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March 21, 2017
Bobbin case care and tension adjustment (video)
A clean bobbin case means a happy quilting experience! APQS Education Director Dawn Cavanaugh shows you how to properly clean your bobbin case and adjust tension for a beautiful stitch.
March 14, 2017
Running a longarm quilting business – Q&A with Maria Hall
The second article in our series is all about Maria Hall from Flower Mound, Texas. She started her own quilting business – Charming Prints Quilting – seven years ago and loves the thrill of quilting for others and doing what she is passionate about for a living.
March 7, 2017
Get an up-close look at Lenni (video)
With Lenni, we have transferred the know-how of our bigger machines to a more compact size. It is the essence of APQS in its simplest, purest form – a fun and affordable longarm.
February 28, 2017
Free quilt pattern: Trucks in the Daisy Patch
With Spring just around the corner, Connie Keller of APQS Texas has created a pattern that cleverly celebrates more than one kind of “new life.”
February 21, 2017
Best longarm quilting design ideas for beginners
There are some designs that are perfect for beginners to get their sea legs and become accustomed to longarm machine quilting. Thankfully we have created some great videos that will walk you through the best designs so you can grow your skills quickly and easily.
February 14, 2017
APQS Video Tutorial: Orchid Blossom Filler
In this video tutorial, APQS Dealer and Educator Angela Huffman shows you how to do a filler called Orchid Blossom. This filler design is very romantic and sophisticated. You'll be amazed how easy it is!
February 7, 2017
Quilting the Quilt: Magic Fingers
Longarm quilting on APQS machines transforms lives on the tiny tropical island of Mauritius east of Africa.
January 31, 2017
Quilt pattern: Stay Centered (free download)
Download the free "Stay Centered" quilt pattern from the APQS Team at Sparrow Quilt Company.
January 24, 2017
How to thread your APQS longarm quilting machine
Threading your APQS longarm quilting machine is easy! In this video, APQS Customer Service & Education Director Dawn Cavanaugh takes you through the process step by step.
January 17, 2017
Running a longarm quilting business – Q&A with Shirley Jackson
Many APQS owners turn their passion for quilting into a profitable business. We decided to sit down with a few of these entrepreneurs to learn more about how they started their businesses and what words of wisdom they have for others who might be considering it. We begin the series with Shirley Jackson from Murray, Ky.