Monday, December 29, 2014

Year End Inventory Reduction Sale

Starts Tomorrow!!!  Join us for our annual after holiday sale!

We will be closing early on December 31st and we will be closed on January 1st. 
We'll be featuring different items throughout the sale so stop by and check out the sale room!!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Anticipating 2015

This Pies n' Tarts work-in-progress is coming is a slow process, perfect for savoring the luxury of time for hand-stitching.  It is growing row by row and I 've got a few few more tarts to applique down and another few circles ready to put onto blocks.  Watch for more in 2015!

Pies n' Tarts

We're making Sewing Socials a monthly event here at Two Thimbles, if you find a First Friday that works for your schedule sign up and plan to spend the day sewing with us!


Something to look forward to - put this on your must do project list for 2015!  
Tree of Life Palampore Panel

By Mary Koval for Windham Fabrics

This reproduction is an excellent example of a typical Palampore hand painted in England ca. 1775.  It combines a complex and elaborate design depicting a wide variety of plants, flowers and birds. The “tree of life” motif is typical of most palampores and is used as a symbol to celebrate birth, marriage and special occasions.

Panel Size: 50” x 90”
Price: $49.95
Anticipated arrival April 2015

Reserve yours today! $10.00 deposit (non-refundable)

You can call or stop by the shop ...or place your reservation through our  website.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Clue Challenge Entries...time to vote!

We love all the creativity and thought that went into these projects.  We are SEW impressed with the variety of ways that these projects meet the CLUE concepts of who, what and where.  Thank-you to all of our participants we LOVE that you wanted to play the game!  Some of the entries have some pretty subtle clues and some of them pack a whole lot of extra meaning into the projects!  Come down and see the projects up close, and vote ...we have ballots with all the choices listed, so all you  have to do is figure out the specifics!

We'll post the details on who's who and what's what and all that in January so watch for updates!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

What's New

Aqua or Teal or somewhere in between
We have such a fun variety of new fabrics rolling in...we are certainly doing our part in trying to keep the UPS delivery trucks arriving daily!

Threads of Time
Old Jo's revisited
Jo Morton fans - run, don't walk...these are some of the old favorites that they reprinted...and you won't want to hesitate this time around.  

Follie by Lotta Jansdotter

Stuff your stocking with a few more goodies?  Here is the fabulous spray starch in a handy travel size of 6oz., perfect for your retreat or to gift to your favorite sewing buddies!

We found a few minutes to play - and created all these little 'charlie brown' trees to put in our pincushion kits.  The pattern also has a pumpkin pincushion ...and as much as we do love Halloween, we decided we'd go ahead and stitch up a snowman.  The kits contains all the flannel and wool and floss that you need, along with a pre-assembled tree, so you can't go wrong with this project!

Snowy Harvest Pincushion

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

2T Favorite Things

We're wrapping up our favorite things with day number 10…these little lights will surely put some brightness right where you need it.  There are a variety of styles to choose from - you can attach it to your sewing machine (battery or plug in option) or you can wear it around your neck and direct the light right onto your project OR there is a rechargeable battery option that you can set on your work station and bend the wand to shine right on your stitching.  Perfect for the hotel room, airplane or sewing table when you don't want a big light source all around you.  

We don't have all the specs listed here - you'll want to come in and check them out for sure.  The prices and features vary with each model…For example, the battery operated machine lite retails for $25.95 and the USB rechargeable battery kit with 6inch LED wand lite retails for $65.00.  We're pretty sure you'll agree that they are the next best thing since sliced bread!  

We hope your holiday preparations are going well and that you find some time each day for a bit of sewing time…Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

2T Favorite Things

These little quilty bookmarks are, they won't work on your laptop or your kindle or your e-zine....but they will work to mark that favorite quilt idea in your favorite go-to quilt book!  Since they are magnetic, you can rest easy you'll be able to find the page again!   We have a variety of quilt styles to choose from and of course, the timeless, always perfect choice of thimbles!  

