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September 27, 2016
APQS Video Tutorial: Meandering Comma Curl
In this video tutorial Angela Huffman, APQS dealer and educator, shares a meander design that has a comma curl attached to it. It's great for a edge-to-edge design or a filler behind some applique.
September 20, 2016
How to change the hopping foot on your longarm quilting machine
Changing out the different hopping feet couldn’t be simpler. There are two small allen screws on the back of the hopping foot. To remove the existing foot, unscrew them with the small allen wrench provided in the foot kit. Or, if you don’t have the kit you can certainly use a small allen wrench you already own.
September 13, 2016
Our most popular "How to..." articles
In this article we've pulled together some of our most popular "how to ..." articles in one place. We hope it helps you find something new. Happy quilting!
September 6, 2016
Quilting the Quilt: Add a glow (with FREE bonus pattern)
In the U.S., red, white and blue take center stage for much of the summer as stars and stripes dominate decorating schemes. This quilt is simple and quick to make, and by quilting some of the elements with glow-in-the-dark thread the quilt can easily transition from day to night.
August 30, 2016
How to photograph your quilts
Last week one of my kids was looking through the photos on my phone and said, “Momma, all of your pictures are either of us, quilts or cats!” I had to laugh because I am guilty as charged. I take photos of quilts all the time but some photos are better than others. There are certainly ways to help you get the best possible photos of your quilts.
August 23, 2016
Are you ready for a longarm quilting machine?
Innovations in longarm quilting machines, such as stitch regulators and simple table design, have made machine quilting easy, even for beginners. Technological advances have made these machines affordable for home use. If you are ready to investigate the possibility of a longarm machine, use these tips to help you with your search.
August 16, 2016
APQS Video Tutorial: Pointed Peacock Party
In this APQS video tutorial Angela Huffman, APQS dealer and educator, shares a filler design that's based on a headband filler (or paisley filler or peacock filler). We just added a little point to it. We call this design the Pointed Peacock Party filler.
August 9, 2016
Want to start your own quilting business? Take these steps first...
If you love machine quilting, it’s possible to turn your passion into a nice income. In this post I’ve pulled together some steps to make your machine quilting business successful while keeping the fun in it.
August 2, 2016
Quilt pattern: Square peg in a round hole [Free download]
This quilt was originally inspired by a family member who decided to step outside of her comfort zone and head off into the world to do what her heart told her to do.
July 26, 2016
Quilting the Quilt: How much quilting is too much?
When it comes to quilting, is it possible to have too much of a good thing? That’s a great question, and the answer is not absolute.