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 anytime...in 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.