Business Tips

May 15, 2018
Running a longarm quilting business: Q&A with Kathy Schwartz
Kathy Schwartz has owned her own longarm quilting business, Tamarack Shack Longarm Quilting, for more than nine years. She lives in Ontario, Canada and has a loyal following on the internet who enjoy seeing her signature style of quilting. We recently asked her a few questions...
March 13, 2018
Running a longarm quilting business: Q&A with Carrie Behlke
Carrie Behlkle started her longarm quilting business three years ago, and has never looked back since. We sat down with her to learn more about how she started her business, what challenges she has faced and what tips she has for others who are ready to begin quilting for others.
January 16, 2018
Running a longarm quilting business: Q&A with Mandy Applebee
We set aside some time recently to talk to Mandy Applebee of Yellow House Quilts. She lives in central New York state and runs her successful business while being an incredible mom to two adorable boys...
September 12, 2017
Running a Longarm Quilting Business - Q&A with Linda Gibbons
We sat down recently with Linda Gibbons from Lake Wylie, South Carolina to talk to her about her machine quilting business. We wanted to know a little more about how she got started quilting for others and what thoughts she had about her success.
July 25, 2017
How much to charge when longarm quilting for others
When setting your prices for quilting, it’s important to look at the entire process and not base your price simply on what others are charging in your area—especially if it is more than just a hobby for you.
July 18, 2017
Running a Longarm Quilting Business- Q&A with Nancy Kennedy
The third article in our series is all about Nancy Kennedy from Raleigh, North Carolina. She started her own quilting business – Kennedy Quilting – three years ago and loves the thrill of quilting for others and doing what she is passionate about for a living.
March 14, 2017
Running a longarm quilting business – Q&A with Maria Hall
The second article in our series is all about Maria Hall from Flower Mound, Texas. She started her own quilting business – Charming Prints Quilting – seven years ago and loves the thrill of quilting for others and doing what she is passionate about for a living.
January 17, 2017
Running a longarm quilting business – Q&A with Shirley Jackson
Many APQS owners turn their passion for quilting into a profitable business. We decided to sit down with a few of these entrepreneurs to learn more about how they started their businesses and what words of wisdom they have for others who might be considering it. We begin the series with Shirley Jackson from Murray, Ky.
December 20, 2016
How to handle customer inquires in your quilting business
As a professional machine quilter you will get all sorts of questions lobbed to you from potential and existing customers. Likely the most common inquiry you’ll get is for a quote on how much you charge for machine quilting.
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.
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