Quilt Finishing Tips

August 1, 2023
Quilting with rulers on your longarm quilting machine
Ruler work is the secret to adding that extra touch of magic to your quilts. Follow along with APQS Educator and Retailer Karen McTavish as she demonstrates numerous ruler techniques that will make your quilts truly spectacular.
May 9, 2023
How to build your confidence as a quilter
Building your confidence is challenging for every quilter. Listen to APQS Dealer and Educator Karen McTavish as she talks about how she fights the fear that can grip all of us when we quilt for others.
October 25, 2022
Computerized quilting 101
Thinking about purchasing an APQS Quilt Path? APQS dealer Angela Clark explains the benefits of computerized quilting and what it can do for you!
September 25, 2022
“How-to” articles for beginners
We’re diving into some of our favorite “how-to” articles for longarm newbies!
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.
October 26, 2021
How to sew mitered border corners
Have you ever thought that a striped fabric or border print would be perfect for your quilt, but you didn’t like how the corners looked with straight cut borders? Don’t abandon those stripes—use mitered corners instead! In this article, APQS Education Director Dawn Cavanaugh shows you how to sew mitered border corners.
October 19, 2021
How to attach borders to a quilt top
Wavy borders on a quilt top are no fun! In this article, APQS Dealer and Educator Angela Huffman gives you her expert tips for attaching borders to a quilt top.