Quilt Finishing Tips

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.
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 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.