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Seams to Me: 24 New Reasons to Love Sewing

ISBN: 978-0-470-25926-9
176 pages
October 2008
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Admired fabric designer Anna Maria Horner draws on her passion for art, sewing, and textiles to inspire one-of-a-kind projects

Anna Maria Horner's signature style combines the techniques of a seasoned sewer with the vision of an artist. In Seams to Me: 24 New Reasons to Love Sewing, she walks you through the fundamentals, offering practical advice on everything from fabric selection to color choices to choosing and buying a sewing machine. Simple step-by-step instructions show you how to turn her designs into fanciful creations:

  • Sideways Squares Skirt
  • Prairie Blouse
  • Full Contact Cooking Apron
  • PlayingAlong Quilt
  • Doggie Dreams Bed
  • And so much more!

Vivid full-color photographs and designs will invite you into the creative process. Whether you're a beginner or a veteran, the twenty-four projects in this beautiful book will transform your home and wardrobe into a collection of unique treasures.

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Table of Contents

Sewing School.

Stitches, Notches, Nips.

and Clips.

Seams to You.

Zippity Hoorah:The Centered.


Pipe Dream.

A Small Gathering.

Maybe I’m Bias.

Be Edge-y.


Making Your Mark:.

Marking Tools.

On Pins and Needles.

Use Your Thread.

Mystery Tools.

Notion Nation.

Nice and Trim.

By Hand.

Hole-y Buttons.


Run Along Now.

Sewing Blind.

An Invisible Variation.

Super Circles.

Simply Stitch-y.

Let’s Bolt.

Naming Names.

Wovens versus Knits.

Frolic in the Fabric.

Repeating Yourself: How to.

Choose Prints and Colors.

Wash and Wear: Care.


Tedious Terms.

Stash Savvy.

Room to Sew.

Finding the Perfect Perch.

The Sewing Machine.

No One Likes Bad Press.

A Cut Above.

Sharp Shooters:.

The Cutting Tools.

Tools for Good Measure.


Basket Case.

Doodad Pillow.

Vintage Button Frames.

Fabric Is Fine Art.

Cut-Up Curtains.

Playing Along Quilt.


I’ll Have One of.

Everything Bag.

Right Off the Cuff.

Taxi Tote.

Smashing Smock.

Sideways Squares Skirt.

Bo Peep Skirt.

Prairie Blouse.


Full Contact Cooking Apron.

Cup Half Full Apron.

Here’s the Dish Towel.

For Kicks Patchwork Ball.

Doggie Dreams Bed.


Cozy Cubes.

Pin Cushion Caddy.

Magnetic Personality.

Opposites Attract.

Wall Pockets.

The Great Dress Escape.

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Author Information

Anna Maria Horner has fast become a favorite designer in the textile and sewing industry. Admired for her luminous palette and innovative patterns, Anna Maria continues to develop fabric lines for Free Spirit, and is building an ever-growing library of textiles to inspire creative souls worldwide. Her fabrics and projects have been featured in several national magazines and she has been a guest on the Martha Stewart Show. Anna Maria's blog is read by thousands every day, at annamariahorner.blogspot.com. Seams to Me is her first book.
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