December 21, 2021
Our most popular posts of 2021
From easy-to-follow tutorials to actionable tips, these nine articles are the ones that received the most visits in 2021.
December 7, 2021
Reference chart for squares on point
Sometimes just a tilt of your head is all it takes to change a boring view into something wonderful to behold! That's the magic of setting quilt blocks "on point". Download our FREE reference chart for squares on point.
November 23, 2021
Tips for quilting with metallic thread
Any time of year is the right time to add a little sparkle to your quilts, but it’s especially fun to use metallic threads on Christmas quilts, holiday table runners, tree skirts, and even stockings and ornaments. Though metallic threads have a reputation for being unruly and a bit difficult to work with, there are several tricks you can use that can help move it from the naughty list to the nice list in time for the holidays.
November 16, 2021
Ten great uses for batting scraps
We all love scraps but using up your batting scraps can be tricky! In this article, APQS Dealer and Educator Angela Huffman shares ten ways to use batting scraps.
October 26, 2021
How to sew mitered border corners
Have you ever thought that a striped fabric or border print would be perfect for your quilt, but you didn’t like how the corners looked with straight cut borders? Don’t abandon those stripes—use mitered corners instead! In this article, APQS Education Director Dawn Cavanaugh shows you how to sew mitered border corners.
October 19, 2021
How to attach borders to a quilt top
Wavy borders on a quilt top are no fun! In this article, APQS Dealer and Educator Angela Huffman gives you her expert tips for attaching borders to a quilt top.
September 14, 2021
5 tips for piecing your quilt backing fabric
Piecing backing fabric on a quilt is an important part of the quiltmaking process, and you want to be sure you're doing it right! In this article, Angela Huffman gives you her top five tips for piecing quilt backing fabric.
August 31, 2021
Rule your quilt – tips and tricks for quilting with rulers
Machine quilting with rulers can add spice and variety to your quilt tops. The best news is that it isn’t hard to do! In this blog post we’re sharing four articles that help you develop and refine your ruler skills.
August 3, 2021
Needle tips for longarm quilting machines
One of the biggest differences between quilting on a domestic sewing machine and quilting on a longarm quilting machine is the needle. In this article, APQS Education Director Dawn Cavanaugh helps you navigate the change with her best tips and tricks.
July 27, 2021
Top 5 tips to get a quilted wall hanging to hang square and flat
Have you ever worked really hard on a quilt and decided to hang it on your wall? But, once you get it up there, you find that it looks more like a 3D sculpture as it protrudes, ripples and waves at you as it hangs? For a quilt to hang flat and square on a wall, there is some preplanning necessary...