Bobbin case care and tension adjustment (video)
March 21, 2017
A clean bobbin case means a happy quilting experience! APQS Education Director Dawn Cavanaugh shows you how to properly clean your bobbin case and adjust tension for a beautiful stitch.
Dawn Cavanaugh is the Education Director at APQS.
Taming thread woes
When your thread starts to snap, it doesn't take long before your nerves start to snap, too. Here are some things to try that will help you narrow down the trouble and get back to quilting without stress.
What causes railroad tracks?
These railroad tracks aren't of the Amtrak variety … these tracks refer to those pesky "flat lines" of bobbin thread sometimes found on the back of your quilt.
Tips for using "unusual" fabrics for quilt backing
Read our tips on how to successfully use "unusual" fabrics for your backing.
My needle up/down won't stop. What should I do?
Your APQS machine will go through a "break in" period when it is new. During that time, the electronics "loosen up" and react to the incoming power in your home or studio. Occasionally this causes your needle positioner to over-cycle and take more than one stitch when you turn off the sewing motor and stop sewing.