Education

March 2, 2021
APQS quilting machine table & frame sizes – what you need to know
How much space do you need for your APQS machine? What makes APQS frames unique? What is the maximum quilt size you can quilt with each of our table sizes?
February 2, 2021
A guide to bias binding
In this guide, you'll learn two effective methods for bias binding: cutting individual bias strips and cutting continuous binding from a tube.
January 26, 2021
Foundation paper piecing tutorial
Foundation paper piecing is a method that lets you make accurate, complex patterns without stress and struggle. In this video, APQS Education Director Dawn Cavanaugh shares lots of tips and tricks to help new and experienced quilters master this fun technique.
December 29, 2020
Our most popular posts of 2020
From easy-to-follow tutorials to actionable tips, these nine articles are the ones that received the most visits in 2020.
December 15, 2020
Accessories and gadgets for sit-down quilting
In this video, APQS Education Director Dawn Cavanaugh shows you several gadgets that make sit-down quilting easier, from basting the layers to moving the fabric, as well as how optional accessory feet on our sit-down machine George make ruler work, stippling and applique outlining easy to do.
December 1, 2020
Useful tools for APQS George machines
New gadgets pop up all the time to make quilting easier. In this article, Education Director Dawn Cavanaugh shares some useful tools for APQS George owners.
November 17, 2020
Quilt basting techniques for a longarm quilting machine
In this video, you'll discover techniques for securing your quilt layers together on a longarm quilting machine. We cover everything from stabilizing the edges when loading it to your frame...to earning extra money basting the quilt for hand quilters. APQS Education Director Dawn Cavanaugh even shows you how to baste the quilt if you're a sit-down machine quilter.
October 27, 2020
How to tie a quilt on an APQS longarm quilting machine
Did you know your APQS longarm quilting machine can be used to tie a quilt? In this video, APQS Education Director Dawn Cavanaugh shares a tutorial for how to get the look of a hand-tied quilt without all the work of layering, basting, and tying knots.
October 6, 2020
How much binding do I need?
Download our “Binding Strip Cutting Chart” so you never have to guesstimate how much binding you'll need for your quilt...
September 15, 2020
Longarm quilting: working with flannel
The same characteristics that make flannel so carressible can also make it irritating to use when piecing and quilting a flannel quilt.