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Aid for Ukraine

There are no words for the horror we are watching unfold in Ukraine. Never in my lifetime did I believe I would see scenes that rivaled the atrocities of World War II.

And yet, here we are. On the other side of the world, looking for a way to help.

Would you partner with Treadle and Sew Good Goods again? We made a good team last time sewing masks - many thousands were made and donated in the fight against COVID.

This time, our timeline is tight, but our project and goal achievable: 100 baby blankets to be sent on March 24 to Poland for Ukrainian refugees.

What: baby blankets sz 36" x 44"; double sided cotton/flannel or both sides flannel

Who: anyone who can successfully use their sewing machine

Where & when: Sign up to Sew at Treadle! Call us at (651)698-9690*

Choose your 2 hour time block:
10:30 - 12:30
12:30 - 2:30
2:30 - 4:30
Tuesday March 15
 or Tuesday March 22

 Fabric and thread provided. Bring your own scissors, pins, and sewing machine (or request to use one of ours.)

Can't join us in person? Sew at home from your “resource center” at your leisure. All blankets collected for Ukrainian refugees will be delivered to the drop-off site on Wednesday March 23, so we need to work fast!

No time to sew? Donations gladly accepted to offset shipping cost.

*Space at Treadle is limited. We ask if you are not able to honor your time commitment, please call the store to allow someone else to take your space.

Cotton Solids Restocked

Recently added to our webshop: Painters Palette solids! These cotton basics are smooth and stable, perfect for quilting and simple garments. Plus they come in every color of the rainbow!

We had a pretty good time colorizing these - Roy G. Biv is our patron saint.

Shop them here!

Mask Policy Update

In accordance with CDC guidelines, masks are currently optional at Treadle for customers, staff, and students. 

Friday Fun Fact!

Let's talk about tucks!

You might be familiar with pintucks, which are simply a teeny-tiny tuck the width of a pin. The skirt at right features 1/4" tucks and 5/8" wide tucks.

Any width of tuck is sewn by carefully measuring and pressing a fold, then stitching close to that fold. The distance from the fold determines the width of the tuck.

Sew 1/4" from the fold, you get a 1/4" tuck. Sew right on the edge, you get a pintuck!

Modern sewists came up with a simpler method of sewing pintucks with a twin needle and a special presser foot. Either the modern or the traditional method makes lovely pintucks.

So why sew tucks? 

Create texture and dimension in an otherwise plain fabric or design!

Add tucks at the hem of a skirt to give fullness and volume to the shape!

Incorporate shaping into a blouse with tucks that release over the bust!

Want to learn to make perfect tucks?

Check out the Cottagecore Underskirt class! Learn more below!

Classes Coming Up!

Join us in our sewing classroom and learn something new!
Use a jelly roll or cut your own strips for this super-fast quilt top!

Cost: $ 75

Saturdays, Mar 19 & 26
10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Learn to create patterns by draping fabric over a dressform! MN Opera costumer Rebecca teaches an enlightening intro to this fascinating technique.

Cost: $ 25

Saturday, March 19
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Customize this pretty skirt with tucks, ruffles, and delicate trims. Makes a perfect underskirt for layering, or just wear it on its own!

Cost: $ 75

Wednesdays March 23 & 30
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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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