Education

July 27, 2021
Top 5 tips to get a quilted wall hanging to hang square and flat
Have you ever worked really hard on a quilt and decided to hang it on your wall? But, once you get it up there you find that it looks more like a 3D sculpture as it protrudes, ripples and waves at you as it hangs? For a quilt to hang flat and square on a wall there is some preplanning necessary...
July 6, 2021
How to Trapunto using your quilting machine
Trapunto technique emphasizes parts of a design using a double layer of batting under in certain areas and a single layer elsewhere. Learn how to do it by machine in this article!
June 22, 2021
Meet the family: Get to know APQS longarm quilting machines
At APQS we make long arm quilting machines for all kinds of quilters and all kinds of uses. Which one is the best fit for your needs? Let’s get to know all the members of our machine family.
June 15, 2021
Caring for the community through charitable quilting
Quilting for charity is a great way to share your love of quilting with those who need it most. Check out how these APQS owners are quilting for good!
June 1, 2021
How to achieve 1/4" wide seams
Achieving ¼” seams can be a tricky task. In this article, APQS Education Director Dawn Cavanaugh gives you a step-by-step guide for getting seams just right using good ironing technique, a piecing foot and a moleskin guide.
May 25, 2021
Video Tutorial: Knife edge binding and prairie points
Crisp, sharp quilt edges look sleek! APQS Education Director Dawn Cavanaugh shares how to make knife-edge binding, which is the perfect way to add prairie points, cording or other embellishments to your quilts.
April 27, 2021
What you can expect at an APQS Road Show
Are you thinking about investing in a longarm quilting machine? From features to financing to machine size there is a lot of information to sort through, and things can quickly become overwhelming. That’s where the APQS Road Shows come in.
April 20, 2021
Reference chart for common quilting shapes
For those who don't like to memorize formulas, we created a handy reference chart to help you do the math when quilting common shapes.
March 2, 2021
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?
February 2, 2021
A guide to bias binding
In this guide, you'll learn two effective methods for bias binding: cutting individual bias strips and cutting continuous binding from a tube.