Machine Maintenance

April 2, 2024
Keeping your longarm machine in tip-top-shape
Here's the ultimate simple yet effective guide to ensuring your longarm quilting machine is running at peak performance.
January 23, 2024
Keeping your leaders in line: the quilter's guide to straight leaders
Longarm quilting hinges on the fundamental aspect of aligned leaders. Take a look at this guide that helps ensure precise maintenance of your leaders.
February 21, 2023
What’s a “Spa Treatment” and should I get one for my longarm?
Have you wondered what kind of machine maintenance is beneficial for your APQS machine? Julia Graves breaks down what maintenance options are available.
September 9, 2022
How much maintenance does an APQS longarm machine need?
When quilters ask us what they should do to keep their machine working properly, they are often surprised by how little maintenance an APQS machine needs.
June 21, 2016
APQS Video Tutorial: How to calibrate your low bobbin indicator
In this video tutorial we'll show you how to calibrate your low bobbin indicator, which easily keep tabs on your bobbin thread level and your top thread status when quilting with an APQS Freedom or Millennium longarm.
May 19, 2015
Tension troubles on your quilting machine? Try these tricks...
Balanced tension is the goal of every quilter. But it doesn’t take a magician to master it. With a few tricks up your sleeve you’ll be able to tackle it with ease.
April 7, 2015
How to keep your machine oiled
Touch the top four oiling wicks one at a time. If your finger is wet with oil, don't add more to that particular wick. If your finger is dry, add one to two drops of oil to the dry wick. Check the side wick in the same manner.
February 17, 2015
Service and maintenance tips
Purchasing an APQS longarm machine is an investment; and, as we learned in Accounting 101, you need to protect your investments!
November 18, 2014
Quilting machines & the cost of maintenance and repair
One of the most common questions quilters ask us about APQS quilting machines is the cost of maintenance and repair.
October 28, 2014
Common machine quilting problems & how to fix them!
Prospective customers often ask us what to expect for typical problems or repairs to their APQS longarm machine. As much as we’d like to think that everything will stay the same forever and nothing will ever go wrong, they are, after all, still machines.