Education

August 1, 2017
What threads can I use with my APQS machine?
Threads are like candy to the longarm quilter’s soul. There are so many colors, sizes, textures and styles to choose from. But how do you know which ones will work well in your APQS longarm quilting machine?
July 11, 2017
Quilt shows - a primer on the people involved
To help you learn more about what will happen to your quilt once it leaves home, consider this your “freshman orientation.” This article introduces you to the people who will touch your quilt while it’s at the show...
June 20, 2017
How to find a longarm quilting guild
Our pioneer ancestors would tell us that even with the world at our fingertips, we’re missing out on what’s right next door! Nothing beats the warm feeling, satisfaction and contentment that comes from sharing something you love with others who love the same thing.
June 6, 2017
Our most popular Pinterest posts ...
Pinterest is a great place to find quilting inspiration. Whether it’s color combinations, patterns, quilting designs or images of quilts, the social platform will inspire you and help you successfully complete your next quilt project...
May 16, 2017
Our most popular blog articles of 2017 … so far
Who says you have to wait until the end of the year for a “most popular” feature? The blog articles below are the ones that have been most popular among our readers this year. From easy-to-follow tutorials to free patterns and tips, it’s no surprise you’ve found them useful!
May 9, 2017
How to float a quilt top on an APQS longarm machine - 2 methods
Loading a quilt on an APQS frame is easy! In this video, APQS National Education Director Dawn Cavanaugh demonstrates two of our favorite quilt top floating methods to make loading a quilt simple and fast.
May 2, 2017
How to adjust top tension on APQS quilting machines
Beautiful quilting stitches are easy to achieve thanks to the simple disk thread tensioner on APQS longarm quilting machines. In this video, APQS Customer Service & Education Director Dawn Cavanaugh shows how easy it is to adjust your top tension!
April 25, 2017
How to thread your APQS longarm quilting machine
Threading your APQS longarm quilting machine is easy! This video takes you through the process step by step. The easy thread path on APQS longarm machines means better stitch quality and the freedom to use virtually any thread.
April 18, 2017
Quilt Shows - How to clean your quilt for judging
A quilt can be flawlessly constructed and beautifully designed, but if it arrives covered in cat hair or with an offensive odor it may not even make it to the judging room.
March 21, 2017
Bobbin case care and tension adjustment (video)
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.