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December 22, 2020
Free quilt pattern: Forest Snowfall
Looking for a wintery quilt to match the season? You'll love Forest Snowfall by APQS Dealer Myrna Ficken of A Quilter's Choice.
December 15, 2020
Accessories and gadgets for sit-down quilting
In this video, APQS Education Director Dawn Cavanaugh shows you several gadgets that make sit-down quilting easier, from basting the layers to moving the fabric, as well as how optional accessory feet on our sit-down machine George make ruler work, stippling and applique outlining easy to do.
December 8, 2020
Video Tutorial: Seedling Border
In this video tutorial, APQS Dealer and Educator Angela Huffman shares a great border design for plant lovers called “Seedling."
December 1, 2020
Useful tools for APQS George machines
New gadgets pop up all the time to make quilting easier. In this article, Education Director Dawn Cavanaugh shares some useful tools for APQS George owners.
November 24, 2020
Free quilt pattern: Star Dust
Looking for an elegant quilt pattern with half square triangles? You'll love Star Dust by APQS Dealer Cathy Thayer of Fabric Bash.
November 17, 2020
Quilt basting techniques for a longarm quilting machine
In this video, you'll discover techniques for securing your quilt layers together on a longarm quilting machine. We cover everything from stabilizing the edges when loading it to your frame...to earning extra money basting the quilt for hand quilters. APQS Education Director Dawn Cavanaugh even shows you how to baste the quilt if you're a sit-down machine quilter.
November 10, 2020
Video Tutorial: Boutonniere Border
In this video tutorial, APQS Dealer and Educator Angela Huffman shares a beautiful border design called “Boutonniere.”
November 3, 2020
Business Spotlight: Q&A with Tamara Bobbitt of Foxtail Quilting
Thinking of starting your own longarm business? We sat down with Tamara Bobbitt of Foxtail Quilting to chat about her quilting journey, her favorite gadgets and advice for new longarm quilters.
October 27, 2020
How to tie a quilt on an APQS longarm quilting machine
Did you know your APQS longarm quilting machine can be used to tie a quilt? In this video, APQS Education Director Dawn Cavanaugh shares a tutorial for how to get the look of a hand-tied quilt without all the work of layering, basting, and tying knots.
October 20, 2020
Free quilt pattern: I-Sew-lation Polka Dot Party
Love polka dots? You'll love this wall hanging shared by APQS Dealer Mavis Reynolds of Dayspring Quilt Company.