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September 21, 2021
Quick Quilt Tops - see the finished quilt and enter to win it!
Collaboration results in beautiful quilts! We've quizzed you every step of the way in our Quick Quilt Tops series, picked the winning elements, and finally have a finished product. Enter our giveaway for your chance to win this quilt and a basket full of quilting goodies.
September 14, 2021
5 tips for piecing your quilt backing fabric
Piecing backing fabric on a quilt is an important part of the quiltmaking process, and you want to be sure you're doing it right! In this article, Angela Huffman gives you her top five tips for piecing quilt backing fabric.
September 7, 2021
Quick Quilt Tops: Help us pick a quilting design
It’s time for YOU to decide which quilting design will make the cut in our Quick Quilt Top series. Vote for your favorite!
August 31, 2021
Rule your quilt – tips and tricks for quilting with rulers
Machine quilting with rulers can add spice and variety to your quilt tops. The best news is that it isn’t hard to do! In this blog post we’re sharing four articles that help you develop and refine your ruler skills.
August 24, 2021
Quick Quilt Tops: Help us pick a four-patch block design
It’s time for YOU to help us figure out which quilting design below will make the cut in our Quick Quilt Top series. Vote for your favorite!
August 17, 2021
Video Tutorial: Lollipop Drops
In this video tutorial, APQS Dealer and Educator Angela Huffman shows you how to quilt the "Lollipop Drops" border design. This adorable, playful two-pass design is perfect for a kiddo quilt!
August 10, 2021
Free quilt pattern: Modern Dresden
Looking for some quilting inspiration? This FREE Modern Dresden quilt pattern from Cindy Schellenberg is a fresh take on an old favorite!
August 3, 2021
Needle tips for longarm quilting machines
One of the biggest differences between quilting on a domestic sewing machine and quilting on a longarm quilting machine is the needle. In this article, APQS Education Director Dawn Cavanaugh helps you navigate the change with her best tips and tricks.
July 27, 2021
Top 5 tips to get a quilted wall hanging to hang square and flat
Have you ever worked really hard on a quilt and decided to hang it on your wall? But, once you get it up there, you find that it looks more like a 3D sculpture as it protrudes, ripples and waves at you as it hangs? For a quilt to hang flat and square on a wall, there is some preplanning necessary...
July 20, 2021
Free Quilt Pattern: Subway Tile
Looking for a quilt pattern that doesn't require cutting fabric into lots of tiny pieces? This FREE pattern from Teresa Owens is for you!