Thread & Tension Help

August 22, 2023
Tension issues: solved
Tension issues? Fear not! We've pulled together some of our most popular blog posts that provide effective solutions to tackle tension issues with ease.
April 4, 2023
Thread breakage
We’ve pulled together some of our most popular blog posts about thread breakage so you have a one-stop-shop to resolve your thread breakage issues.
February 7, 2023
Tips for using specialty threads
Specialty threads can be tricky to use. Luckily, APQS dealer Julia Graves gave us all of her tips and tricks for using specialty threads on your next quilting project.
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.