Education

April 25, 2017
How to thread your APQS longarm quilting machine
Threading your APQS longarm quilting machine is easy! This video takes you through the process step by step. The easy thread path on APQS longarm machines means better stitch quality and the freedom to use virtually any thread.
April 18, 2017
Quilt Shows - How to clean your quilt for judging
A quilt can be flawlessly constructed and beautifully designed, but if it arrives covered in cat hair or with an offensive odor it may not even make it to the judging room.
March 21, 2017
Bobbin case care and tension adjustment (video)
A clean bobbin case means a happy quilting experience! APQS Education Director Dawn Cavanaugh shows you how to properly clean your bobbin case and adjust tension for a beautiful stitch.
March 7, 2017
Get an up-close look at Lenni (video)
With Lenni, we have transferred the know-how of our bigger machines to a more compact size. It is the essence of APQS in its simplest, purest form – a fun and affordable longarm.
January 24, 2017
How to thread your APQS longarm quilting machine
Threading your APQS longarm quilting machine is easy! In this video, APQS Customer Service & Education Director Dawn Cavanaugh takes you through the process step by step.
January 10, 2017
Quilt shows - what do judges expect?
This is the first article in a new series we’re launching about quilt judge expectations and solutions to the most commonly cited areas for improvement.
January 3, 2017
How to bury thread tails
Hand quilters have buried their threads for decades, and several methods exist to accomplish the same task. In the following video I demonstrate just one way to bury your threads...you may find others that work for you, too!
December 13, 2016
Quilting the Quilt: Bending the Lines
In recent years quilters have explored modifying the traditional 45-degree crosshatching grid by changing the angle to 60 degrees, creating a diamond-shaped grid.
November 8, 2016
How to choose batting for your quilt
No matter what you call it, that middle layer can have a dramatic effect on your quilt. Think about these questions when choosing batting...
November 1, 2016
Quilting the Quilt: variegated threads
Let the blending of Autumn colors inspire your quilting. Why choose one color when you can have a multitude?