Thursday, March 5, 2015

Spring Pattern Books!

Spring patterns are in stock at Treadle and we are seeing some fresh, fun looks! 

Remember, Treadle carries patterns from most major manufacturers at an everyday discounted price! That's right: ALL Vogue patterns are just $12, including designer patterns, McCall's and Butterick are $7.50, and Kwik Sew patterns are just $10. Every Day! That's discounts of up to 40% off!

Monday, March 2, 2015

A Knit Dress

Check out this great knit dress made by Mary. These bright colors are hard to resist!

Mary used Butterick 6166 and drapey ponte knit fabric to make this dress. It features a mock wrap front and bold scrunchy midriff detail, and has a tidy bound neckline. Mary omitted the zipper called for in the pattern, saying she had no problem simply pulling this stretchy dress over her head.

Come in and find your next project today!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

More Cotton + Steel

We already looked at some beautiful cotton prints from Cotton + Steel, but they also offer a range of silky cotton lawn and cloudy soft double gauze, perfect for soft spring dresses, blouses, and skirts. Take a look!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Cotton + Steel

We have an amazing collection of fabrics from hip new design group Cotton + Steel. We love their quirky, retro style and nature-inspired motifs. The prints below are in quilting-weight cotton and heavier cotton canvas.

There's more Cotton + Steel fabrics coming up, so keep an eye on our blog, or come in and check 'em out!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Victorian Undergarments Class

Learn to sew Victorian petticoats to give the proper silhouette to historic gowns. In this class, you'll construct a petticoat, bustle pad, and chemise to create the base for a historic wardrobe. Keep it simple and functional, or get creative with ribbons, lace, and tucks. You will also learn some basic pattern drafting.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Fee: $95.00

Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., March 4, 11, 18, 25

To register, call us at 651-698-9690 or stop by the store. To see our full listing of classes, visit

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Amy Butler Fabrics

We have bright new prints in the store from designer Amy Butler's Violette and True Colors collections, in quilting-weight cotton and heavier cotton twill.

Amy's eye for color doesn't fail, and in these new designs we're seeing plenty of brights, but also a few calmer, monochrome looks that make perfect blenders.

The medium-weight cottons make fun casual garments and of course great quilts, while the heaver twill weight fabrics are ideal for purses and bags, or more structured garments like jackets.

There's always more to see, so come take a peek!

Monday, February 16, 2015


We have a stunning group of rayon blend fabrics with unique design repeats perfect for placing at a garment's hem or other border.

Unlike traditional border prints which place the motifs along the selvage, these fabrics have a wide, embellished stripe running from selvage to selvage, so you can place your pattern pieces normally on the straight grain and still get all the fun of a border print!