Education

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...
July 6, 2021
How to Trapunto using your quilting machine
Trapunto technique emphasizes parts of a design using a double layer of batting under in certain areas and a single layer elsewhere. Learn how to do it by machine in this article!
June 22, 2021
Meet the family: Get to know APQS longarm quilting machines
At APQS we make long arm quilting machines for all kinds of quilters and all kinds of uses. Which one is the best fit for your needs? Let’s get to know all the members of our machine family.
June 15, 2021
Caring for the community through charitable quilting
Quilting for charity is a great way to share your love of quilting with those who need it most. Check out how these APQS owners are quilting for good!
June 1, 2021
How to achieve 1/4" wide seams
Achieving ¼” seams can be a tricky task. In this article, APQS Education Director Dawn Cavanaugh gives you a step-by-step guide for getting seams just right using good ironing technique, a piecing foot and a moleskin guide.