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January 3, 2023
Three Aspects of Color series
Choosing the perfect color palette for your quilt can be tricky. Julia Grave's color series dives into the three aspects of color and how to pull it all together.
December 27, 2022
Our most popular blog articles of 2022
These are the quilting articles our readers have come back to again and again. Check out APQS' most popular blog posts of 2022.
December 20, 2022
Free quilt pattern: Spin
Looking for a quilting pattern to use for a holiday themed quilt and much, much more? Spin is a clever twist on a simple block design that pairs perfectly with any color scheme.
December 16, 2022
Piece for Peace: a quilter's call to action leads to an outpouring of support for Ukraine
Claudia Pfeil's Piece for Peace campaign has resulted in 22,850 blocks used for quilts made for Ukrainian refugees...
December 13, 2022
Video Tutorial: Ornament design
Looking for the perfect quilting design to complete your holiday quilt? Follow along with APQS dealer Lauren Jackson as she shows us how to stitch an ornament design!
December 6, 2022
How to fit a longarm quilting machine in your space
Making room for a longarm machine in a small space can be tricky. APQS dealer Julia Graves shares creative ways that APQS owners have created space for their machines.
November 22, 2022
Video Tutorial: Palm & Coconut design
Looking for a fun design to use on your next quilting project? Follow along with APQS dealer Lauren Jackson as she shows us how to stitch the Palm & Coconut design.
November 15, 2022
Free quilt pattern: Sunrise
Looking for the perfect wall hanging to brighten up your home? The Sunrise pattern allows you to pair the detailed blocks with your favorite pantograph.
November 8, 2022
Avoiding tucks on the back of your quilt
We've all encountered the dreaded tuck in the back of a quilt. Follow along as APQS dealer Julia Graves explains how to fix a tuck in your quilt.
November 1, 2022
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.