Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from all the Treadlettes to you!

Please note that the store will be closed for inventory on Monday the 4th.

Have a safe and happy holiday weekend.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Amy Butler Love

The remainder of the Love line from Amy Butler has arrived at Treadle Yard Goods!
We have the new prints in flannel, broadcloth weight and decorator weight.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Easy Last Minute Holiday Gifts

Even though there's only one more day of Hanukkah and one week until Christmas, you still have time to whip up a last-minute gift!
This cardigan was found at Target, then Jennifer swapped out the buttons for some fun sparkly ones and added a trim at the collar.
We have this trim in lots of colors, and the possibilities are endless.Jennifer hand sewed the trim to the sweater, and she has machine washed and dried this cute sweater with great results.

Or, whip up a fun scarf. These projects take about an hour each, and they're the height of fashion and fun!
We also have just received about 6 colorways of the new Della Fleece by Valori Wells.
There are many easy gifts to be made from this fun and soft fabric.
This is destined to be a baby blanket for a dear friend, and though she's worth a lot of time and effort, this blanket will be perfect with no sewing at all.

I don't know about you out there, but I always feel a little pang of guilt when I cut into some cute creature when I am sewing.
For this project I decided to utilize the non-fraying quality of the fleece to cut around these darling little owls.
This blanket took about 10 minutes, the fabric does all the work, frankly, and it's cozy and cute as can be!

Good luck with your projects!

The Treadlettes.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Holiday Prints 20% off, one day only

Today is the Grand Meander, and to mark the occasion we are having a one-day sale on holiday prints.

Also, come in between 1 and 3 PM and make a free holiday gift bag!

If you're out shopping, why don't you pick up an extra toy or non-perishable food item for someone in need.
We're collecting for Toys for Tots and Second Harvest Food Shelves until December 15th.
In this season of giving, let's make sure everyone can enjoy the holidays!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Amy Butler Trunk Show

I see it's been a couple of weeks since posting here, and what a great couple of weeks they were!
First of all, thanks to you all we had a terrific sale!
Second, some excitement ensued when we received our copies of One Yard Wonders, featuring patterns designed by Treadlettes Jess and Nina!
Third, we said goodbye to the Sewing Workshop Trunk Show and welcomed in the Amy Butler Trunk Show.This trunk show is full of bags, dresses, and aprons, some of which are made up in the new Love line of fabrics.
As the sign above states, all Amy Butler patterns will be 10% off for the duration of the trunk show.

Lastly, we have some fun classes still to come in this session. Our class highlight today is the Fun Stuff with Felt class scheduled for this Saturday at 10 AM.With edges that won't ravel when cut, and a huge selection of colors, felt is a great medium for small hand-sewn projects like barrettes, small bags and crowns.

See you all in stitches,
The Treadlettes.

Friday, November 20, 2009


Coming November 21 and continuing through November 29, every fabric in the store will be 20% off.
For the first time we will also give a 20% discount on all in stock patterns from Vogue, Butterick, McCall's, Simplicity, New Look, Burda and KwikSew.

Look for discounts on trims, felt squares, and additional discounts on sale fabrics and trims.

Coinciding with this super sale, we will be hosting a trunk show featuring Amy Butler's fabric and patterns beginning on November 27, and for the duration we will offer Amy Butler's patterns at a 10% discount.

Come in for some great deals, and happy sewing!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Something Fun

Just in time for some holiday gift-giving, the wonderful Rebecca (longtime Treadlette) came up with these fantastic felted fruits.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Upcoming Classes

We have some fun classes coming up at Treadle Yard Goods-
On December 12th from 9-12 come in and make a personalized Pillowcase.
This would be a quick project to whip up for holiday gift-giving.

Serve up some fun with this easily sewn project-an apron is always a welcome gift especially in this season of entertaining!
The Serve Up Fun Apron class is also on the 12th of December, from 1-3.
Call the store to sign up for either of these fun classes 651-698-9690.

The Treadlettes.

Sewing Workshop Trunk Show

The trunk show train rolls on here at Treadle Yard Goods, as we are currently hosting some fantastic garments from the Sewing Workshop line of patterns.

These are truly artistic garments which flatter every figure and allow the wearer to show real creativity and flair!

The trunk show will continue through November 29, Sewing Workshop patterns will be discounted 10% for the duration.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Oliver + S Trunk Show extended!

You still have a few days to come in a see these delightful children's garments.
The trunk show has been extended to November 8th.
See you soon!

The Treadlettes.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Fashion Sewing Club

Hi All,

Over here at Treadle, we've been hosting the Fashion Sewing Club for a few months now, and I just wanted to let you know that another one is fast approaching.

The classes are held the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 10:30 AM and 6 PM in Treadle 2 (which if you don't know, is our classroom space behind the store on Hamline Ave).

The classes are run by the Material Girls (follow the link to sign up for class) and consist of a show-and-tell atmosphere to learn techniques and hear about different garments, how they're constructed and how to watch out for tricky bits in a pattern.

Go and sign up today for one of these fun and informative sessions!

