APQS Quilting Blog

APQS Video Tutorial: Curl and KickAPQS Video Tutorial: Curl and Kick - July 28, 2015
In this video, Angela Huffman, APQS Dealer and Educator shares a modern border or sashing design we call the "Curl and Kick."

Quilting the Quilt: Write this down...Quilting the Quilt: Write this down... - July 21, 2015
Machine quilting requires some practice before you tackle your first project. Even doing something as simple as writing the alphabet with your machine will help you develop the muscle memory to create your own spectacular quilts.

Longarm giveaway winner uses Freddie to make quilts for veteransLongarm giveaway winner uses Freddie to make quilts for veterans - July 14, 2015
Corintha Russell believes winning a Freedom longarm quilting machine in the 2014 Great APQS Longarm Giveaway was meant to be.

Things to consider when buying a longarm quilting machineThings to consider when buying a longarm quilting machine - July 7, 2015
Buying a longarm quilting machine is a big decision. We've pulled together some of our favorite blog articles that outline some important things to think about before buying a longarm quilting machine.

Strip cutting quickiesStrip cutting quickies - June 30, 2015
Here's a handy chart to use to help you cut the patches you need for your project using a 6" x 24" cutting ruler and long strips of fabric.

Tell us your APQS story!Tell us your APQS story! - June 23, 2015
Whether you’re a hobby quilter or a business owner, we want to hear your APQS story and celebrate your success.

How to create your longarm quilting business planHow to create your longarm quilting business plan - June 16, 2015
Even if you never intend to quilt for anyone but yourself, it pays to spend a little time thinking about how you might structure a quilting business if you buckle in a weak moment and say “yes” to someone begging you to quilt for them.

Quilting the Quilt: Try these machine appliqué shortcutsQuilting the Quilt: Try these machine appliqué shortcuts - June 9, 2015
If you find yourself in a time crunch (or you just like to get things done fast) you can shave hours off your completion time with these machine appliqué shortcuts I call Quick-liqué.

APQS Video Tutorial: Swirls on a stringAPQS Video Tutorial: Swirls on a string - June 2, 2015
With this background filler design we're breaking all the rules.

Quilting Machines- How do they work?Quilting Machines- How do they work? - May 26, 2015
A quilting machine is a bit of a throwback to the simple straight stitch machines of yesteryear - just much, much bigger.

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