Sunday, May 21, 2017

Cotton Sateen

We have a gorgeous new group of cotton sateen fabrics! These luscious 100% cotton sateens have a matte shine and a slightly heavier weight, making them ideal for pants, skirts, and jackets.





Friday, May 19, 2017

Map Prints

We have some interesting new cottons with abstract map and aerial view designs. Perfect for your modern quilting!




Thursday, May 18, 2017

Summer Class Schedule

Are you ready for summer fun? Our new Summer Class Schedule is now available!

You'll find plenty of your favorites, like Continuing On and Basic Sergery, plus lots of exciting new classes! Come for the Summer Sewing series with the Material Girls and make some stylish wardrobe essentials. Make a super-fast quilt with Melissa! Copy your favorite ready-to-wear garment with Michele!

You'll find everything from fitting and special techniques to great summer clothes to quilting and crafts, and it's all available here!

To sign up for any class, just give us a call! 651.698.9690

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Art Gallery

More gorgeous new fabrics from Art Gallery! These prints are all on soft, woven cotton lawn.




This last one is a drapey rayon challis.


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Treadlette Tuesday: Get To Know Us

Today's Treadlette is Michelle (that's two-Ls-Michelle, not to be confused with our other Michele!)


Michelle has been at Treadle for about 4 years, making her one of our newest Treadlettes! Like many of us, she started sewing in Home Ec in the 8th grade. "My Home Ec teacher used her brassiere as a pincushion (when she didn't have the pins in her mouth). In her class we made a drawstring gym bag and then I made a 'hot-pant' suit out of tie-dyed denim! I was hooked!"

(Am I the only one who wishes Michelle would have shared a picture of that tie-dyed hot pant suit?)

She kept sewing for years, learning on her own. "I made prom dresses, shirts, skirts etc. when I wanted something new to wear."

Michelle loves sewing detailed clothing for children. "I prefer to sew with natural fibers but I'm branching-out and learning new techniques with other fabrics.

"One of my favorite projects is a smocked pinafore made using a dotted Swiss cotton I purchased at Treadle. This garment went on to win a prize at the Minnesota State Fair."

Here's one of Michelle's latest smocked creations. Her detailed handwork is just breathtaking!


Saturday, May 13, 2017

Joel Dewberry Lawns

We have a couple of modern pretty cotton lawns from designer Joel Dewberry! Perfect for spring!



Thursday, May 11, 2017

Print Making

We love these new geometric-print cotton broadcloth and lawn fabrics. They are from the Print Making line by designer Lizzie House.