Quilt Design Ideas

June 5, 2018
APQS Video Tutorial: Daisy Love
In this APQS video tutorial, APQS Dealer and Educator Angela Huffman, shows you the "Daisy Love" design. It combines a heart motif with a fun little daisy and a swirl.
May 8, 2018
How to stitch Molar Feathers
This feather variation is related to the basic Longarm Feather, which is formed independently of any adjacent feathers.
May 1, 2018
APQS Video Tutorial: Daisy Brambles
In this tutorial Angela Huffman, APQS Dealer and Educator, shows you how to create a sweet design we call "Daisy Brambles." It's fun and flowy and would be perfect for a kids quilt.
April 3, 2018
APQS Video Tutorial: Decorative Beadboard
In this video tutorial, APQS Dealer and Educator Angela Huffman dresses up a typical beadboard or piano key border design. Which one do you like best?
March 6, 2018
How to quilt Twisted Feather variations
In this article we explore another variation on the feather - we call this one the twisted ribbon feather. It is loosely based on a curled feather variation...
February 6, 2018
APQS Video Tutorial: Beadboard
In this video tutorial, APQS Dealer and Educator Angela Huffman demonstrates the Beadboard - or Piano Key - design. It's perfect for big borders. Happy quilting!
January 23, 2018
How to quilt garden gate feathers
This article continues our quest to explore the many variations of the feather quilting motif. This time we are going to work on the Garden Gate Feather seen in the outside border of this adorable paper doll quilt...
December 19, 2017
APQS Video Tutorial: Stones in the River
In this video, APQS Dealer and Educator Angela Huffman shares a quilting design that's perfect for a contemporary or modern quilt. It's based on the traditional piano-key look but has some waviness and pebbles - we call it "Stones on a River."
November 14, 2017
How to quilt spineless feathers, and exploring the penguin quilting feather variation
When using a spine for your feathers you’ll find it is easier to stitch from the base up to the tip. Trying to make feathers from the top down is extraordinarily hard...
October 24, 2017
When it comes to quilting – how much is too much?
Quilts can have lots of quilting, or very little quilting, or a combination of too much in one area and not enough in another. If the amount of quilting—called “quilting density”—is unbalanced across the quilt, you could...
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