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!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Liberty of London

We have some gorgeous new Liberty prints in the store. Liberty Art Fabrics are iconic in the sewing and fashion world, and for good reason. Those stunning florals and rich, saturated colors are the stuff of dreams.

Printed on silky, flowing cotton lawn, these beautiful fabrics will make stunning blouses, soft dresses, or cool, comfortable skirts.

They're even more amazing in real life. Come take a peek!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Summer Sewing for Kids and Adults!

Play more with your sewing machine.  If you know how to use your sewing machine, you are ready to tackle a pattern.  Whether you just finished beginning sewing or have been sewing longer, Jess will help you choose a project from a pattern that will challenge you, but not make you cry.  From pj bottoms to skirts and dresses, you are the designer!  You choose the pattern that inspires you.  If time allows, a second project may be chosen.
Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner
Ages:  9-13
Fee:  $155
Instructor: Jessica Barden-Bandelin
Monday thru Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., June 15 to 19

This is the perfect place to start.  You will learn to use your sewing machine, sew two fun projects on the machine (a pillowcase and drawstring backpack) and two fun hand sewing projects, and more as time permits. *Class fee includes all supplies needed for the projects.
Skill level:  Beginner
Fee:  $175
Ages:  9-13
Instructor:  Jessica Barden-Bandelin
Monday thru Friday, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., June 15 to 19


Need to make a Victorian ballgown?  Want some help fitting your 18th century stays?  Do the gowns of Jane Austen's era make your heart flutter?  Whatever historic sewing project you have in mind, Elizabeth will help your dreams materialize.  Whether your thing is hardcore accuracy and tons of hand sewing, or you just want to make a fun costume, you'll find guidance and inspiration here.  Some sewing outside of class and some independent research will be required.
Skill Level:  Intermediate
Fee:  $135.00
Instructor:  Elizabeth Merritt
Fridays, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., June 12, 26; July 10, 24, August 14 


Well, that may be a lofty goal, but we want to help you solve the puzzle of choosing the right pattern for your body and the best fabric for the pattern (or vice versa if you are starting with a specific fabric).  Class discussion will cover choosing the right pattern size, common fit solutions as they pertain to pattern/fabric choice, our favorite patterns and why, and fabric characteristics and their suitability for specific garments.  Appropriate for beginners (cut down on first timer mistakes) and experienced sewists (we'll focus on current patterns and available fabrics).  We have experience across the spectrum of pattern companies and local fabric stores and would love to help you avoid the mismatches we've made.
Skill Level:  All
Fee:  $30
Instructor:  Material Girls (Debbie & Kristin)
Saturday, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., June 13

Quick Links...

Call the store (651.698.9690) or stop in to sign up for any of our classes.  

The Staff at Treadle Yard Goods

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Adorable Animals

We have some sweet new cotton prints covered with sweet animals. Take a look!

There's always so much more in our store, so stop by and see!

Monday, June 1, 2015


Check out the Grand Avenue Business Association's website for a list of what's happening during this fun event - Grand Old Day 2015!