Friday, August 23, 2019

Garden Wreath Embroidery


We have a gorgeous floral quilt on display in the classroom, have you stopped by to see it?  The 3 dimensional flowers are amazing and this pattern is the basis for our upcoming embroidery class.  If you're interested in either revisiting or improving your stitching skills, this class project is for you! 


You can find more details about the class and register online on the website!  Or stop by the shop and take a look at the details in this quilt. 
 

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

New Fabric Groups

This selection of some of our latest additions shows just how much we love ALL things fabric!  We've got a mixed collection that suits a variety of projects and styles...a few heavier weight linen and canvas blends  prefect for pillows, totes and mixing into projects for added texture and a fun double gauze print just right for comfy lounge pants, infinity scarves or a simple light weight summer swaddle for a new little one in your world.  Stop by soon and see what's new!  

By the Seaside by Aan Zee for Cotton & Steel Fabrics

Sweet Oak by Striped Pear Studio for Windham Fabrics

Squirrels Damask of the Sweet Oak collection
Full Moon by Renee Nanneman for Andover Fabrics

The Hesketh House Liberty Fabrics by Riley Blake Designs

Japanese Scene for Kokka fabrics

Echino Lin/Cot Canvas for Kokka fabrics


Kitty Double Gauze for Kokka fabrics
Happy Stitching! 

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Restocking


We are continuing to add to our collection of Aboriginal prints featuring all kinds of flora and fauna from Australia.  This group includes an emu, perfect for some fussy cutting options and the large scale kingfisher-like kookaburra in brighter tones.  These are great to mix and match with other fabrics or feature in a special project.

Australians M&S Textiles

Our latest store sample is a great throw size quilt - quick to piece with a strip roll and a background fabric.  We have these Kaffe strip rolls in stock in 3 color-ways so you can choose your favorite hot or cool palette.
Kaffe Strips 

Strips Stacks
We hope you're enjoying our late summer sunshine and some quality stitching time!

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Scrap Sale



Open 10am - 6pm 

Friday August 16th and 

Saturday August 17th


We have been busy tidying up our bins of fabric remnants, bolt ends and odd-sized store sample scraps.  You will find unique, out-of-print and last-of-the-bolt pieces at bargain prices.  We have width of fabric remnants and bolt ends priced by the inch, pre-made 1 Yard scrap bags specially priced and a U-Fill scrap bag station.  We have 1 Gallon bags ready to fill!  Shop early for the best selection!






Monday, August 12, 2019

New Applique Mat



We’ve recently brought in a highly-requested notion: the Design and Appliqué Mat from an Australian company called Matilda's Own. This product was recommended to us by professionals in the quilting field and we quickly fell in love with the design mat’s ability to grip a table top and project firmly, providing a smooth work surface for design transfer and tracing. 

The extreme lightweight material makes a great addition to any travel sewing kit. Even our friends in Australia sing the praises of this appliqué mat. It is two-sided, which allows for extra non-slip support when preparing for appliqué, fabric for tracing, beading, and more. This is a fairly exclusive product, offered in only a few shops around the U.S. and we're excited to share it with you! Stop by to take a look, or you can order from our website. Click on the image below to see what others are saying about the mat! 




Thursday, August 8, 2019

A little bit of color?!

This latest collection of batiks is alot of fun, any bicyclists out there that can relate?   There's a bit of metallic on the spokes fabric and a couple of additional coordinates.  Lots of strong graphic batiks are showing up also that are a more contemporary version of traditional batiks and play well with other fabrics in your stash too!  
Bikes and Batiks

Banyan Batiks
Banyan Batiks
And we can't pass a chance to restock and add to our selection of grunge basics, these colors are easing us into late summer and mix and match well with our other new prints!  Come in and play with our latest collections and build a summer project! 

Grunge and more Grunge
Summer prints



Monday, August 5, 2019

1800's Stash Rolls


And...they're back!  We've rounded up all our scraps and bolt-ends from our collection of 1800's prints and bundled them into stash rolls.  These goodies feature 12 different fabrics, in 6 inch width-of-fabric strips.  A total of 2 yards priced at $18.95.  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 bundles won't last long!

Each bundle is different and contains a mixture of fabrics we no longer have yardage for so don't get attached to any of these lovelies!


Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Semi-Annual Clearance Sale Summer 2019

We're offering a special sale for our favorite customers-- You! Our semi-annual Clearance Sale is an incredible opportunity to get your hands on some great deals. Various stock items will be going for as much as 75% off. Stop by to find your next project.


Sale starts Thursday, regular business hours 10-6pm


Monday, July 29, 2019

All Hallows Eve minus the pumpkins and chocolate!

We've recently brought in some deliciously spooky fall-appropriate fabric for your next Halloween quilt! The All Hallow's Eve collection from Fig Tree & Co. for Moda has a lovely blend of muted grays, blacks, and pumpkin orange...not a pumpkin in sight and yet perfect for a festive fall project.  You can always have your pumpkin and chocolate on the side right?!

