Thread & Tension Help

May 2, 2017
How to adjust top tension on APQS quilting machines
Beautiful quilting stitches are easy to achieve thanks to the simple disk thread tensioner on APQS longarm quilting machines. In this video, APQS Customer Service & Education Director Dawn Cavanaugh shows how easy it is to adjust your top tension!
April 25, 2017
How to thread your APQS longarm quilting machine
Threading your APQS longarm quilting machine is easy! This video takes you through the process step by step. The easy thread path on APQS longarm machines means better stitch quality and the freedom to use virtually any thread.
March 21, 2017
Bobbin case care and tension adjustment (video)
A clean bobbin case means a happy quilting experience! APQS Education Director Dawn Cavanaugh shows you how to properly clean your bobbin case and adjust tension for a beautiful stitch.
January 3, 2017
How to bury thread tails
Hand quilters have buried their threads for decades, and several methods exist to accomplish the same task. In the following video I demonstrate just one way to bury your threads...you may find others that work for you, too!
November 1, 2016
Quilting the Quilt: variegated threads
Let the blending of Autumn colors inspire your quilting. Why choose one color when you can have a multitude?
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.
March 10, 2015
"How-to" articles for beginners
We’re diving into some of our favorite “how-to” articles for longarm newbies!
November 4, 2014
Quilting the Quilt: The thread that binds or quilts
When deciding between cotton and polyester thread, consider the quilt’s intended use.
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.
October 21, 2014
Best threads to use in APQS machines
Thread shred, breakage, fuzzing, lint, and poor tension are all reasons to wonder if the thread you are ogling at the quilt shop is the right choice for your machine and your project.