APQS Quilting Blog

Computerized quilting 101Computerized quilting 101 - December 16, 2014
Dipping your toes into the world of robotics can be intimidating but the benefits of using a computer as a creative partner are incredibly exciting.

Quilting the Quilt: Quilt yourself a gardenQuilting the Quilt: Quilt yourself a garden - December 9, 2014
Multicolor floral prints can make fabric selection for your next quilt super simple. In addition, they can even make quilting it as easy as a spring breeze!

What stitch length is best?What stitch length is best? - December 2, 2014
When you sew your quilting seams, most sewing machines have presets for common stitch lengths. However, your longarm allows you flexibility with your creativity.

What’s the difference between a sit-down longarm machine vs a domestic sewing machine for quilting?What’s the difference between a sit-down longarm machine vs a domestic sewing machine for quilting? - November 25, 2014
The biggest differences you’ll find are the size of the throat space provide by the machine, the size of the motor and, of course, the warranty.

Quilting machines & the cost of maintenance and repairQuilting machines & the cost of maintenance and repair - November 18, 2014
One of the most common questions quilters ask us about APQS quilting machines is the cost of maintenance and repair.

Wholecloth historyWholecloth history - November 11, 2014
When you read through a quilt show catalog, you'll probably see a category devoted to "whole cloth quilts." Learn more about wholecloth history...

Quilting the Quilt: The thread that binds or quiltsQuilting the Quilt: The thread that binds or quilts - November 4, 2014
When deciding between cotton and polyester thread, consider the quilt’s intended use.

Common machine quilting problems & how to fix them!Common machine quilting problems & how to fix them! - October 28, 2014
Prospective customers often ask us what to expect for typical problems or repairs to their APQS longarm machine. As much as we’d like to think that everything will stay the same forever and nothing will ever go wrong, they are, after all, still machines.

Best threads to use in APQS machinesBest threads to use in APQS machines - October 21, 2014
Thread shred, breakage, fuzzing, lint, and poor tension are all reasons to wonder if the thread you are ogling at the quilt shop is the right choice for your machine and your project.

Which APQS longarm machine is the best buy for me?Which APQS longarm machine is the best buy for me? - October 14, 2014
If you’re dreaming of owning your own longarm quilting machine but aren’t sure which APQS model to choose, it helps to explore your own quilting style and goals to find the best fit for you.

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