Wednesday, November 27, 2013


At Treadle we are celebrating the beginning of the holiday gift making and giving season with savings for you.  We will be closed on Thanksgiving and will be opening at the civilized hour of 10 a.m. on Friday, November 29.  We invite you to visit Treadle on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, November 29, 30, and December 1 for savings of 20% on all fabric and ribbons.  

Enjoy 20% off all regularly priced fabrics and take an additional 20% off all sale fabrics!

Sew up a fun hostess apron, cozy flannel loungers, unique pillowcases, a warm wool muffler or a beautiful silk infinity scarf.  We have the ideas, know how and raw materials to help you find something for everyone on your list.  We look forward to seeing you!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Batik Flannel

If you love cotton batik, you’ll surely love these new cotton flannel batiks at Treadle.

These soft cotton flannels are made with resist and tie-dye techniques to create a rich, saturated fabric with a totally unique design! Every yard is slightly different; there are no exact repeats.

Like all flannels, these are perfect for quilting and pajamas, but the batik dye effect will give a wonderfully different look to your projects!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Novelty Prints

Treadle specializes in garment fabrics, but we also love to have an assortment of whimsical novelty prints. From kitchen-themed prints to animals and plants, or images of clothing and people, novelty prints are just fun!

Prints like these are great for quilting or curtains. Or indulge your quirky side with a pair of unique pajama pants!

Here are a few of the highlights of our current novelty print selection:

There's so much more in our store! Come take a look!

Monday, November 18, 2013

New Corduroy!

We have a new group of soft, medium-wale corduroy in the store, in several rich, saturated colors. The perfect cozy, easy-care, easy-sew fabric for chilly autumn and winter days! This is a nice supple bottomweight, ideal for pants, skirts, or jackets.

Here are just a few of the luscious colors we have in stock at Treadle:

Thursday, November 14, 2013

a knit top

A new display garment in our store is this chic knit top made by Treadle owner Mary. The pattern is McCall's 6796, made in a beautiful variegated green knit. The drapey rayon blend skims your curves without clinging.

Here's a close up of that great collar. Details like this really take your basic tee from ho-hum to wow!

Monday, November 11, 2013

New Anna Maria Horner prints

We have tons of new cotton prints in the store, including a great collection from amazing designer Anna Maria Horner! Here are a few of the highlights:

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Sewing Expo Teachers visit Treadle!

We had a surprise visit yesterday at Treadle from two of our favorite sewing celebrities, Kathy Ruddy & Lorraine Henry. Treadlette Michele was able to snap a photo of them with some of the lovely fabric goodies they found in our store.

Kathy & Lorraine arrived yesterday for the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo, where each of them will be teaching workshops on fitting and design. We were delighted that Treadle was their first stop! 

The Expo runs Thursday through Saturday Nov 7-9 at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest. It is definitely worth a visit to recharge your creativity, then stop at Treadle and let us help you choose the perfect fabric for your project! We love show & tell!

Monday, November 4, 2013

a sweet dress

Take a look at this sweet dress for a little girl, made by Treadlette Jess.

Jess used the Apple-Picking Dress pattern from Oliver + S, an independent pattern company renowned for their adorable children's designs.

Sweet details here include a softly gathered skirt, a bow at the neck, double rows of buttons, and 3/4 length sleeves gathered into a narrow band. Love how Jess matched the button colors to the balloons in the print!

 This fabric is part of a group by Marisa for Andover, which also includes this adorable print. Hold on tight, guys!