Saturday, June 15, 2019

Upcoming Classes -- A few spaces left!


We've got a couple of classes that still have some room and the dates are right around the corner!  If you've been considering one of the following, please don't hesitate to give us a call or visit the website to sign up:


Better Binding with Jo Baner

You selected the most fabulous fabrics, pieced to perfection your quilt top and quilted a masterpiece!  Now what?!  You gotta bind your baby...that's what!  Jo's going to be back in the 2T Classroom to not only help you put the finishing touches on your project, but will share her tips, tricks and techniques for better binding.  Learn double fold, bias and machine binding in this 3 hour session.

Saturday, June 22nd 2019



Walking Foot Class with Tonya Alexander

Come and take a walk on the wild side - of machine quilting!  We'll explore the ins and outs of quilting with the walking foot on your domestic machine and go way beyond tried and true stitch-in-the-ditch.  Topics include basting, set-up and design decisions as well as several techniques to use walking foot quilting in your projects.  We'll sample match-stick, wavy echo, big spiral and many more!

Thursday, July 25th 2019






Scrap Science Club with Tonya Alexander

Join Tonya for a 3-month series in the Scrap Science Lab (aka Two Thimbles Classroom)!  Tonya will share Stash Lab scrap results and include her analysis and theory on the power of contrast, creating color-blocks and developing color stories!  Each session will include project ideas, block instruction, activities and sew-time to build fabric confidence.  The club will be a casual learning environment with an emphasis on fun and sharing - you won't want to miss this chance to get some great ideas to bust the scrap bucket!

2nd Saturday of the month beginning August 10th 2019

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Organized for a moment!

Some days call for a bit of color-sorting...the task of organizing our fat quarters into types, color order, fabric collection, featured display, theme, etc....is endless but when we set up a new fixture and got all these 1800's color sorted it was photo worthy for a moment!  It is more of a color-sorted jumble now, but we know what the potential is now.  Kind of like that endless cycle of organizing your sewing space and destroying it in the midst of a creative streak.

1800's fat quarters freshly sorted




At the shop it seems we're all in the midst of pre-summer hectic with school graduations and last minute projects, summer travel plans in the making and gardening in full swing.  I scored this amazing tub of peonies for my trip to the east side for Memorial Day - bloom time there was delayed so it was perfect that one of my quilting connections just happens to be a peony grower!  We took a moment to visit this statue in Pendleton, and placed one salad plate sized bloom.

In the midst of all the activities a bit of sewing and plotting for future projects is always underway.  What is on your summer sewing list?!

Latest Quiltmania books

Toweling projects by Deana
We hope your summer plans involve some sewing time, and some fabulous quilt shop finds! If you're traveling to or through the Bellingham area, we hope you find time for a visit.  

Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Two Thimbles Anniversary Sale



We're Celebrating!
In honor of 12 years in business, we're open for 12 hours on Friday June 7th!  All regularly priced fabric from the bolt will be 25% off!  If you can't make it into the shop, the discount will also be applied to website orders.  Hope you'll stop by to say Hello and help us welcome our 13th year in business!



Monday, June 3, 2019

Hope's Journey Class Update


Take a look at what folks are piecing in the Hope's Journey (Classic Blocks, Reproduction Quilts, Stories of Bygone Days from Betsy Chutchian) stitch along!  Absolutely beautiful work and so much individual interpretation - it really keeps things interesting!  Nice work ladies!



"Spinster"
Small quilt from Chapter 4
Sample of two different color ways (kits available in store)


Didn't sign up for the stitch-along?!  No worries!  You can still follow the Journey with a copy of Betsy's book and our kits.  Each month we release a kit that will help you to recreate that month's small quilt and of course we have plenty of reproduction and Civil War fabrics to help you recreate  the 28 blocks that make up the Sampler Quilt at Journey's end!  We currently have kit available for Chapter's 1-5.  



