Thursday, June 22, 2017

Picture Perfect Applique Class

Are you interested in learning some tricks for perfect, crisp applique?  Suz has some tips to offer on how to tackle glue-basted hand applique!

Join us for a techniques class to learn how quick and easy it really is.  Suz will show how to accomplish all the basic shapes when you choose either fish or fowl - see samples below!  Both of these designs are about 7 inches square.  Some hand sewing experience, familiarity with threading a needle will be helpful - but the majority of the class will be spent on working to prepare the pieces for applique and learning the techniques for a smooth finish.

Perfect Applique with Suz Litzsinger,  choose either Friday, July 14th OR Saturday, July 22nd, register online here:

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Our latest

We are patiently waiting for summer to arrive, but I guess if that means we still have sewing weather that's not all bad right?  We are trying to get in the mood for holiday fabric, and somehow, we just can't do it til we get a bit more summer sunshine.  Until then we have some odds n' ends coming in to fill the shelves.  This lastest detailed digital printing also includes a gorgeous panel block fabric (not shown) of flora/fauna encyclopedia pages - can't wait to incorporate some of these images in some fussy cutting projects.  

Encyclopedia Terrestria by Andover Fabrics
Some Prairie basics added to the shelves for the 1800's collection - more shirtings and some dynamic stripes!  

Prairie School Dresses

We have a couple of kits for this Ghastlies quilt - unfortunately the feature fabric is sold out now in yardage.  Of course, we haven't met a Halloweenesque quilt we didn't like all year long!
Ghastly Quilt
Here's a fun retro vibe print combination we used for this small quilt - it features one of the designs from Villa Rosa pattern cards, Gingersnap, and these are not only quick to create, they make great gift quilts (not too big, not to small) and are versatile patterns you can use again and again.
We still have a couple of spots open in the class for this Prima Diva Revised wallet this Saturday - Suz will walk you through all the construction steps - you have some precutting to do, so don't wait too long to sign up!

Just a reminder - we're staying open on Sunday, all year long noon-4pm....Closed on Mondays!

Happy Stitching!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Customer Creativity

Need a little inspiration for your list of things to do?  Here are a couple of recent finishes by friends and customers!
Unnamed Quilt by Suz 

Elephant Quilt by Sara

Both of these projects feature fabrics from the shop, as well as fabrics from the maker's never hurts to have a variety of colors and styles to pull from - the results are fantastic!  These 2 quilts are both examples of projects that developed as they were created without a specific pattern or plan when they started.  Let's see more ladies!!

Friday, June 9, 2017

10th Anniversary Sale June 10th!

25 % off regular priced fabric

(1/2 yard minimum cut)

Sale fabrics $5.00 a yard

(1 yard minimum cut)

Online Special
20% off entire purchase

(excludes classes and gift cards)

We're also featuring some special edition hand-dyed fabrics by Judy Robertson - these need to go to good homes!  We'll be donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of these 1-yard cuts to breast cancer care at Bellingham Peace Health Cancer Center

Please join us on Saturday June 10th for our Anniversary Sale 

Thank you to all our wonderful customers and friends for making this decade of fabric SEW great!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

First Friday Reminder

Get your sewing tools and knives 

back in prime condition!

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Drop off your scissors by Friday (First Friday of the Month) and you'll have them back and ready for cutting on the following Wednesday! 

Services provided by Caleb Hilton

Monday, May 29, 2017

Recent finishes and new fabrics

We have added another llama motif to our collection - is this a trend or a fad or just what?  And a few more fun bright geometrics and prints from Riley Blake to mix and match.

Llama Herd for Dear Stella

Riley Blake Vienna Collection
We finished up this Pocket in a Pocket quilt - we had admired this project a loooong time ago when it was featured by Thread Gatherer - they have updated the pattern and included the fun dress cut-out shape to go along with it.  The project features a scrappy background, and mix and match floral prints for the big and little pockets.  Of course, half the fun is choosing combinations of buttons and ribbons to decorate the pockets!  We have some fabric bundles ready to go, and a few full kits if you want to make it just like ours!  We've got a couple of close up pictures below to show-off the pockets - you can fill them with your grandma's hankie collection, or photos, recipes, love letters...make it a functional wall hanging and stuff those pockets full of treasures!

We've got a fun project class coming up with Suz - the perfect summer accessory?
This class is all about the assembly and construction of the Prima Diva wallet - revised!  The original pattern from Sew Many Creations is the basis for our project and Suz has modified her versions a bit so you can pick and choose what components you like best.  You'll do all the precutting and embellishing prior to class - so find your focal fabric or get those orphan hexies out and make it your way!  

We've got 2 dates available:  Thursday June 15th or Saturday June 24th.  You can register online or stop by the shop!  

A Purse With Benefits by Suz Litzsinger

Just a reminder we are Closed on Mondays but will stay open on Sundays through the summer this year!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

What are you working on?

Are you busy finishing up gifts for graduating seniors, teacher's or class projects?  We can't be more ready for spring weather and summer sewing!

We have this colorful quilt top on display in the classroom - alot of fun to build this project from the Alphabet panel designed by Marcia Derse for Windham fabrics - her upcoming line is looking very good too we look forward to playing with that in a few months!  This project is a combination of snowball blocks and foundation paper pieced wedges.  It goes together fast, once you know where you want your colors to land!

Cartwheels Quilt with Alphabet Panel 
This soft color grouping shown below is a new line by Leonie Bateman, the Australian's are taking over from all directions!  We also just added the super versatile Bondi top pattern to our wearables pattern collection, from Sew to Grow, designer Lindsey Marsh also from Australia.

