Thread & Tension Help

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.
July 19, 2013
Bobbin basics
Longarm quilting machines require much less bobbin tension than you may believe when compared to your home sewing machine.
May 28, 2013
Thread breakage
If you are having trouble with your thread breaking on a recent project, use our step-by-step process to eliminate the obvious suspects before calling in the big dogs!
March 5, 2013
Clever bobbin storage ideas
Is your bobbin collection an unorganized mess? Use these storage ideas from APQS to help keep your quilting area tidy!
December 13, 2012
Quilting the Quilt: Tackling Tension
Tension won't be so mysterious and irritating if you learn a few secrets about managing it and how the other choices you’ve made regarding your quilt top affect it.