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February 12, 2019
APQS longarm giveaway winner check-in: Shanie
In the Spring 2017, Shanie V. of Quincy, Wash., got the surprise of a lifetime when she won a new Millie quilting system from APQS. We gave her a call recently to see how she’s been getting along with her new machine...
February 12, 2019
APQS Video Tutorial: Windy Pebble
In this APQS Video Tutorial, APQS Dealer and Educator Angela Huffmann shares a border design called Windy Pebble.
February 5, 2019
Quilting the Quilt: Which way doth the wind blow?
By nature, a pinwheel block looks like it’s spinning in the breeze as the triangle points lead your eyes around the block. Depending on which way you place the points, the block rotates clockwise or counterclockwise. Mix the block orientation on the same quilt, and you’ll create quite a stir!
January 29, 2019
Free quilt pattern: Snowflake table runner
Download the free Snowflake table runner from APQS Dealer Brenda Shreve of Red Barn Quilting.
January 22, 2019
Business Spotlight: Q&A with Dawn Golstab
Dawn Golstab lives in a rural area of the beautiful Texas Hill Country and loves the modern quilting aesthetic. She started quilting for others in 2015 when she formed Rockin' G Quilts, and we recently had the chance to ask her a few questions about her longarm quilting business...
January 15, 2019
2019 APQS machine line-up: learn what's new
Is your new year’s goal to get more quilts done? Our 2019 APQS longarm line-up can help you keep at least one resolution this year! These new features will make your quilting simple and fun—and will definitely help you cross projects off your list!
January 8, 2019
Quilting the Quilt: Big bobbin or little bobbin?
Mid-arm and longarm quilting machines come with either a small L-style bobbin or a big M-style bobbin. Some companies offer only one bobbin size...
January 2, 2019
Our most popular posts of 2018
These five articles are the ones that received the most visits in 2018. For good reason! From easy-to-follow tutorials to actionable tips, it’s no surprise you’ve found them useful!
December 17, 2018
Quilting the Quilt: What's in a word?
Quilters frequently use stipple and meander interchangeably when describing a quilting design that wanders aimlessly across the fabric...
December 11, 2018
Smash your bulky seams with a Tailor’s Clapper
A tailor’s clapper is a flat block of hardwood, often rounded on the ends with routed grooves along the sides for finger holds...
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