APQS Quilting Blog

TLC tips for older quiltsTLC tips for older quilts - August 26, 2014
If you're trying to save an older quilt from the cutting pile, these tips from well-known quilters may help you extend the life of your special treasure...

How to do a pantograph [with VIDEO]How to do a pantograph [with VIDEO] - August 19, 2014
With literally thousands of pantograph designs available today, you can quilt anything from a simple swirling pattern to an elaborate cityscape scene across your quilt.

Miniature quiltsMiniature quilts - August 12, 2014
Mini quilts are a wonderful way to accomplish a particular pattern or technique without investing lots of dollars into fabric and batting.

Don’t forget about straight line quilting …Don’t forget about straight line quilting … - August 5, 2014
Our machines move so freely that it is easy to forget how to effectively use straight line quilting to add drama and emphasis to a quilt top.

Quilting the Quilt: Quilts in motionQuilting the Quilt: Quilts in motion - July 29, 2014
To keep the viewer’s attention focused on your masterpiece longer, use one of the following techniques to add movement to your work.

How do you properly use rulers when you quilt?How do you properly use rulers when you quilt? - July 22, 2014
Ruler work is a quick way to make a quilt spectacular but it can be intimidating. The most important thing to remember is safety. The last thing you want is to hear the heart sickening sound of the hopping foot crunching on Plexiglas while using your APQS

Quilting more than one quilt at a timeQuilting more than one quilt at a time - July 15, 2014
Imagine how quickly you could knock out quilts if you could get more than one on the frame at a time! Well, it IS possible if you use a single backing fabric for both quilts.

How to mark a quiltHow to mark a quilt - July 8, 2014
Have you ever walked through a quilt show and felt the inspiration oozing out of the quilty masterpieces but have wondered how the quilter makes such incredible designs on the quilts?

How to turn a quiltHow to turn a quilt - July 2, 2014
Turning a quilt is really very simple and fast to do IF you know the secret ingredient – bendable pins that recover their shape after winding around the rollers.

I see skies of blue, red roses too…I see skies of blue, red roses too… - June 24, 2014
A quilter should have a palette of colored fabrics, just as an artist needs many paints.

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