Ready to tackle decorative stitches on your sewing machine? Anna shows you how to change your machine settings to yield an array of gorgeous variations, all from the same stitch.
Create the illusion of hand-stitched appliqué by turning under fabric edges and using mylar pieces, tinfoil and an iron to achieve crisp creases. Your appliqué is cleverly finished with machine stitching.
See how easy appliqué can be with Anna's tips for cutting shapes, using fusible adhesive to layer fabrics and adding decorative embroidery.
Selecting fabric colors can be a challenge, but Anna Maria helps you make it easy! See how to combine different selection approaches, both controlled and improvised, to create beautifully unique blocks.
Discover a clever approach to this classic block that requires no trimming and leaves no waste! Learn where to fold, stitch, cut and press to make four flying geese at once.
From decorative stitches to fusible appliqué, designer Anna Maria Horner shares her best tips and tricks for fuss-free quilting on your home sewing machine.
Anna Maria Horner
Anna Maria Horner
If you can sew a straight line, you can sew this quilt. Seriously. Precut strips and simple cuts are all you need to piece together this beginner-friendly project. Get stitchin'!
If you're looking for a quick-to-sew gift, this quilted zipper pouch is the answer to everything. Even if you've never worked with zippers before, you can make this pouch. Our only piece of advice? Make two, so you can keep one for yourself.
This curvy cover isn't as hard as it looks! The secret? Simple folding and sewing. Even better, this free pattern is perfect for that fabric you've been saving for a rainy day... or any of the other goodies hiding in your stash.
It can be hard to justify revamping your holiday tree decor when you already have a pretty solid collection of ornaments. But not if you're using stuff you already have! Enter, the fabric scrap tree.
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