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September 27, 2022
Free quilt pattern: Improvised Herringbone
Looking to let your creative side shine? We have the perfect pattern for you! Use your favorite fabrics and color combinations for this Improvised Herringbone pattern.
September 20, 2022
Quick Quilt Tops 2022 – Flying Geese: Win our finished quilt
It's time to announce what quilting design made the cut for our Quick Quilt Top Series! Click to see how the votes stacked up and learn how you can win the quilt.
September 13, 2022
Three Aspects of Color - Part 3: Putting it all together
Looking to jazz up the colors on your next quilt? Julia Graves explains how considering many design factors helps you find the perfect color palette for your next quilt!
September 12, 2022
Want to start your own quilting business? Take these steps first...
If you love machine quilting, it’s possible to turn your passion into a nice income. In this post I’ve pulled together some steps to make your machine quilting business successful while keeping the fun in it.
September 12, 2022
APQS quilting machine table & frame sizes – what you need to know
How much space do you need for your APQS machine? What makes APQS frames unique? What is the maximum quilt size you can quilt with each of our table sizes?
September 12, 2022
Things to consider when buying a longarm quilting machine
Buying a longarm quilting machine is a big decision. We've pulled together some of our favorite blog articles that outline some important things to think about before buying a longarm quilting machine.
September 10, 2022
Quilting Machines- How do they work?
A quilting machine is a bit of a throwback to the simple straight stitch machines of yesteryear - just much, much bigger.
September 9, 2022
How much maintenance does an APQS longarm machine need?
When quilters ask us what they should do to keep their machine working properly, they are often surprised by how little maintenance an APQS machine needs.
September 6, 2022
Quick Quilt Top – Flying Geese: Help us pick a quilting design
It's time for YOU to decide which quilting design will make the cut in our Quick Quilt Top series. Vote for your favorite!
August 30, 2022
Free quilt pattern: Over and Under
The Over and Under quilt pattern is the perfect end-of-summer project for quilters who need to whittle down their fabric stash.