Monday, October 29, 2018

Special Stitches & Wool Projects

Are our recent crisp, cool nights and mornings sending you to that comfy chair set closest to the fireplace and no doubt draped with a lovely warm quilt?!  How about one of these fun Fall wool projects to stitch while you warm your feet in front of the fire?  We've got some wonderful wool, plenty of patterns, fun floss and kits available...come down and check out our new wool and stitching display!

Harvest Blessings
Heart to Hand

The Fall Guy
Sew Cherished

Friday, October 26, 2018

Nancy Friesen of Primitive Patchworks mini Trunk Show at 2T!

Two Thimbles is pleased to be hosting a trunk show for a wonderful artist and friend, Nancy Friesen of Primitive Patchworks!  Please stop by the shop to view this sweet sampling of Nancy's quilts that are on display (yep, we'll have to return them soon)!  Nancy's designs incorporate applique and always a little bit of wool, some fun embellishing stitches and patchwork.  Her "Fall Stars Tablemat" pattern will also appeal to all of the English Paper Piecers out there who can't get enough of fussy cutting.  We've got patterns, some kits, wool and LOTS of fabric perfect for completing one of these projects!

Primitive Patchworks Patterns at 2T!

A Little Primitive

The Little House on the Hill

Folk Art Flowers
Red and White Friendship Quilt
Fall Stars Tablemat

About the designer:  I began my sewing adventure when I was a young married woman, making clothes for myself and my small daughter.  In the 1980's we moved to Canby, Oregon and I was greatly influenced by the beautiful hand quilting, especially the hand applique of Norma Kauffman, one of the talented quilters from Zion Mennonite Church in Hubbard, Oregon.  Over the next ten years, I took lots of quilting classes and soon I was making samples for a quilt shop in Battleground, Washington and Betty's Shop -- The Quilting B in Clackamas.  My quilting design business evolved from that beginning.  Over the years I have designed and made so many quilts I cannot even count but I have published and sold at least 40 different patterns starting in 2001 and keep making a few each year.  I decided from the beginning that I only wanted to "have fun" and encourage women to keep up the traditions of handwork and so I have kept my business small and enjoyed every minute of it.  I have met so many wonderful and encouraging people and every time someone buys one of my patterns, I am so grateful that they think enough of my designs to want to make a copy for themselves.

We hosted Nancy for a quick visit and a larger trunk show a few years ago, and these patterns are some of her newer ones and a couple of our old favorites.  We hope to have Nancy return for a visit next spring if we can get our schedules lined up!

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Special stitches and wool projects

Little Baskets
by Tracy Souza

Looking for a new English Paper Piecing project?  We've got kits (buttons included) for this lovely Little Basket stitchery.  The quilt pattern includes 4 different seasonal floral stitchery motifs with baskets and finishes 24 inches square.  We picked our favorite basket and framed a single block.  A great combination of fabric, thread and embellishments!  

Got Wool?!

Come on down to the shop and check out our new wool and stitching display complete with fun new samples, patterns and kits!

Friday, October 19, 2018

Latest Additions

We have alot of new fabric arriving daily - and there is a wide range of choices to support all kinds of new projects.  We think you can never have too many projects underway so if you have some ideas brewing you may want to take a look at some of our new collections. 

Bear With Me from Dear Stella

Collections Heritage 10th Anniversary

Story Newsprint by Carrie Bloomston
Also available in extra wide
Wonder by Carrie Bloomston

Peter Pan
We have some new layer cakes - ten inch square collections - perfect for variety and a head start on cutting out a project, and some panel prints that lend themselves to hand-quilting practice and medallion quilts or focus blocks perfect for framing or decorative pillows. 

French General
La Vie En Rouge

Nikko 10" Squares

Nikko from Diamond Textiles

New Homespuns from Diamond Textiles

Doodle Blossoms

Windermere Floral Panel by Di Ford

Windermere by Di Ford
Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

New inventory!

VersaCraft Pigment Fabric Ink
Imagine Crafts

Fabric stamping is quick and easy with VersaCraft.  This water-based, archival and acid-free ink maintains the soft hand of your fabric and can be heat-set on natural fiber fabrics to make stamped images permanent.  Ideal for use on all types of porous surfaces and is a must for hand-stitchers that prefer the "stamped" method.

We've also stocked up on a couple of ink-stamping must have notions;  The easy to clean, stain and heat resistant Craft Mat!  This 15"x18" mat protects your workspace from messy spills and overspray, prevents project slipping and provides a bit of cushion for sharper stamp impressions.  Also in stock is our Betsy's Thimble stamp.  Stop by and check out these newly featured products!

Friday, October 12, 2018

Embroidery Monogram Class

New Date and Time!!

MONOGRAM with Cathy Callan

Here's a fun way to take your embroidery stitches to the next level! Join Cathy Callan in our new Monogram class to learn a few new techniques, an embellishing stitch or two as well as add some variety with background fabric choices and a bit of beading if desired. Personalize your favorite letter and add it to a special project or frame it on the wall. Cathy's denim looks awesome in our sample picture! The monogram is about 6 inches so you can plan a variety of stitches and creative uses for your finished letter. This class suits all skill levels but some prior "handwork" experience is appropriate.  You'll make some substantial progress on a letter of your choice during class and have a few new stitches to add to your skill-set.  

Saturday November 10th
10:30am - 3:00pm
Class fee: $35.00 

Friday, October 5, 2018

2T Did You Know?

Did you know that 2T now carries two versions of Pellon Flex-Foam interfacing?  Flex-Foam is lightweight and has a foam core.    Use Flex-Foam with your favorite fabrics to add body and shape when sewing tote bags, purses, computer cases, diaper bags and organizers.  We have the fusible (fusible on one side) as well as the sew-in version.

Pellon offers some free project PDF's and more product information on their website.
All Sewn Up Sewing Kit
We have the fabulous Maker's Tote pattern by Noodlehead in stock that utilizes this product and our version of the All Sewn Up Sewing Kit pattern designed by May Chappell.  This product is the perfect combination of support and structure and takes your project to the next level!