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Mushrooms, Clearance, and Elias Howe!


Semi-Annual Clearance

We're clearing out the old to make room for the new! Stop by for great deals on fabrics, notions, and patterns!

See select clearance items online!

It's the perfect time to grab some gorgeous wool at a great price!

Plus, Select Butterick & New Look Patterns $3  AND 25% off Folkwear!

New from Lewis & Irene

These soft, delicate prints are a pastel dream! Sweet butterflies, rabbits, and flowers in gentle colorways are perfect for a soothing palette.

Shop cottons here!

Gnomes and Mushrooms

If everything woodsy, cottagecore, and folklore is for you, check out these sweet prints!

Bunnies and gnomes together in the woods, plus two mushroom prints that make great blenders or stand wonderfully alone.

Shop cotton here!

Friday Fun Fact!

Today we're commemorating the birth of Elias Howe, whose 204th birthday is this Sunday, July 9!

Commonly credited as the inventor of the sewing machine, Howe had a profound influence on modern sewing.

Really, no one single person invented the sewing machine as we know it; several individuals worked on prototypes in the early part of the 19th century. 

The first sewing machines did not have a bobbin, but created a chain stitch with a single thread.

Howe filed a patent in 1846 for a machine that used a lock-stitch similar to what we still use today. An upper spool of thread worked together with a bobbin thread to create a more secure stitch than the previous chain-stitch models.

Howe's machine looks pretty different than our modern machines, but the basic operation is essentially the same!

Learn more here!

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

Classes Coming Up!

Register today to sew something new!

Beginning Quilting

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

Cost: $ 175

Tuesday, July 11, 25, August 22, 29

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Sewing Salon

We're here to help! Bring your tricky problems and questions to this sewing clinic.

Cost: $ 35

Saturday, July 15

10:00 am to Noon

Beginning Sewing Clinic

It's an extra-help clinic just for beginners!

Cost: $ 35

Saturday, July 15

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Thrift Flip

Adjust, remake, and improve your thrift or closet finds!

Cost: $ 45

Monday, July 17

6:00 pm to 9:00 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

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