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Meadow Fresh Quilt
by Bari J.
Retail: $10
Strolling past Bari J.’s booth at fall Quilt Market, eInsider couldn’t help but take notice of this bold, stylish take on the classic Zig-Zag quilt. Part of Bari J.’s Keeping it Real Sewing Patterns™ line, the pattern includes easy-to-follow instructions, hints on avoiding common pitfalls (like, as Bari says, the ones she’s made along the way), and a super useful binding tutorial. Great for beginning quilters looking to learn half-square triangles and mitering borders. Embellish with optional rows of ric-rac for a cute, country-chic finished look.

Go Anywhere Dress
from Sewn...Square One for Your Style
Retail: $12

A new division of Lorraine Torrence Designs, Sewn...Square One For Your Style is a garment pattern line offering youthful styles and simple instructions designed to help young women learn as they sew. Among the six patterns currently offered through the line, the “Go Anywhere Dress” is a versatile design offering several sewing options for a casual chic look or a more formal, classic style—choose from tunic or dress lengths and sleeveless, short, or long sleeves.

Fast Favorites from McCall’s Quilting
from Martingale & Co.
Retail: $24.99

Let’s face it—for most people, time is a precious commodity. So, many quilters are looking for projects that produce beautiful results, without a huge investment of time. This new book features 20 fast, but fabulous quilt patterns from the quilter favorites McCall’s Quilting and McCall’s Quick Quilts magazines. Almost all of the included patterns are fat-quarter friendly (some are also suitable for other pre-cuts) and several include size and color options for easy customization. Also included are instructions for time-saving sewing techniques, so you can never again say “I have no time to quilt!”

Penny Lane
from Riley Blake Designs
Retail: n/a

Available in January 2011, this new collection from designer Deena Rutter (for My Mind’s Eye) features a mix of candy-color prints in three color palettes—soft green, blue, and pink. Included are “Penny Lane” (think organic, geometric), “Letters” (a fun, funky alphanumeric mix), the retro-cool “Starburst,” floral-inspired “Petals,” “Candy Stripes,” “Swirls,” and solids in Whisper White, Pale Pink, and Pear.

Farmhouse Funk Pillows
from Two Peas in a Pod Homegrown Designs
Retail: $12.98

Birds were still in abundance at fall Market this year, and among them were these feather-and-floral-themed pillow designs from Trish Preston of Two Peas in a Pod Homegrown Designs. Part of her new Sprouts™ sewing pattern line, the pattern set includes full-color photos, illustrations, and paper pattern pieces for the “Funky Rooster” and “Bouncing Daisies” appliqué pillows—which can be created using solid panels or patchwork—and the “Buttons and Bows” pillows—a great way to use up old or vintage buttons.

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