Thread & Tension Help

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.
August 29, 2012
What's the difference between bobbins?
If you are a little bit of a sleuth, you can find several different bobbin types on the market today.
August 22, 2012
Couching with your longarm
"Couching" secures fibers to the surface of the quilt that would not normally fit through the needle's eye.