Check out this list of free patterns from Moda here to find the perfect project.


If you want to get your stitching done in time to display this fall...now is the time to get started!  We have some wool applique and embroidery projects and loads of our favorite fabrics to inspire you.  

EEK! pattern by Plumcute Desings
Harvest Blessing pattern by Heart to Hand

Cherish pattern designed by Villa Rosa
Happy Stitching!



Thursday, July 25, 2019

Mew / Newman Workshop Recap!

Highlights from our visit with Margaret Mew and Judy Newman

The much anticipated workshops with the Australian contingent held in June were great fun and it's been exciting to see and hear about continued progress on some of the projects started in class.  We had a wonderful time with this team and they had stacks of quilts to share with us!  Thanks so much to our customers who attended this event...we appreciate your support and recognition of these ladies talent and skills.  We were even joined by a dedicated long distance student who arrived from Australian too!





Rosa B by Margaret Mew
We not only had 3 days of workshops with this team - but we also put the ladies to work the moment they arrived in Bellingham with an impromptu trunk show for some of our local stitchers that happened to be spending some quality time at their LQS!  Judy and Margaret also had time to peruse our shelves and came up with some fun fabric selections for starter kits for a few of their quilt projects.  It is almost like they'll be watching over your shoulder as you work on one of these quilts!


We have a few patterns and starter kits available for the Cleland Coverlet and the Indiana Medallion - including hand-picked fabrics by Margaret!  Give the shop a call or send us an email if you're interested.  We have the EPP coffin shapes in stock as well to finish up the Cleland.  
Cleland Coverlet by Margaret Mew


Indiana Medallion by Margaret Mew




Judy isn't a fan of dark colors, so you'll see a distinct shift in color palette with her fabric picks for Emma Mary and County Claire (shown below).  We have the fabric starter packs, acrylic templates for County Claire, and a couple of patterns with the EPP shapes for Emma Mary - give us a call or email and we'll get you set up!  




County Claire by Judy Newman

Judy at work!
We did our best to show these ladies a good time while here in Bellingham, a bit of touring and some outside summer dining, sweetened the deal with our favorite treats and a fabric fix....we may see these ladies back at a future date if their travel schedules permit!  Until next time...




Monday, July 22, 2019

Christmas in July!


We're celebrating Christmas in July with the latest holiday fabric and fun gifts!

If you're a person who starts counting down the days to the holiday season as early as possible, we've got the fabrics for you! Now that the sun is out, we're feeling festive and bringing in several new holiday-themed lines from Moda, Cotton and Steel, and Andover Fabrics. Whether you like to go a more classic route or opt for something a bit more fun, we've got plenty of styles to choose from! We also have some great Christmas-y kits and patterns that would make a great holiday project. 

Christmas Hexagon Stars by Jane Buys
Paper pieces and fabrics available for purchase

Splendid by Robin Pickens for Moda
Waku Waku Christmas from Cotton & Steel and 12 days of Christmas
Mistletoe from Andover Fabric 


Forest Frost Glitter Favorites by Moda



Ruff Life
Gorgeous Holiday quilt kit that makes a perfect size throw quilt and coordinating yardage from 3 Sisters for Moda Fabrics.   How many projects are on your holiday sewing list now?!  



Thursday, July 18, 2019

Arlo Quilt Club

Arlo Quilt . Carolyn Friedlander
All photos courtesy of Carolyn Friedlander



Arlo Quilt Club

Are you a fan of Carolyn Friedlander's projects and overall style?  We are enamored with her latest fabric collection 'Instead' showcased perfectly in the Arlo Quilt!  Fabric bundles will be arriving any day now and we are ready to get this project started.  We'll be hosting a four-session sew-along to create the Arlo quilt, Carolyn's modern take on a classic hexagon. 

Arlo Quilt . Carolyn Friedlander
All photos courtesy of Carolyn Friedlander

This is not a how-to class, rather we're offering a guided sew-along for stitching and conversation. Although general sewing skills and ability will be required, the Two Thimbles team will be stitching along with you, and provide support and consultation.  Come together with like-minded stitchers for a fun opportunity to create a beautiful modern quilt in a group setting and channel some Friedlander style. This is a customizable project, so quilters can choose from several different project sizes ranging from a mini quilt to a traditional throw size. This project was designed to allow for various construction methods too - you can machine piece, hand piece or English Paper Piece this project - so pick your favorite style of working.  

Club members will receive half-off the participation fee with the purchase of Carolyn's curated fat quarter bundles from Two Thimbles. 

Instead Fabric . Carolyn Friedlander
All photos courtesy of Carolyn Friedlander

The $50 participation fee includes four sessions and the pattern for the Arlo quilt. Join us every third Thursday beginning in August (8/15/19) from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m for this fun activity!  Give us a call or stop by the shop soon to register.