Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Open Hours and New Fabric

Open for drop-in shopping!
Thursday and Friday
1:00pm - 4:00pm

We are open by appointment Tuesday through Saturday for individual shopping (it's okay to bring a friend!) from 10:00am - 4:00pm (except as noted above Thursday/Friday).

Please use this link to reserve a time for individual in-store shopping that suits your schedule.  

As our local COVID numbers continue to limit our ability to move to the next phase of opening we will maintain this blend of available hours.  We are excited for re-opening but want to do so in a smart way and do our part to help mitigate the ongoing spread of COVID-19.  Now that we will be juggling home school sessions again this fall we'll see what a new work schedule will look like.  

We have implemented a few changes to our shop layout and business practices to help maintain social distancing, upgraded sanitizing efforts and require that all customers wear facial coverings for the duration of their visit.  Shopping visits are limited to 30 minutes per state requirements and since we have limited staffing available, please reserve an appointment if you would like assistance with your project or shopping choices.  We appreciate everyone doing their part to take care of our community.

We are starting a few new projects in between mask making....sound familiar?  And we've seen a few customer finishes of late as well!  We've had requests for backings and batting and bindings as everyone wraps up a COVID project or two...and requests for something new and fresh to supplement and re-inspire...but I have yet to hear "I've run out of fabric"!  

We have some new batiks in stock - great for quilts, and for masks!  




And some beginnings of red and green are filling the shelves in the reproduction room.  These subdued prints are darker shades and great for stash building or for holiday projects!

Happy Stitching!

Monday, August 3, 2020

Remember when last summer?

Open for drop-in shopping!
Thursday and Friday
1:00pm - 4:00pm

We are open by appointment Tuesday through Saturday for individual shopping (it's okay to bring a friend!) from 10:00am - 4:00pm (except as noted above Thursday/Friday).

Please use this link to reserve a time for individual in-store shopping that suits your schedule. 

(there is no need to log in OR register, just click on the 'next' button) 


As our local COVID numbers continue to limit our ability to move to the next phase of opening, we will continue with this blend of available hours.  We are excited for re-opening but want to do so in a smart way and do our part to help mitigate the ongoing spread of COVID-19.  We're doing our best to juggle social distancing requirements for staff and customers so that we can continue to stay open and healthy.  We have implemented a few changes to our shop layout and business practices to help maintain social distancing, upgraded sanitizing efforts and require that all customers wear facial coverings for the duration of their visit.  We appreciate everyone doing their part to take care of our community.


And now for a flash back!....last summer about this time, we were finalizing the installation of air conditioning (just one more reason to visit the shop now!) and recovering from a much anticipated whirlwind few days of hosting Margaret Mew and Judy Newman from Australia.  Sounds so much more complex now than it was at the time.  We were anticipating a visit from Lorena Uriarte (@lorena_in_syd) and Lisa Mattock (@foragebylisamattock) this fall, both from Australia and sadly those visits are off the 2020 calendar.  


Back to last summer - we packed the classroom, we toured Whatcom County, we enjoyed good weather and stitched as much as we could.  Margaret and Judy are both talented and generous and provided a lovely impromptu trunk show full of inspiration within minutes of their arrival at the shop.  



What a treat!  We enjoyed our time together and now with our current isewlation status look back with even greater appreciation at the opportunity to connect with fellow quilters and meet these lovely ladies!  Enjoy some inspiration and good memories with these photos and perhaps a new project will catch your eye!  







We have a few starter kits of fabric packs hand-picked by Margaret and Judy for the Cleland Coverlet and County Claire quilts - we also have their books published by Quiltmania and the Wildflower Cushion pattern and County Claire Quilt in stock.  Thanks Margaret and Judy for such a great visit and wrap up to your US tour of 2019!  Give the shop a call or schedule an appointment to stop by and check out a project inspired by Australians!  

Happy Stitching ~

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

What's around the corner? Plus Open Hours

Open for drop-in shopping!
Thursday and Friday
1:00pm - 4:00pm

We are open by appointment Tuesday through Saturday for individual shopping (it's okay to bring a friend!) from 10:00am - 4:00pm (except as noted above Thursday/Friday).

