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March 14, 2019
Rule Your Quilt: Garden trellis border designs with rulers
Using rulers when machine quilting gives you consistent shapes and spaces while being easy to use, too! There are a variety of straight line designs from simple to complex that are easy to accomplish using rulers designed for machine quilting...
March 12, 2019
Running a longarm quilting business: Q&A with Rhonda Coler
Rhonda operates her longarm quilting studio out of Sequim, Washington. She has two APQS machines nestled in her beautiful studio which she says is dedicated to her customers and they are always welcome. We sat down with Rhonda to find out more about how she started her longarm quilting business and what advice she’d have for others.
March 4, 2019
Quilting the Quilt: Men who quilt
Right or wrong, quilting has been perceived as “women’s work” for centuries. While more and more men are discovering the craft, according to the 2017 “Quilting in America” study conducted by The Quilting Company, in partnership with Quilts, Inc., only one percent of the estimated 7 to 10 million quilters are male.
February 26, 2019
Free quilt pattern: Head to the mountain
Half square triangles are simple yet so versatile. This quilt began as an effort to use up a layer cake plus some yardage. Named after the British Columbia Mountains, this pattern is beautiful and fun to quilt!
February 19, 2019
How to quilt fabric panels
Fabric Panels present a unique opportunity to play with new machine quilting techniques in a fairly low stakes environment. So, why not use them to practice upon and grow your free motion quilting skills a bit?
February 12, 2019
APQS longarm giveaway winner check-in: Shanie
In the Spring 2017, Shanie V. of Quincy, Wash., got the surprise of a lifetime when she won a new Millie quilting system from APQS. We gave her a call recently to see how she’s been getting along with her new machine...
February 12, 2019
APQS Video Tutorial: Windy Pebble
In this APQS Video Tutorial, APQS Dealer and Educator Angela Huffmann shares a border design called Windy Pebble.
February 5, 2019
Quilting the Quilt: Which way doth the wind blow?
By nature, a pinwheel block looks like it’s spinning in the breeze as the triangle points lead your eyes around the block. Depending on which way you place the points, the block rotates clockwise or counterclockwise. Mix the block orientation on the same quilt, and you’ll create quite a stir!
January 29, 2019
Free quilt pattern: Snowflake table runner
Download the free Snowflake table runner from APQS Dealer Brenda Shreve of Red Barn Quilting.
January 22, 2019
Business Spotlight: Q&A with Dawn Golstab
Dawn Golstab lives in a rural area of the beautiful Texas Hill Country and loves the modern quilting aesthetic. She started quilting for others in 2015 when she formed Rockin' G Quilts, and we recently had the chance to ask her a few questions about her longarm quilting business...
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