Saturday, April 22, 2017

Digital Prints

The digital prints we've been seeing lately have been just breathtaking, and these are no exception. Wonderfully large-scale prints, packed with detail, are printed on fine, drapey, poly satin or crepe.




Thursday, April 20, 2017

Spring Sale!

Our Spring Sale starts tomorrow! Friday, April 21!


Cotton + Steel

We have loads of gorgeous new bolts of Cotton and Steel fabrics!

First up, these linen blend and canvas prints. A heavier weight is great for skirts, jackets, and bags!




Lots of the cotton prints feature wacky animals, like these cute raccoons!





And a few, like these birds, have metallic print! So in right now!


These dotted prints have an unbleached muslin base. The tiny flecks and imperfections add a lovely character!



There's always more in the store. Come take a look!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Treadlette Tuesday: Michele and Roberta's Pick

Today's Treadlette Pick comes to you from both Michele and Roberta! They both chose this beautiful new printed silk noil as one of their current favorites.


It's very unique - "You never see silk noil in a print!" Michele says. "It's easy to sew on and really washable." 

Silk noil's soft, nubbly texture and lovely drape make it perfect for a variety of garments. Roberta says"You can dress it up or down!" Skirts, dresses, blouses, and scarves would all be gorgeous.


The print is both geometric and organic, with large blocks of delicate floral patterns overlapping. Roberta notes, "It has a bohemian charm." "And that's very on trend right now!" added Michele.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Laminated Cottons

This laminated fabric takes a cotton prints and coats it with supple, waterproof vinyl. Make your own great aprons, raincoats, baby bibs, lunch bags, and more!


Thursday, April 13, 2017

New Knits From Art Gallery

We have some gorgeous new knit prints from Art Gallery. Take a look!





We have a lot more new fabric from Art Gallery - cottons, lawns, and rayons! - coming up soon!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Treadlette Tuesday: Melissa's Notion Pick

Today we have another Treadlette notion pick, one of Melissa's favorites: EZ-Steam II, a double-sided fusible tape, used for adhering fabrics together.


"You can use it to put in a zipper instead of basting; you can fix ribbons to things; you can put up a hem, and it'll be permanent, once it's ironed on."

There are a lot of fusible products similar to this one, so I asked Melissa why she likes EZ-Steam best. "It's permanent! Plus you can sew through it, if you use it for basting, and it won't gum up the needle."

Monday, April 10, 2017

Brushed Cotton Prints

These brushed cottons are lighter and more delicate than ordinary flannel, but have all the same fluffy softness. You could use these for sewing up lightweight pajamas, but they'd be especially lovely as shirts or dresses.


With a variety of prints, some whimsical, some more abstract, you'll find one for kids or adults!




Saturday, April 8, 2017

Tabby Road

Tula Pink's new collection, Tabby Road, is simply meow-velous! We love the super bright neon palette and the cute (but slightly weird!) kitties.




Thursday, April 6, 2017

Tissue Knits

Love sewing with knits? Take a look at these gorgeous new tissue-weight knits!


Made of soft, sheer, 100% viscose rayon, they have an airy drape and very fine texture. Tissue weight knits like these are so light, they're perfect for creating lots of details like gathers and draped effects. No need to worry about adding bulk to your garment with ruching and ruffles! They'll be as light as a spring breeze.





Sunday, April 2, 2017

Wonderland

These new prints from the Wonderland collection from Cotton + Steel feature Alice and all her companions!




With colorful characters and metallic print, these are even cuter in real life! Come take a look!

Friday, March 31, 2017

Cute New Sewing Box Sets!

Store your stuff in style with our new sewing boxes!


The sweet storage sets have a lunchbox shape and a shiny laminated surface. One set features adorable bunnies, the other has a floral theme. Both include sewing designs, too! From needles and thread spools to rows of garments.

You get all three boxes in a set. Just right for stowing all your sewing supplies!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Treadlette Tuesday: Ardus Recommends Textile Exhibits!

This week, Ardus is sharing some local textile events she's hoping to attend!

"If you're searching for some unusual textile and/or garment exhibits in the Twin Cities, I've recently discovered two very accessible and fun exhibits. I'm always searching for something different, and I found it at the American Swedish Institute, conveniently located in the heart of Minneapolis. 

"Recently reviewed in the Star Tribune, it was described as 'old-meets-new' concept for the garments on display. The exhibit is entitled, 'The Weather Diaries'. ASI is located at 2600 Park Ave S.

"Another is an Ikat textile exhibit, a bit more traditional, can be found in the Goldstein Museum at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul campus in McNeal Hall. I've always appreciated exhibits at this museum, and you won't be disappointed.


"Ikat patterns are both intricate and bold, and those on display are from locations such as Central Asia, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Uzbekistan, Japan and the South American Andes will be on exhibit. Central Asian Ikat patterns date back to the days of Genghis Khan. Curious? I am. Located at: 364 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Ave, St. Paul."

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Springtime Is For Bunnies

It's officially spring here, and what better signifies spring than adorable bunny rabbits?


We have loads of cotton prints with bunnies, both cute and classy. Take a look!







Friday, March 10, 2017

Digital Knit Prints

If you loved the digital linen prints we shared last week, take a look at these digital knit prints!


Large-scale, incredibly detailed prints adorn these drapey jersey knit fabrics. What's not to love?