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October 2, 2018
APQS Video Tutorial: Twin Tulips
In this video tutorial, APQS Educator and Dealer Angela Huffman shows you how to quilt this sweet border design we like to call "Twin Tulips." It's perfect for your baby quilts.
September 25, 2018
Free quilt pattern: Sea-glass Mosaic
It takes decades of ocean churning to polish sea glass and wash it ashore. But with APQS Dealer Michelle Harris’s “Seaglass Mosaic” quilt pattern, you won’t have to comb the beaches for your booty!
September 18, 2018
Piecing trick to reduce bulk seams
I’ve learned a piecing trick over the years that reduces that bulk and helps the block lay flat. Here’s how to do it…
September 11, 2018
APQS Showroom Spotlight - Sparrow Quilt Company
Sparrow Quilt Company has been in the longarm quilting game for nearly a decade, providing longarm quilting services and rentals in Edmonton, Alberta Canada.
September 4, 2018
Running a longarm quilting business: Q&A with Julie McClannan
What's it like to run a quilting business? We touched base with Julie McClannen of Quilts by Julie to get her insights...
August 28, 2018
Free quilt pattern: 100 Blocks - many quilts
Your imagination will run wild when you see all the astounding quilts that can be created with just a simple half-square triangle block! Brenda Shreve of APQS Oklahoma/Red Barn Quilting has shared this free pattern that is bursting with ideas.
August 21, 2018
Do I "have" to stitch in the ditch?
Quilters can make a case for both a “yes” and a “no” answer. Quilts that are quilted “edge to edge” will not have stitching in the ditch...
August 15, 2018
Our top 5 Quilting the Quilt articles
Every other month, Dawn Cavanaugh, APQS Customer Service & Education Director, writes an article that features simple and actionable tips for your quilting projects. In this article we're sharing this year's top 5 most popular Quiting the Quilt articles here on the APQS blog. Enjoy!
August 7, 2018
APQS Video Tutorial: Daffodil
In this APQS Video Tutorial APQS Dealer and Educator Angela Huffman shares a sweet little border design we call "Daffodils" that is perfect for your next baby quilt!
July 31, 2018
A guide to needles for longarm quilting machines
An APQS longarm quilting machine is an industrial grade quilting machine firing upwards of 3,500 stitches per minute and it requires an industrial needle. It is critical that the needle you use in your machine is capable of sewing at high rates of speed in 360 degrees.
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