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June 30, 2020
How to turn a quilt on an APQS longarm quilting machine
In this video, APQS Education Director Dawn Cavanaugh shows you how to quickly and easily turn and remount your quilt to the frame so that you can see and quilt the entire border without trying to guess how the design will match up on the other end.
June 23, 2020
Free quilt pattern: Easy Layer Cake
APQS dealer Laura Reardon and her team at APQS Boise-The Quilt Crossing created a twin-size quilt that goes together in just a couple of hours thanks to the convenience of a “layer cake” stack of 10-inch squares and easy sashing strips.
June 16, 2020
Get the perfect backing yardage for quilting projects every time
Here’s a resource we hope you’ll find useful: our Backing Yardage Calculation Chart to help you determine how many yards you need to make a finished quilt a reality!
June 9, 2020
APQS Video Tutorial: Echoed Tulip Dance
In this video APQS Dealer and Educator, Angela Huffman, walks us through her "Echoed Tulip Dance" design. This is a great design to help refine your spacing skills.
June 2, 2020
Attacking scrappy backs - here's how to get your backing measurements right every time
If you’re not a longarmer, it’s tough to understand why the backing and batting need to be so much bigger - especially when one’s already scrimping to piece the backing together from scraps. Here's why...
May 26, 2020
Free quilt pattern: May Flowers Table Runner
Add some color to your dining room table this summer with this adorable May Flowers table runner...
May 19, 2020
Fake it when you make it: faux piping
Adding piping along the binding of a quilt is an art form all by itself. Here's a step-by-step guide to achieve faux piping...
May 12, 2020
APQS Video Tutorial: Half Blossom Border
Add this Half Blossom border design to any quilt for a beautiful, feminine feel! In this video, APQS Dealer and Educator Angela Huffman walks you through the border step by step and gives a few pointers along the way!
May 5, 2020
Business Spotlight: Q&A with Jenny Clark Quilting
Are you thinking about starting your own quilting business? We caught up with APQS quilter Jenny Clark of Jenny Clark Quilting to learn about her experiences running a quilting business...
April 28, 2020
Raw edge appliqué video tutorial and free pattern: Wash Your Hands
We LOVE this adorable "Wash Your Hands" wall hanging! It's perfect for a classroom, daycare, or even your own home! Grab the pattern and watch APQS Education Director Dawn Cavanaugh take you through the process of creating this quilt.