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A perfect send-off for Roberta!

Roberta's Retirement Party

Well, parties, plural! Thanks to everyone who came and gave her an amazing goodbye. She wanted to share her thanks, too!

Dear all,

It has been an amazing 35 (no one remembers for sure) years of creativity, camaraderie and support.

Thank you for the wonderful send-off! The emails, cards and gifts and the memories shared!

- Roberta

Here's Roberta (left) along with Mary, the mother of Treadle!

Stretch Shirtings

A crisp, classic shirting is always delightful, but some have us have become accustomed to a little more stretch in our clothes!

Don't worry, you can have your cake and eat it, too, with stretch shirting!

All the crisp, cool texture of a traditional shirting, but with a little lycra woven in for extra comfy stretch.

Sew a stretch woven the same way you would a regular woven fabric, no special techniques needed. Then just enjoy the extra freedom of movement it brings!

Shop all shirtings here! 

Friday Fun Fact!

Today we're talking about choosing your pattern size!

The first rule here:

Your pattern size is NOT the same as your store size.

Really. It's not.

Pattern sizes are based on your body measurements, while store sizes are based on nothing and change with the whims of manufacturers. 

Making a dress or top? Choose your size based on your full bust measurement.

Making pants or a skirt? Choose your size based on your full hip measurement.  

Did you notice we're ignoring the waist? That's because the waist is the easiest point to alter.

What if you're a different size in different areas of your body? Well, most of us are! It's okay to choose different sizes for the bust, waist, and hip, and blend between the lines to create your custom pattern. Modern multi-size patterns are designed to do this!

Still not sure? We are always happy to help you measure and choose at Treadle!

Classes Coming Up!

Quilting and serger classes for beginners and more!

Learn the basics of quiltmaking: rotary cutting, 1/4" seams, and adding batting, binding, and finishing.

Cost: $ 115

Tuesdays, May 31, June 7, & 14
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Learn serger basics PLUS get more practice time in this 2-session class!

Cost: $ 85

Wednesdays, June 1 & 8
1:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Use a jelly roll or cut your own strips for this super-fast quilt top!

Cost: $ 75

Saturdays, June 4 & 18
10:00 am to 1:00 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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