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January 15, 2019
2019 APQS machine line-up: learn what's new
Is your new year’s goal to get more quilts done? Our 2019 APQS longarm line-up can help you keep at least one resolution this year! These new features will make your quilting simple and fun—and will definitely help you cross projects off your list!
January 8, 2019
Quilting the Quilt: Big bobbin or little bobbin?
Mid-arm and longarm quilting machines come with either a small L-style bobbin or a big M-style bobbin. Some companies offer only one bobbin size...
January 2, 2019
Our most popular posts of 2018
These five articles are the ones that received the most visits in 2018. For good reason! From easy-to-follow tutorials to actionable tips, it’s no surprise you’ve found them useful!
December 17, 2018
Quilting the Quilt: What's in a word?
Quilters frequently use stipple and meander interchangeably when describing a quilting design that wanders aimlessly across the fabric...
December 11, 2018
Smash your bulky seams with a Tailor’s Clapper
A tailor’s clapper is a flat block of hardwood, often rounded on the ends with routed grooves along the sides for finger holds...
December 4, 2018
APQS Video Tutorial: Feathered Arches
In this video tutorial, APQS Dealer and Educator Angela Huffman demonstrates a border design that's very formal - perfect for traditional quilts. It's called Feathered Arches. Happy quilting!
November 26, 2018
Free quilt pattern: Christmas is coming
APQS Dealer Betty Reid’s close family ties served as the inspiration for her “Christmas is Coming” quilt pattern. Seeing presents under the tree with your name on the tag elevates the anticipation until the magical day when you can rip through the paper to see what’s inside!
November 20, 2018
The story behind the quilt – “The Grinch” quilt
When we posted a picture of this Grinch quilt to our Facebook and Instagram pages in October, it got LOTS of response. In fact, it’s been one of our most popular posts of the year. Comments ranged from praise and amazement to questions about the panel and design.
November 13, 2018
APQS Showroom Spotlight: Thread Waggle Quilting
Thread Waggle Quilting in Raleigh, North Carolina, has been in business since 2008. After years of running a successful longarm quilting business, Thread Waggle Quilting moved into a commercial space and the APQS Raleigh Showroom came to life!  
November 6, 2018
Running a longarm quilting business: Q&A with Jessie Zeigler
Jessie Zeigler of Thread Quilting Studio says one of her goals in life is to help quilters love more people through the gift of quilt making. She is a pattern designer, professional machine quilter and encourager to all. We love seeing her creations combined with her sunny outlook on life.
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