Sunday, May 17, 2020

Welcome Back!

We are excited to welcome back our customers and friends beginning Monday May 18.

Thank you all for your patience and support over the past weeks. We have been fielding countless phone orders and questions with very limited hours and just a skeleton crew. When we have been less than at our best, thank you for grace.

As we prepare to open our doors for walk-in business, we continue to ask for your patience.

For your safety as well as ours:

MASKS are required, for both staff and customers.

MAXIMUM 5 customers in the store; limit of 3 in a customer group.

Let’s catch up, but DISTANT socializing only - 6 ft intervals.

Hand sanitizer is available.

Hours will be limited - Mon May 18 thru Fri May 22 10 - 5 and Sat May 23 10 - 2
Please check our website or call for current store hours as we may need to adjust weekly.

Regular sanitizing of frequently touched surfaces may require more time - again, patience.

Curbside pickup will continue for those who prefer to place phone orders. We are also diligently working towards online sales capabilities and what/how sewing classes may continue. Keep your eyes open for exciting possibilities!

We have met so many new friends over the phone - we hope to see you soon!

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Say what?! How many masks??

We are 6 weeks into Minnesota’s shelter in place. It feels like 6 years. When this started, I am sure you felt like I did: we’ll just hang out for a couple of weeks and certainly by May, everything will go back to the way it was.

May is here. Nothing is the way it was. The one thing that has stayed the same is the generosity of our sewing community. 

From one simple request: would you be willing to put together and donate 50 kits to make 28 masks each for health care workers? Sure. Your willingness to step up has kept us with our heads down, cutting fabric and elastic, putting mask kits together as fast as supplies and womanpower will allow. Because of the commitment of Sew Good Goods, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Allina Health, here is what we have accomplished together: kits to make over 15,000 masks have been donated. Wow! Thank you!

The need continues: for health care workers, seniors, those who are vulnerable and the people who work with them. I will ask again. For those who continue to sew masks to donate, kits (each making 14 - 18 masks) are available. We welcome you to stop by and pick up a kit.

Thank you and I look forward to the day when I can thank you in person, maybe while fondling beautiful fabric and plotting a new project.

Treadle Yard Goods

We are open for phone orders:
10-4:30 Monday - Friday
10-2 Saturday

Curbside Pickup begins at NOON.
We are still NOT open for walk-in business. 

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Hours this week

We will be open this week for phone orders ONLY! Curbside pickup or mail order are available.

12-4 Mon-Fri & 10-2 Saturday. Call us at 651.698.9690.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Hours this week

We are still taking your phone orders for curbside pickups!

We'll be open 12-4 Mon-Fri April 13-17, and 10-2 on Sat April 18. 

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Mask Sewing Update! 4-5-20

Thank you to everyone who has helped out our community with mask-making!

Allina is still collecting masks for health care workers, as are most other health care systems. Please make sure the masks you are donating meet the guidelines of the system you are donating to. 

The free mask kits provided by Treadle in cooperation with Sew Good Goods are to benefit health care workers. As demand is still so great in health care settings, we respectfully request that if sewing for family and friends, you sew from your stash or purchase additional supplies.

If you pick up one of our free kits, donate those masks! 

Looking for a free kit? Use our contact form on our website to give us your email address - we'll add you to our list and notify you about kit availability!

- Use the PATTERN AND DIRECTIONS HERE to sew your masks, or follow the guidelines from the organization you plan to donate to.

- Remember to use 2 different fabrics for the inside and outside - tightly woven 100% cotton for the outside and flannel or other soft cotton for the inside.

From the Blue Cross website:
Where to donate masks
Completed masks can be dropped off at the following locations:
(updated with new facilities on 3/27/2020) 
Important note: Donations are still being accepted following the Governor's "Directing Minnesotans to Stay Home" Emergency Executive OrderPlease follow all state-issued guidelines when dropping off masks. Do not, for any reason, go inside any health care facility to drop off your donations. Specific drop-off instructions for each location are included in the linked PDF for that location.
After drop off, the masks will immediately be sent to laundry/processing sites at the individual health facilities to be sanitized for medical use.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

My Mask Protects You; Your Mask Protects Me

Treadle will be open 12 - 4 today, Thursday April 2, for mask kit pickup and curbside pickup of phone orders.

Thank you to all of you who are generously donating your time and sewing talents to make masks for health care workers. We have given out close to 300 free mask kits, totaling over 4000 masks. As many of you have been sewing masks from fabric in your “resource center” and recently purchased fabric, I can guess that the total number of masks is easily double or triple that.

Many of you have also generously donated fabric, elastic, and funds. Treadle will continue to provide free mask kits as long as there is a need.

Be like Stitches the Bear - wear your mask!

It is time for all of us to step up in one more important way: wear a mask you have sewn every time you are out in public. Countries that have slowed and stopped the spread have that one important cultural norm in common. You can read how and why here:

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Hours for curbside pickup! More mask kits!

Treadle is not currently open for walk-in business. Hours for curbside pickup and mail order will vary; please check our website for the most up-to-date info.

Mask sewing kits are now available! We have kits to make 12, 14, or 18 masks! If you would like one, please call the store to pickup curbside. (651)698-9690

You can stop by to pick up a kit, or work on mask sewing with materials you have at home. 
Please remember:

- Use 2 different fabrics for the inside and outside - tightly woven 100% cotton for the outside and flannel or other soft cotton for the inside.

 - Elastic is in short supply. If you don't have elastic, you can use ties, made of fabric, bias tape, or cotton twill tape. Each tie should be 18" long.