Friday, October 30, 2009


The first shipment of "Love" the new fabric line from Amy Butler arrived this week.
Amy Butler fans will notice that the colors are a little bolder, and the patterns are new and exciting.
We are expecting the remainder of our order the first weeks of December.
The extra exciting thing about this new line is the coordinates that Ms. Butler has provided across fabric types.
Several of the patterns will be available in home decorator weight, flannel, broadcloth and laminated cotton.
Stay tuned for further updates!

The Treadlettes.

Only 3 more days!

Only 3 more days to see the fantastic garments from the Oliver + S trunk show.
The fine folks at Oliver + S included their two newest garments -
the Jump Rope Dress and the School Days Jacket shown here as a rain coat made up in laminated cotton.

Some other highlights are the Sunday Brunch Jacket and A-Line Skirt,Birthday Party Dress and Puppet Show Tunic and Shorts,
And for the boys in your life, Sailboat Top and Pantsand the oh-so-darling Bedtime Story PajamasDon't miss out on the 10% discount on patterns for the duration of the Trunk Show. We have to send these darlings home on November 1st.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Trunk Show

The Oliver + S Trunk show has begun.
Please stop by and see the adorable-ness.
Oliver + S patterns will be 10% off for the duration of the trunk show.
Garments are not available to try on.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

New in the store

Hello out there!

We have some new goodies that I am excited to share with you today.
We recently received a couple of printed lawns from Liberty of London.
They are just the right weight for a blouse, and just enough wit in the patterns to be fun and funky!

Friday, October 2, 2009


It's Sale time at Treadle Yard Goods.
Our Fall Sale runs October 1st through October 11th.
All fabrics are at least 10% off with selected groups at 20-50% off.

We are also deep into the holiday sewing season.
We have a delightful assortment of fabrics for your favorite fall and winter holidays.
I chose a few of my favorites to share today -
"Halloween Hunks" from Alexander Henry"fiesta de los muertos" also from Alexander Henry and I know it's early but I can't help but share the Yule Critters from Michael Miller.

Happy Sewing!

The Treadlettes.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Time for Woolens

With the nip in the air the past few mornings my mind has turned to the cozier things in life.
A mug of Hot Cocoa after a long walk, comfy slippers and a new wool coat.

In anticipation of this fall weather the selection of wools is growing daily at Treadle.
As I looked through the newer pieces the other day I mentally planned out my fall wardrobe.
A new coat surely, but add to that a vintage-inspired plaid jumper, and perhaps a skirt or two.
The options are endless.

In other news, if you have been in the store the last week you surely noticed the absence of our leader Mary.
Mary is away at the International Textiles Show and she has sent back reports of many new and exciting fabrics, trims and lace.
We should start seeing these goodies in the coming weeks, stay tuned!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

New Arrivals

We have some exciting new products to show you on the fabric front today.
The first is this group tucked away on the organic cotton table-
The Happy Garden collection from Cloud 9 Fabrics.

"Cloud9 Fabrics is passionate about bringing eco-sensible fabrics to the quilt and craft market."
Cloud 9 Fabrics vows to use "100% certified organic cotton in the manufacturing of our base cloths and eco-responsible solvent-free inks and dyes for printing."
(from the Cloud 9 website)

Truly an admirable mission and with these adorable prints you can make a child-friendly and earth-friendly choice for your next sewing project.

Our other new product is the 50% Bamboo and 50% Rayon Xotic Felt from National Nonwovens.

These fat quarters are $5.75 per piece and, depending on demand, we may decide to carry their 40" wide yardage as well.
The addition of bamboo makes Xotic Felt much softer in texture and drape than wool felt or even a rayon/wool blend. When I was at the store today I overheard someone say that she thought at first the fat quarters had some cashmere in them, the hand is just that soft.

We here at Treadle are delighted to be able to carry these and many other sustainable and organic products, and we hope you can come on by and check them out.

Yours in Stitches,
The Treadlettes.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

New in the Mail Today

We received the newest patterns from Oliver + S today in the mail.
The first pattern is the Jump Rope DressThis is a sweet shirt dress with two variations, one with a gathered skirt and one in a tunic style.

The second pattern we received is the School Days Jacket and Coat.This versatile pattern can work for any weather and will suit a boy or girl.

We have the pleasure of hosting an Oliver + S trunk show from October 23rd through November 1st, so stop on by to see a selection of delightful garments for children.
High on my list to see is the School Days Jacket and Coat made up as a rain coat with vinyl-coated cotton.

Hope to see you soon,
Yours in Stitches
The Treadlettes

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Decades of Style

This month at Treadle Yard Goods we are happy to host the Decades of Style Trunk Show.
Come in and see some of the wonderful garments from the Decades of Style catalog.
These timeless pieces include:

1930's Sweetheart Overalls1940's Girl Friday Blouse1950's Gourmet Skirt
This is just a sampling of the beautiful garments that will be on display through September 30th.
And if you're inspired to make one of these wonderful Decades of Style garments for yourself, during the trunk show you will receive a 10% discount on your pattern.

Hope to see you soon,
Yours in stiches,
The Treadlettes.