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June 25, 2019
Free quilt pattern: Modern Squares
“Modern Squares” leaves ample white space for quilting but also tells a subtle story. Happy quilting!
June 20, 2019
How do I choose the right quilting designs?
I think the #1 question new APQS longarm owners ask me during their free beginner class is, “How do you know what to quilt on a quilt?” I wish someone would create an app that automatically chose the best possible quilting design for a quilt top. Wouldn’t that be awesome??? Just snap a picture of the quilt top with your phone, answer a few simple questions in the app, and then out pops a quilting plan!
June 10, 2019
Machine quilting a patriotic quilt - design ideas
As we approach our nation’s birthday you may be inspired to make a patriotic quilt - here are some quilting design ideas that you can incorporate.
June 4, 2019
APQS Video Tutorial: Curly Clover Border
In this video tutorial, APQS Dealer and Educator Angela Huffman shares a cute little border design we like to the call the "Curly Clover."
May 28, 2019
APQS Video Tutorial: Lazy Daisy
In this tutorial, APQS Dealer and Educator Angela Huffman shares a cute border or sashing design for your next quilt.
May 24, 2019
APQS longarm giveaway winner check-in: Cindy
Cindy K. won a new Millie longarm quilting machine in the spring 2016. We caught up with her to see what’s she’s been up to since the big win.
May 20, 2019
Quilting the Quilt: Family Ties
When Georgene Rogers won an APQS Millie in the APQS Longarm Giveaway last spring, my heart was touched by her story! I could see many similarities between some of her life chapters and mine-and I think you will, too. If you’ve ever wondered whether a longarm machine would make a difference in your life, find out how it changed Georgene’s...
May 17, 2019
Business Spotlight: Q&A with Jennifer Reed
Jennifer Reed lives in Eastern Tennessee and has a thriving machine quilting business, Farm Fresh Stitches. We recently sat down with her to learn more about how she got started and what advice she has for those thinking of starting their own small business.
May 14, 2019
Rule your Quilt: Adding spice with scallop and arc machine quilting templates
Machine quilting with templates can add spice and variety to your quilt tops. The best news is that it isn’t hard to do!
May 7, 2019
How to square up a quilt for binding
When the quilting’s done and the binding is all that remains, the finish line is in sight. What an awesome feeling! Before you head down the home stretch, take some time to “square up” the quilt and your quilt will look even more spectacular.
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