Inspiration

October 17, 2017
Quilting the Quilt: Are you ready for a longarm?
A longarm quilting machine can bring you years and years of fun as you whittle your quilt top stash down, making room for more projects. It is an investment that could last a lifetime, so you’ll want to look at...
October 10, 2017
Quilting the Quilt: Embracing the curves
Experiment with ‘wavy’ rulers to add movement, dimension to quilts...
September 26, 2017
Free quilt pattern: Knights and Ladies
Knights and Ladies is a great pattern to show off your large-scale prints or any specialty print -whether it’s superheroes or giraffes and elephants.
September 5, 2017
Playing with variations of machine quilting feathers
Feathers are a classic machine quilting motif that lend elegance and beauty to any quilt top. However, they can be challenging to the new machine quilter. Of course, the key to mastering feathers is practice but it also helps to find the feather style that you like best.
August 29, 2017
Free quilt pattern: Daystar 2017
This fabulous pattern by APQS dealer Sheridan Carter lets you showcase your favorite fabrics through floating stars that shine brightly against a colorful background.
August 22, 2017
The story behind the quilt – Grace’s quilt
When we posted a picture of the quilt Salene Ledger’s six-year-old daughter quilted to the APQS Facebook page at the beginning of July, it got LOTS of response. The post was so popular that we decided to give Salene and her daughter, Grace, a call...
August 15, 2017
Free quilt pattern: Radiant Star 36
The quilt pattern we're sharing today highlights Lyn Crump's eye for detail – not only through the fussy cutting techniques that focus on special fabric elements, but also through the dynamic quilting designs that accentuate the quilt’s strong angles and points.
August 8, 2017
APQS Video Tutorial: Edison Design
In this APQS Video Tutorial APQS Dealer and Educator Angela Huffman demonstrates the "Edison Design." It is ideal for an allover edge to edge or a dense filler design. The base is a headband shape...
July 5, 2017
8 inspiring APQS quilters to follow on Instagram
We've pulled together a list of eight APQS quilters on Instagram who we find particularly inspiring. We hope you'll check them out and consider following them, too!
June 27, 2017
Free quilt pattern: Made in USA
The Fourth of July holiday is a great time to celebrate all things “Made in the USA!” In that spirit, I have created a patriotic quilt pattern I’ve called “Made in USA” to share with you and help you celebrate all the things that make living in America great.