$2.25 each magnetic bookmarks

Monday, December 8, 2014

2T Favorite Things

These little clips are not only festive, but once you try them - you'll be using them on just about all your sewing and quilting projects.  Perfect for binding and working with laminates, great for securing your english paper piecing projects and definitely a one size fits all gift item.  

Clover Wonder Clips
$6.95/set of 10
Opens wide to hold layers of fabric
Base of clip is flat for easy feeding to the presser foot

Sunday, December 7, 2014

2T Favorite Things

Day 7 of our favorite things…a new ribbon trim "handmade with love" that you can cut to make individual tags or use a length of ribbon to tie up a special handmade gift.  A great finishing touch for some special handmade gift items.  

Handmade with Love trim

Saturday, December 6, 2014

2T Favorite Things

Here is the latest recommended accessory for your ruler collection - this package of 6 strips will slip-proof a couple of rulers and they can be removed and repositioned as desired.  These should be on your list for sure!

Grip Strips
Non-slip solution for rulers and templates
Clear to maintain visibility when cutting
Contains six 11 3/4" strips

Friday, December 5, 2014

2T Favorite Things

Half way through our count down...I hope that means you're well on your way with your count down on projects too! 

This is an easy little fix to keep your bobbin threads from unraveling into a big mess - you know what I'm talking about right?  So there is a DIY option you can refer to here with some pretty good before and after photos!

And if you don't have time to hit the hardware store and do your own slicing...we have done it for you and they'll be a perfect surprise under the tree...

Clear Plastic Bobbin Wraps

Thursday, December 4, 2014

2T Favorite Things

Day 4
If only... all that was in a day was keeping track of sewing stuff...the rest would be easy!  
Here is that handy dandy gadget that you might be able to slip in under the radar as a "tool".  I've known a few smaller people that like to test the weight limits on these, and just see what can be grabbed from where (if you get bored with your sewing projects this is a great game to play).  Definitely the one size fits all sewing item!

Sewing & Quilting Magnetic Pick-Up Tool
Extends to 36 in.
Able to pick up 30x its own weight
$4.95 each

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

2T Favorite Things

Day 3

This is the best combination of needles for all your varied projects.  This is the "Craft" collection from John James - these are not your typical hand stitching and quilting needles that you find multiple packs of when you're looking for just the right needle for the job.  These are the bigger, longer, larger eye, and specialty use needles ALL in one pack of 33 needles.  Perfect for your stocking or your holiday crafting!

John James Craft Needle Collection
33 included
Tapestry (Size 16)
Embroidery (Size 3,7)
Darners (Size 18)
Betweens (Size 7)
Chenille (Size 20,22)
Tapestry (Size 18, 20, 22, 24)
Beading (Size 10)

$5.45 each

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

2T Favorite Things

For Day 2 we're featuring this fun little thimble shaped thread organizer.  This little wood fob, is embossed with the word "stitch" across the thimble band, and includes a little latch at the top to attach the fob to your sewing kit.  The holes around the edge will quickly get filled up with whatever your current project requires.  No more sorting through bags and bins to find the threads to finish your project - they'll be organized and ready, right by your side!  These little fobs are about 2.5 inches long, contain 12 holes for threads and are priced at $6.00.  And...they are super light for those of you who pack a travel bag or are just concerned with all the weight in Santa's sleigh.  

Happy Stitching!

Monday, December 1, 2014

2T Favorite Things

Here we go...these are our latest and greatest finds that we think you'll want to own for your sewing kit or acquire for a quilty friend or ...perhaps you're thinking ahead and preparing to stuff your own stocking?

We're offering a daily favorite and you can make your selections as we count down the list.  Let us know which items are on your 'must have list'...and we'll gather them up for you and prepare to mail them to you or package them up for your next visit.  Just give us a call or an email and we'll set you or your Santa up!

