Inspiration

February 19, 2019
How to quilt fabric panels
Fabric Panels present a unique opportunity to play with new machine quilting techniques in a fairly low stakes environment. So, why not use them to practice upon and grow your free motion quilting skills a bit?
February 12, 2019
APQS Video Tutorial: Windy Pebble
In this APQS Video Tutorial, APQS Dealer and Educator Angela Huffmann shares a border design called Windy Pebble.
January 29, 2019
Free quilt pattern: Snowflake table runner
Download the free Snowflake table runner from APQS Dealer Brenda Shreve of Red Barn Quilting.
January 22, 2019
Business Spotlight: Q&A with Dawn Golstab
Dawn Golstab lives in a rural area of the beautiful Texas Hill Country and loves the modern quilting aesthetic. She started quilting for others in 2015 when she formed Rockin' G Quilts, and we recently had the chance to ask her a few questions about her longarm quilting business...
January 8, 2019
Quilting the Quilt: Big bobbin or little bobbin?
Mid-arm and longarm quilting machines come with either a small L-style bobbin or a big M-style bobbin. Some companies offer only one bobbin size...
January 2, 2019
Our most popular posts of 2018
These five articles are the ones that received the most visits in 2018. For good reason! From easy-to-follow tutorials to actionable tips, it’s no surprise you’ve found them useful!
December 17, 2018
Quilting the Quilt: What's in a word?
Quilters frequently use stipple and meander interchangeably when describing a quilting design that wanders aimlessly across the fabric...
December 4, 2018
APQS Video Tutorial: Feathered Arches
In this video tutorial, APQS Dealer and Educator Angela Huffman demonstrates a border design that's very formal - perfect for traditional quilts. It's called Feathered Arches. Happy quilting!
November 26, 2018
Free quilt pattern: Christmas is coming
APQS Dealer Betty Reid’s close family ties served as the inspiration for her “Christmas is Coming” quilt pattern. Seeing presents under the tree with your name on the tag elevates the anticipation until the magical day when you can rip through the paper to see what’s inside!
November 20, 2018
The story behind the quilt – “The Grinch” quilt
When we posted a picture of this Grinch quilt to our Facebook and Instagram pages in October, it got LOTS of response. In fact, it’s been one of our most popular posts of the year. Comments ranged from praise and amazement to questions about the panel and design.
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