Callington Mill Collection 
And this fun woodsy collection would make such a sweet welcome for a new baby or special toddler in your life.
Folkwood Friends  from Dear Stella  
We hope you're enjoying the spring weather and some outside adventures!  Just a reminder that Ski-to-Sea events are coming up this weekend and will be closed for a few hours on Saturday 5/27 due to the Parade that will be messing up our parking lot and store access until mid-day on Saturday.

We are closed on Mondays...and this particular Monday is Memorial Day as well.  Enjoy some extra time with family and friends and the great outdoors if you can!  Usually this would also be the date we switch to being closed on Sundays....but we've decided to stay open this summer on Sundays!

OPEN 12-4 on Sunday even during the summer!  Hope that means you'll want to sew along with us now that we'll be open Sunday All Year Long!

Monday, May 22, 2017

It's all about the Quilts!

We have some great quilty fabrics and books...the latest release from Quiltmania, Primarily Quilts 2 by Di Ford features some gorgeous quilts, and the book was perfectly timed to arrive alongside Di Ford's latest fabric line Bally Hall from Andover Fabrics.  Lots of fun planning projects with both of these items in hand!
Di Ford Bally Hall
And of course, quilts on fabric is never a bad thing - this small motif will be fun for some fussy cutting - not sure whether to plan to include it in an english paper piecing project or eye spy quilt?

Lancaster from Windham Fabrics
The latest edition of Quilt Sampler is here - a great way to have a look at what is going on out and about, without having to leave home.  Of course - you could plan a road trip and take in as many featured shops as you can fit in your schedule!  The RowxRow event isn't far away and that could make the perfect excuse to plan some travels.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Delilah update

Here's an update on our progress for Delilah - it's been fun to see these variations from our customer's too.  What a difference color placement makes don't you think?  These first 2 block photos are our latest efforts and the following photos are a selection from our customer's.  Check them out!




Thursday, May 4, 2017

1800's Stash Rolls

And....drum roll please, they're back!  We've got another collection of bolt ends that we've bundled up into 1800's stash rolls.  These goodies feature 12 different fabrics, in 6-inch strips.  A total of 2 yards, for $14.95.  Great for your scrap quilts and filling in gaps where you might want more variety.  You can order them on the website, or come in and pick out your favorites, these don't last long so don't wait! 

Saturday, April 29, 2017

New project and great goods!

We love this great zipper bag the "emmaline retreat bag" from a free tutorial on Emmaline website....Jane made this version for us, a parakeet decked out with a neck tie!  These heavy weight canvas fabrics are fabulous for just this type of bag.  Sorry - the blue shown in the photo literally flew out the door - but we have several other fun options so don't hesitate to pick out something fun for yourself and make a 2nd one as a gift!  We have the wire frames in two sizes, in stock now - the one shown is the photo below is the smaller size.  

Free Pattern Here

Emmaline Retreat Bag

Here are a few other canvas options we have in the shop!

And of course, lots of our other fabrics would work fine for a tote, purse or other fun project - we love these latest group from Cotton & Steel.

Wonderland Rifle Paper for Cotton and Steel

Fresh spring colors for this group from Carrie Bloomston 

Dreamer by Carrie Bloomston for Windham Fabrics

And check out these great fabrics - perfect for a fussy cutting project?

Juxstaposey by Betz White for Riley Blake 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Spring Cleaning Sale

Well we've been waiting for the sunshine to make an appearance, and we've decided we'll just have to move forward...we are doing some spring cleaning!   We hope you'll join us for some great deals on a variety of items including reduced pricing on sale fabrics and a great assortment of odds n' ends that have surfaced as we move things around, complete inventory and make room for new goodies!  

Thursday April 27th 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

And Regular Store Hours
Friday April 28th 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday April 29th 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday, April 21, 2017

Do you love an old quilt?

There is a unique opportunity to view the original 1876 quilt on Lopez Island coming up soon...plan an outing to the San Juan Islands and enjoy the benefits of living in the Pacific Northwest while you're at it?!  Here are the details:

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Latest Additions

We've got a few new finishes to start off our spring season - this small quilt is a variation on one we've done previously, it's a free one on the Moda Bakeshop website.  We modified this version to use yardage, rather than a charm pack, and the center square features a fussy cut portion of the lovely border print from Michael Miller called Mermaid Magic.

Free Pattern

Mermaids and Dragons
And a fun and bright small through from the Tumbling Blocks pattern by It's Sew Emma - this pattern is fat quarter friendly so it is a versatile project and a quick finish too!

Modern Tyke Tumbling Blocks

We've got fabric and patterns for both of these projects!  We have a couple of other quilts underway and lots of new inspiration on the shelves - great new books and lots of new fabric lines!  Some great variety and a few new charm packs and mini-charms if you want a sampling of Liberty Gatherings or Tabby Road.  

Liberty Gathering

Hamilton for Windham Fabrics

Tabby Road by Tula Pink for Spirit Fabric 

Indigo Summer by Hoffman

Anthology Batiks

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Destash Yard Sale

Well - after one day of sixty degrees, and a bit of time at the garden nursery this weekend, I think spring fever is here to stay!  We are cleaning up and re-organizing the shelves - always making room for new fabrics right?!

We're mixing things up and are doing a small destash via instagram, so if you want to see what yardage we're offering at discounted prices, please follow us on our destash account, @twothimblesyardsale

This is something we plan to do each month, and we'll see how it goes!  The details for purchasing are outlined in the post below.  Hope you see something you need for your stash!  And of course, follow our regular instagram account for all the new fabric, samples and fun things happening!  @twothimblesquiltshop