Education

June 30, 2020
How to turn a quilt on an APQS longarm quilting machine
In this video, APQS Education Director Dawn Cavanaugh shows you how to quickly and easily turn and remount your quilt to the frame so that you can see and quilt the entire border without trying to guess how the design will match up on the other end.
June 2, 2020
Attacking scrappy backs - here's how to get your backing measurements right every time
If you’re not a longarmer, it’s tough to understand why the backing and batting need to be so much bigger - especially when one’s already scrimping to piece the backing together from scraps. Here's why...
May 19, 2020
Fake it when you make it: faux piping
Adding piping along the binding of a quilt is an art form all by itself. Here's a step-by-step guide to achieve faux piping...
April 28, 2020
Raw edge appliqué video tutorial and free pattern: Wash Your Hands
We LOVE this adorable "Wash Your Hands" wall hanging! It's perfect for a classroom, daycare, or even your own home! Grab the pattern and watch APQS Education Director Dawn Cavanaugh take you through the process of creating this quilt.
April 7, 2020
Reference chart for quilt sizes
With all the variables of today’s beds and styles, we created a handy reference chart to give you a starting point when designing your next quilt size.
February 4, 2020
How to completely bind your quilt by machine
With this trick from APQS Education Director Dawn Cavanaugh, we're going use the machine to completely bind the quilt by sewing the binding to the back of the quilt first and then wrapping it around to the front.
January 7, 2020
Our most popular posts of 2019
Readers from around the world read our articles every week to learn about new longarm techniques, become inspired by other quilter's work and share the love of quilting. The seven articles featured in this post are the ones that received the most visits in 2019.
December 30, 2019
Video Tutorial: Starts and Stops
Watch this in-depth video from APQS Education and Service Director, Dawn Cavanaugh, to learn her favorite hacks for three simple starts and stops quilting methods!
December 10, 2019
Quilting the Quilt: Fixing thread snarls and g-r-r-owls
The unexpected thread snarl can be a major pain when quilting. Check out these tips and tricks to properly thread your machine by APQS Customer Service & Education Director Dawn Cavanaugh!
August 6, 2019
Quick tops for quick quilts
In this post we're sharing some quick cutting and piecing methods for half-square triangles...