SpoolandThimble

Handmade items, created one at a time in my home studio

Poulsbo, Washington · 129 Sales

SpoolandThimble

Handmade items, created one at a time in my home studio

Poulsbo, Washington 129 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Note from shop owner Hi! I'm making some big life changes. If there is a particular item you had your eye on, please message me and I will respond as soon as I can.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Feb 13, 2017

Hi! I'm making some big life changes. If there is a particular item you had your eye on, please message me and I will respond as soon as I can.

Tanya Duncan

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Tanya Duncan

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I have more one of a kind aprons to list...if the weather ever clears enough for me to take pictures of them! The Pacific Northwest has a lot to offer, but clear skies isn't usually one of them.

About

Every day is a little different

My shop is named for the two items my dogs love to steal- one swipes my leather thimble, and the other likes to make off with my thread spools.
When I'm not retrieving my supplies, or keeping up with my sweet little girl, I sew. I design and make every piece myself, start to finish. I buy fabric, wash it, iron it, cut it up, and make something completely different. I own a variety of machines: sewing, serger, and long arm quilting machine- and they all have their uses. I also enjoy the handwork that I started with originally, so I have some hand-quilted items for sale. These obviously take more time, so I offer them only rarely.
I've never met a fiber art I didn't like, so I have a variety available in my shop. Quilting, yarn, buttons...every piece is a chance to do something different, so most of my items are One of a Kind.

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  • Tanya

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Designer, sewer, shipper, and quilter! I've had a needle in my hand and thread stuck to my clothes for as long as I can remember. I make every finished item in my shop. Destash items are the result of having big plans but not enough hours in the day!

  • Babydoll

    Creative Consultant

    This little lady lets me know if something looks yucky. She generally recommends more buttons.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 12, 2017
Hi! I'm busy creating functional art to warm your walls and your family. I've been quilting for more than 20 years, and I love the entire process.
I design, create, and finish all pieces in my non-smoking home.
Most of my items are one of a kind.
My newly-made baby quilts and bed quilts are meant to be used every day, washed, and used again. They are constructed with many of the same techniques that your grandmother might have used, but with modern fabrics and tools to speed up the process.
Items containing repurposed fabrics will be clearly described, as antique fabric items require gentler care.

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept credit cards, Etsy gift cards, and Paypal. I also accept cash for local pick up. Please convo me before purchase for local pick up option.
Shipping
Items will be shipped within two business days *after payment has cleared*. Please confirm your address listed in Etsy is current! I ship using USPS 6 days a week.
Please contact me before purchase if you would prefer a different carrier or Express shipping. I will set up a custom listing for you, reflecting the appropriate fees.
If your country is not listed, please contact me about shipping outside the U.S. Buyer is responsible for paying all customs fees.
Combined shipping is offered for all items from one order going to the same address. Items from different orders, or multiple items going to multiple addresses, do not qualify for combined shipping.
Purchase will be shipped to the shipping address that appears on your Etsy or Paypal account. If you would like your order sent to a different address, please note the desired address on the checkout page. If the item is a gift, please let me know so that I do not include the invoice.
Once an order has shipped, the shipping company is responsible for transit time. Please allow up to 2 (two) weeks after the ship date for Domestic packages, and up to 2 (two) months for International.
International buyers are responsible for all customs fees.
Refunds and Exchanges
While I am confident that you will be delighted with your purchase, I do offer a two-week refund policy. If you are not satisfied with your order, you may return the item up to 2 (two) weeks from receipt of product. Once I have the item back and verify that it is in original, non-damaged condition, I will refund your money, minus the original shipping fee. The buyer is responsible for return shipping fees.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you have any questions, I will be happy to answer them.
With the exception of destash supplies, I make everything myself. If an item you were interested in has sold, or you would like a custom item, please contact me. Due to the up cycled / recycled nature of some items, exact duplication may not be possible.

Do you know how to wash a quilt? For *preservation* cool water, special soap, and an afternoon of rinsing is recommended. For *everyday quilts* (most of mine are everyday quilts) the process is much simpler! I wash all my household quilts in the washing machine, with cold water, a gentle cycle, and about half the detergent I usually use for clothes. I then tumble them dry on a gentle cycle. Some people don't like the "puckered" look of antique quilts, so they dry them flat. NEVER hang a quilt to dry. The fabric and stitching cannot handle the weight of the water, especially if a good-quality cotton batting is used. The fabric will tear, and the stitching pops. It is very sad.

But how do I hang a wall quilt? It's so easy! Please keep in mind that direct sunlight fades fabric very quickly, so choose your display site carefully. For small quilts (less than bed size), I buy Command Hooks and a dowel- both are available at large general stores, hardware stores, and craft stores. Choose a dowel that is sturdy, but fits into the Hook. You will need two to four hooks per dowel, depending on how heavily the quilt is embellished. The Command Hooks have a foam sticker that applies to the wall. You apply the sticker just under where you want the top of the quilt to be, and squish the hook on top of it. Then you slide the dowel into the quilts hanging sleeve (trimming the dowel if it sticks out the sides), pop the fabric-covered dowel into the hooks, and you're done! The hardest part is picking up the slippery sticker-backing paper!

For quilts that are bed sized, it's best to buy a hanger manufactured for hanging large quilts. There are amazing craftspeople who make lovely items to hang quilts right here on Etsy.