Saturday, March 31, 2018

Lovely New Art Gallery Knit Prints!

This soft cotton jersey knit has great recovery and the fabulous prints we've come to expect from Art Gallery fabrics!

Monday, March 26, 2018

Linen Mesh

This funky linen basketweave mesh fabric is perfect for summer layers. Make a perfectly comfy loose over-blouse, a cute swim cover-up, or part of an artsy mixed-fabric ensemble!

Friday, March 23, 2018


These cute new seersucker fabrics have the perfect, delicate crinkle texture! They make great shirtings, but why not try a dress or skirt too? Or even a pair of ultra-cool summer pajamas?

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Spring Cottons

Lightweight cotton lawn, printed chambray, and linen blends are all part of this season's mix. Are you planning your spring sewing yet? These fabrics just might inspire you!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Treadlette Tuesday: Melissa's New Quilt - And CLASS!

Melissa calls this great strip quilt The Fastest Quilt In The Midwest, and you can learn to make it in her upcoming class!

In this 2-session class, you can complete an entire quilt top. It's that fast! 

Here's the full details. To sign up, call us at (651)698-9690, or stop by the store.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $55
Instructor: Melissa Sternal
Saturday 1:00 – 3:00 March 31, April 7

Monday, March 19, 2018

Sugar and Spice

We love these cheerful, sweet designs from a new collection called Sugar and Spice. Celebrating all our favorite girly stuff: cartwheels, unicorns, playing dress-up, and flying to the moon!

Saturday, March 17, 2018

New From Liberty

We have some delightful new lawns from Liberty of London - perfect for spring!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Nautical Prints

Whales, squid, narwhals, and more adorn these adorable, nautically-inspired cotton prints. Perfect for your favorite sailor!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Denim French Terry Knit

This soft, plush knit would make great leggings (or jeggings!) but don't let the denim-look limit you. Dresses, skirts, sweatshirts, or jackets would also be fab!

Monday, March 12, 2018

Mod Animals

Check out this great new cotton panel print featuring totally mod, geometric animal illustrations! In each panel you get 6 different animals, with plenty or border for seam allowance. Ideal for your next quilt.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Treadlette Tuesday: Cute Batik Pants!

Check out these cute pants made by Treadlette Michele! 

"These are my new summer jammie bottoms!" she says. "I chose batik specifically because it is so cool and crisp in hot weather. And I made the crop length."

She used New Look 6399, which offers skirt and pant options and has a flattering bias-cut waistband.

Are you getting a start on spring and summer sewing? Stop by and get ideas at Treadle! 

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Summer Sewing Camps!

Summer Sewing Camps and Classes for Kids are now open for registration!

Have some fun while you learn to use your sewing machine! Make a pillowcase and use your first pattern to make pj pants or a skirt. Bring your sewing machine or use one of ours. Pattern and fabric will be purchased on first day with instructor’s help. Project cost NOT included in class fee and will vary with project chosen.
Skill level: Beginner
Age 9 - Teens
Fee: $110
Instructor: Material Girls Debbie & Kristin
Monday - Friday 10:00 - 12:00
Session 1: June 25 - 29
Session 2: July 23 - 27
Session 3: August 6 - 10

Be creative, have fun and play more with your sewing machine. If you know how to use a sewing machine, you are ready to choose a project from a pattern that will challenge you, but not make you cry. Choose a pattern that inspires you and try something new - like zippers, knits or facings! Enroll in more than one week to complete several garments or for more challenging projects. Project cost NOT included in class fee and will vary with project chosen. Instructors will guide students in choosing patterns.
Prerequisite: Must have previously sewn with a pattern (take our beginner class first)
Skill level: Advanced beginner and up
Age 9 - Teens
Fee: $110
Monday - Friday 1:00 - 3:00
Session 1: June 25 - 29
Session 2: July 23 - 27
Session 3: August 6 - 10

Not a true camp, but a chance to sew all summer long! Come as a new beginner or hone your skills on some fun summer patterns. We’ve chosen the best patterns for summer tops, dresses, skirt or shorts. Take one session or both and complete a summer outfit! Bring your sewing machine (or use one of ours) and basic sewing supplies. Project will be chosen in first class. Project cost NOT included in class fee and will vary with project chosen.
Skill level: All Fee: $60
Ages: 9 - 14
Instructor: Material Girls Debbie & Kristin
Tuesday 4:15 - 5:45
Session 1: June 19, 26 (skip July 3), July 10, 17
Session 2: July 24, 31, Aug 7, 14

To sign up for any of our classes, call us at (651)698-9690, or simply stop by the store. See our full class schedule here.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Laurel Burch Flannels

Laurel Burch's designs are a wild riot of color. We have some new fabrics with her amazing illustrations on soft cotton flannel, perfect for pajamas or fun shirts!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Embroidered Chambray

These floral embroidered chambray border fabrics practically shout Spring!! Place the borders along the lower edge of a dress, skirt, pant, or shirt pattern for an organic design that makes a statement!