Thursday, August 22, 2019

Vintage Pinup Prints!

Cute, quirky, and a little racy, these vintage pinup prints feature dreamy guys and gals having fun at the beach, in the woods, and in the sea!


Let's take a closer look at some of those lumberjacks, shall we?



Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Japanese Canvas

Cotton canvas and cotton/linen blends in fun, wacky, and gorgeous prints!



Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Back To Basics Sale! 3 Days Only!

It’s time for back to school shopping! Rather than stocking up on pencils and notebooks, how about stocking up on fabric basics? Not sexy or flashy, but downright indispensable.


Take 20% off all:
Muslin
Lining
Interfacing
Hair Canvas
Burlap
Poly/cotton basic blends
Batting
Drapery lining & Black out lining



Wed Aug 21 thru Fri Aug 23 only!

Monday, August 19, 2019

Frida Kahlo Prints

Breathtaking full-width panel and accompanying prints featuring iconic artist Frida Kahlo!



Sunday, August 18, 2019

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Organic Knits

Soft, cozy organic cotton, with sweet animal prints, make these new knits perfect for kids - or whimsical adults!


Friday, August 16, 2019

Kaffe Fassett Prints!

Bold, bright, and never afraid of color, Kaffe Fassett's designs are are treat for the eyes! We have a big new shipment of Kaffe's designs - take a look below!


These fabrics were a special purchase available at a nice price! Stop by the store for details!





Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Our new class schedule is here!

It's here! Fall and Winter Sewing Classes for Everyone!



We've packed the new class schedule with fun for you!
Plenty of opportunities for your favorite classes!
Plus lots of NEW classes to explore!

It's all HERE!
Sign up today!

Monday, August 12, 2019

Corduroy

Look at these new, incredibly soft fine-wale corduroy prints!



Take a closer look at the great print!


Saturday, August 10, 2019

Viscose Twill

Soft, drapey, and in beautiful colors, too! This viscose twill is perfect for a flowing blouse, top, skirt, or dress!





Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Tales from India

We had such a great time at Tales From India last week, our exclusive talk with Shweta Kasana of Wool Gathering Co.!


Wool Gathering supplies us with luscious handmade textiles from skilled artisans in India. Shweta talked about the process of creating and importing these unique fabrics!


Shweta also brought us some gorgeous new fabrics! For sale now!



Keep an eye on our calendar or get on our email list to stay in the loop on future events like this!

Monday, August 5, 2019

Silk Matka

Crisp, textured silk matka - a perfect summer suiting! Delicious colors make it even more fun!



Thursday, August 1, 2019

Viscose Knits

New drapey viscose rayon knits! Stretchy, soft fabrics with a flattering drape, perfect for gathered wrap tops and dresses, full, flowy skirts, and soft scarves!





Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Treadlette Tuesday: Rebecca's Quilt PLUS Tutorial!

Treadlette Rebecca has used this stunning panel print to construct a fantastic quilt top, and she's sharing her sashing directions with you! See below for instructions!


Here's a detail of one of the animals in this print. Gorgeous painterly effects adorn each square.


Here's how Rebecca made that neat sashing: 

Materials needed: 
5/8 yard of ombre for border 
7/8 yard for sashing 

1/4 inch seams included 

Horizontal sashing: Cut three 2 1/2 inch wide strips, then trim each stack to 9 3/4”, giving you twelve 2 1/2x 9 3/4 strips. Seam a strip between the animal panels, starting with an animal and having four panels in each row. Press seams to the side. Next cut a 5 1/2 inch wide strip of sashing, then trim stack to 9 3/4 inches. Stitch one of these to the top of 2 of the animal panel sections, and one to the bottom of the other two animal panel sections. Press seams to one side. If needed, trim any edges of sashing to animal block. 

Vertical sashing : Cut four 2 1/2 inch wide strips, then cut one of these strips into three even lengths. Seam a long strip and a short strip together- you’ll trim away the excess after you seam it to your animal section. You can use a bias seam to hide the join even more if desired Join an animal section with the five inch sashing at the top to one with the five inch sashing at the bottom. Trim excess sashing at bottom, continue joining the sections - alternating the wide sashing so that you get the offset effect. 

Outer sashing: Cut five 2 inch wide strips. Cut one of these into two 8 inch lengths and two 14 inch lengths. Seam each of these to one of the 44 inch strips. Stitch the shorter of these strips to the top and bottom of the quilt, then stitch the longer strips to the sides. You may need to trim excess of any of these as you go. 

Ombré Border: Cut six 3 1/2 inch wide strips. Cut two of these in half along the fold, you now have four pieces 22 inches wide, seam each of these to a long strip, matching the tonality of the ombré. On the top right side of the quilt, take a border piece with the darkest value and seam to the edge. You will need to start about 8-9 inches in from the end of the border strip to get the darkest value- just be sure you have enough to reach the end of the quilt- be aware of this adjustment as you add the border pieces. You will trim away the excess border from both edges. On the left side, starting at the bottom this time, take a border piece and start with the darkest value and stitch to the side of the quilt. Trim excess. Now at the top of the quilt, take a border piece, matching the darkest value to the right side border and stitch to top. Trim excess, and repeat this at the bottom.

You can see this quilt at the store for even more details and inspiration!

Monday, July 29, 2019

Bikes!

We love a good bike print at Treadle, and right now we have some great ones! First take a look at these new knits with bicycle prints!



Next up we've got some stunning batiks featuring bikes!



Which do you like best?

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Almost over. . .

Our Semi-Annual Clearance is winding down - still some great bargains! 




Final markdowns taken - Fabric up to 75% off AND additional 50% off all clearance buttons, notions, and trim!

Remaining Simplicity patterns $1 - even if you don’t need it, you need it. You know what I mean?



See you there!

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Treadle Tuesday: A Vintage Vogue Bridal Gown!

Treadlette Rebecca made this fabulous vintage-style bridal gown from a Vintage Vogue pattern. The stunning double collar is a gorgeous focal point!


We love the elegant 1940s lines and all-over lace!


Rebecca used these sparkly clear buttons and made tidy bound buttonholes. She also added a small panel underneath to attach the buttons to.


Rebecca used Vogue pattern 9280, seen with the great original illustrations here.


Rebecca didn't have a specific event to make this dress for - she just got inspired and wanted to make it!