Education

April 17, 2018
Tips for the APQS Turbo Bobbin Winder
In this video, APQS Education Director Dawn Cavanaugh shows you how easy it is to assemble and use the APQS Turbo Bobbin Winder...
April 10, 2018
Thinking of buying a longarm quilting machine? Here are some tips from APQS owners…
We recently asked our APQS family on Facebook what tips they would give to somebody interested in purchasing a quilting machine. The response was tremendous. We’ve received lots of comments that were full of thoughtful and useful advice.
February 20, 2018
How to assemble the APQS laser
Once in a great while a customer will contact our service department and say they accidentally turned a knob too far and had the entire laser assembly come apart in their hands. In this video  APQS National Education Director Dawn Cavanaughwe shows you how to put it all back together.
February 13, 2018
Machine quilting with black light
Why have black light on your longarm? Try quilting with white thread on white fabric without losing your place, and you’ll quickly find out how valuable it is! New APQS machines come standard with bright LED light, plus a built-in LED black light for ultimate versatility.
January 9, 2018
How to use your APQS laser on the front of your machine...
The versatility of the APQS laser light stylus lets you use it on the back and the front of your APQS machine. In this video, APQS Education Director Dawn Cavanaugh shows you how it can save you from marking your quilt designs!
December 12, 2017
Using invisible threads on an APQS longarm quilting machine
In this video, Dawn Cavanaugh, APQS National Education Director, share her tips and tricks for using invisible thread on your APQS longarm quilting machine.
November 21, 2017
Quilt shows – judging curves and straight lines
This is the fourth article in our series about quilt judge expectations and solutions to the most commonly cited areas for improvement...
November 7, 2017
The definitive guide to longarm quilting machine needles
Needles are one of the most critical tools in a quilter’s sewing box. Choosing the right needle for the thread, fabric and batting you’re using can mean the difference between a fabulous quilt and one filled with tension issues, broken threads, and batting pokeys!
October 3, 2017
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?
September 19, 2017
Quilt shows - what judges expect [Part 4]
Stitching in the Ditch. Do you love it or hate it? Can you take it or leave it? It is not a requirement on any quilt, including quilt show entries, but the technique should definitely be in your wheelhouse if you intend to quilt competitively.