Monday, July 6, 2020

Fabric Blooms!

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.

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

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We have started the fabulous Wheelhouse Medallion project here at the shop and these gorgeous blooms are part of the group designed by Anna Maria Horner for Freespirit Fabrics.  These prints make great wearables, quilts and cut apart and reconfigured for amazing collage pieces to embellish and enjoy!  No weeding required for these colorful blooms. 





Wheelhouse Medallion BOM
Happy Stitching in ongoing Isewlation! 

Friday, July 3, 2020

Closed 4th of July!

We will be closed on Saturday July 4th 2020

We are currently open by appointment Tuesday through Saturday 

(except this Saturday the 4th)!  

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 some of our more vulnerable customers to feel confident in their shop experience while also limiting the exposure and responsibilities for our team.

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!

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

Curbside pick-up 
Online orders
Shop by Appointment

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It's berry season for sure here in Whatcom County, but on the eastside of the state, it's all about the cherries!  This table runner was requested for a new home and was a fun distraction from mask making!




These cheerful prints from the Cherry Lemonade collection make great kitchen accessories, and I've had a few customers choose the florals for face masks too....and then there is this fresh quilt kit all ready to go if you want a larger project!

Cherry Lemonade

We just received this indigo kantha cloth - pre-stitched layers for a great bag, pillow or summer jacket or infinity scarf perhaps?!

Indigo Kantha cloth by Windham

Treasure Hunt canvas weight
A few more additions to our Charley Harper collection of fabrics - these are poplin and the weave and density of these fabrics make them a really nice weight for summer loungewear, and pillowcases...you may see a few of these prints featured in masks around town too - a fun choice when you want to make a statement with our latest fashion accessory!  

Charley Harper Lakehouse II

Charley Harper Lakehouse II

A recent group added to 1800's collection is the gorgeous floral grouping Wildflower Woods designed for the period c. 1870-85, by Evonne Cook for P&B Studios.  These designs were inspired by the works of Gene Stratton Porter, an environmentalist, author, naturalist and photographer ahead of her time.  You can read about Gene and the Indiana State Museum site named in her honor here:   https://www.indianamuseum.org/gsp

Wildflower Woods
Wildflower Woods

Monday, June 29, 2020

Open by appointment!



We are currently open by appointment!  

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!  We hope this method provides an opportunity for more vulnerable customers to feel confident in their shop experience while also limiting the exposure and responsibilities for our team as well.

We have implemented a few changes to our shop layout and operating 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!

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

Curbside pick-up 
Online orders
Shop by Appointment

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A variety of new prints and garden florals have arrived!  Great for fussy cutting, collage or featuring as a focal fabric in a new quilt, pillow or apron project. 




Happy Stitching in Isewlation!

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Customer Projects and New Fabric

We are currently open by appointment!  

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!  We hope this method provides an opportunity for some of our more vulnerable customers to feel confident in their shop experience while also limiting the exposure and responsibilities for our staff.  We have implemented a few changes to our shop layout to help maintain social distancing, upgraded some 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 have some additional operating logistics to resolve to meet Safe Start retail requirements before we expand our staff and customer capacity and there is ONE more week of 'home' school to get through for those of us counting down the days!

We appreciate your ongoing patronage and look forward to seeing you in the shop soon!

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

Curbside pick-up 
Online orders
Shop by Appointment

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We are enjoying such a variety of projects right now through our customer requests - long time WIP's that are getting a fresh look, some new projects underway for upcoming graduations and births, some collaboration projects and of course...where would we be without mask making!  We've been putting some fun packages together to pop in the mail too - sometimes we get a bit of guidance and sometimes we get to have a bit of creative fun!  Thanks for sharing your projects new and old with us!

A collaboration starter pack mailed out
If you're stuck inside with our rainy weather and fresh out of puzzles, we have a new combination puzzle and crossword challenge option for you!  



And we do have some new fabric arriving - a few boxes are showing up as warehouses resume shipping and staffing levels start to pick up.  Most of our orders are taking a bit longer to arrive, but the fabric reps indicate most issues with imports and printing delays have been resolved!  

