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Twenty dollar freebie this weekend!

Get a free $20 this Memorial weekend!

Shop with us this weekend - Friday through Sunday May 27-29!

Spend $40 on anything and you'll get a coupon for $20 off in June!

Treadle will be closed Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day.

Pink Sateen in so many shades!

We have more new cotton sateen prints!

Here are a few we love in pink, pink, and more pink! Choose a soft, delicate hue or a tropical burst of color!

These light cottons are ideal for blouses and tops for summer.

Shop them all here!

New Knit Prints

Spring is a perfect time to sew with knits! 

Check out these amazing new knit prints and see below for some knit-sewing tips!

Shop knits here!

Friday Fun Fact!

Are you anxious about sewing knit fabrics?

Spring is a perfect time to sew with knits! If you're busy (and really, aren't we all at this time of year) nothing can beat the speed-sewing of knit garments!

Sure, knits do require some special handling; cut carefully, use a stretch stitch, and watch out for narrower seam allowances - often just 1/4".

Not sure which stretch stitch to use? A serger works great, but a basic zigzag is really all you need!

Use your scraps to make stitch samples to test the stretch of your stitches before you begin. Pull the seam and see if it stretches, feels tight, or breaks.

Need more stretch? Make your stitch width wider and your length shorter. For example, if you started at a width of 2.0 and a length of 2.5, try turning your width UP to 2.5 and your length DOWN to 1.5.

And knit-garment construction couldn't be simpler! Basic pattern pieces, no zippers, and simple finishing mean you can crank out knit garments fast!

Want more support? Check out a class! Collage Dress, Continuing On, Sewing Salon, or Basic Sergery are all great places to start sewing with knits!

Classes Coming Up!

Sewing knits, quilting, and more!

Basic Sergery & Beyond

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
  Fastest Quilt in the Midwest

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

Use a few favorite fabrics to sew this improvised summer dress! A fun and easy intro to knit sewing.

Cost: $ 45

Saturday, June 4
1:30 pm to 5:00 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

Treadle will be closed Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day.
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