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March 2, 2021
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?
February 23, 2021
Quick Quilt Series 2021 - Help us pick a design layout
It’s time for YOU to help us figure out which quilting designs below will make the cut in our Quick Quilt Top series. Vote for your favorites!
February 16, 2021
Video Tutorial: Nested Hearts
In this video tutorial, APQS Dealer and Educator Angela Huffman shows you how to quilt the "Nested Hearts" border design. This design is all about "swinging out" while you're quilting.
February 9, 2021
Free quilt pattern: A Whole Lotta Love
For this pattern, JulieAnn Chavez created a design inspired by the deaf community and sharing love with others during these difficult times.
February 2, 2021
A guide to bias binding
In this guide, you'll learn two effective methods for bias binding: cutting individual bias strips and cutting continuous binding from a tube.
February 2, 2021
Unboxing and assembling a new Millie longarm quilting machine
Karen Brown of Just Get It Done Quilts recently purchased a Millie longarm quilting machine. Follow along as Karen unboxes and assembles her new Millie...
January 26, 2021
Foundation paper piecing tutorial
Foundation paper piecing is a method that lets you make accurate, complex patterns without stress and struggle. In this video, APQS Education Director Dawn Cavanaugh shares lots of tips and tricks to help new and experienced quilters master this fun technique.
January 19, 2021
Free quilt pattern: Woven Treasures
For this pattern, Heidi of Hen & Chicks Studio cleverly arranged long strips of fabric to create the illusion that they are woven together.
January 11, 2021
Video Tutorial: Chevron Sound Waves
In this video tutorial, APQS Dealer and Educator Angela Huffman shows you how to take a border and break it into spaces and fill it with a simple design. She calls this out of the box design "Chevron Sound Waves".
December 29, 2020
Our most popular posts of 2020
From easy-to-follow tutorials to actionable tips, these nine articles are the ones that received the most visits in 2020.