Our most popular blog articles of 2022

December 27, 2022

One of the things that sets APQS apart from other longarm quilting machine manufacturers is that we offer you more than a quilting machine. When you join the APQS family, you get access to a huge – and passionate – community of quilters who will help ensure you are equipped with the knowledge and skill to succeed.

Our APQS blog is the same – whether you’re a quilting newbie, or have been quilting for decades, you’ll find the information you need to become a better and more inspired quilter.

As 2022 comes to an end, we’ve compiled our ten most popular articles from the year. From easy-to-follow tutorials to actionable tips, it’s no surprise our readers  found them useful. Bookmark this page and start quilting!

How to make great binding corners

Making beautiful binding corners is easier than you think! In this article, we share some easy tips for making your binding corners square and professional. Keep reading…

Batting has an “up” and “down”

Did you know that many batting products have a right and wrong side, just like fabric? Although this article is from 2013 (!!) it’s still relevant. You’ll learn how to use batting the correct way and prevent “bearding.” Keep reading…

How to square up a quilt for binding

No matter how careful you are, the quilting process can distort your quilt and make the edges crooked. That’s why it’s important to “square up” the quilt before you head down the home stretch! In this article, we show you how to do it. Keep reading…

APQS quilting machine table frame sizes – what you need to know

APQS longarm quilting machine table

When you’ve decided which APQS longarm quilting machine best suits your needs, the next step is to choose the table size that will be a perfect fit for your sewing space! In this article, APQS Dealer & Educator Angela Huffman walks you through everything you need to know about table and frame sizes. Keep reading…

Quilt patterns: Our top 10 most downloaded patterns

a photo of the complete daffodil punch quilt

Are you looking for some quilt-spiration? Here are our top 10 most downloaded quilt patterns from APQS dealers on our blog. Find your next quilting pattern here.

Free quilt pattern: Disappearing Nine Patch Flower

APQS Dealer Julia Grave’s free pattern -Disappearing Nine Patch Flower – was a favorite among blog readers this year. It’s a new imagining of a classic pattern that is very simple and fast to make! Download pattern here.

Why is my thread breaking?

Few things can be more frustrating than thread constantly breaking. This article highlights some of the main causes of thread breakage. Keep reading…

How to join your binding ends for a beautiful finish

Lots of quilters cringe when it’s time to marry the beginning and ending binding strips together. In this article, you’ll learn how to join binding ends for a beautiful finish. Keep reading…

Free quilt pattern: Island Four Patch

Island Four Patch full quilt

A package of Tonga Treats batik fabric strips buried in her “Island Punch”  fabric stash inspired APQS Dealer Cindy Schellenberg to create this simple but striking pattern. Download pattern here

Pricing your longarm quilting services using the price-per-square-inch model

Starting a quilting business can be intimidating. One challenge can be determining how much to charge for your services. This article is a handy resource to price your longarm quilting services using the price-per-square-inch model. Keep reading…

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