Quilt Prep & Loading Tips

May 7, 2024
Keeping your quilt square
Mastering the art of keeping your quilt square on the longarm will help ensure your quilt stays perfectly aligned throughout the quilting process.
November 14, 2023
How to load your quilt onto a longarm quilting machine
Correctly loading your quilt onto your longarm quilting machine is the key to quilting success! Join Lauren Jackson as she shows two different methods.
October 31, 2023
Preparing your quilt for a longarm quilter
APQS retailer and educator Angela Clark has some tips and tricks to make sure your quilt is prepped and ready to for a longarm quilting makeover.
June 6, 2023
Loading a quilt on your longarm quilting machine
We’ve pulled together some of our most popular blog posts about different methods of loading a quilt on your longarm. Take a look and let us know what method you prefer.
November 8, 2022
Avoiding tucks on the back of your quilt
We've all encountered the dreaded tuck in the back of a quilt. Follow along as APQS dealer Julia Graves explains how to fix a tuck in your quilt.
September 25, 2022
“How-to” articles for beginners
We’re diving into some of our favorite “how-to” articles for longarm newbies!
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...
September 14, 2021
5 tips for piecing your quilt backing fabric
Piecing backing fabric on a quilt is an important part of the quiltmaking process, and you want to be sure you're doing it right! In this article, Angela Huffman gives you her top five tips for piecing quilt backing fabric.
January 26, 2021
Foundation paper piecing tutorial
Foundation paper piecing is a method that lets you make accurate, complex patterns without stress and struggle. In this video, APQS Education Director Dawn Cavanaugh shares lots of tips and tricks to help new and experienced quilters master this fun technique.
November 17, 2020
Quilt basting techniques for a longarm quilting machine
In this video, you'll discover techniques for securing your quilt layers together on a longarm quilting machine. We cover everything from stabilizing the edges when loading it to your frame...to earning extra money basting the quilt for hand quilters. APQS Education Director Dawn Cavanaugh even shows you how to baste the quilt if you're a sit-down machine quilter.