Inspiration

April 3, 2018
APQS Video Tutorial: Decorative Beadboard
In this video tutorial, APQS Dealer and Educator Angela Huffman dresses up a typical beadboard or piano key border design. Which one do you like best?
March 27, 2018
Free quilt pattern: Sand Surf and Sun
This cute flip-flop pattern will get you thinking of summer and scheduling a pedicure...
March 20, 2018
Quilting the Quilt: Owning the quilt process
Longarm rental studios are popping up all over—giving quilters the power to regain control and “own” the quilting process from start to finish.
March 13, 2018
Running a longarm quilting business: Q&A with Carrie Behlke
Carrie Behlkle started her longarm quilting business three years ago, and has never looked back since. We sat down with her to learn more about how she started her business, what challenges she has faced and what tips she has for others who are ready to begin quilting for others.
March 6, 2018
How to quilt Twisted Feather variations
In this article we explore another variation on the feather - we call this one the twisted ribbon feather. It is loosely based on a curled feather variation...
February 27, 2018
Free quilt pattern: Queueing Up tablerunner
This colorful table runner pattern comes from Rebecca Gore, daughter of APQS dealer Brenda Shreve of Red Barn Quilting in Barnsdall, OK.
February 6, 2018
APQS Video Tutorial: Beadboard
In this video tutorial, APQS Dealer and Educator Angela Huffman demonstrates the Beadboard - or Piano Key - design. It's perfect for big borders. Happy quilting!
January 30, 2018
Free quilt pattern: Pebbles
Quilts are often made to celebrate milestones—birthdays, births, weddings, and graduations. Angela Clark of APQS Raleigh made this quilt to commemorate her sister’s awesome achievement—receiving her Master of Education degree.
January 23, 2018
How to quilt garden gate feathers
This article continues our quest to explore the many variations of the feather quilting motif. This time we are going to work on the Garden Gate Feather seen in the outside border of this adorable paper doll quilt...
January 2, 2018
Quilting the Quilt: Now you see it, now you don't
When you’re faced with choosing the “lesser of two evils,” wouldn’t it be nice to have a third option pop up that suddenly saves you? Invisible thread to the rescue!