APQS Quilting Blog

Pricing your longarm quilting services using the price per square inch modelPricing your longarm quilting services using the price per square inch model - March 24, 2015
While owning your own longarm quilting business can be all of that and more, starting up your small business can be intimidating. After all, we all want to be paid a fair wage for our labor but how do you determine what that should be?

What to look for when buying a used quilting machineWhat to look for when buying a used quilting machine - March 17, 2015
With the surge in machine quilting, many home sewing machine manufacturers have attempted to build their own version of a longarm machine with very mixed results.

"How-to" articles for beginners"How-to" articles for beginners - March 10, 2015
We’re diving into some of our favorite “how-to” articles for longarm newbies!

Welcome to the APQS family: Why are education and service SO important to us?Welcome to the APQS family: Why are education and service SO important to us? - March 3, 2015
One of the best things about the APQS family is once you become a member, you are a member for life.

APQS Video Tutorial: Meander with Hearts and LeavesAPQS Video Tutorial: Meander with Hearts and Leaves - February 24, 2015
The meander is great for romantic quilts, like wedding quilts.

Service and maintenance tipsService and maintenance tips - February 17, 2015
Purchasing an APQS longarm machine is an investment; and, as we learned in Accounting 101, you need to protect your investments!

Favorite quilty thingsFavorite quilty things - February 10, 2015
Everyone has their own favorite quilty things that make the creative process easier. We share some of our favorites in today's blog post.

Welcome to the APQS familyWelcome to the APQS family - February 3, 2015
Our APQS family is made up of very special people.

How to quilt jelly roll quiltsHow to quilt jelly roll quilts - January 27, 2015
Have you noticed that the fabric industry tantalizes us by using “foodie” terms to cleverly package their latest collections, like "jelly rolls" and "layer cakes?"

Quilting the Quilt: Quilting design ideasQuilting the Quilt: Quilting design ideas - January 20, 2015
Learn how to use motifs in your fabrics to create your own quilting designs.

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