APQS Quilting Blog

Tell us your APQS story: Beth Maitland-BanningerTell us your APQS story: Beth Maitland-Banninger - September 1, 2015
Beth Maitland-Banninger’s entire adult life has been filled with the creative arts. For the past 30 years she has played the role of Traci Abbott on CBS TV’s “The Young and the Restless.”

How would YOU quilt the quilt – Susan Ponz, Connie Keller and Angela ClarkHow would YOU quilt the quilt – Susan Ponz, Connie Keller and Angela Clark - August 25, 2015
We asked Susan Ponz, Connie Keller and Angela Clark to quilt the same modern quilt pattern for us. Take a look at how each store chose to interpret the quilt with their color palette and quilting.

APQS Video Tutorial: Penguin CurlAPQS Video Tutorial: Penguin Curl - August 18, 2015
In this Video Tutorial APQS Dealer and Educator Angela Huffman shares a border design that's a little more formal. It's got a fun name: Penguin Curl.

Pricing your longarm quilting services using the price-per-square-yard modelPricing your longarm quilting services using the price-per-square-yard model - August 11, 2015
In this article we will look at how to price out your quilting service based on the total square yards found in a quilt top. Our previous article in this series focused on how to price out quilting based on the square inch.

How to join your binding ends for a beautiful finish [with video]How to join your binding ends for a beautiful finish [with video] - August 4, 2015
Lots of quilters cringe when it’s time to marry the beginning and ending binding strips together with a seam.

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.

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