Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Black Friday, Saturday & Sunday???

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. Treadle will be closed on Thanksgiving and all the Treadlettes will be enjoying a day of family, friends and feasting. We will be rested and well fed when we open on Friday, November 28 at the civilized hour of 10:00 a.m. We invite you to join us for savings of 20% on all fabrics and discounts on selected ribbons and trims. 

 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28 IS PLAID FRIDAY IN THE TWIN CITIES! Plaid Friday is an alternative shopping experience on November 28. If standing in line at the mall is not your thing, why not have a more pleasant shopping experience at one of the many independent retailers in the Twin Cities? We are sure you will receive superior service and find more unique gifts. As an added bonus, you will be keeping more money in our community! Come in to Treadle wearing plaid next Friday, Saturday or Sunday and we will enter your name in a drawing for a $50 gift certificate!

A handmade gift is truly precious and provides joy both for the crafter and the recipient. Scarves, mittens, pillow cases and flannel pajama pants are just a few of the possibilities for gifts for those fortunate souls on your holiday gift list. Stop by and get a start on your holiday sewing and take advantage of the savings. There won't be another sale until after Christmas.

 Register your card and shop on Small Business Saturday, November 29. Use your American Express card and spend at least $10 at up to three participating businesses and receive a $10 (up to a total of $30) statement credit. Treadle is one of the stores featured on the Small Business Saturday Map so be sure to register online at to take advantage of this offer. Registration began Nov 16th and will be capped once a certain threshold of members is reached, so be sure to register as soon as possible. Purchases must be made by the registered card holders in the store on November 29th.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Stitched Safari

We have a sweet new felt crafting book at Treadle, Stitched Safari, just filled with adorable animals to sew!

Each project is brought to life with beautiful hand-stitched details. Cats, dogs, giraffes, sheep, goats, elephants, kangaroos, and so many more. It's hard to resist this much cute!

Best of all, the book includes a sheet of full-size patterns and detailed sewing directions. So why not start making your own Stitched Safari today?

Monday, November 17, 2014


We have some wonderful new corduroys this season. Wales from narrow to medium to ultra wide, in rich, warm colors, these soft, plush corduroys are perfect for winter sewing. Great for pants and jackets, dresses and skirts, you'll love the cozy warmth and casual style.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

A Stylish Wool Coat

Ladies, you don't have to choose between warmth and style, even during our hard Minnesota winters! This gorgeous, cozy wool coat made by Treadlette Rebecca is the perfect example.

Rebecca used Simplicity 1254 and a double-sided wool, using the solid side for the coat body and the plaid side to face the collar/hood. A brass zipper and leather clasp add a polished touch. In-seam pockets add a sleek detail, and they're easy to sew.

Stop by Treadle and check out our great selection of wool! We are happy to assist you with pattern and fabric advice so you can create a wonderful, warm, winter coat, too!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Wool Knit Prints

If last week's Wool Knits weren't enough for you, check out these wool knit prints!

Thick but airy light, with softly muted colors in ornate patterns, these printed wool knits are ideal for cardigans, jackets, scarves, and layering pieces. Wrap yourself up in beautiful warmth!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Liberty of London

We have a new selection of Liberty of London Tana Lawn, the world-famous, silky smooth lightweight cotton that's perfect for a multitude of apparel sewing projects. You can even quilt with it! All in lush florals and geometrics that are uniquely, unmistakably Liberty.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Wool Knits

We have a great selection of wool knits in the store, from rib to jersey to doubleknit, in basic black and rich colors. But perhaps the most exciting are these lush, open sweater knits in wool and mohair.

Or, for that extra touch of dreamy softness, check out these cashmere knits! So drapey and so cozy, you'll welcome the winter chill (well, almost!). Perfect for layering pieces like cardigans or even a basic tee, these cashmere knits are also surprisingly affordable!

We have loads of new fashion fabrics in the store. Keep your eye on the blog for updates, and stop in and see all the new goodies for yourself!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Arts and Crafts prints

We have a gorgeous new group of cotton prints designed by Michele Hill for In The Beginning fabrics. Her Arts and Crafts Collection perfectly captures the feeling of the post-Victorian aesthetic, with stylized flowers, birds, and undulating organic forms in rich jewel tones that repeat harmoniously across the designs.