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December 6, 2016
Quilt pattern: Pick your Holiday table topper (free download)
Myrna Ficken of APQS West in Littleton, CO loves to celebrate holidays! She is always looking for ways to maximize her piecing and quilting time so she has more time to enjoy family and friends. Her “Pick Your Holiday Table Topper” is perfect example of her creativity and efficiency.
November 29, 2016
APQS Video Tutorial: Clover Sprout Meander
In this video tutorial, APQS Dealer and Educator Angela Huffman shares a meander that's based on a clover shape. We call it the Clover Sprout Meander and it's REALLY fun. Take a look!
November 22, 2016
Gift ideas for quilters
‘Tis the season and whether you are making your wish list or are looking for ideas to give the quilter in your life, we thought we’d share some suggestions.
November 15, 2016
From famous quilters to soap stars, meet some of the quilt celebrities who own an APQS
Some of the top quilting artists in the world have chosen APQS as their longarm machine of choice. We talked to some of the famous faces in the quilting world to see what drew them to quilting and to APQS longarm quilting machines.
November 8, 2016
How to choose batting for your quilt
No matter what you call it, that middle layer can have a dramatic effect on your quilt. Think about these questions when choosing batting...
November 1, 2016
Quilting the Quilt: variegated threads
Let the blending of Autumn colors inspire your quilting. Why choose one color when you can have a multitude?
October 25, 2016
Renting out time on your longarm machine
There are many different ways to structure a business of this kind. For this article we spoke to Angela Huffman who owns the APQS store in Louisville, Ky where she oversees a gaggle of happy renters. We wanted to pick her brain a bit about how she has structured her rental program.
October 18, 2016
APQS Video Tutorial: Honeysuckle Filler
In this video tutorial, Angela Huffman, APQS dealer and educator, shares a fun filler design called the Honeysucker Filler. It features straight lines and circles with some pointed leaf shapes behind it.
October 11, 2016
Watch and learn about George - our sit-down quilting machine
Take a closer look at George, a stationary, sit-down quilting machine from APQS. George has a generous throat space and a large, flat work-space to easily maneuver your quilt. Quilters across the world use George and proudly bear the title, “APQS Artist.”
October 4, 2016
Quilt pattern: Shining star (free download)
Sheridan has graciously shared her simple-to-construct Shining Star pattern, which is easy for beginning quilters and experienced quilters alike. It requires only two fabrics and allows you to use one of those fabrics in your collection that you just couldn’t bear to cut up!