Thread & Tension Help

October 4, 2022
How to choose threads and pair needles
Wondering how to choose the perfect threads and needles for your next quilt? Follow along with Lauren Jackson as she explains her best practices for thread and pair needle selection.
September 25, 2022
“How-to” articles for beginners
We’re diving into some of our favorite “how-to” articles for longarm newbies!
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...
December 10, 2019
Quilting the Quilt: Fixing thread snarls and g-r-r-owls
The unexpected thread snarl can be a major pain when quilting. Check out these tips and tricks to properly thread your machine by APQS Customer Service & Education Director Dawn Cavanaugh!
June 12, 2018
Bobbins 101
Whereas many companies offer only one bobbin size option, APQS customers can select the bobbin size that best fits their quilting style. In this article, we've outlined the characteristics of each size below to help you decide what’s right for you.
December 12, 2017
Using invisible threads on an APQS longarm quilting machine
In this video, Dawn Cavanaugh, APQS National Education Director, share her tips and tricks for using invisible thread on your APQS longarm quilting machine.
August 1, 2017
What threads can I use with my APQS machine?
Threads are like candy to the longarm quilter’s soul. There are so many colors, sizes, textures and styles to choose from. But how do you know which ones will work well in your APQS longarm quilting machine?
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.