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April 18, 2017
Quilt Shows - How to clean your quilt for judging
A quilt can be flawlessly constructed and beautifully designed, but if it arrives covered in cat hair or with an offensive odor it may not even make it to the judging room.
April 11, 2017
APQS Video Tutorial: Candle Wick Filler
Learn how to quilt the "Candle Wick" filler from Angela Huffman, APQS dealer and educator. The filler looks a little complicated but when Angela breaks it down you'll see it's got some basic shapes that are easy to complete.
April 4, 2017
Quilting the Quilt: Positive outcomes with negative space
All quilting adds some texture to quilts. You can control the overall effect by using flatter or thicker batting, thinner or thicker thread, and contrasting or blending thread color.
March 28, 2017
Free quilt pattern: It's Gelato Fun
This quilt is delightfully deceiving. It looks challenging, but it's quite easy with a little patience.
March 21, 2017
Bobbin case care and tension adjustment (video)
A clean bobbin case means a happy quilting experience! APQS Education Director Dawn Cavanaugh shows you how to properly clean your bobbin case and adjust tension for a beautiful stitch.
March 14, 2017
Running a longarm quilting business – Q&A with Maria Hall
The second article in our series is all about Maria Hall from Flower Mound, Texas. She started her own quilting business – Charming Prints Quilting – seven years ago and loves the thrill of quilting for others and doing what she is passionate about for a living.
March 7, 2017
Get an up-close look at Lenni (video)
With Lenni, we have transferred the know-how of our bigger machines to a more compact size. It is the essence of APQS in its simplest, purest form – a fun and affordable longarm.
February 28, 2017
Free quilt pattern: Trucks in the Daisy Patch
With Spring just around the corner, Connie Keller of APQS Texas has created a pattern that cleverly celebrates more than one kind of “new life.”
February 21, 2017
Best longarm quilting design ideas for beginners
There are some designs that are perfect for beginners to get their sea legs and become accustomed to longarm machine quilting. Thankfully we have created some great videos that will walk you through the best designs so you can grow your skills quickly and easily.
February 14, 2017
APQS Video Tutorial: Orchid Blossom Filler
In this video tutorial, APQS Dealer and Educator Angela Huffman shows you how to do a filler called Orchid Blossom. This filler design is very romantic and sophisticated. You'll be amazed how easy it is!