Education

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...
July 2, 2019
Labeling a quilt
As works of art (including quilts) are passed down through generations or sold, the ownership history and documentation—provenance—should accompany them. A quilt label is the first step in providing authenticity for your quilt. You may not think that the quilts you make will ever become a valuable treasure…but your great-granddaughter might think otherwise!
May 14, 2019
Rule your Quilt: Adding spice with scallop and arc machine quilting templates
Machine quilting with templates can add spice and variety to your quilt tops. The best news is that it isn’t hard to do!
May 7, 2019
How to square up a quilt for binding
When the quilting’s done and the binding is all that remains, the finish line is in sight. What an awesome feeling! Before you head down the home stretch, take some time to “square up” the quilt and your quilt will look even more spectacular.
April 30, 2019
Machine binding a quilt
Learn how to bind your quilts with a domestic sewing machine.
April 2, 2019
How do I wash a quilt?
A quilt’s condition determines whether you can launder it safely. A well-quilted, recently made quilt should be machine washable and dryable. However, if the quilting lines are very far apart, or the piecing seams appear inconsistent, the quilt may not withstand even the gentle cycle.