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


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!

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Treadle Community Prime Days!

You know who they’re like, right? Amazon is just like that friend who throws himself a surprise birthday party and gives you a list of what you need to bring and where he’s registered. And, look! He’s so nice. He itemized what your portion of the catering bill will be. Sweet.

You’ve probably heard about the Amazon Prime Days happening on July 15 & 16. If you’re an Amazon Prime member, they’d like you to pretend it’s Black Friday and buy all their deals and crazy markdowns. If you’re not an Amazon Prime member, they hope you’ll just hang out, pressing your nose to the glass until you finally cave and join up.

It’s okay! We know that sometimes you just need to order your toilet paper, a Kindle book, headphones, and tap shoes all at the same time and have it in 2 days. And hey, maybe one day you’ll get lucky and your tap shoes will be delivered by drone.


Amazon may be cool and convenient, but it is NOT local, and it will never know who you are, remember to ask about your sister, or support your community. It just won’t.

Let’s make those two days our own 
Treadle Community Prime Days! 

When: Monday July 15 & Tuesday July 16 

Where: Treadle Yard Goods OR give us a call and we will ship to you! 

What: Deals both days! Plus FREE SHIPPING on everything! 

Flash sales! 


10:00-1:00 Wool 30% off 
1:00-3:00 Buttons, trim & ribbon 50% off*
5:00-8:00 Patterns buy 1, get 1 75% off**

10:00-1:00 Summer classes 25% off 
1:00-5:00 Cotton broadcloth prints and solids - buy 1, get 1 75% off** (min 1/4 yd cut) 
5:00-8:00 Notions and scissors buy 1, get 1 75% off** 

*excluding vintage buttons **of equal or lesser value, in stock only 

AND our Semi Annual Clearance Sale continues - deeper discounts, more items added!