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April 10, 2018
Thinking of buying a longarm quilting machine? Here are some tips from APQS owners…
We recently asked our APQS family on Facebook what tips they would give to somebody interested in purchasing a quilting machine. The response was tremendous. We’ve received lots of comments that were full of thoughtful and useful advice.
April 3, 2018
APQS Video Tutorial: Decorative Beadboard
In this video tutorial, APQS Dealer and Educator Angela Huffman dresses up a typical beadboard or piano key border design. Which one do you like best?
March 27, 2018
Free quilt pattern: Sand Surf and Sun
This cute flip-flop pattern will get you thinking of summer and scheduling a pedicure...
March 20, 2018
Quilting the Quilt: Owning the quilt process
Longarm rental studios are popping up all over—giving quilters the power to regain control and “own” the quilting process from start to finish.
March 13, 2018
Running a longarm quilting business: Q&A with Carrie Behlke
Carrie Behlkle started her longarm quilting business three years ago, and has never looked back since. We sat down with her to learn more about how she started her business, what challenges she has faced and what tips she has for others who are ready to begin quilting for others.
March 6, 2018
How to quilt Twisted Feather variations
In this article we explore another variation on the feather - we call this one the twisted ribbon feather. It is loosely based on a curled feather variation...
February 27, 2018
Free quilt pattern: Queueing Up tablerunner
This colorful table runner pattern comes from Rebecca Gore, daughter of APQS dealer Brenda Shreve of Red Barn Quilting in Barnsdall, OK.
February 20, 2018
How to assemble the APQS laser
Once in a great while a customer will contact our service department and say they accidentally turned a knob too far and had the entire laser assembly come apart in their hands. In this video  APQS National Education Director Dawn Cavanaughwe shows you how to put it all back together.
February 13, 2018
Machine quilting with black light
Why have black light on your longarm? Try quilting with white thread on white fabric without losing your place, and you’ll quickly find out how valuable it is! New APQS machines come standard with bright LED light, plus a built-in LED black light for ultimate versatility.
February 6, 2018
APQS Video Tutorial: Beadboard
In this video tutorial, APQS Dealer and Educator Angela Huffman demonstrates the Beadboard - or Piano Key - design. It's perfect for big borders. Happy quilting!
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