Thread & Tension Help

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.
April 29, 2014
Tips for using "unusual" fabrics for quilt backing
Read our tips on how to successfully use "unusual" fabrics for your backing.
April 22, 2014
2 common backing troubles
Today we are focusing on some of the backing troubles that can derail an otherwise wonderful quilt...
March 18, 2014
Tips for tension
In quilting there is only one word that is equal to a four letter word except it has 7 letters … TENSION!
January 14, 2014
Step-by-step process for thread breakage problems
When you're hard at work on a quilt, and your thread decides not to cooperate, your blood pressure can increase exponentially.
September 24, 2013
What causes railroad tracks?
These railroad tracks aren't of the Amtrak variety … these tracks refer to those pesky "flat lines" of bobbin thread sometimes found on the back of your quilt.
August 12, 2013
Taming thread woes
When your thread starts to snap, it doesn't take long before your nerves start to snap, too. Here are some things to try that will help you narrow down the trouble and get back to quilting without stress.