Inspiration

April 25, 2017
Free quilt pattern - T-shirt quilt
Graduation parties – they’re a staple this time of year and are a sign that summer is just around the corner! If you’re looking for a gift for your favorite graduate, consider making a T-shirt quilt to capture their best memories.
April 11, 2017
APQS Video Tutorial: Candle Wick Filler
Learn how to quilt the "Candle Wick" filler from Angela Huffman, APQS dealer and educator. The filler looks a little complicated but when Angela breaks it down you'll see it's got some basic shapes that are easy to complete.
April 4, 2017
Quilting the Quilt: Positive outcomes with negative space
All quilting adds some texture to quilts. You can control the overall effect by using flatter or thicker batting, thinner or thicker thread, and contrasting or blending thread color.
March 28, 2017
Free quilt pattern: It's Gelato Fun
This quilt is delightfully deceiving. It looks challenging, but it's quite easy with a little patience.
February 28, 2017
Free quilt pattern: Trucks in the Daisy Patch
With Spring just around the corner, Connie Keller of APQS Texas has created a pattern that cleverly celebrates more than one kind of “new life.”
February 21, 2017
Best longarm quilting design ideas for beginners
There are some designs that are perfect for beginners to get their sea legs and become accustomed to longarm machine quilting. Thankfully we have created some great videos that will walk you through the best designs so you can grow your skills quickly and easily.
February 14, 2017
APQS Video Tutorial: Orchid Blossom Filler
In this video tutorial, APQS Dealer and Educator Angela Huffman shows you how to do a filler called Orchid Blossom. This filler design is very romantic and sophisticated. You'll be amazed how easy it is!
January 31, 2017
Quilt pattern: Stay Centered (free download)
Download the free "Stay Centered" quilt pattern from the APQS Team at Sparrow Quilt Company.
December 27, 2016
APQS Video Tutorial: Peacock Eye Filler
In this APQS Video Tutorial APQS Educator and Dealer Angela Huffman shares a filler design that is based on the tradition peacock or headband filler. It just has a double loop at the top - we call it the Peacock Eye filler.
December 13, 2016
Quilting the Quilt: Bending the Lines
In recent years quilters have explored modifying the traditional 45-degree crosshatching grid by changing the angle to 60 degrees, creating a diamond-shaped grid.