Please use this link to reserve a time for individual in-store shopping that suits your schedule.  

As our local COVID numbers continue to limit our ability to move to the next phase of opening we will continue with this blend of available hours.  We are excited for re-opening but want to do so in a smart way and do our part to help mitigate the ongoing spread of COVID-19, we really want those schools re-open for business!  

We have implemented a few changes to our shop layout and business practices to help maintain social distancing, upgraded sanitizing efforts and require that all customers wear facial coverings for the duration of their visit.  We appreciate everyone doing their part to take care of our community.

With all the COVID shut-downs and changes to our daily routines, it's been hard to keep track of the calendar....but we're always in the mood for fall and halloween fabrics here!  

Crescent Tote with Glittery Canvas
A recent make - this bag was gifted to a 2020 college graduate - black canvas with gold metallic - perfect for fall!  The Crescent Tote pattern by Noodlehead is another great pattern and versatile in both style and size.  Not too bulky to stash at your feet with your projects for a car trip or staycation camping trip or beach day!

Spellcaster's Garden by Meg Hawkey 

Hocus Pocus by Echo Park for Riley Blake 

Northcott Wicked Fabrics
Here's a fun stitchery pattern - embellished with a bit of crayon for added color and impact...and a few seed beads for added sparkle!  We have the pattern and beads ready to go...there's time to get this stitched up for the season!

Plum Cute Designs "Eeek"
Happy Stitching!

Friday, July 24, 2020

More Lemonade?

Do you see lemons or lemonade?  That is where we're at these days as we wait patiently to hear about the fall plans for schools and encouraging news of some form or another about the world....meanwhile a bit of stitching, comet watching and lemonade making!  

We were scheduled to host Leah Zieber of Zieber Quilts this summer, for some viewing of antique quilts and textiles, history sharing and quilt-making.  With COVID restrictions - instead Leah sent us some door prizes and quilt patterns, and we made a small quilt!  We have quilt kits and patterns available, as well as the recent publication Treasure Hunt by Leah Zieber and Linda Collins.  Lots of eye candy and quilt inspiration to get you motivated.  





We are available Tuesday through Saturday from 10am - 4pm

We are open by appointment Tuesday through Saturday for individual (it's okay to bring a friend!) shopping.  Please use this link to reserve a time for individual in-store shopping.  

OR

Curbside pick-up 
Online orders
*Open for drop-in shopping Thurs/Fri 1:00-4:00pm

 360 715 1629



Happy Stitching in Isewlation!

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Looking Forward to Fabric?!

Open for drop-in shopping!
Thursday and Friday
1:00pm - 4:00pm

We are open by appointment Tuesday through Saturday for individual (it's okay to bring a friend!) shopping.  Temporary Hours 10:00am - 4:00pm.

Please use this link to reserve a time for individual in-store shopping.  

We hope this blend of hours will suit customer needs and help to keep everyone as healthy and safe as possible.  We are excited for re-opening but want to do so in a smart way and do our part to help mitigate the ongoing spread of COVID-19.  

We have implemented a few changes to our shop layout and business practices to help maintain social distancing, upgraded sanitizing efforts and require that all customers wear facial coverings for the duration of their visit.  We appreciate everyone doing their part to take care of our community.

Due to restrictions on store capacity and limited staffing we cannot provide assistance with fabric selection and projects during drop-in shopping times, please reserve an appointment if you need time and assistance to consider your fabric purchase.    

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all learn to adjust to these evolving requirements mandated by our state and county.    

INSTORE SHOPPING GUIDANCE
  • Facial coverings (properly covering nose and mouth) required for the duration of your visit.
  • We have hand sanitizer available, please use some!
  • Please maintain social distancing guidelines with customers and staff.
  • The restroom is not available for customer use at this time.
  • Please stay home if you are feeling unwell or have been around someone that has been sick!

We are available Tuesday through Saturday from 10am - 4pm

Curbside pick-up 
Online orders
Shop by Appointment *

*Open for drop-in shopping Thurs/Fri 1:00-4:00pm

 360 715 1629


We appreciate your ongoing patronage and look forward to seeing you in the shop soon OR give us a call and we'll help you shop over the phone, via a facetime appointment or photos via email!

