Monday, December 26, 2016

December Sale

Early Bird Sale

December 28th

Winter Sale

December 29th & 30th

Finish the Bolt
Up to 40% off on specific Bolts

Last of items!
One of a Kind
kits, pattern, and miscellaneous

Select Holiday Fabrics
40% off
(1/2 yard minimum cut)

Hand-picked store samples
for sale

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Treats for Stitcher's

If you're in that last minute scramble for gift ideas, quick finish projects or stocking stuffers - we can set you up!  We've got some great Tulip needle packs, some fun fat quarter boxes (yep, they do look like chalk all rolled up!), some cross-stitch kits and all kinds of fabrics - it's never too late to stitch up a personalized pillow case, pencil case or tote bag right?

We have some great lavender ribbon that takes about 10 minutes to turn into a great sachet gift!  Add some handmade soaps or gourmet tea and you've got a great hostess gift or one size fits all item!  Here are a couple of our latest additions - some skull candy and cute and bright dogs - these don't glow in the dark, but certainly look like they could.  The 2nd group below is digital prints from Hoffman - the Mastery collection which is part of the Hoffman Challenge collection this year - anyone working on something for that event?

We're open regular hours until Saturday December 24th, hope you're enjoying all the holiday madness and stitching away!

Holiday Hours
Closing at 3:00pm on Saturday December 24th and 31st
Closed Sunday December 25th and Monday December 26th

Monday, December 12, 2016

Snow Falling

Today we are closed - which is our new normal for Mondays since we are open on Sundays now (as of this past Labor Day).  However, today there is snow so we're happy to have the excuse to watch from the window and relax with some stitching.  Or catch up on myriad tasks from holiday prep to year-end paperwork!  Does that sound like your day too?

Since our weather has been variable - you may want to call and confirm our local conditions before you head out our way this week.  Our weather from one side of town to the other can be different and especially if you are coming from the north or the south...

We've got some great new fabrics - and we're playing with double gauze now too (these latest two are nani iro), great for wearables and perfect for infinity scarves - the one size fits all quick gift!  Just in case you haven't quite got all your gifts planned out just yet!  

Double Gauze Birds Eye

Double Gauze Fuccra Rakuen
Circus of Wonders

Kokka Watashino Blue and White 
We've added some great projects to the shop displays - and we have some ideas at the ready if you need a quick gift for a quilter or a last minute project or just some final stocking stuffers to round out our shopping.  

Felt ornaments are a great craft for the kids and you can keep it simple and use glue and glitter for keeping it simple or get fancy with extra stitches and buttons depending on how dedicated your crafters are.  We have a variety of wool felt colors to choose from and loads of floss, some holiday sequins and fancy ribbons too!  The kart paper/fabric tags you see hanging in the photo above are also great projects to add a personal touch to your gift giving and creative projects.  We have this product in silver grey and kraft brown.  You can color, stitch, paint, glue...and just about everything else on this product besides sew it!  Lots of possibilities - we've added it to some of our tote bags recently.

Just a reminder we're closed on Monday's (even when we don't have snow!).

Sunday, December 4, 2016

New additions

We are not ready for December...and it looks like it's here and going to come with some cold weather this week.  Not ready for that really either!  The sewing room is looking cozy and is there anyone out there keeping me company and burning the midnight oil in Santa's workshop?

We have lots of new fabric coming in and some great new products and gift ideas for sure - so watch for more updates along those lines in case you are in charge of filling your own holiday wish list?!  We have a quilt on display from Wyndham fabrics featuring the Studio Alphabet line from Marcia Derse so you might want to pop in and view it before it has to continue on it's travels.


glow in the dark
We've added some small quilts to the mix - good for a quick gift or new accent for your decorating, add a few pillows or a fun pillowcase to 'gift-wrap' the project in and you're set!

Tumbling Blocks Pattern using Modern Tyke fabrics
modern tyke

barnacle bay 

Barnacle Bay Quilt 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Gift Ideas for quilters!

One of my discoveries at quilt market was this great new publication - and if you stop by the shop you can take a sneak peek at our shop copy!  This would make an ideal gift for a quilter on your shopping list - and since it is a new publication - you won't have to worry that they already have it!

This is a unique keepsake magazine that feels more like a book with gorgeous photos and zero advertising.  The publisher is an Oregon based company and the quarterly magazine is dedicated to celebrating the people and the stories behind the stitches.  The magazine will be mailed directly to you and we have registration forms at the shop or you can go online and learn more here:

Use code: SHOP1025 to receive 10% off

No worries - our customers can enjoy this discount case you're still in a daze from all the buzz over black friday, small business saturday and cyber monday...!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

New Freespirit fabrics

Something vibrant to add to our shelves - yes a few of these are Kaffe, but more of them are designed by Brandon Mabley or Phillip Jacobs.  They all fit the bill for bright and cheerful as we continue with more rain and rain and rain here in the great Pacific Northwest!  

Kaffe Fall 2016 for Rowan Fabrics
We are working on some great new programs for 2016, including the Delilah Template of the Month by Jen Kingwell and some other new additions will be appearing in the coming weeks.  We hope you'll include Two Thimbles in your 2017 sewing and quilting project plans!    

Thursday, November 24, 2016


Two Thimbles is closed Thursday the 24th and open regular hours on Friday the 25th!

We are celebrating this Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends and hope that you are able to do the same...of course some bonus stitching time while we travel and visit seems reasonable too!


