Tool Tips

June 30, 2015
Strip cutting quickies
Here's a handy chart to use to help you cut the patches you need for your project using a 6" x 24" cutting ruler and long strips of fabric.
March 10, 2015
"How-to" articles for beginners
We’re diving into some of our favorite “how-to” articles for longarm newbies!
February 10, 2015
Favorite quilty things
Everyone has their own favorite quilty things that make the creative process easier. We share some of our favorites in today's blog post.
December 16, 2014
Computerized quilting 101
Dipping your toes into the world of robotics can be intimidating but the benefits of using a computer as a creative partner are incredibly exciting.
September 30, 2014
10 tips for quick cutting
Use these tips to whip out your quilts in no time flat!
September 16, 2014
Quilting with templates
When quilters hear the word “template” we usually think about a thin piece of cardboard or clear plastic which we trace around to create a patchwork shape for our quilt. However, if you own a longarm quilting machine...
August 19, 2014
How to do a pantograph [with VIDEO]
With literally thousands of pantograph designs available today, you can quilt anything from a simple swirling pattern to an elaborate cityscape scene across your quilt.
August 5, 2014
Don’t forget about straight line quilting …
Our machines move so freely that it is easy to forget how to effectively use straight line quilting to add drama and emphasis to a quilt top.
July 22, 2014
How do you properly use rulers when you quilt?
Ruler work is a quick way to make a quilt spectacular but it can be intimidating. The most important thing to remember is safety. The last thing you want is to hear the heart sickening sound of the hopping foot crunching on Plexiglas while using your APQS
July 8, 2014
How to mark a quilt
Have you ever walked through a quilt show and felt the inspiration oozing out of the quilty masterpieces but have wondered how the quilter makes such incredible designs on the quilts?