Veggies by Marsha Negley

Border Print by Sarah Watts for Moda

J Wecker Frisch for Riley Blake
Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

New Fabric - Open by Appointment

We are currently open by appointment Tuesday through Saturday 

Please use the booking tool on our home page to reserve a time for in-store shopping.  https://www.twothimbles.com/

As our county continues to see higher case numbers of COVID and restrictions on business activity we will continue to offer shopping by appointment.  This method of operation allows us to provide shopping assistance, manage curb-side pick up requests and operate with limited staffing and reduced hours.  We will expand the appointment offerings if demand exceeds current options, so please let us know if you have tried to book and no appointments were available!  Thank you for your patience and understanding.

We have implemented a few changes to our shop layout and business practices to help maintain social distancing, upgraded sanitizing efforts and require that all customers wear facial coverings for the duration of their visit.  We appreciate everyone doing their part to take care of our community.

We appreciate your ongoing patronage and look forward to seeing you in the shop soon OR give us a call and we'll help you shop over the phone!

We are available Tuesday through Saturday from 10am - 4pm

Curbside pick-up 
Online orders
Shop by Appointment

 360 715 1629




We've got some new fabric additions from a variety of designers and we're getting ready to add some holiday fabrics (yep - that means Halloween AND Christmas) to the shelves...hard to think that fall is coming when we're having our first days of real summer weather this week!  
Heather Ross Anniversary Collection

Fine and Sunny by Jen Kingwell

New Lollies by Jen Kingwell

Sometimes it's easier to get inspired from a group of precuts - or they look great sitting on your fabric shelf until you find the perfect project!  We've combined a few fat quarters and half-yard cuts to give you a head start.  These bundles and coordinated yardage are now listed on our website.  These 2 groups of William Morris designs are easy to live with and work with many design styles - and of course, a mixture of red and blue is great all summer long not just in July!

Standen for Freespirit

May Morris for Moda
Red and Blue mix n' match

Happy Stitching!

Monday, July 13, 2020

Quilts for Little Ones!

We are currently open by appointment Tuesday through Saturday 

Please use the booking tool on our home page to reserve a time for in-store shopping.  https://www.twothimbles.com/


We will expand the appointment offerings if needed, so please let us know if you have tried to book and no appointments were available!  This method provides an opportunity for our customers to feel confident in their shop experience while also limiting the exposure and responsibilities for our team, allowing us to provide service to in-store shoppers while also continuing to fulfill orders and complete other tasks with limited staff and shorter hours.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.

We have implemented a few changes to our shop layout and business practices to help maintain social distancing, upgraded sanitizing efforts and require that all customers wear facial coverings for the duration of their visit.  We appreciate everyone doing their part to take care of our community - we certainly don't want to backtrack on the progress we've made.

We appreciate your ongoing patronage and look forward to seeing you in the shop soon Or give us a call and we'll help you shop over the phone!

We are available Tuesday through Saturday from 10am - 4pm

Curbside pick-up 
Online orders
Shop by Appointment

 360 715 1629


Although it seems like the world has been on hold since mid-March, some of our customers are greeting new arrivals from afar during this crazy time.  Here are a few of our favorite options for small quilts!  The simple star below, starts with a charm pack and a free pattern from Moda Fabrics, we've got this combination in a soft peachy pink or blue in case you need to cover all the options!!

Charm Star quilt in Breeze



And for summer babies or hot climates - a simple whole cloth blanket of cotton lawn makes a super soft and comfortable wrap!  We've got some florals and a few geometrics in stock.  We've also combined flannel and lawn for a quick receiving blanket that gives you the perfect flexibility for our changeable summer weather.  

Cotton lawn prints


We've got some flannel combinations packaged and ready to go - you can add some soft mini pom-poms to the edge for a fun finish or decorative stitching and rounded corners!  Traditional binding from soft cotton lawn or a deep wrapped and mitered corner edge provides a special finish too.  Lots of options to personalize and make your project a special gift to make and receive.  



Happy Stitching!