Thursday, May 30, 2019

Not just Quilts!

Just in case you are experiencing a shortage of projects or gift ideas...2T has your back!!  If you're in the mood for some evening stitching or need a bridal or baby shower gift, below are a few fun and inspiring samples of what our staff and customers have been working's not always quilts that we're stitching! 

Vintage Blues Sampler from Plumcute Designs
Pattern Available at 2T

Hangers inspired by IG post of Susan Smith
Instructions available at:  notjuzahuswife (IG post)
These sweet lawn fabrics available at 2T

Anna Maria Horner fabric collage
Check out our collection of AMH's fabrics to create your own

Piece-a-Cake Baby Dress + Knick Knack Knickers
patterns by Anna Maria Horner
Knickers = Dress =

We've got lots of fun and inspiring fabrics arriving daily - bold prints, seasonal themed prints and even a few holiday fabrics are starting to arrive.  It's always the right time to add a new project to your list right?! 

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Latest Additions

We hope you have plans for enjoying this long holiday weekend!  A bit of eye candy with these two new vibrant digital prints from P&B Fabrics.  The shading on these petals is pretty amazing.  Is tit hard to choose a favorite color way?

Floral Fantasia by P and B Fabrics

Floral Fantasia by P and B Fabrics
And some wonderful deep indigo and denim shades in woven with lots of texture and substance.  Can't wait to see how these unique fabrics inspire our customers....a casual duffle bag or a great picnic blanket perhaps?
Boro Wovens from Moda
And in case you're one of 'those' people that likes to get a head start on holiday sewing...this fabulous kit just arrived from Moda.  Everything you need to whip up a festive throw size quilt.  You even get a jumpstart by using precuts and foundation papers!
Cinnaberry by 3 Sisters for Moda
Just a reminder we'll be closed for a bit mid-day on Saturday as the Memorial Day parade ties up the shop parking lot.  We'll be open regular hours on Sunday!   Good luck to all the Ski to Sea race event participants!!

Happy Stitching!

Monday, May 20, 2019

What we've been making!

Have you stopped by lately to see what we've been making?  Some of these items are on display and some of these items have been passed along to new homes!  It's that time of year for teacher gifts, wedding shower presents, new babies and maybe an upgrade for your sewing basket?? 

Knit Romper pattern by Brindille&Twig 

Huswif pattern by Forage

Table runner pattern by Pieces to Treasure

Fundraiser quilt pattern by Victoria Findlay Wolfe

Pencil Pouches tutorial by Noodlehead

Not just for pencils!

We've got lots of great fabrics for all kinds of projects....and gifts and ideas just in case you are all caught up and looking for something to keep you busy!  

A great read!  by Kathy Doughty

We hope your Memorial Day weekend plans include some quality time with family and friends - just a reminder that the Ski to Sea race is this weekend and the annual parade will convene in the shop parking lot making it difficult to access the shop for a few hours on Saturday!

Friday, May 17, 2019

New fabric additions

Wow!  So much variety coming into the shop - of course some reproduction prints to keep our shelves packed in the new reproduction room.  These are from Australian designers Max and Louise, a line called Yarra Valley.

Yarra Valley

Yarra Valley
And the much anticipated kantha cloth from Windham fabrics has finally arrived - we've got the whole cloth black floral and the multi-colored patchwork versions in stock.  These are going to make fabulous light weight jackets, infinity scarves and totes....of course you could incorporate either piece into some patchwork as well.  Super soft and colorful!

And one of the latest canvas prints from Cotton & Steel - this one has a metallic motif that would certainly dress up the couch cushions!  What other fun projects are great for canvas?  Tote bags and  summer shorts and always more quilts of course!

Metallic Canvas from Cotton and Steel
Fishing from Cotton and Steel

Birds from Cotton and Steel

Nautical Prints from Riley Blake

Lots of fun creative prints to personalize your projects and make a one-of-a-kind statement!  This latest floral group from Clothworks features some gorgeous roses and a bold color combination set on charcoal grey.  We've got layer cakes and jelly rolls at the moment for some quick results if you have some summer quilts you want to get a head start on.  This group is designed by Marsha McCloskey.

Around the Roses Marsha McCloskey
We hope you're inspired to get some summer sewing lined up!

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Magnificent Medallion with Margaret Mew

We have ONE opening for the upcoming workshop with Margaret Mew!  Two full days of fabric fun and all kinds of tips for creating your own medallion quilt.  Choose your own style and create as you go - appliqué, English paper piecing, handwork, and machine piecing - any and all combinations can work to create a fabulous quilt.  To grab this spot and join us, please call the shop 360 715-1629 to register.  

