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August 3, 2021
Needle tips for longarm quilting machines
One of the biggest differences between quilting on a domestic sewing machine and quilting on a longarm quilting machine is the needle. In this article, APQS Education Director Dawn Cavanaugh helps you navigate the change with her best tips and tricks.
July 27, 2021
Top 5 tips to get a quilted wall hanging to hang square and flat
Have you ever worked really hard on a quilt and decided to hang it on your wall? But, once you get it up there you find that it looks more like a 3D sculpture as it protrudes, ripples and waves at you as it hangs? For a quilt to hang flat and square on a wall there is some preplanning necessary...
July 20, 2021
Free Quilt Pattern: Subway Tile
Looking for a quilt pattern that doesn't require cutting fabric into lots of tiny pieces? This FREE pattern from Teresa Owens is for you!
July 13, 2021
Video Tutorial: "A" Border
In this video tutorial, APQS Dealer and Educator Angela Huffman shows you how to quilt the "A" border design. This simple shape is perfect for anyone whose name starts with "A"!
July 6, 2021
How to Trapunto using your quilting machine
Trapunto technique emphasizes parts of a design using a double layer of batting under in certain areas and a single layer elsewhere. Learn how to do it by machine in this article!
June 29, 2021
Video Tutorial: Star March
In this video tutorial, APQS Dealer and Educator Angela Huffman shows you how to quilt the "Star March" border design. This cheerful, festive design is sure to get you in the mood for Independence Day!
June 22, 2021
Meet the family: Get to know APQS longarm quilting machines
At APQS we make long arm quilting machines for all kinds of quilters and all kinds of uses. Which one is the best fit for your needs? Let’s get to know all the members of our machine family.
June 15, 2021
Caring for the community through charitable quilting
Quilting for charity is a great way to share your love of quilting with those who need it most. Check out how these APQS owners are quilting for good!
June 8, 2021
Free quilt pattern: Strudel
Do you have bits and pieces of fabric too small to use in a big way, but too big to throw away? APQS Dealer Mavis Reynolds at Dayspring Quilt Company has the perfect free quilt pattern to whittle that scrap pile down!
June 1, 2021
How to achieve 1/4" wide seams
Achieving ¼” seams can be a tricky task. In this article, APQS Education Director Dawn Cavanaugh gives you a step-by-step guide for getting seams just right using good ironing technique, a piecing foot and a moleskin guide.