Quilting the Quilt

June 13, 2017
Quilting the Quilt: Oh, the places you can go
Any quilter who has packed supplies for a weekend retreat knows how hard it is to decide what to bring and what to leave behind. Imagine trying to make those decisions when your trip won’t be just for a weekend, but potentially for a lifetime!
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.
February 7, 2017
Quilting the Quilt: Magic Fingers
Longarm quilting on APQS machines transforms lives on the tiny tropical island of Mauritius east of Africa.
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.
November 1, 2016
Quilting the Quilt: variegated threads
Let the blending of Autumn colors inspire your quilting. Why choose one color when you can have a multitude?
September 6, 2016
Quilting the Quilt: Add a glow (with FREE bonus pattern)
In the U.S., red, white and blue take center stage for much of the summer as stars and stripes dominate decorating schemes. This quilt is simple and quick to make, and by quilting some of the elements with glow-in-the-dark thread the quilt can easily transition from day to night.
July 26, 2016
Quilting the Quilt: How much quilting is too much?
When it comes to quilting, is it possible to have too much of a good thing? That’s a great question, and the answer is not absolute.
June 7, 2016
Quilting the Quilt: Modern lines for modern times
While quilting texture is a big part of modern quilt appeal, that texture is characterized by simple quilting designs instead of elaborate or ornate designs found in more traditional quilts.
May 10, 2016
Quilting the Quilt: Speedy binding attachment with your longarm quilting machine
For those of us who push quilting deadlines, this timesaving method is just the trick we need to get the binding on a quilt in record time.
May 3, 2016
Quilting the Quilt: Appliqué dilemma
Should you quilt on appliqué patches, or shouldn’t you? It may depend on who you are trying to please...