Monday, June 29, 2015

Trunk Show coming soon!

We will be hosting a trunk show for some great scrappy string quilts next month - a perfect follow-up to our string class this spring with Gwen Marston!  These projects are featured in Rana Heredia's recent book Simply Strings - you may be familiar with some of her pin cushions and our work-in-progress block of the month "Almond Country".  You can see more of Rana's work on her website Sewn Into The Fabric.

We will have a few quilts on display after the 4th of July so stop in before we have to send them away again!  

We will be closed on Saturday July 4th, 2015.  We hope you'll find time to enjoy some stitching time with family and friends!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Row x Row Experience

We are participating in the Row x Row event this year - the event runs from June 21st through September 8th 2015.  It's a great excuse to travel to quilt shops in all 50 states and the Canadian provinces.  For details, dates, information and inspiration check out the Row by Row Experience website and Washington Facebook page.

Inspiration Photo
We are lucky - since water is the theme for the event this year - we have a few options for inspiration!  Our final decision was to go with this familiar view for our final  project.  Of course there are some variations you could choose - include the Alaskan ferry or a tug boat....or perhaps a rain cloud or two?  

Work In Process
We used a few different techniques to complete our project - we really liked Red Pepper Quilts tutorial found here for curved piecing and A Quilter's Table tutorial found here for matched binding which provided just the perfect finishing touch.  Thanks to these quilters for sharing their skills!  

Bellingham Bay ~ Completed!

Thanks so much to Lynnsey Heaton for the great job executing our Row and bringing the concept to life!  

Sunday, June 21, 2015

New fabric

We still have a few charm packs and jelly rolls left of the Gardenvale collection - these fabrics offer a wide range of color choices and prints so you can really mix and match.  

Gardenvale by Jen Kingwell for Moda

Reel Time by Zen Chic for Moda
And just in case you're ready to add to your flannel stash in preparation for a quilt back or woodsy quilt - we've got some great new color options to add to your collection.

New Flannel from Marcus Bros. 
We are busy keeping cool and getting ready for some fun classes and summer activities - hope you find some shade and a bit of time for some stitching!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Fun projects and fabrics!

Sometimes you need a quick project for a birthday party or a baby shower, or just a simple sewing accomplishment between bigger projects.  We can't find enough time to complete all the project ideas available online these are a couple of links to recent project tutorials we've used.  Check them out - and if you have a new favorite, let us know we'd love to see your discoveries!  
Tutorial available from The Happy Scraps
A stack of these soft burp cloths - a simple odds n' ends piece of flannel stitched onto a cloth diaper which can be purchased at lots of your favorite big box stores...tie these up with a bow and you'll be the popular guest at the baby shower!
Tutorial Available from Noodlehead
These bags are addictive as you can see - we found too many fun fabric combinations and thought they'd be perfect for friends we'll be visiting this summer...and maybe one or two leftover for us!
We've got a few colors of 14 inch zippers in stock so this was the perfect bag!

Of course - a bit more new fabric to put onto the shelves never hurt!  Hope you have some fun sewing projects in the works!

Family Life by Julia Cairns for Quilting Treasures

Snippits by Sarah Fielke for Windham Fabrics
Stay cool in the sewing room!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Great New Fabrics!

We have some great new reds and blues if you're feeling patriotic with flag day tomorrow and 4th of July here in just a couple of weeks!  Summer is happening and that is a great time for hand stitching or for staying cool in the sewing room.  We've got a little bit of fun with a variety of new collections filling the shelves!
Paisley Persuasion by Molly B's Studio for Marcus Bros. 

Let Freedom Ring by Nancy Gere for Windham
Bottom Bolt: Denim Patches 108" Quilt Back 

Union Blues by Barbara Brackman for Moda

New Australian Prints!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Completed projects!

We've been busy completing projects and that frees up time to start new ones right?!  I know, sometimes we don't wait and start them anyway...

Charming Fractions~Aboriginal Fabrics
This quilt features some of the australian prints we now stock - it's a versatile pattern, using fat quarters, and you can't go wrong combining these fabrics.  Our latest modern mini below, from the Jaybird Quilt series - this one is called science fair.  I think our photo washed out the colors - so it is more vibrant but still neutral and a good change up from the brighter mini's we featured previously.
Science Fair mini
With this weather it is sure a good time for eating outdoors, and maybe some cool watermelon isn't a bad plan either!  These placemats are quick to stitch together and would make great hostess gifts, shower gifts or a nice addition to your one-size-fits-all gift stash.

Watermelon Placemats

Enjoy the sunshine, and some stitching time!

Monday, June 1, 2015


Join the Celebration!

2T Turned 8 ~ We're celebrating with a SALE

Anniversary Sale June 4th, 5th, & 6th

Please stop in to enjoy some favorite fabrics at a discount!! Fabric cut from the bolt will be 25% off, plus we're stocking our classroom with lots of discounted goodies, as well as packing our sale racks with LOTS more fabrics for $5.95 a yard.  

We hope you can join us!!

Introducing our newest Anniversary Quilt: Criss-Cross Pathways

Kits will be coming soon!

Just a reminder - we're closed on Sundays now through Labor Day