Inspiration

June 25, 2019
Free quilt pattern: Modern Squares
“Modern Squares” leaves ample white space for quilting but also tells a subtle story. Happy quilting!
June 20, 2019
How do I choose the right quilting designs?
I think the #1 question new APQS longarm owners ask me during their free beginner class is, “How do you know what to quilt on a quilt?” I wish someone would create an app that automatically chose the best possible quilting design for a quilt top. Wouldn’t that be awesome??? Just snap a picture of the quilt top with your phone, answer a few simple questions in the app, and then out pops a quilting plan!
June 10, 2019
Machine quilting a patriotic quilt - design ideas
As we approach our nation’s birthday you may be inspired to make a patriotic quilt - here are some quilting design ideas that you can incorporate.
June 4, 2019
APQS Video Tutorial: Curly Clover Border
In this video tutorial, APQS Dealer and Educator Angela Huffman shares a cute little border design we like to the call the "Curly Clover."
May 28, 2019
APQS Video Tutorial: Lazy Daisy
In this tutorial, APQS Dealer and Educator Angela Huffman shares a cute border or sashing design for your next quilt.
May 20, 2019
Quilting the Quilt: Family Ties
When Georgene Rogers won an APQS Millie in the APQS Longarm Giveaway last spring, my heart was touched by her story! I could see many similarities between some of her life chapters and mine-and I think you will, too. If you’ve ever wondered whether a longarm machine would make a difference in your life, find out how it changed Georgene’s...
April 23, 2019
Free quilt pattern: Barnaby River Race
Grab a couple of jelly rolls or whittle down your stash to make this fast, modern quilt stitched together using the “jelly race” method. Colored squares sprinkled across the top leave ample room for creative quilting!
April 16, 2019
APQS Video Tutorial: Curled Scallops
In this video tutorial, APQS Dealer and Educator Angela Huffman shares a beautiful border design we like to call "Curled Scallops." It consists of candle wicks and curls.
April 8, 2019
Quilting the Quilt: Quilt panel pizzazz
Short on time but need a quick quilted gift? Quilt panels to the rescue! A quick internet search for “quilt panels” showed 484 options at one online retailer alone. Comic book heroes, movie stars, chickens, old trucks, aliens, you name it…it’s probably on a quilt panel!
March 26, 2019
Free quilt pattern: Simply Strippy baby quilt
The “Simply Strippy Baby Quilt” pattern she’s shared is perfect for newbies and experienced quilters alike. The quilt is designed to teach beginners how to piece and quilt, and is part of Teresa’s “ABC123” pattern series, where the patterns increase in difficulty and complexity as quilters move up in the series.
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