Machine Maintenance

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.
June 3, 2014
Service tip: stitch regulator stutter [VIDEO]
If you discover that the stitches begin to change length or the machine starts to hesitate when the regulator is engaged, it may be time to adjust your machine's encoder wheels.
May 26, 2014
Table adjustments on your APQS machine [VIDEO]
Watch this video to learn how to make the wheel adjustments to your APQS machine and its table to get it to move the way you want it to.