Education

May 31, 2022
Video Tutorial: Directional tension issues
Follow along with APQS dealer and educator Lauren Jackson as she walks us through what directional tension is and how you can solve directional tension issues to take your quilting to the next level!
May 3, 2022
Video Tutorial: Correcting tension issues
Tension issues are something that every quilter runs into. It is important when you see a tension issue, you know how to...
April 26, 2022
The case for attaching your quilt completely to the top and back rollers
The trend of floating a quilt started several years ago and has been adopted by many quilters. However, it's important to remember that not all quilts are perfectly straight when the loading process starts...
April 5, 2022
Advice for longarm quilting newbies
New to longarm quilting or just need some refreshers? We asked APQS owners across the country what their top pieces of advice to new longarm quilters are...
March 7, 2022
Video Tutorial: Lead Pipe Design
Looking for some quilting inspiration? In this video tutorial, APQS educator Lauren Jackson shows us how to divide borders and stitch the Lead Pipe design with uniform spacing.
February 15, 2022
Video tutorial: How to straighten quilt backing
Curious how you can get your backings to sit straighter on your longarm? Whether you're piecing your backing or throwing on a 108", APQS Dealer and Educator Lauren Jackson shows you how to square them up and lay them straight.
December 21, 2021
Our most popular posts of 2021
From easy-to-follow tutorials to actionable tips, these nine articles are the ones that received the most visits in 2021.
December 7, 2021
Reference chart for squares on point
Sometimes just a tilt of your head is all it takes to change a boring view into something wonderful to behold! That's the magic of setting quilt blocks "on point". Download our FREE reference chart for squares on point.
November 23, 2021
Tips for quilting with metallic thread
Any time of year is the right time to add a little sparkle to your quilts, but it’s especially fun to use metallic threads on Christmas quilts, holiday table runners, tree skirts, and even stockings and ornaments. Though metallic threads have a reputation for being unruly and a bit difficult to work with, there are several tricks you can use that can help move it from the naughty list to the nice list in time for the holidays.
November 16, 2021
Ten great uses for batting scraps
We all love scraps but using up your batting scraps can be tricky! In this article, APQS Dealer and Educator Angela Huffman shares ten ways to use batting scraps.