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Summer oilcloth special

Take 20% off precut oilcloth in your favorite sizes!

Square 47 x 47 $15

Picnic table size 47 x 84 $25

This great deal is available in-store only!

Sew with us!

Sew Good Goods event next week! We're taking the summer off from this event, so it's your last chance until fall!

We're sewing grocery totes Tuesday, June 13, and collecting food shelf donations, too!

Register here!

Bring in your food shelf donations by June 14!

Summer Sorbet

Pretty pastel cottons and blends in yummy sorbet colors. These sweet fabrics make a perfect trio but they're also swoony enough to stand alone.

Shop them here!

Moda Lawn

Currently OBSESSED with these floral lawn prints from the Regent Street collection by Moda. Literally losing my mind, I want every single one of them.

The light weight and silky hand of this 100% cotton lawn would be perfect for shirts, dresses, blouses, and skirts. Gathers and ruffles would work great - the fineness of the lawn won't add bulk to the silhouette.

Shop them here! 

Friday Fun Fact!

Hey folks, it's Elizabeth, and today I want to talk to you about one of my favorite parts of summer: The Minnesota State Fair Creative Activities competition.

I want to encourage each and every one of you to consider entering something in the State Fair this year!

Entering your projects in the State Fair is easy, and it's open to everyone who lives in Minnesota. There are dozens of categories for sewing, knitting, and all kinds of needlework and crafts.

See some highlights from previous years in the photos at right!

I know, it can seem daunting to submit your work to be judged and displayed next to everyone else's work, but remember, we are all our own worst critics. I promise you, your work IS good enough to enter!

My absolute favorite part of attending the fair is walking through the Creative Activities building and seeing all the sewing and fiber crafts. And I want to see YOUR work too! To make the event fun and enjoyable for everyone, we've got to be brave and show off our stuff. Plus it's a great way to inspire even more people to sew and be creative.

So how does it all work? Read on for all my favorite tips and info.

Make a thing. The rules state you need to have finished the item in the last three years, so it doesn't need to be made specifically for the fair. You could sew something new or choose your favorite recent make. 

Choose your category. They can get VERY specific! Garment sewing is divided into over 60 different categories, and the entire event has hundreds of entry classes, covering sewing, quilting, knitting, and more.

Check out the competition. There's no way to know in advance how many people will enter each category, but you can get an estimate by looking at last year's results. In 2022, there were 10 entries in the blouse category (class 403) but only 1 for sleeveless shift or jumper (class 413). If you're in it to win it, picking a category with fewer entrants can help you play the odds and have a better chance at success.

Register online. You do have to register in advance! Click here to see the full info! Register by Tuesday Aug. 1, at 4:30 p.m. and drop off your articles in person on the specified drop-off days.

Ok but what can you win??? Maybe you want to enter something just for the community spirit, but I won't judge if you're eyeing the prizes! Here's what you might win:

Ribbons! A small, tangible token of a job well done. Ribbons are awarded based on judges' scores, plus Sweepstakes ribbons that are given to the outstanding entry in certain categories.

Glory! Yeah, you won a thing! You did great! And now you get to bask in the admiration of your friends and loved ones!

Cash prizes! For most of the ribbons, it's just a token prize of a few dollars, but the Sweepstakes ribbons can come with much larger sums!

Good feelings! You participated in a community event and brought joy and inspiration to the thousands of people who attended the State Fair. 

Click here to learn more and register at the MN State Fair website!

Classes Coming Up!

Here's what's coming soon to our classroom!

Continuing On

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Our cornerstone class for students of various skill levels to sew what they want!

Cost: $ 195

Fridays, June 16, 23, 30, July 14, 28

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Weekend Sewing Marathon

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Spend a weekend sewing with us and make whatever you want! We'll help!

Cost: $ 180

Corset Sewalong

Sew your own corset for Ren Faires, cosplay, and more!

Cost: $ 180

Mondays, June 19, 26, July 10, 24

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Fringe Top & Dress

Make this cute summer look from independent company Chalk and Notch.

Cost: $ 90

Saturdays, June 24, July 1

10:00 am to 1:00 pm

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

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