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Fabric pre washing secrets!




Catch Garment Sewing Group Tomorrow!

Did you miss Wednesday's meeting? Join us tomorrow!

 Saturday, February 12 at 10:30

Your first meeting is free and just $10 after that. Plus, Group attendees get 10% off regularly-priced fabrics at Treadle on club day!

Garment Sewing Group meets IN-STORE at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 12






Ready for Valentine's?

Valentine's Day is Monday, Feb 14!

Nothing says love like honoring your partner's passion. We have sweet fabrics, heart buttons, and nifty gifts for your loved one who sews.

OR, let them pick what they want with a Treadle gift card!

(pssst... go ahead and forward this email to someone to give them a little hint!)

Get a gift card here!


Precut Bundles!

We have several new jelly rolls and fat quarter bundles in the store.

They're a great way to get a big sampling of fabrics in a collection without having to buy a lot of yardage.

If you're a fan of scrappy quilts, pre-cuts are ideal!

Shop pre-cut bundles here!

Friday Fun Fact!

We recommend prewashing most fabrics before you sew, using the method you plan to use to wash the finished project.

Yes, even silk.

Yes, even wool.

If you plan to machine wash the finished project - great for cotton, linen, flannel, and rayon - go ahead and machine wash and dry the fabric. Just throw it in with your usual laundry, keeping colors in mind.

You can hand-wash wool to pre-shrink, or have it steamed at a dry cleaner. Use cold water and avoid agitating. Let it soak a bit, then squeeze the extra water out and air-dry.

Soft silks can get a cool hand wash and hang dry.

The exceptions?

Quilting fabrics - prewashing them is optional, but with small pre-cuts like jelly rolls, prewashing can ravel way too much fabric away and ruin your perfect 2.5" strips, so don't prewash those!
 
You can also skip prewashing 100% polyester, since it's unlikely to shrink or change.

Crisp silks like taffeta and dupioni will soften with washing, so avoid prewashing.











Classes Coming Up!

Last chance to sign up for these classes starting soon!
starts tomorrow!

Haven't sewn in years? Here's the perfect refresher! No sewing machine required, just a lively discussion to get all your sewing questions answered.


Cost: $ 45

Saturday 1:00 - 4:00
February 12
 
   Finish Your Quilt

You've stitched a beautiful quilt top. Now what? Learn free-motion machine quilting and the secrets to a perfect bias binding to complete your quilt.

Cost: $ 55

Sundays 10:00 - 1:00
February 13, 20
Chaotic Good Lone Star Quilt

Strip-piece a classic Lone Star quilt the easy way for a gorgeous result!


Cost: $ 115

Saturdays 1:00 - 4:00
February 19, 26, March 5
 


Happy Sewing,
Michele and the Treadlettes
1338 Grand Ave. St Paul, MN 55105     651.698.9690
Open 10-6 Mon, 10-8 Tues-Thurs, 10-5 Fri-Sat, 12-5 Sun
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