These Easy Kut spring action scissor 'snips' are perfect for keeping near the sewing machine - snipping threads.  Of course, when one is good, two are even better - you don't have to repack your travel kit each time you head to a retreat or a roadtrip...These snips are manufactured by Tool Tron and we have the titanium option shown as well as the new foam grip handle version.  These are priced at $10.95 or $11.45 respectively.  

Stay warm and enjoy some stitching!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Counting Down

We are starting to count down...or is it up?  Advent calendars are always popular ways to keep the momentum going right?  Here are a few options we have to stitch one up in a's not too late for this year, and it's never too late to plan ahead!  We're offering our Advent panels at 20% off.

We have more wool felt colors in stock - perfect for ornaments, garlands, and birds - we've only tried two different birds but there are a lot of options on the website we found.  

 American Homestead Ornament Patterns

And if you don't have time to plan your perfect combination - these kits from Lumenaris, come with precut felt shapes, along with the floss and needles you'll need.  Perfect as a travel companion or a gift for your favorite DIY friend!

Lumenaris kits
Here are a few new cotton toweling options perfect for hostess gifts, and great for combining with a bit of fancy trim, stitching, or applique.   There are a ton of great ways to personalize and add your touch to a simple and useful gift option.

Happy Stitching!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Christmas Possibilities

Shop small this holiday season. Supporting small businesses in your community is one of the most important things you can do as a consumer.  We wanted to take a moment from the hustle and bustle of the season and tell you we appreciate your business all year long!  Thank-you for shopping with us!

Here are a few of our holiday projects - some are quick and crafty and others will keep you stitching for a while...or you can jump ahead and plan for next year's gift giving!

Snowman Garland

Flannel Rag Quilt

Stocking Panel precut

Holly Berry bunches

Blessings Quilt Kit
18 Inch doll clothes panel 
Turkey Red fat quarter bundle

Happy Turkey Day!  We will be closed on Thursday November 27th.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

New Fabric

Hope you're ready for some sewing fun...we have some new and different fabrics and even more project ideas are getting lined up.  Where will we find the time?  

Utopia from Art Gallery
This feature print has moose and deer...perfect for a quilt for the big game hunter in your life?    

Cops & Robbers and other fun

This latest collection from French General includes some lovely shades of blue with the typical taupe and red adding in some gold and cream.  Lots of variety!  We have jelly rolls and layer cakes and some of the fabulous cotton and linen blends in the large scale prints for some great home dec projects or tote bags.

Rue Indienne from French General
Hope your baking and holiday celebration plans are going well...we are so glad not to be buried in snow and back to 'normal' temperatures.  Happy stitching!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Getting the Goods!

More variety for the peppered cottons - these are soft chambray style cross weaves, and now some plaids and stripes.  Perfect for adding to solids.

We've replenished our ribbon stock and have some holiday crafts planned for some of these glorious red ones from French General...great for adding to crazy quilting, decorating table runners, and personalizing catch-all bags and totes!

Our snowy owl has a buddy finally - we've added a red cardinal to our our wool felt bird collection - does anyone you know do 'themed' decorating?  These birds would be great to plan a holiday tree around.  You can get free bird patterns here

And we are starting to receive our shipments from market in preparation for the winter months...these little kits have everything you need - including pre-cut felt shapes!  Tree ornaments, penny garlands, small table mats, these should be alot of fun to create or gift to a fellow-crafter.  We expect a new shipment of wool felt arriving soon.  So we'll be adding more colors and working on some new projects too!

Civil War Times from Penny Rose
A few new reproduction prints in vibrant colors -  a bit more gold than yellow in actual fabric...and we have one fat quarter bundle of each of the two color ways from the Jo Morton Caswell County lines - we aren't stocking this yardage so don't wait if you want a little fat quarter fix.
Caswell County Bundles 
Hope you are bundled up with some quilt projects for the duration of this cold windy spell we're enjoying!