Friday, July 22, 2011

New Projects

Well, it's starting to look like summer again...but how long will it last? You never know when you'll need a quilt project ready to go so here are some of our latest efforts to get you thinking!

This sweet little doll quilt uses a pattern from Civil War Legacies by Carol Hopkins Designs, called Aunt Agnes' Bloomers. The finished size is about 13" x 18", and we changed up the color palette a little by adding bubble-gum pink and a splash of orange. Appropriately, our kits are called A Taste of Cheddar.

This fun project is great for a baby quilt or wallhanging and the pattern includes a larger size quilt option. The pattern is called Victory Garden from Busy Bee Quilt Designs, and our version features the line Charlevoix from Moda. We've also featured the fabric in this month's pincushion. This quilt pattern looks great in shabby chic fabrics and would be quick to finish if if you still need a last minute wedding gift for William and Kate!

This striking, yet subtle flag quilt would make a nice addition to a seasonal quilt collection or a wonderful gift. Both the pattern and the feautured fabric were desiged by Minnick and Simpson for Moda, the same artists who designed the fabric line mentioned above, Charlevoix. The pattern is called Flag of Valor and the fabric line is called Quilts of Valor. We have kits and fabric bundles available for this collection.

On another note, we are getting even more excited for Reynola Pakusich's Storm at Sea class, coming up in September! We just received a sample quilt for display, so come by and take a look- it's very striking and beautiful in person, and there are still a few spots left in the class!

Happy Stitching!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Super Summer Sale!

It's time to break up the summer routine, wouldn't you agree?? Our Super Summer Sale is coming up at the end of this week, and we will be celebrating what warm summer weather there has been... along with the anticipation of a lovely fall! Select seasonal fabric and more will be on sale, and there will be a special treat for each customer at check-out. Come join us on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday at regular store hours for this fun event!

On a related note, we are doing our not-so-spring cleaning a little late this year- we've done some serious rearranging of the store over the past week, so expect to be a little turned around when you visit! We're happy with the changes though; fresh ideas and layouts always provide new inspiration!

Happy Stitching!

Friday, July 8, 2011

July Pincushion

Hopefully everyone enjoyed their holiday this past weekend! The weather was actually decent...we're sure hoping it stays that way!

We're calling this month's pincushion the Dresden Jar. It was inspired by a customer's suggestion and help, and features scrappy fabric in a mini Dresden (signature Virginia Cole of Galloping Pony Studio), atop a cute little canning jar. Our kits come in a variety of colorways, with the option of embellishing with a button or a stuffed yo-yo. We filled our base with jelly beans, but we suggest buttons, spools of thread or... chocolate?? That might be the best option right there ... a little reward for finishing a project, maybe?

Happy Stitching!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Projects for All the Seasons

It seems to be all about the panels here at the store lately. This is actually great news, because panels make for quick and easy gift ideas and holiday decorations. This flag panel is from a line called Liberty Ridge from Henry Glass & Co., and it features flags in three different sizes. Perfect for pincushions or placements, or a sweet little throw shown here. Start now and you know you'll be ready next Fourth of July!!

If you like splashy sunflower prints, then this might be a great project to be thinking about for a fall event! This line called Autumn Inspirations from South Sea Imports is perfect for a tablerunner or a wallhanging, (a pattern is found here) and this will make it hard not to anticipate autumn sunflowers!

As you know, it's never too early to start getting ready for Halloween here at 2T! This adorable panel from Wilmington Prints is quick to make into a throw or wall quilt. A pattern for a door hanging and treat bags can be found here. We even carry some fun fun fun prints to coordinate!

Advent calendars just got easier with this sweet little panel from South Sea Imports. Simple instructions on how to fold and stitch the panel quickly into an advent calendar with little pockets can be found along the side of the panel. We also have a few coordinates, so you can add borders or whatever you like!

We also have quilt labels in the form of a panel- the labels come in a large size and a variety of designs featuring vintage postcards - these will be ideal for making a memory or signature quilt. A great gift for a baby shower or wedding reception!

Happy Stitching!