Marcus Fabrics by Pam Buda


Windham Curiosity Canvas weight 

Gulls 
Happy Stitching!

Friday, June 12, 2020

Two Years and a Lifetime!

2 years ago...Remember when we celebrated with Betsy Chutchian for a fun doll quilt 'crib' turning and day of play - no masks required!
Crib turning

Workshop with Betsy

This year it's been a bit quiet and we can't imagine sitting elbow to elbow and sharing a table, but one thing that's made this COVID event bearable for so many of us is our life-sustaining quilting and patchwork creative outlet.  If you've stitched up your stash over these past few weeks, we have some fresh fabric and Betsy really delivered with the recent release of Nancy's Needle.

Precuts!

Mixing it up with strips!



A wonderful variety of prints, great combination of color and scale....can't wait to play!  It's the next best thing to a workshop and quilt display!

 Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Moving Forward

We are currently open by appointment!  

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 as needed, so please let us know if you have tried to book and no appointments were available!  We hope this method provides an opportunity for some of our at-risk customers to feel confident in their shop experience while also limiting the exposure and responsibilities for our staff.  We have implemented a few changes to our shop layout to help maintain social distancing and require that all customers wear facial coverings for the duration of their visit.

We have some additional operating logistics to resolve to meet Safe Start retail requirements before we can expand our staff and customer capacity and there are a couple more weeks of 'home' school to get through for those of us counting down the days!  We appreciate your ongoing patronage and look forward to seeing you in the shop soon!

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

Curbside pick-up 
Online orders
Shop by Appointment

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We have been enjoying some new deliveries as warehouses resume shipping and these floral fabrics, cheerful palettes and fun textures are just what is needed after a few weeks of Quarantine!

Splendor

Woodland Spring

Wish by Carrie Bloomston

Wish canvas weight

Cotton Velveteen Fat Quarters

Happy Stitching!








Tuesday, June 2, 2020

June Already

We are limiting our content this week in observance of the significant issues facing our country both in recovery from the pandemic and in recognition of the long-standing racism and inequality that exists. We hope to see change and support that effort.     

Two Thimbles continues to accommodate the demand for mask making supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE) as well as support the community to create, collect and deliver PPE in our local area.

For now, we are available with reduced hours by phone for curb-side pick up services or shipping.  In-person shopping by appointment only.  Please use the booking tool on our website to schedule an appointment and review the confirmation email carefully for details about your visit.  https://www.twothimbles.com/

We encourage you to place an order over the phone or via email and allow us to do the shopping for you!  We've been adding more items to our website and you can always visit online 24 hours a day 7 days a week!    Feel free to call with any questions!

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Tuesday - Saturday
10:00 am - 4:00pm



Tuesday, May 26, 2020

New Fabric!

Our New Normal...We continue to accommodate the demand for mask making supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE) as well as support the community to create, collect and deliver PPE to the frontline in our local area.

For now, we are available with reduced hours by phone for curb-side pick up services or shipping.  In-person shopping by appointment only.  Please use the booking tool on our website to schedule an appointment and review the confirmation email carefully for details about your visit.  https://www.twothimbles.com/

We encourage you to place an order over the phone or via email and allow us to do the shopping for you!  We've been adding more items to our website and you can always visit online 24 hours a day 7 days a week!    Feel free to call with any questions!

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Tuesday - Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00pm

(additional appointment times may be available, please check schedule or call)


As our suppliers are starting to resume shipping schedules we are starting to see new fabric arrivals and that feels great!!  Customers have been sharing their quarantine accomplishments with us and that is great!  We are looking forward to moving into a future that involves more conversation with others (from a safe distance of course!), some new projects and some fresh finishes....hope to see you soon (can't wait to see what fabric choices everyone has picked for their mask!).  

Here are some of our newest arrivals ~ Enjoy!

Charley Harper Birch Fabrics

National Parks panel

Enjoy the Ride!

Storybook 5 inch squares + Yardage





Tuesday, May 19, 2020

New Fabric and Stitching

Our New Normal...We continue to accommodate the demand for mask making supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE) as well as support the community to create, collect and deliver PPE to the frontline in our local area.

