax and enjoy the long weekend ahead.  Maybe even find some time for sewing!

Good luck to all the Sea to Ski race participants!!

Due to the parade that closes Cornwall Ave and that our parking lot becomes the center of activity we are closed on Saturday May 23rd until parade traffic clears up, approximately 2:00pm we will open.  We will also be closed on Monday, May 24th in observance of Memorial Day.

This is our last open Sunday for a bit, we usually close Sundays during summer, Memorial Day through Labor Day.  So starting Sunday 5/31 we will be closed on Sundays!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

New 1800's Stash Rolls!

Get them while you can!
Sold Out!  Thank-you for shopping ~ We'll offer up  new variations in the future so watch for a post here and on the website.

Take this opportunity to delve into our scrap stash ~ and grab one (or a few!!) of 2T's stash rolls.  Each roll contains 12 different 6-inch strips (WOF), a total of 2 yards of fabric.  Fabrics in each roll will vary and be different than the picture shown, but rest assured that each fabric selected is from our extensive 1800's collection of reproduction prints.  Rolls will feature some old loves and new favorites, each roll has a distinct flavor that is sure to benefit your latest project.  These are available on the website or you can stop by and hand-pick your favorite roll.  

Available while supplies last. Help us clean house!  Each roll contains 2 yards of fabric and they are offered at a price of only $14.95!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

MORE? new fabric and quilts oh my...

It seems that the UPS delivery has Two Thimbles on some kind of automatic delivery system....who did this?!  We have sew much new fabric, and each delivery seems better than the last!  Got to find some time for sewing a few projects and quilts... 

More Hearty Good Wishes by Janet Clare for Moda
We have jelly rolls, and charms and mini-charms of this latest edition by Janet Clare - we still have a few fabrics left from the original Hearty Good Wishes collection and these are playing together perfectly.  Remember this great quilt that Shannon stitched up for us?  Well - it has recently found a new home via a fundraising for the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association.

The group below from Moda is quickly disappearing - the variety of colors and motifs in the prints is great, and we still have a few charm packs left for a full variety of the line.
Nomad by Urban Chiks for Moda
Our latest edition to the Modern Mini collection - is actually a large hexagon, these are some of the Marcia Derse fabrics which are fun to combine and mix and match.  The background we chose is a very light silver grey, gives it just enough color but not too much we thought.  These two pillows are 16 inches, a perfect update for spring decorating?!  The pattern is from Jaybird Quilts, called Candy Dish.  

This zig zag quilt is a fun variation from all the horizontal chevrons and zig zag patterns we've seen - it's called Zenith, and uses fabrics from Clothworks Beatrice collection.  

And then some odds and ends to fill in the 1800's color wall and some special border stripes for fussy cutting or using to make a bold statement in a strippy quilt or final border.  
Paula Barnes for Marcus Fabrics

Scrap Happy 

Spice Palette for Marcus 

Dressing Gown by Judie Rothermel for Marcus
We have a couple of new books, Civil War Remembered is here and it has some great scrappy quilts that feature civil war prints so if you're not just sure what your next project needs to be, we can set you up!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

The Palampore is here!!

Well the goods are pouring in, you can tell I had too much fun back in October at Quilt Market in Houston!  The very special Palampore panel has arrived, which coordinates with the Tree of Life fabric collection.  All are designed by Mary Koval for Windham fabrics.  The Palampore is quite large, and pretty unique.  We are working on plans for a quilt, but haven't got one whipped up just yet...The amazing toile print comes in red, blue and brown and is pretty spectacular along with the Palampore panel.  We have it posted on the website so you can take a look at it there, the colors are much better in person so stop by soon to see the one we have hanging up in the classroom.

Tree of Life by Mary Koval for Windham Fabrics

And of course, we wouldn't just stop at a little bit of new fabric...we have lots of new collections including more australian prints to add to our initial shipment.

