Friday, July 3, 2015

A comfy knit skirt

Looking for something comfy to grab and pull on this summer, but still want to look put together? This knit skirt is soft and comfy, but full of great details.

Made from Butterick 6180, a Katherine Tilton pattern, it uses colorblocking to add visual interest, and the shape narrows slightly at the hem for an unexpected and flattering twist on the same old silhouette. The wide, fold-over waistband is soft to wear and versatile, too - wear it up for a high-waisted look, folded smoothly down, or in scrunchy folds for more texture.

Our Summer Sale ends today! It's your last chance to take advantage of the savings, so hurry in! We'll be closed this Saturday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

soft gray prints

Looking for something soft and summery, but bright colors and whimsical patterns just aren't your thing? Take a look at this group of cotton lawn and chambray in elegant grayscale.

Black can look so stark in summer, so why not lighten up your neutrals with a little grey? Add subtle interest with pindots, or choose a floral print with an all-over blend.

Our Summer Sale continues! Stop by and enjoy the discounts on great fabrics!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

More new lawns, a project, and a SALE!

We have some silky smooth, lightweight new cotton lawns from Cotton & Steel, in fun summery prints you'll find it hard to resist!

Here is a life philosophy I can get behind!

A Treadle customer recently made a super sweet dress from this octopus print, which she shared on our Facebook page. (psst - go take a look!)

Mary made a soft, cheerful top from another of our Cotton & Steel lawn prints. Using McCall's 7093, she cut the pieces on the cross grain to take advantage of this fabric's border print.

And don't forget, our SUMMER SALE starts today! Enjoy 20% off all fabrics, with selected groups 30-50% off!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015



Our early summer sale runs Thursday, June 25, through Friday, July 3.  All fabrics will be discounted at least 20% and selected groups are 30 to 50% off.

The sale of the store is still a work in progress. Our banker tells us we won't receive a decision on the financing until late July or early August.  The new owner is eager to take the reins, but for now, I remain your fearless leader and purveyor of all manner of tempting yard goods.  We will keep you posted and are all hopeful that we will be able to make a happy announcement in the near future.

We have many wonderful summer fabrics in stock and invite you to stop by and take advantage of the savings.  

With warm regards,

Mary Daley   

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Forest Friends

We are utterly charmed by this group of coordinating prints, Forest Friends, by Makower UK.

They would of course make a perfectly matched quilt, but adorable dresses for little girls would be another sweet option.

Monday, June 15, 2015

A cool rayon blouse

Here's a sweet rayon blouse for the hot days of summer. It was made by our newest Treadlette Olivia, in Cotton & Steel rayon print.

Olivia used McCall's 7125, a simple blouse pattern with a full, flowing front. A pattern like this needs a very soft, draping fabric to avoid adding bulk, and this rayon print is a perfect choice.

Friday, June 12, 2015

New Trims!

We have some great new additions to our ribbon and trim section. Take a look!

A sweet cotton lace trim doesn't need to be white. Toss a little color in there!

I can never resist polka dots - can you? - especially printed on cream colored cotton.

 These contrast-edgestitched ribbons would look great in rows at the hem of a solid-color skirt, or replacing that boring twill tape as a drawstring!

The only thing better than rick rack must be floral printed rick rack!

Use these wired edge ribbons any time you want to make a shape that stays - perfect for big bows that won't get floppy! Or you can simply remove the wire if you need a softer ribbon.

So go ahead and add a little trim!