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June 8, 2021
Free quilt pattern: Strudel
Do you have bits and pieces of fabric too small to use in a big way, but too big to throw away? APQS Dealer Mavis Reynolds at Day Spring Quilt Company has the perfect free quilt pattern to whittle that scrap pile down!
June 1, 2021
How to achieve 1/4" wide seams
Achieving ¼” seams can be a tricky task. In this article, APQS Education Director Dawn Cavanaugh gives you a step-by-step guide for getting seams just right using good ironing technique, a piecing foot and a moleskin guide.
May 25, 2021
Video Tutorial: Knife edge binding and prairie points
Crisp, sharp quilt edges look sleek! APQS Education Director Dawn Cavanaugh shares how to make knife-edge binding, which is the perfect way to add prairie points, cording or other embellishments to your quilts.
May 18, 2021
Basic color theory for quilters
Understanding color theory can take your flat, one-dimensional quilts and make them really POP! In this article, APQS Education Director Dawn Cavanaugh teaches you the basics of color theory and how you can use it to make stunning quilts.
May 14, 2021
APQS longarm giveaway winner check-in: Ralph and Deborah
In the summer of 2020, Ralph and Deborah of Berea, KY, got the surprise of a lifetime when they won a new Lenni quilting system from APQS. We gave them a call recently to see how they've been getting along with their new machine.
May 11, 2021
Video Tutorial: Dandy Dew Drops
In this video tutorial, APQS Dealer and Educator Angela Huffman shows you how to quilt the "Dandy Dew Drops" border design. This whimsical, two-pass design is easy to accomplish and comes out looking intricate!
May 4, 2021
Free quilt pattern: Stripped Ease
APQS Dealer Barb Mayfield came up with a perfect way to use your favorite Jelly Roll fabric in this free quilting pattern called "Stripped Ease."
April 27, 2021
What you can expect at an APQS Road Show
Are you thinking about investing in a longarm quilting machine? From features to financing to machine size there is a lot of information to sort through, and things can quickly become overwhelming. That’s where the APQS Road Shows come in.
April 20, 2021
Reference chart for common quilting shapes
For those who don't like to memorize formulas, we created a handy reference chart to help you do the math when quilting common shapes.
April 13, 2021
Free quilt pattern: Daffodil Punch
Dawn Cavanaugh's free quilt pattern uses jelly roll fabric and was inspired by the contrast between bright spring flowers and the winter-bare earth from which they sprout. You're going to love it!