Fall Quilt Market 2012: Sew Liberated

{ Meg McElwee in her Quilt Market booth }

Meg McElwee has been featured on True Up before –True Up was a stop on the blog tour for her book, Sew Liberated.  Meg started her pattern company, also named Sew Liberated, in 2007 but this was the first time with a booth at Market for this busy mom of two little boys. Meg successfully translated the homespun feeling of her website and blog to her booth, which featured a weathered wood facade, brass lighting, pictures and samples of her designs and wooden Adirondack chairs.  I wasn’t the only one who loved Meg’s booth — she won first prize in the single booth category!  Congratulations, Meg!

{ The Clara Dress and the Gathering Apron }

Two standout pieces in Sew Liberated’s new collection of patterns are the Clara Dress and the Gathering Apron.  The detailing on the Clara dress — the collar, buttons and sleeve ties — make this dress special.  Even better, this dress can be worn by all body types.  I love the pintuck styling on the Gathering Apron and I love that the sample was sewn up in feedsack!

{ Display featuring new patterns and Adirondack chairs }

{ Upcoming garment patterns }

Sew Liberated’s new pattern collection features the quilt and four new garment patterns displayed above.  The quilt looked so cozy in that chair that I wanted to crawl in it!  I found the Simple Skinny Jeans pattern quite clever. They feature an elastic waist perfect for new moms but they definitely do not look like mom jeans!  The quilt pattern should be available soon and the garment patterns should be ready for purchase at the beginning of the year.  As an extra bonus, the new garment patterns feature video tutorials.  This makes sense — not only does Meg design patterns — she teaches on Craftsy!


Tina Guthmann is a software developer by day and a quilter and a textile and graphic designer by night. She writes the blog BostonSewer and is also known around the internet as CrimsonBruin.

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