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January 18, 2022
Free quilt pattern: Happy Trails
Looking for some quilting inspiration? This free Happy Trails quilt pattern from APQS Dealer Connie Keller is perfect for fabrics that need to be showcased in a simple, easy way.
January 11, 2022
Video tutorial: Tribal Design
In this video tutorial, APQS Dealer and Educator Lauren Jackson shows you how to quilt the "Tribal Border" border design. This fun, versatile design combines back-and-forth technique and swirls.
January 4, 2022
Our top five border design tutorials
While the designs in the center of your quilt often take center stage, your quilt borders deserve some love, too! Here are five of our most popular border design tutorials for you to try.
December 21, 2021
Our most popular posts of 2021
From easy-to-follow tutorials to actionable tips, these nine articles are the ones that received the most visits in 2021.
December 14, 2021
Free quilt pattern: Rise and Shine
Looking for some quilting inspiration? This free Rise and Shine modern quilt pattern from APQS Dealer Christine Amanchuk is as exuberant as she is and looks fantastic from BOTH sides!
December 7, 2021
Reference chart for squares on point
Sometimes just a tilt of your head is all it takes to change a boring view into something wonderful to behold! That's the magic of setting quilt blocks "on point". Download our FREE reference chart for squares on point.
November 30, 2021
How to face a quilt (with video)
Sometimes traditional binding just isn't what your quilt needs! In this video tutorial, Dawn Cavanaugh breaks down a great technique called facing.
November 23, 2021
Tips for quilting with metallic thread
Any time of year is the right time to add a little sparkle to your quilts, but it’s especially fun to use metallic threads on Christmas quilts, holiday table runners, tree skirts, and even stockings and ornaments. Though metallic threads have a reputation for being unruly and a bit difficult to work with, there are several tricks you can use that can help move it from the naughty list to the nice list in time for the holidays.
November 16, 2021
Ten great uses for batting scraps
We all love scraps but using up your batting scraps can be tricky! In this article, APQS Dealer and Educator Angela Huffman shares ten ways to use batting scraps.
November 9, 2021
Video Tutorial: Loops-a-Daisy
Looking for some quilting inspiration? In this video tutorial, APQS Dealer and Educator Angela Huffman shows you how to quilt the "Loops-a-Daisy" border design. This fun, flowery design would work well with any floral quilt you're creating.