For now, we are available with temporary reduced hours by phone for curb-side pick up services or shipping.  In-person shopping by appointment only.  Please use the booking tool on our website to schedule an appointment.  https://www.twothimbles.com/

We encourage you to place an order over the phone or via email and allow us to do the shopping for you!  We've been adding more items to our website and you can always visit online 24 hours a day 7 days a week!    Feel free to call with any questions!

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Tuesday - Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00pm

(additional appointment times may be available, please check schedule or call)

We have a few seasonally appropriate fabrics arriving right now, vibrant colors and flora! 


Lewis & Irene Hummingbird
Working with bright wool and textured threads is a popular activity, no matter the season.  Learning new stitches and embellishing projects can be a relaxing and rewarding practice.  Have you tried visible mending techniques or boro stitching?  We've got a great selection of threads to play with!  



Happy Stitching in Isewlation!

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Latest

Our New Normal...We continue to accommodate the demand for mask making supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE) as well as support the community to create, collect and deliver PPE to the frontline in our local area.

For now, we are available with temporary reduced hours by phone for curb-side pick up services or shipping and for in-person shopping by appointment only.  Please use the booking tool on our website to schedule an appointment.  https://www.twothimbles.com/

We encourage you to place an order over the phone or via email and allow us to do the shopping for you!  We've been adding more items to our website and you can always visit online 24 hours a day 7 days a week!    Feel free to call with any questions!

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Tuesday - Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00pm

(additional appointment times may be available, please call)


It's been fun to be more involved in customers fabric selections when requests come in via phone or email!  Some color descriptions and requests are harder to interpret or deliver on...failed to locate specific sports team requests, motorscooters and dental related fabric this past week.  But had a few successes too.  This group of textured black, grey and white was chosen for a pet portrait project - I channeled Hazel (another customer's dog!) for this selection. 

Hazel

And another package that was shipped out included this fabulous Di Ford focal fabric and some gorgeous coordinates.  We will be getting the last collection designed by Di Ford sometime mid-summer, the release has been delayed a bit with her recent passing.  We will certainly remember her well through these many fabrics and projects created with them.   

Di Ford fabrics
 The latest issue of Quilt Sampler has just arrived - if you need a copy, call for curbside pick-up and we can add one to your bag!  A bit of a chance to do some armchair travel and feel like you're out exploring a new quilt shop!


Tonya of Stash Lab Quilts
And one of the projects finished during Coronatime...all it took was a few yards of perfect Anna Maria Horner fabric for the back and this lady had a quilt to coordinate with her fabric mask!!!  Whoo hoo Tonya, looking great!

We are continuing to add items to our website...it's a slow process but perhaps with the 'new normal' this will be the 'new future'.  If you haven't checked it out recently, take a look.  If you're familiar with our shop inventory and don't see it on the website, let me know what you think we should be adding?! 

Hope you are enjoying our sudden temperature change and some sewing time! 


Tuesday, May 5, 2020

May Flowers / New Fabric


Our New Normal...We continue to accommodate the demand for mask making supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE) as well as support the community to create, collect and deliver PPE to the frontline in our local area.

For now, we are available by phone reduced hours and in-person shopping will be by appointment only.  Please use the booking tool on our website to schedule an appointment.  https://www.twothimbles.com/

We also encourage you to place an order over the phone or via email and allow us to do the shopping for you!  We've been adding more items to our website and you can always visit online 24 hours a day 7 days a week!   We are available for curb-side pick up services.  Feel free to call with any questions!

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Tuesday - Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00pm

(additional appointments may be available, please call)

And what would the month of May be like without some new florals?  We've got this new collection by Robin Pickens for Moda, including an extra wide super soft rayon in aqua (2nd picture), the rest of the fabrics are standard weight cotton.  


Rayon
And these clear reds prints are a new vibrant collection for the reproduction room - these are "Scarlett" by Mary Koval for Windham Fabrics, reflective of the mid-1800's and a wonderful combination of prints and scale - perfect for any red and white quilt in your list of projects!

Scarlett
Happy Stitching!