Wednesday, August 30, 2017

7 New Art Gallery Knits

These fantastic new fabrics from Art Gallery feature fresh, gorgeous new prints on the soft cotton jersey we know and love.

These knit fabrics are perfect for soft dresses and tops that are easy to wear. Or use the more whimsical prints for comfy pajamas that look great!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Classes In Depth: Make it Sew

In the store we're often asked about sewing machine issues. We meet folks who may have been sewing for years and still wonder how to properly adjust tension, how to do basic troubleshooting, and why machines sometimes act up.

If you love to sew - except when your machine is acting up! - or you're new to using a machine, the Make It Sew class is for you!

You'll bring your machine and spend a few hours with Michele making adjustments and fine-tuning your stitches. Ask all your burning machine questions - such as why your machine sometimes jams up, spits out wads of tangled thread, or skips stitches.

Learn sewing machine troubleshooting, basic maintenance, and how to get the most from your sewing machine.Top and bottom tension issues, needle choices, and stitch configuration will be among the issues addressed.

This class meets Thursday 6:00 – 9:00 September 7
Skill Level: All
Fee: $35
Instructor: Michele Hoaglund

Sign up in advance, space is limited! Call us at (651) 698-9690 or just stop by the store.

See all of our classes at

Friday, August 25, 2017

New Trims!

We have a big shipment of new trims in the store! Gorgeous new cotton sateen ribbons and soutache braids, elastic, petersham, and more!

We now have a whole rack devoted to specialty elastics and stretch trims - from fancy fold-over and printed elastic to stretch lace and lingerie edging!

We also have ball fringe back in stock in a few new fun colors!

And a few new fancy trims, too!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Treadlette Tuesday: Sue's Knit Tops

Treadlette Sue recently made a couple of cute knit tops for her daughters, using some of our adorable knit prints.

Her younger daughter got Kwik Sew 3861 made in this delightful Hello Kitty city scene print.

Her older daughter got Simplicity 1463 in this Liberty knit print covered with tiny animals and flowers.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

New Fall & Winter Class Schedule!

Our 2017 Fall & Winter Class Schedule is now available!

This schedule runs from September all the way through early January and is packed with fun and interesting opportunities!

Our Free Lecture Series is back, and our November edition covers How To Choose a New Sewing Machine, just in time for the holidays!

Get creative with the Material Girls at Fashion Sewing Club and their new Serger Club! The Material Girls' popular Skinny Pants class is also back for another run.

The Weekend Sewing Marathon is just the thing for out-of-towners, or anyone who wants to get seriously busy with their machine.

Coat Craze, the 6-session, comprehensive coatmaking course, is back for its fall run. Let Michele help you create something gorgeous!

There's so, so much more: fitting, pattern drafting, kids' classes, quilting, hand sewing! We've got something for everyone!

We'll be telling you lots more about our new classes in upcoming posts of our Classes In Depth series, so stay tuned!

You can see our whole schedule at

Sign up by phone at (651)698-9690, or just stop by the store. All classes are now open for registration!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Treadlette Tuesday: Roberta Recommends "Inside Her Clothes"

Treadlette Roberta wrote recently: "If you get a chance, check out 'Inside Her Clothes' at the Goldstein Museum of Design, in McNeal Hall on the U of M's St. Paul campus.

"32 garments from the museum's collection are displayed - many of them inside out. Several garments are completely hand-sewn, complete with beautifully executed seam finishes (who needs a serger?!). See clever, concealed closures and interesting infrastructure. Some garments have been altered or restyled several times. Some designed to create no waste of fabric. A fascinating exhibit. If only you could touch the garments!"

The exhibit runs through September 3, 2017. There is no charge, but donations are accepted.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Treadlette Tuesday: Jennifer Looking Fabulous!

Treadlette Jennifer was spotted in the store recently wearing this super cute dress!

Jennifer made this cute summer dress of rayon challis printed with cherries, using Butterick 5456. She made the shorter view but ignored the contrast suggestion and just made it all in one fabric.

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A slip-on dress, a fun print, and cool, washable rayon is a great formula for perfect summer style and comfort!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Paws On Grand

Stop in for treats for your canine best friend & check out 20% off cotton prints with critters, too! Dogs and their well-behaved owners on leash are always welcome at Treadle Yard Goods Open Sunday 1:00 - 5:00.

Paris Quilt

A Treadle customer stopped by recently with this gorgeous quilt. She took the Paris panel print we had in the store last season and created this stunning Attic Windows quilt, looking out onto a charming street scene.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017


Notepad is a new collection of fun, modern cotton prints. A rainbow of bright tones features geometric white detailing. Squiggles, arrows, and tiny triangle dots make fantastic surface decoration. Add these to a quilt in place of solids, or make cute skirts, pajamas, and kid clothes!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Treadlette Tuesday: Halloween Quilt

Rebecca has used the coordinating panel print from her pillow project to make this gorgeous quilt!

Minimal piecing was required; just a wide and narrow border around the panel print! She machine-quilted it herself, using a coordinating Halloween print for the back and an orange and green William Morris reproduction print for the binding.