Inspiration

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.
March 4, 2019
Quilting the Quilt: Men who quilt
Right or wrong, quilting has been perceived as “women’s work” for centuries. While more and more men are discovering the craft, according to the 2017 “Quilting in America” study conducted by The Quilting Company, in partnership with Quilts, Inc., only one percent of the estimated 7 to 10 million quilters are male.
February 26, 2019
Free quilt pattern: Head to the mountain
Half square triangles are simple yet so versatile. This quilt began as an effort to use up a layer cake plus some yardage. Named after the British Columbia Mountains, this pattern is beautiful and fun to quilt!
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...
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