Saturday, August 22, 2009

Sunday Stash & Fabric Fieldtrip: Treadle Yard Goods - St. Paul

Yesterday I took my kids to the Minnesota History Center for the day... And, like any good quilting mom, I decided while we were in St. Paul, we should check out the nearest fabric shop.

Treadle Yard Goods is located on historic Grand Avenue. They carry quilting and apparel fabrics, patterns & notions. The store has a very urban hip feel to it.

Near the entry they have a huge selection of oilcloth.

I also found the first selection of Kokka/Japanese imports that I have seen in Minnesota, at least since I've known what they are.

Additionally, Treadle has a huge Amy Butler inventory, Joel Dewberry and a lot of Alexander Henry fabrics.

So what did I get? I certainly showed more restraint than on previous visits, so that was good for the wallet. Lately, I have been drawn to owls so I got a small piece of a Kokka owl print and then a larger piece of this Alexander Henry large scale strawberry print that was in the sale corner.

And if you live in the area and shop with children as I do, you might like to know they have a toy corner and there is a Kowalski's (upscale grocer)a few blocks away for a snack for the kiddos on the trip home.

So where was your latest or favorite fabric fieldtrip?


Needled Mom said...

That sounds like a fabulous shop. I can't ever remember seeing so much oilcloth. Amazing! Why didn't they have a toy corner when I had to shop with my kids? That's a great idea.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Oh how fun! My latest fabric field trip was to Endless Mountains Quiltworks in Tunkhannock Pennsylvania. I wrote about it here...

It was a fun shopping trip with my daughter and my sister!


allsewnup said...

I managed to hold myself in check while away for a break but when we got home my boys had to go to the next town to get shots before school starts. In this town is a shop run by some lovely mennonite ladies...I had never been in the shop before and was delighted when I was told everything was 1/2 price. I took home a bit of cotton, wool [for a bear], batting, interface, threads, and a few notions. All for under $ can't kick at that!!