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April 30, 2019
Machine binding a quilt
Learn how to bind your quilts with a domestic sewing machine.
April 28, 2019
APQS longarm giveaway winner check-in: Roberta
Roberta W. was the lucky winner of a new Millie longarm quilting machine in fall 2017. With nearly two years of quilting on her Millie machine under her belt, we gave her a call to see what’s she’s been up to since the big win.
April 23, 2019
Free quilt pattern: Barnaby River Race
Grab a couple of jelly rolls or whittle down your stash to make this fast, modern quilt stitched together using the “jelly race” method. Colored squares sprinkled across the top leave ample room for creative quilting!
April 16, 2019
APQS Video Tutorial: Curled Scallops
In this video tutorial, APQS Dealer and Educator Angela Huffman shares a beautiful border design we like to call "Curled Scallops." It consists of candle wicks and curls.
April 8, 2019
Quilting the Quilt: Quilt panel pizzazz
Short on time but need a quick quilted gift? Quilt panels to the rescue! A quick internet search for “quilt panels” showed 484 options at one online retailer alone. Comic book heroes, movie stars, chickens, old trucks, aliens, you name it…it’s probably on a quilt panel!
April 2, 2019
How do I wash a quilt?
A quilt’s condition determines whether you can launder it safely. A well-quilted, recently made quilt should be machine washable and dryable. However, if the quilting lines are very far apart, or the piecing seams appear inconsistent, the quilt may not withstand even the gentle cycle.
March 27, 2019
APQS longarm giveaway winner check-in: Corintha
We caught up with Corintha R. to see what she’s been up to since winning a Freddie quilting machine in the 2014 APQS longarm giveaway contest.
March 26, 2019
Free quilt pattern: Simply Strippy baby quilt
The “Simply Strippy Baby Quilt” pattern she’s shared is perfect for newbies and experienced quilters alike. The quilt is designed to teach beginners how to piece and quilt, and is part of Teresa’s “ABC123” pattern series, where the patterns increase in difficulty and complexity as quilters move up in the series.
March 14, 2019
Rule Your Quilt: Garden trellis border designs with rulers
Using rulers when machine quilting gives you consistent shapes and spaces while being easy to use, too! There are a variety of straight line designs from simple to complex that are easy to accomplish using rulers designed for machine quilting...
March 12, 2019
Running a longarm quilting business: Q&A with Rhonda Coler
Rhonda operates her longarm quilting studio out of Sequim, Washington. She has two APQS machines nestled in her beautiful studio which she says is dedicated to her customers and they are always welcome. We sat down with Rhonda to find out more about how she started her longarm quilting business and what advice she’d have for others.
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