Saturday, November 19, 2016

Delilah BOM and Moving on Lawns

Drum roll please....One of the great opportunities that I jumped to take advantage of at quilt market was the chance for our shop to participate in Delilah, the upcoming 2017 Template of the Month project designed by Jen Kingwell.  There will be a limited number of shops participating so that makes it a bit of an opportunity for us, and it's always fun to have a new WIP to anticipate as the new year quickly approaches.  

The project will start in March and will include a pattern and template set each month for 12 months.  Block sizes will vary and the designs are suitable for machine or hand-piecing or a combination of methods as you prefer.  We'll be offering a fabric kit option as well - but the details won't be available for that part until 2017.  We'd love to have  you join us in creating a unique quilt in the Jen Kingwell style - you can register on our website or stop by the store.  



Samples of Jens Blocks from Quilt Market, still a work in progress
And of course - the latest fabric line by Jen Kingwell "Moving on Lawns" - we have mini-charms and  charm packs and a healthy selection of the fabric line.  You'll want to check these out and adopt a few to co-mingle with your other favorites!  A great variety of geometrics and print scale that play well with others...

Just a reminder we're open 12-4 on Sundays - and we'll be closed this week on Thursday for Thanksgiving.  We'll be spending time on Thursday with family and friends and hope you find time to relax, stitch a little and enjoy some good company as well!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016


The Super moon has come and gone, and we were able to glimpse it despite the cloudy skies in our area.  Have you been moon gazing or out studying the skies - this fabric line is perfect for science lovers and star gazers alike.  This fabrics have a great neutral go with anything coloring and a great vintage vibe lifted from Encyclopedia's.  Great for totes, quilt backs or geek chic wearables for all your science friends.  

Galactica Panel Quilt designed by Lucy A Fazely

Encyclopedia Galactica for Andover Fabrics 
Encyclopedia Galactica for Andover Fabrics

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Holiday fabrics and new treats!

As always new fabric is best, and starting a new project for yourself or planning ahead for gift-giving is a great option to weather out these daily rainstorms we're having.  We have a few new treats arriving from Quilt Market - some would be perfect for your stocking or under the tree, and others would be great gifts to make or give.  We've got new additions to the sale rack, new fabric overflowing the shelves and a few new samples in process.  

Christmas Gatherings by Primitive Gatherings

Juniper Berry by Basic Grey

Great box of fat quarters from Santa?
We have some fun books and new patterns and notions to enhance your sewing room and the latest publication Magnolia - perfect for some easy reading on a grey afternoon!    Hope you have time to visit soon....we may put you to work moving shelves around.  

Thursday, November 3, 2016

New goods!

We have been working on some new displays and of course new fabric always gets us inspired for new projects too!
Riley Blake Organica

Linen cotton blend canvas 
Caravan fabric back in stock!

The timing for delivery on this restock of amazing Elephant fabric couldn't have been better since the first bolt went out the door in record time.  We know it is showing up in a few quilts and quilt backs but - it will also pair fabulously with our latest pattern addition.  Direct from Australian Rae Telfer "Walking with Heffalumps" - you may recognize it as a project featured in the most recent issue of Quiltmania?!

Well....since our shop is the "the first retail outlet in the U.S. " to carry it, I am pretty happy to be ahead of the curve on that!   We have a few copies available for purchase at $16.95, and will try to keep it in stock once the word is out about how great it is.  

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Wooly Block Adventure 2016

We are participating!!  This event is a short one - you only have until December 15th to pick up your free block pattern and stitch up something fabulous for some fun prizes!  The theme is Winter Wonderland - and there is a free 9th block design offered through the Wooly Block Adventure so get out and collect your block patterns!  

We framed our block with a bright red print so it looks more finished for display.  Some fancy threads, a few stitches and a bit of bling for the finishing touch.  It's always fun to see the before and after once the embellishing is complete and a bit more dimension gets created.  Of course you could go all out and embellish for days with these blocks - that's half the fun right?!  Thank you Suz for designing our block! 

If you want more information about this event - check out the details here.   
I'm off to Houston in the morning - hard to believe this will be my tenth trip to Fall Quilt Market.  Always fun to see what is new and different what is the same, and I'm thinking 85 degrees could be alright too!

Happy Stitching!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

What's new

We have alot of great fabrics filling the shelves to overflowing, and have added some basic new colors of grunge, woven checks and crossweaves as well.  In between unpacking boxes we have been finishing up a few projects.  This rainy weather has been perfect motivation to get a few projects underway.
Andover and Makower fabrics

Meadow Storm
It is the time of year we love - pumpkin scones and pumpkin spice lattes any chance we get.  This new throw size quilt top features a fabulous print from Alexander Henry and the Haunted House collection.  
Haunted House Ghastlie 
Pressed Leaves

We are happy to showcase one of our favorite fall projects created by local author and pattern designer Tonya Alexander - she whipped up a fresh sample of her Pressed Leaves table runner and dropped off a few patterns for us so we have a splash of bright color on display too.  If you haven't decided on your table decor for the upcoming holidays this could be stitched up in no time!
Here is a quick outfit for a little one - this Knick Knack Knickers and Piece of Cake dress are both free online patterns designed by Anna Maria Horner, one of our favorite designers.  There are alot of great versions shown on Anna Maria's blog so the fabric possibilities are endless!