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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.
April 21, 2020
Free quilt pattern: Luscious Luster
There is so much more to quilting than meets the eye. APQS dealer Julia Graves proves it with her art theory-based approach to creating a stunning quilt design. Learn how to make your colors POP with her design hack and the FREE Luscious Luster quilt pattern.
April 14, 2020
APQS Video Tutorial: Lotus Lollipop
Nothing screams Zen like the sound of your APQS longarm! Use your Coronavirus social distancing time to practice this Lotus Lollipop border design from APQS Dealer and Educator, Angela Huffman. It’s perfect to add a little bit of spring to any quilt!
April 7, 2020
Reference chart for quilt sizes
With all the variables of today’s beds and styles, we created a handy reference chart to give you a starting point when designing your next quilt size.
March 31, 2020
Business Spotlight: Q&A with Barbara Heller, owner of Quiltservice
Barbara Heller, owner of the Swiss-based Quiltservice, goes into the details of owning a small quilting business with APQS Educator and Dealer Angela Huffman. Find out how prioritizing craft has made Barbara's business a success.
March 24, 2020
Free quilt pattern: Chunk It Up!
Social distancing is the perfect time for all of us to brush up on our quilting skills. Start by utilizing this FREE "Chunk It Up" quilt pattern from Whirls'n'Swirls store owner Tracey Russell! Just a change in fabric choice can make this pattern look totally new.