Quilt Design Ideas

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...
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 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...
June 6, 2017
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Pinterest is a great place to find quilting inspiration. Whether it’s color combinations, patterns, quilting designs or images of quilts, the social platform will inspire you and help you successfully complete your next quilt project...
May 23, 2017
APQS Video Tutorial: Lucky Charms Filler
Check out our Lucky Charms Filler! APQS dealer and educator Angela Huffman demonstrate how easy this fun filler is in the latest installment of our APQS Video Tutorial series! This one's great for a baby quilt!
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.