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November 5, 2019
Quick Quilt Tops - win our finished quilt!
Collaboration results in beautiful quilts! We've quizzed you every step of the way in our Quick Quilt Tops series, picked the winning elements, and finally have a finished product. Enter our giveaway for your chance to win this quilt and a basket full of quilting essentials.
October 29, 2019
Free quilt pattern: Star-Crossed Table Runner
Elevate your holiday decor with this crisscrossed table runner. This versatile pattern is perfect for a round table or if you want to highlight a centerpiece!
October 22, 2019
APQS Video Tutorial: Spaghetti Swirls
Learn how to make this fun and easy sashing design called Spaghetti Swirls with APQS Dealer and Educator, Angela Huffman.
October 15, 2019
Quick Quilt Tops - Help us choose a design
We want YOU to choose the quilting design in our Quick Quilt Tops series! We've come up with three possibilities - vote on your favorite one below. Then we'll quilt it, and one lucky winner will get the quilt AND a goodie basket from APQS!
October 8, 2019
Quilting the Quilt: My piecer gave me a wedgie
Quilting isn't limited to a four side shape anymore! Learn how we crafted a wedge-shaped bathroom rug on our APQS Lucey longarm machine...
October 1, 2019
Rule your Quilt: Branching off from traditional crosshatching
Crosshatching is no longer the traditional quilting technique of yesteryear. A few slight adjustments and additions to the design can elevate this basic design and your quilts!
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...