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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!
January 30, 2018
Free quilt pattern: Pebbles
Quilts are often made to celebrate milestones—birthdays, births, weddings, and graduations. Angela Clark of APQS Raleigh made this quilt to commemorate her sister’s awesome achievement—receiving her Master of Education degree.
January 23, 2018
How to quilt garden gate feathers
This article continues our quest to explore the many variations of the feather quilting motif. This time we are going to work on the Garden Gate Feather seen in the outside border of this adorable paper doll quilt...
January 16, 2018
Running a longarm quilting business: Q&A with Mandy Applebee
We set aside some time recently to talk to Mandy Applebee of Yellow House Quilts. She lives in central New York state and runs her successful business while being an incredible mom to two adorable boys...
January 9, 2018
How to use your APQS laser on the front of your machine...
The versatility of the APQS laser light stylus lets you use it on the back and the front of your APQS machine. In this video, APQS Education Director Dawn Cavanaugh shows you how it can save you from marking your quilt designs!
January 2, 2018
Quilting the Quilt: Now you see it, now you don't
When you’re faced with choosing the “lesser of two evils,” wouldn’t it be nice to have a third option pop up that suddenly saves you? Invisible thread to the rescue!
December 26, 2017
Free quilt pattern: Round and Around
APQS Dealer Manon Keeley shares a pattern with us that is happy, modern, and full of color! The split circle design adds whimsy, while the solid white backgrounds provide a place for the eye to rest after viewing the tantalizing color array.
December 19, 2017
APQS Video Tutorial: Stones in the River
In this video, APQS Dealer and Educator Angela Huffman shares a quilting design that's perfect for a contemporary or modern quilt. It's based on the traditional piano-key look but has some waviness and pebbles - we call it "Stones on a River."
December 12, 2017
Using invisible threads on an APQS longarm quilting machine
In this video, Dawn Cavanaugh, APQS National Education Director, share her tips and tricks for using invisible thread on your APQS longarm quilting machine.
December 5, 2017
The story behind the quilt – Grandmother’s Flower Garden
When we saw Beatrice Rieske’s post in the APQS forum about the Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt she recently completed for a customer, we thought it was stunning. As a result, we decided to give Beatrice a call to learn more about the process of making this stunner!