Inked by Lynn Krawczyk for Red Rooster Fabrics

New Australian Prints

Summer Celebration from Riley Blake Designs

Past Endearments by Judie Rothermel for Marcus Fabrics 
Now, all we need is a few more hours in the day for gardening AND sewing!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Wool N' Stitch Class

Wool N' Stitch Class

Starting in June, join Lee the first Tuesday of the month for six months in 2T's latest fun with stitching class. Learn a few embellishing stitches each month and add to your repertoire!

We will have patterns available for the stitchery designs shown here - you can also learn (ore review) new stitches while continuing with another work-in-progress....there are just a few of you with Spargo projects in the works, or other wool applique creations underway.  This is a perfect chance to come and sew and make some progress and stay inspired with your project.  New techniques and stitches can always be incorporated as you go along.   

Our sample at the store has been used as a cover for one of the versatile multi-compartment Yazzi bags.  If you're interested, Yazzii bags will also be available through special order.   Yazzii bags are high quality notions organizers from Australia. 

First Tuesday of the month from 10:30-12:30
Six Month Series
Cost: $60.00

Stop by soon and see what we have added to our collections - the latest Quilt Sampler magazine is here and a few other fun patterns and new books have arrived.  Millefiori 2 is on the shelf along with the new Jen Kingwell Quilt Lovely book!!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Playing with fabric!

Here is a fun quilt using solids from a charm pack of the Denyse Schmidt collection - mixed with a bit of mushroom Kona, and a fun turquoise piping added to the binding.   We enjoy working with a variety of fabrics and styles - and this was a nice change of pace from some of our reproduction fabrics and other recent projects.
Emma Grace
The linen and cotton blend prints are a great weight and texture for totes and purses.  We found a new purse pattern online that is a great size and keeps it nice and simple.  Check out the Phoebe Bag from Artsy-Craftsy Babe.
Phoebe Bag and Lunch Tote
These two cotton chambray's are shot with silver and gold thread - perfect additions to glam up a quilt project or feature in a simple summer shirt?
Metallic Chambray
And this so amazing that you have to unroll the fabric to enjoy it's full fab-u-lous-ness!!  This was for sure, my favorite find at quilt market last fall.
Sumi-e from Frond Design
Hope you find some time to sew in between the rainstorms!!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Two of our favorite things!!

We have a couple of classes added to the schedule fabric.  Does it get any better than that?!

English Paper Piecing 101

This introduction to English paper piecing techniques will review a variety of methods and products that can be used to create all kinds of hand pieced projects (tote bags, wall-hangings, quilts, etc.).  Coverage will include a review fabric considerations (such as value and fussy cutting motifs), various methods of basting papers as well as finishing techniques and ideas for a variety of projects.  

You'll have a chance to try these methods and sample a variety of product options - plus get some construction tips from an expert!  We'll provide 1 inch hexagons to get you started on OR if you have a particular project or paper piecing shape that you want to work with, please bring it and you can get some personalized instruction too.

Join Us for English Paper Piecing 101 with Jane Buys

Saturday, June 13th from 10:30-12:30

Cost: $25.00

Patchwork of The Crosses Support Group

On the 4th Tuesday of the month from 10:30-12:30 we will hold a Patchwork of the Crosses Support Group. Join others as you recreate this well-known quilt block. This project is a great way to feature your favorite fabrics and create a project that will be loved for years to come! The Patchwork of the Crosses can be pieced in multiple ways - You can hand-piece the blocks or use English paper piecing methods, or even go your own route and choose a hybrid machine and hand-piecing combination. Class will cover an introduction to hand piecing, English paper piecing, fussy cutting, inklingo printing and more.   

Join our Support Group: 
4th Tuesday of the Month for Six Months beginning May 
from 10:30-12:30
Cost $60.00

Sample Blocks - hand-pieced
Jane's EPP sample
New fabric - a variety of fabric styles and a mix of old and new.  Great pieces to add to your stash or feature in a new project.  

Cotton Linen blend 

Gorgeous bright poppy print

Enjoy the spring sunshine!