Indiana Coverlet by Margaret Mew

Monday, May 13, 2019

Eco-Friendly Laminate

Eco-Friendly Laminates

We sold out but were able to order more!  Why so popular?  Not only are these laminates amazingly-soft, they have a water-based urethane laminate that is CPSIA certified, BPA and Phthalate-free, food-safe and earth-safe.  They are even okay to machine wash!  Which makes them perfect for our bibs and bags!!  

We have a selection of laminates - the two larger photo items are the most eco-friendly as detailed above.  Some of the others, have various degrees of eco-friendly features, organic base cloth or other friendly elements.  For table cloths and dog raincoats they are great options too!

impwear laminate

impwear laminate

If you've never worked with laminate there are a few simple tricks - no big secrets and lots of available online tips.  For example, We All Sew has some great general information.  Start with something small and simple - not too complicated and you'll find it is a versatile addition for lots of projects well-suited to our pacific northwest weather.

laminate project

laminate project

Thursday, May 9, 2019

New class dates added!

New summer dates added to the class schedule!  If you missed the chance or had a scheduling conflict during our last offerings for these classes offered by Tonya Alexander of Stash Lab Quilts - now is your chance to grab a spot!   Grab a sewing partner and add to the fun - these are both great skill-building opportunities packed with great tips and inspiration.  

Walking Foot Class
 Come and take a walk on the wild side - of machine quilting!  We'll explore the ins and outs of quilting with the walking foot on your domestic machine and go way beyond tried and true stitch-in-the-ditch.  Topics include basting, set-up and design decisions as well as several techniques to use walking foot quilting in your projects.  We'll sample match-stick, wavy echo, big spiral and many more!  You can register online or stop by the shop!

Thursday, July 25th, 2019
6pm - 9pm

Scrap Science Club
Scrap Science Club
Join Tonya for a 3 month series in the Scrap Lab (aka Two Thimbles classroom)!  Tonya will share Stash Lab scrap results and include her analysis and theory on the power of contrast, creating color-blocks and developing color stories!  Each session will include project ideas, block instruction, activities and sew-time to build fabric confidence.  The club will be a casual learning environment with an emphasis on fun and sharing - you won't want to miss this chance to get some great ideas to bust the scrap bucket!  You can register online or stop by the shop!

2nd Saturday of the month 
August 10th, 2019
10am - 2pm

Monday, May 6, 2019

Toweling Projects

We've been having fun making aprons, table runners and napkins from toweling!  Of course - you can make new towels too...but these creative projects can make great gifts and will look great at your next family barbecue!  So cute, so practical, so easy and so fast (2 edges are already hemmed for you)!  And with our collection of patterns by Jenelle Kent from Pieces to Treasure, inspiration is easy to find!

This table runner and napkin set were gifted for my BFF's birthday.   She was oh-sew happy!!  We've added some great new stripes which would be fun pillows on the deck or festive table runners. 

Pretty sure all my girlfriends are getting a Le Petite Sac for Christmas this year!'s never too early to start the gift-giving stash!  

Friday, May 3, 2019

2T Did you Know? Transfer-Eze

Did you know that there's a super fast and easy way to transfer embroidery designs onto any fabric?!  I've known about Transfer-Eze for a long time but had never had an excuse to use it (or so I thought) until recently...  I wanted to stitch this design on some toweling that was too dark and too thick to see through for tracing...even with the help of my light-box set on it's brightest setting.  Stumped, I recalled the package of Transfer-Eze buried in a drawer of my sewing cabinet!  I followed the directions, turned on my printer/copier and literally minutes later I was ready to start stitching!  As a matter of fact, it took longer for my printer to warm up than it did to print, trim and adhere the Transfer-Eze!!  This is a "rinse away" product and I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly it dissolved (about 20 minutes in cold water) and with zero residue.  It's not just for embroidery either! It's perfect for appliqué, machine quilting, hand quilting and punch-needle patterns as well.


All Finished...Ta-dah!

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Happy May Day ! We've got loads of New Fabric

Working with these fun prints makes any project that much more enjoyable right?  Seagulls in sweaters and woodland campers playing banjos???  Mermaids and sailors are a good match and we would love to see what projects you are inspired to make from these fabrics.  Of course a travel pouch and picnic quilt seem like easy options, but these prints would also make super cute everyday napkins or a one of a kind dress for a special little one.  We now have the Geranium dress pattern in stock and that would be a great choice for a few of these prints.  

Dear Stella

Dear Stella

Dear Stella
If only my garden blooms could be so profuse and over the top - this print is glorious!  We also added a few new geometrics and stripe prints to our bold and beautiful floral print collection.  

 Kaffe Fassett

And this latest group of soft romantic florals designed by Betsy Chutchian for Moda.  We have the charm packs currently in stock for this group as well.  

Susanna's Scraps

Are you ready for a new project or perhaps you're ready for some new fabric to lead the way?!  Happy May Day!  We hope you'll stop by soon and see what's new.