Education

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.
March 14, 2019
Rule Your Quilt: Garden trellis border designs with rulers
Using rulers when machine quilting gives you consistent shapes and spaces while being easy to use, too! There are a variety of straight line designs from simple to complex that are easy to accomplish using rulers designed for machine quilting...
February 5, 2019
Quilting the Quilt: Which way doth the wind blow?
By nature, a pinwheel block looks like it’s spinning in the breeze as the triangle points lead your eyes around the block. Depending on which way you place the points, the block rotates clockwise or counterclockwise. Mix the block orientation on the same quilt, and you’ll create quite a stir!
January 15, 2019
2019 APQS machine line-up: learn what's new
Is your new year’s goal to get more quilts done? Our 2019 APQS longarm line-up can help you keep at least one resolution this year! These new features will make your quilting simple and fun—and will definitely help you cross projects off your list!
January 8, 2019
Quilting the Quilt: Big bobbin or little bobbin?
Mid-arm and longarm quilting machines come with either a small L-style bobbin or a big M-style bobbin. Some companies offer only one bobbin size...
January 2, 2019
Our most popular posts of 2018
These five articles are the ones that received the most visits in 2018. For good reason! From easy-to-follow tutorials to actionable tips, it’s no surprise you’ve found them useful!
December 11, 2018
Smash your bulky seams with a Tailor’s Clapper
A tailor’s clapper is a flat block of hardwood, often rounded on the ends with routed grooves along the sides for finger holds...
October 30, 2018
Scariest longarm quilting mistakes - Halloween edition
We share lots of tricks about longarm quilting in our blog, and owning an APQS machine is definitely a treat! We love seeing the boo-tiful quilts that our customers share! Sorry, couldn’t resist! I’ve donned my Maleficent outfit for Halloween to reveal some of the scariest longarm mistakes quilters have confessed to our Customer Service team...
October 9, 2018
How to quilt embroidery on quilts
Over one-third of quilters own an embroidery machine, and about one-third also do embroidery on quilt tops. That leads to a big question - How do you quilt them?
September 18, 2018
Piecing trick to reduce bulk seams
I’ve learned a piecing trick over the years that reduces that bulk and helps the block lay flat. Here’s how to do it…
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