APQS Quilting Blog

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...

How would YOU quilt the quilt - Quick and easy Christmas tree skirt (FREE PATTERN)How would YOU quilt the quilt - Quick and easy Christmas tree skirt (FREE PATTERN) - December 8, 2015
Just in case you need a little help decorating the tree, APQS Education Director Dawn Cavanaugh has created a quick tree skirt pattern that is sure to complement your holiday décor.

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