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September 24, 2019
Free quilt pattern: Waggle's Gaggle
Check out this month's free pattern from Debbie Bigley, manager of the APQS longarm rental program at APQS Raleigh - Thread Waggle Quilting. It's inspired by flying geese!
September 17, 2019
Business Spotlight: Q&A with Trish Maxwell of Journey Quilt Company
We sat down with Trish Maxwell of Journey Quilt Company to find out more about her business and what advice she might give to someone considering a machine quilting business.
September 10, 2019
APQS Video Tutorial: Fried Egg Filler
In this video tutorial from APQS Dealer and Educator Angela Huffman, we teach you how to do the "Fried Egg" filler. It's fun and super simple.
September 3, 2019
Quick quilt tops: vote for your favorite layout
In this blog series about making quick quilt tops, we started by showing you how to easily piece half-square triangles and get them done fast. In this post, we're turning our attention to the design...
August 26, 2019
Free quilt pattern: Coral Reef
Check out this month's free pattern from APQS Dealer Marina Kontzevaya, inspired by the Pantone 2019 Color of the Year called “Living Coral”.
August 20, 2019
APQS Video Tutorial: Betty the Butterfly
In this video tutorial, APQS Dealer and Educator Angela Huffman shares a cute little border design called "Betty the Butterfly." Adorable!
August 12, 2019
Quilting the Quilt: The ins and outs of loading a quilt
Whether you “quilt by check,” rent time on a longarm, or plan to buy one, it’s helpful to understand how the quilt gets on the frame and why you need extra backing fabric to make it work.
August 6, 2019
Quick tops for quick quilts
In this post we're sharing some quick cutting and piecing methods for half-square triangles...
July 30, 2019
Rule your Quilt: Round and Round with Circle Designs
There is something about curves and circles in quilting that makes my heart sing. The eye is drawn to the symmetry and medallion quilts are especially well suited to quilted circle motifs. Medallions typically have borders framing out the center block giving a wonderful place to play with machine quilting rulers.
July 23, 2019
Free quilt pattern: Triple Star
Create the effect of multiple overlapping stars in this patriotic quilt from APQS Dealer Julia Graves of Special Occasion Quilts.
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