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Treadle Yard Goods is a full service fabric store specializing in natural fiber fabrics for apparel. We carry a well-curated collection of  fabrics not found elsewhere - silk, wool, linen, rayon, cotton, and bridal laces. Many are designer pieces and imported from the mills in France and Italy. You will find an amazing array of buttons, full line of patterns, gorgeous ribbons and all the notions needed to complete your project, plus exceptional customer service! We are located on Grand Avenue, St Paul's premier shopping street.

Treadle Yard Goods was founded by Mary and Paul Daley in April, 1976. Paul and Mary worked together tirelessly to create a wonderful haven for everyone who loves fabric and loves to sew. Our goal has always been simple; provide quality, natural fiber fabrics at reasonable prices, offer friendly, helpful and knowledgeable customer service and provide a locally owned, neighborhood shop where we can come to know our customers, their families and their concerns. We always strive to tailor our fabric collection to meet the needs and desires of our customers. We remain dedicated to fashion and apparel sewing, while offering support for the sewing enthusiast who prefers to make items other than clothing. We value your feedback and welcome comments and suggestions.

Sadly, Paul was taken by cancer in December 2002. His can do spirit and genuine affection for Mary and the shop they created and nurtured remain with us. He is greatly missed.

Long time employee, Michele Hoaglund purchased the shop in August, 2015. She is excited to build on the forty year foundation and guide Treadle in a long and prosperous future.


Treadle seems to be a magnet for talented, creative, fun-loving, hardworking women. Our staff is absolutely amazing! The current group can boast almost 500 years of sewing and retail experience. (And, really, we are not all that old -  well, okay - some of us are.)

  • Michele Hoaglund – Owner
  • Mary Blouin-Affert
  • Rebecca Karstad
  • Laura Martell Kelly
  • Elizabeth Merritt
  • Meg Mesick
  • Ardus Morgan
  • Julia Phillips
  • Marina Pollock
  • Melissa Sternal
  • Grace Umhoefer
Sewing Machine Help

Machine acting up? We are happy to help you figure out threading problems and jams - just bring your machine into the store any time!

If your machine needs professional care, try one of these local sewing machine repair shops. Please note: We do not offer sewing machine repair service. Treadle is not affiliated with any of the following businesses.

Valley West Sewing/Johnston's
2323 W 66th St.
Richfield, MN 55423

First Sewing
Burnsville 952-435-8400
Southtown 952-884-1938

Just Sew Studio
1789 Lexington Ave. N
Roseville, MN 55113

Gratz Sewing
10100 6th Ave. N #123
Plymouth, MN 55410
Project Linus

We are a drop-off site for Project Linus, a charity dedicated to bringing new, handmade blankets to children in need. The Greater Twin Cities Area chapter picks up blankets donated at our shop. See their website here.

Project Linus accepts fleece blankets, knitted and crocheted blankets, and quilts made from new, washable, kid-friendly materials.
Fleece blankets must be ONE layer only. 

The most popular sizes for blankets are:

BABY or CRIB size: no smaller than 36"x36" (exclusive of any fringe or edging)

CHILD or PRETEEN size: approximately 42"x60"

TEEN size: approximately 60"x72"

See the complete donation specs here at their website.

Contact Info

Treadle Yard Goods
Phone: (651) 698-9690
Fax: (651) 690-1456

Address: 1338 Grand Ave
St Paul, MN 55105

Business Hours

Monday - Thursday 12 - 6
Friday, Saturday 12 - 5
Sunday 12 - 4

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      Monday - Thursday 12 - 6
      Friday & Saturday 12 - 5
      Sunday 12 - 4
    1338 Grand Ave. St. Paul, MN 55105