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July 11, 2023
Achieving color illusion in longarm quilting – Part 1: Transparency
Using color illusions can elevate your quilt to a whole new level. Tune into part one of our three part color illusion series about transparency.
July 5, 2023
Tips for organizing and storing quilting designs
Struggling to keep your quilting design patterns organized? Take a look at APQS Dealer Julia Grave's tips for keeping your designs organized and all in one place.
June 27, 2023
Summer-themed filler designs
We've rounded up some of our favorite summer-themed filler designs for you to use on your next quilting project.
June 20, 2023
Free quilt pattern: Summer Dash
Check out this unique twist on a classic quilt pattern. Summer Dash makes the Churn Dash pattern look extra sweet by mixing sunny and floral plaids.
June 13, 2023
Quilting micro loops on your longarm quilting machine
Add flawless detail to your quilting project with Micro Loops. Follow along with APQS Retailer and Educator Karen McTavish as she explains the three different modes of Micro Loops on a longarm quilting machine.
June 6, 2023
Loading a quilt on your longarm quilting machine
We’ve pulled together some of our most popular blog posts about different methods of loading a quilt on your longarm. Take a look and let us know what method you prefer.
May 30, 2023
Top tips for building a successful longarm business
If you're interested in starting or improving your longarm quilting business, APQS dealer Julia Graves of SO Quilts is sharing some valuable tips to help you succeed.
May 23, 2023
Free quilt pattern: Stardust Baby
Looking for the perfect quilt pattern for a baby? The Stardust Baby pattern is a charming quilt full of stars to help baby’s first wish come true.
May 16, 2023
Video tutorial: No Back Track Feather border design
Looking for a fun border design? Follow along with APQS dealer Lauren Jackson as she walks us through the No Back Track Feather border design.
May 9, 2023
How to build your confidence as a quilter
Building your confidence is challenging for every quilter. Listen to APQS Dealer and Educator Karen McTavish as she talks about how she fights the fear that can grip all of us when we quilt for others.