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October 17, 2017
Quilting the Quilt: Are you ready for a longarm?
A longarm quilting machine can bring you years and years of fun as you whittle your quilt top stash down, making room for more projects. It is an investment that could last a lifetime, so you’ll want to look at...
October 10, 2017
Quilting the Quilt: Embracing the curves
Experiment with ‘wavy’ rulers to add movement, dimension to quilts...
October 3, 2017
APQS quilting machine table & frame sizes – what you need to know
How much space do you need for your APQS machine? What makes APQS frames unique? What is the maximum quilt size you can quilt with each of our table sizes?
September 26, 2017
Free quilt pattern: Knights and Ladies
Knights and Ladies is a great pattern to show off your large-scale prints or any specialty print -whether it’s superheroes or giraffes and elephants.
September 19, 2017
Quilt shows - what judges expect [Part 4]
Stitching in the Ditch. Do you love it or hate it? Can you take it or leave it? It is not a requirement on any quilt, including quilt show entries, but the technique should definitely be in your wheelhouse if you intend to quilt competitively.
September 12, 2017
Running a Longarm Quilting Business - Q&A with Linda Gibbons
We sat down recently with Linda Gibbons from Lake Wylie, South Carolina to talk to her about her machine quilting business. We wanted to know a little more about how she got started quilting for others and what thoughts she had about her success.
September 5, 2017
Playing with variations of machine quilting feathers
Feathers are a classic machine quilting motif that lend elegance and beauty to any quilt top. However, they can be challenging to the new machine quilter. Of course, the key to mastering feathers is practice but it also helps to find the feather style that you like best.
August 30, 2017
Quilt drive for Hurricane Harvey victims
Several APQS Stores are teaming together to open their rental machines to any quilters who would like to complete quilts to comfort Hurricane Harvey victims.
August 29, 2017
Free quilt pattern: Daystar 2017
This fabulous pattern by APQS dealer Sheridan Carter lets you showcase your favorite fabrics through floating stars that shine brightly against a colorful background.
August 22, 2017
The story behind the quilt – Grace’s quilt
When we posted a picture of the quilt Salene Ledger’s six-year-old daughter quilted to the APQS Facebook page at the beginning of July, it got LOTS of response. The post was so popular that we decided to give Salene and her daughter, Grace, a call...