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Try this simple tip for tension!

Birthday Party!

It's this weekend!

If your birthday is in January or February, you AND a friend can get 15% off almost everything* in the store at our Birthday Club Party! Plus treats!

It's Sunday, February 19!

Not in the Birthday Club yet?
Reply to this email and tell us your birthday month!

New Precuts!

Jelly rolls and fat quarter bundles!

Speed up your quilting with pre-cut pieces! Jelly rolls are 40 strips that measure 2.5" x 44" each.

Fat quarter bundles give you small pieces of coordinating fabrics - perfect for piecing!

Shop them here! 

New Knits!

Soft new jersey prints in cotton with a little spandex! Ideal for t-shirts, leggings, and more.

We're stoked about this adorable whale print, but how about a BASIC BLACK JERSEY - it's been so hard for us to get in stock lately! 

Shop knits here!

Friday Fun Fact!

Do you know how to properly thread your sewing machine's tension? Are you missing this vital step?

Let's look inside our machine's tension device. (This is the inside of my vintage Necchi machine, which has a casing that swings open on hinges for easy access, but not all machines have their tension device visible.)

We're looking at the tension dial, but look a little closer. Your machine's tension device is made of two metal discs that press together with a spring. The higher the number, the tighter they press together.

Your thread passes between the tension discs when you thread your machine, and it needs to be fully engaged and perfectly in place to work correctly.

The trick to perfect placement? RAISE the presser foot before your thread your machine!

When your presser foot is UP the tension discs separate, allowing you to get the thread in between just right!

If your stitches look wonky, uneven, or just plain crummy, try re-threading your machine with the foot up, making sure the thread gets nestled right between those tension discs. You'll probably see an improvement!

Check out all our Friday Fun Facts in the archive here!

Classes Coming Up!

Sew yourself a little something - we'll help!

It's a Zoom version of our Continuing On class! Work on your project with the synchronous Zoom support of our instructor. 

Perfect if you live out of town (or just hate leaving the house)!

Cost: $ 195

Tuesdays, Feb 21, 28, Mar 7, 14, 21
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

New to sewing? Start here!

Cost: $ 175

Wednesdays, Feb 22, Mar 1, 8, 22
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Spend a weekend sewing with us! A great opportunity if you live out of town or just want to get a lot done!

Cost: $ 175

Saturday & Sunday, February 25 & 26
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Not quite the right fit, or the right style? Let's alter it! Perfect for thrifted upcycling!

Cost: $ 45

Parking at Treadle!

In addition to loads of street parking available on Grand, Hamline, and nearby side streets, Treadle now has access to an off-street parking lot!

You can park in the Green Mill/Colossal Cafe lot from 10-4 Monday through Thursday. Find it diagonally across the street, next to the gas station.

Coming to a class? You are always welcome to stop briefly in front of the store to drop off your things before you look for parking!

Happy Sewing,
Michele and the Treadlettes
1338 Grand Ave. St Paul, MN 55105     651.698.9690

Open 10-6 Mon-Thurs, 10-5 Fri-Sat, 12-4 Sun

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