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August 15, 2017
Free quilt pattern: Radiant Star 36
The quilt pattern we're sharing today highlights Lyn Crump's eye for detail – not only through the fussy cutting techniques that focus on special fabric elements, but also through the dynamic quilting designs that accentuate the quilt’s strong angles and points.
August 8, 2017
APQS Video Tutorial: Edison Design
In this APQS Video Tutorial APQS Dealer and Educator Angela Huffman demonstrates the "Edison Design." It is ideal for an allover edge to edge or a dense filler design. The base is a headband shape...
August 1, 2017
What threads can I use with my APQS machine?
Threads are like candy to the longarm quilter’s soul. There are so many colors, sizes, textures and styles to choose from. But how do you know which ones will work well in your APQS longarm quilting machine?
July 25, 2017
How much to charge when longarm quilting for others
When setting your prices for quilting, it’s important to look at the entire process and not base your price simply on what others are charging in your area—especially if it is more than just a hobby for you.
July 18, 2017
Running a Longarm Quilting Business- Q&A with Nancy Kennedy
The third article in our series is all about Nancy Kennedy from Raleigh, North Carolina. She started her own quilting business – Kennedy Quilting – three years ago and loves the thrill of quilting for others and doing what she is passionate about for a living.
July 11, 2017
Quilt shows - a primer on the people involved
To help you learn more about what will happen to your quilt once it leaves home, consider this your “freshman orientation.” This article introduces you to the people who will touch your quilt while it’s at the show...
July 5, 2017
8 inspiring APQS quilters to follow on Instagram
We've pulled together a list of eight APQS quilters on Instagram who we find particularly inspiring. We hope you'll check them out and consider following them, too!
June 27, 2017
Free quilt pattern: Made in USA
The Fourth of July holiday is a great time to celebrate all things “Made in the USA!” In that spirit, I have created a patriotic quilt pattern I’ve called “Made in USA” to share with you and help you celebrate all the things that make living in America great.
June 20, 2017
How to find a longarm quilting guild
Our pioneer ancestors would tell us that even with the world at our fingertips, we’re missing out on what’s right next door! Nothing beats the warm feeling, satisfaction and contentment that comes from sharing something you love with others who love the same thing.
June 13, 2017
Quilting the Quilt: Oh, the places you can go
Any quilter who has packed supplies for a weekend retreat knows how hard it is to decide what to bring and what to leave behind. Imagine trying to make those decisions when your trip won’t be just for a weekend, but potentially for a lifetime!