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January 23, 2020
Rule Your Quilt: Building borders with simple arcs
Take your quilts to the next level with a simple arc ruler! APQS Educator and Dealer, Angela Huffman shows us how to use this longarm friendly ruler to create five different border designs.
January 21, 2020
Free quilt pattern: Modern mission monogram
To provide a little homemade comfort during her friend's long recovery, APQS Education Director, Dawn Cavanaugh designed and made this monogram quilt. Don’t worry if your last name doesn’t start with “L”, she has included all the letters of the alphabet for you in the free pattern provided.
January 14, 2020
Business Spotlight: Q&A with Susan Campagnola
APQS Educator and Dealer Angela Huffman sat down with Susan Campagnola to get the inside scoop on her quilting business. Susan's DIY approach to the business has brought into a community of caring quilters.
January 7, 2020
Our most popular posts of 2019
Readers from around the world read our articles every week to learn about new longarm techniques, become inspired by other quilter's work and share the love of quilting. The seven articles featured in this post are the ones that received the most visits in 2019.
December 30, 2019
Video Tutorial: Starts and Stops
Watch this in-depth video from APQS Education and Service Director, Dawn Cavanaugh, to learn her favorite hacks for three simple starts and stops quilting methods!
December 17, 2019
Free quilt pattern: Directionally Challenged
Download this free pattern called "Directionally Challenged" from APQS Dealer Lauren Jackson. The pattern offers up plenty of space for free motion quilting practice.
December 10, 2019
Quilting the Quilt: Fixing thread snarls and g-r-r-owls
The unexpected thread snarl can be a major pain when quilting. Check out these tips and tricks to properly thread your machine by APQS Customer Service & Education Director Dawn Cavanaugh!
December 3, 2019
APQS Video Tutorial: Flower Flip Flop
It's as easy as 1-2-3! Check out this adorable Flower Flip Flop border design from APQS Dealer and Educator, Angela Huffman.
November 26, 2019
Free quilt pattern: Stepping Stones
The graphic nature of this quilt design makes it very versatile and perfect for anyone on your gift list. This design is from APQS Dealer Tracey Russell. It's easy to put together and makes for a quick quilt.
November 19, 2019
Business Spotlight: Q&A with Darlene Peyton of Expressions of Love Quilting Company
Meet Darlene Peyton or Expressions of Love Quilting! We sat down with her to find out her tips and tricks to running her own longarm quilting business.