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Quilt pattern: Gene Yes! [Free download]Quilt pattern: Gene Yes! [Free download] - February 9, 2016
The touching story of the quilt pattern Connie is sharing with us today is about a quilting family member named Gene Stewart. Download the pattern for free at the end of the blog post.

How to get your longarm quilting business noticedHow to get your longarm quilting business noticed - February 2, 2016
There are loads of quilters out there looking for a machine quilter to work on their tops. So how do you help them find you? How do you get your small business noticed?

APQS Video Tutorial: Rooster PlumeAPQS Video Tutorial: Rooster Plume - January 26, 2016
In this video tutorial APQS Dealer and Educator Angela Huffman demonstrates a border and corner design that works great on a masculine quilt.

APQS Video Tutorial: Longarm ruler tipsAPQS Video Tutorial: Longarm ruler tips - January 19, 2016
Discover how to use longarm rulers to stitch in the ditch and guide your APQS quilting machine.

You can quilt that out: Dealing with puffy blocks on the longarm machineYou can quilt that out: Dealing with puffy blocks on the longarm machine - January 12, 2016
The best solution for billowy blocks would be to take the quilt apart and adjust the piecing as necessary. However, that’s an option that isn’t a top priority once the borders are on and our minds are already on our next project.

No-mark method for stitching complicated quilting designsNo-mark method for stitching complicated quilting designs - January 5, 2016
With so many tales of caution about marks that won’t go away, or marks that went away and then came back later, the idea of marking a quilt top can be scary.

How to make great binding cornersHow to make great binding corners - December 29, 2015
Here are some easy steps for making your binding corners square and professional.

APQS Video Tutorial: Daisy Paisley BorderAPQS Video Tutorial: Daisy Paisley Border - December 22, 2015
In this tutorial, APQS Dealer and Educator Angela Huffman takes the basic paisley shape and puts a little girly filler inside of it.

APQS Video: Take an up-close look at MillieAPQS Video: Take an up-close look at Millie - December 19, 2015
In this video, Angela Huffman, APQS Dealer and Educator, gives you a close-up tour of Millie and all its features.

5 ways to audition quilting ideas on a quilt top5 ways to audition quilting ideas on a quilt top - December 15, 2015
There are many ways to audition quilting ideas on your quilt top. Here are five of the best...

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