Thursday, May 30, 2019

Not just Quilts!


Just in case you are experiencing a shortage of projects or gift ideas...2T has your back!!  If you're in the mood for some evening stitching or need a bridal or baby shower gift, below are a few fun and inspiring samples of what our staff and customers have been working on...it's not always quilts that we're stitching! 


Vintage Blues Sampler from Plumcute Designs
Pattern Available at 2T

Hangers inspired by IG post of Susan Smith
Instructions available at:  notjuzahuswife (IG post)
These sweet lawn fabrics available at 2T

Anna Maria Horner fabric collage
Check out our collection of AMH's fabrics to create your own

Piece-a-Cake Baby Dress + Knick Knack Knickers
patterns by Anna Maria Horner
Knickers = http://annamariahorner.squarespace.com Dress = http://janome.com

We've got lots of fun and inspiring fabrics arriving daily - bold prints, seasonal themed prints and even a few holiday fabrics are starting to arrive.  It's always the right time to add a new project to your list right?! 

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Latest Additions

We hope you have plans for enjoying this long holiday weekend!  A bit of eye candy with these two new vibrant digital prints from P&B Fabrics.  The shading on these petals is pretty amazing.  Is tit hard to choose a favorite color way?

Floral Fantasia by P and B Fabrics

Floral Fantasia by P and B Fabrics
And some wonderful deep indigo and denim shades in woven with lots of texture and substance.  Can't wait to see how these unique fabrics inspire our customers....a casual duffle bag or a great picnic blanket perhaps?
Boro Wovens from Moda
And in case you're one of 'those' people that likes to get a head start on holiday sewing...this fabulous kit just arrived from Moda.  Everything you need to whip up a festive throw size quilt.  You even get a jumpstart by using precuts and foundation papers!
Cinnaberry by 3 Sisters for Moda
Just a reminder we'll be closed for a bit mid-day on Saturday as the Memorial Day parade ties up the shop parking lot.  We'll be open regular hours on Sunday!   Good luck to all the Ski to Sea race event participants!!

Happy Stitching!


Monday, May 20, 2019

What we've been making!

Have you stopped by lately to see what we've been making?  Some of these items are on display and some of these items have been passed along to new homes!  It's that time of year for teacher gifts, wedding shower presents, new babies and maybe an upgrade for your sewing basket?? 

Knit Romper pattern by Brindille&Twig 

Huswif pattern by Forage

Table runner pattern by Pieces to Treasure


Fundraiser quilt pattern by Victoria Findlay Wolfe

Pencil Pouches tutorial by Noodlehead

Not just for pencils!

We've got lots of great fabrics for all kinds of projects....and gifts and ideas just in case you are all caught up and looking for something to keep you busy!  

A great read!  by Kathy Doughty

We hope your Memorial Day weekend plans include some quality time with family and friends - just a reminder that the Ski to Sea race is this weekend and the annual parade will convene in the shop parking lot making it difficult to access the shop for a few hours on Saturday!


Friday, May 17, 2019

New fabric additions


Wow!  So much variety coming into the shop - of course some reproduction prints to keep our shelves packed in the new reproduction room.  These are from Australian designers Max and Louise, a line called Yarra Valley.

Yarra Valley

Yarra Valley
And the much anticipated kantha cloth from Windham fabrics has finally arrived - we've got the whole cloth black floral and the multi-colored patchwork versions in stock.  These are going to make fabulous light weight jackets, infinity scarves and totes....of course you could incorporate either piece into some patchwork as well.  Super soft and colorful!


And one of the latest canvas prints from Cotton & Steel - this one has a metallic motif that would certainly dress up the couch cushions!  What other fun projects are great for canvas?  Tote bags and  summer shorts and always more quilts of course!

