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October 27, 2020
How to tie a quilt on an APQS longarm quilting machine
Did you know your APQS longarm quilting machine can be used to tie a quilt? In this video, APQS Education Director Dawn Cavanaugh shares a tutorial for how to get the look of a hand-tied quilt without all the work of layering, basting, and tying knots.
October 20, 2020
Free quilt pattern: I-Sew-lation Polka Dot Party
Love polka dots? You'll love this wall hanging shared by APQS Dealer Mavis Reynolds of Dayspring Quilt Company.
October 13, 2020
Video Tutorial: Treble Style
In this video tutorial, APQS Dealer and Educator Angela Huffman shares a border design for the music lover in your life called "Treble Style."
October 6, 2020
How much binding do I need?
Download our “Binding Strip Cutting Chart” so you never have to guesstimate how much binding you'll need for your quilt...
September 29, 2020
Video Tutorial: Ribbon Spades
Looking for a border design with a really nice flow? In this video tutorial APQS Dealer and Educator Angela Huffman shares a beautiful design called Ribbon Spades.
September 22, 2020
Free quilt pattern: Daisy's Garden
Bonnie combined smaller squares from the jelly roll into 16-patch blocks, reminiscent of the postage stamp quilts Grandma Daisy made.
September 15, 2020
Longarm quilting: working with flannel
The same characteristics that make flannel so carressible can also make it irritating to use when piecing and quilting a flannel quilt.
September 8, 2020
Business Spotlight: Q&A with Roger Garneau of Heartfelt Quilts
Roger Garneau, owner of Heartfelt Quilts in Florida, started his quilting journey about 35 years ago and began longarm quilting in 2014. We sat down with Roger to find out more about his business and what advice he might give to someone considering a machine quilting business.
September 1, 2020
Piecing quilt backs
Sometimes by the time I snip the threads after sewing on the last border of a quilt, I’m so excited to have it finished that the last thing I want to do is wrestle several more yards through the machine to seam backing fabric. How about you?
August 25, 2020
How to pick batting for your quilt
Before you invest in a huge roll of “all purpose” batting, think about your quilts…what do you want them look like? How do you want them to feel?