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May 23, 2017
APQS Video Tutorial: Lucky Charms Filler
Check out our Lucky Charms Filler! APQS dealer and educator Angela Huffman demonstrate how easy this fun filler is in the latest installment of our APQS Video Tutorial series! This one's great for a baby quilt!
May 16, 2017
Our most popular blog articles of 2017 … so far
Who says you have to wait until the end of the year for a “most popular” feature? The blog articles below are the ones that have been most popular among our readers this year. From easy-to-follow tutorials to free patterns and tips, it’s no surprise you’ve found them useful!
May 9, 2017
How to float a quilt top on an APQS longarm machine - 2 methods
Loading a quilt on an APQS frame is easy! In this video, APQS National Education Director Dawn Cavanaugh demonstrates two of our favorite quilt top floating methods to make loading a quilt simple and fast.
May 2, 2017
How to adjust top tension on APQS quilting machines
Beautiful quilting stitches are easy to achieve thanks to the simple disk thread tensioner on APQS longarm quilting machines. In this video, APQS Customer Service & Education Director Dawn Cavanaugh shows how easy it is to adjust your top tension!
April 25, 2017
Free quilt pattern - T-shirt quilt
Graduation parties – they’re a staple this time of year and are a sign that summer is just around the corner! If you’re looking for a gift for your favorite graduate, consider making a T-shirt quilt to capture their best memories.
April 25, 2017
How to thread your APQS longarm quilting machine
Threading your APQS longarm quilting machine is easy! This video takes you through the process step by step. The easy thread path on APQS longarm machines means better stitch quality and the freedom to use virtually any thread.
April 18, 2017
Quilt Shows - How to clean your quilt for judging
A quilt can be flawlessly constructed and beautifully designed, but if it arrives covered in cat hair or with an offensive odor it may not even make it to the judging room.
April 11, 2017
APQS Video Tutorial: Candle Wick Filler
Learn how to quilt the "Candle Wick" filler from Angela Huffman, APQS dealer and educator. The filler looks a little complicated but when Angela breaks it down you'll see it's got some basic shapes that are easy to complete.
April 4, 2017
Quilting the Quilt: Positive outcomes with negative space
All quilting adds some texture to quilts. You can control the overall effect by using flatter or thicker batting, thinner or thicker thread, and contrasting or blending thread color.
March 28, 2017
Free quilt pattern: It's Gelato Fun
This quilt is delightfully deceiving. It looks challenging, but it's quite easy with a little patience.