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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.
April 30, 2019
Machine binding a quilt
Learn how to bind your quilts with a domestic sewing machine.
April 28, 2019
APQS longarm giveaway winner check-in: Roberta
Roberta W. was the lucky winner of a new Millie longarm quilting machine in fall 2017. With nearly two years of quilting on her Millie machine under her belt, we gave her a call to see what’s she’s been up to since the big win.
April 23, 2019
Free quilt pattern: Barnaby River Race
Grab a couple of jelly rolls or whittle down your stash to make this fast, modern quilt stitched together using the “jelly race” method. Colored squares sprinkled across the top leave ample room for creative quilting!
April 16, 2019
APQS Video Tutorial: Curled Scallops
In this video tutorial, APQS Dealer and Educator Angela Huffman shares a beautiful border design we like to call "Curled Scallops." It consists of candle wicks and curls.
April 8, 2019
Quilting the Quilt: Quilt panel pizzazz
Short on time but need a quick quilted gift? Quilt panels to the rescue! A quick internet search for “quilt panels” showed 484 options at one online retailer alone. Comic book heroes, movie stars, chickens, old trucks, aliens, you name it…it’s probably on a quilt panel!
April 2, 2019
How do I wash a quilt?
A quilt’s condition determines whether you can launder it safely. A well-quilted, recently made quilt should be machine washable and dryable. However, if the quilting lines are very far apart, or the piecing seams appear inconsistent, the quilt may not withstand even the gentle cycle.
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