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July 6, 2021
How to Trapunto using your quilting machine
Trapunto technique emphasizes parts of a design using a double layer of batting under in certain areas and a single layer elsewhere. Learn how to do it by machine in this article!
June 29, 2021
Video Tutorial: Star March
In this video tutorial, APQS Dealer and Educator Angela Huffman shows you how to quilt the "Star March" border design. This cheerful, festive design is sure to get you in the mood for Independence Day!
June 22, 2021
Meet the family: Get to know APQS longarm quilting machines
At APQS we make long arm quilting machines for all kinds of quilters and all kinds of uses. Which one is the best fit for your needs? Let’s get to know all the members of our machine family.
June 15, 2021
Caring for the community through charitable quilting
Quilting for charity is a great way to share your love of quilting with those who need it most. Check out how these APQS owners are quilting for good!
June 8, 2021
Free quilt pattern: Strudel
Do you have bits and pieces of fabric too small to use in a big way, but too big to throw away? APQS Dealer Mavis Reynolds at Dayspring Quilt Company has the perfect free quilt pattern to whittle that scrap pile down!
June 1, 2021
How to achieve 1/4" wide seams
Achieving ¼” seams can be a tricky task. In this article, APQS Education Director Dawn Cavanaugh gives you a step-by-step guide for getting seams just right using good ironing technique, a piecing foot and a moleskin guide.
May 25, 2021
Video Tutorial: Knife edge binding and prairie points
Crisp, sharp quilt edges look sleek! APQS Education Director Dawn Cavanaugh shares how to make knife-edge binding, which is the perfect way to add prairie points, cording or other embellishments to your quilts.
May 18, 2021
Basic color theory for quilters
Understanding color theory can take your flat, one-dimensional quilts and make them really POP! In this article, APQS Education Director Dawn Cavanaugh teaches you the basics of color theory and how you can use it to make stunning quilts.
May 14, 2021
APQS longarm giveaway winner check-in: Ralph and Deborah
In the summer of 2020, Ralph and Deborah of Berea, KY, got the surprise of a lifetime when they won a new Lenni quilting system from APQS. We gave them a call recently to see how they've been getting along with their new machine.
May 11, 2021
Video Tutorial: Dandy Dew Drops
In this video tutorial, APQS Dealer and Educator Angela Huffman shows you how to quilt the "Dandy Dew Drops" border design. This whimsical, two-pass design is easy to accomplish and comes out looking intricate!