Metallic Canvas from Cotton and Steel
Fishing from Cotton and Steel

Birds from Cotton and Steel

Nautical Prints from Riley Blake

Beetlemania!
Lots of fun creative prints to personalize your projects and make a one-of-a-kind statement!  This latest floral group from Clothworks features some gorgeous roses and a bold color combination set on charcoal grey.  We've got layer cakes and jelly rolls at the moment for some quick results if you have some summer quilts you want to get a head start on.  This group is designed by Marsha McCloskey.

Around the Roses Marsha McCloskey
We hope you're inspired to get some summer sewing lined up!

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Magnificent Medallion with Margaret Mew


We have ONE opening for the upcoming workshop with Margaret Mew!  Two full days of fabric fun and all kinds of tips for creating your own medallion quilt.  Choose your own style and create as you go - appliqué, English paper piecing, handwork, and machine piecing - any and all combinations can work to create a fabulous quilt.  To grab this spot and join us, please call the shop 360 715-1629 to register.  

Indiana Coverlet by Margaret Mew



Monday, May 13, 2019

Eco-Friendly Laminate

Eco-Friendly Laminates

We sold out but were able to order more!  Why so popular?  Not only are these laminates amazingly-soft, they have a water-based urethane laminate that is CPSIA certified, BPA and Phthalate-free, food-safe and earth-safe.  They are even okay to machine wash!  Which makes them perfect for our bibs and bags!!  

We have a selection of laminates - the two larger photo items are the most eco-friendly as detailed above.  Some of the others, have various degrees of eco-friendly features, organic base cloth or other friendly elements.  For table cloths and dog raincoats they are great options too!

impwear laminate


impwear laminate

If you've never worked with laminate there are a few simple tricks - no big secrets and lots of available online tips.  For example, We All Sew has some great general information.  Start with something small and simple - not too complicated and you'll find it is a versatile addition for lots of projects well-suited to our pacific northwest weather.

laminate project



laminate project

Thursday, May 9, 2019

New class dates added!



New summer dates added to the class schedule!  If you missed the chance or had a scheduling conflict during our last offerings for these classes offered by Tonya Alexander of Stash Lab Quilts - now is your chance to grab a spot!   Grab a sewing partner and add to the fun - these are both great skill-building opportunities packed with great tips and inspiration.  

Walking Foot Class
 Come and take a walk on the wild side - of machine quilting!  We'll explore the ins and outs of quilting with the walking foot on your domestic machine and go way beyond tried and true stitch-in-the-ditch.  Topics include basting, set-up and design decisions as well as several techniques to use walking foot quilting in your projects.  We'll sample match-stick, wavy echo, big spiral and many more!  You can register online or stop by the shop!

Thursday, July 25th, 2019
6pm - 9pm


Scrap Science Club
Scrap Science Club
Join Tonya for a 3 month series in the Scrap Lab (aka Two Thimbles classroom)!  Tonya will share Stash Lab scrap results and include her analysis and theory on the power of contrast, creating color-blocks and developing color stories!  Each session will include project ideas, block instruction, activities and sew-time to build fabric confidence.  The club will be a casual learning environment with an emphasis on fun and sharing - you won't want to miss this chance to get some great ideas to bust the scrap bucket!  You can register online or stop by the shop!

2nd Saturday of the month 
beginning
August 10th, 2019
10am - 2pm

Monday, May 6, 2019

Toweling Projects

We've been having fun making aprons, table runners and napkins from toweling!  Of course - you can make new towels too...but these creative projects can make great gifts and will look great at your next family barbecue!  So cute, so practical, so easy and so fast (2 edges are already hemmed for you)!  And with our collection of patterns by Jenelle Kent from Pieces to Treasure, inspiration is easy to find!


This table runner and napkin set were gifted for my BFF's birthday.   She was oh-sew happy!!  We've added some great new stripes which would be fun pillows on the deck or festive table runners. 



Pretty sure all my girlfriends are getting a Le Petite Sac for Christmas this year!  Shhh...it's never too early to start the gift-giving stash!