APQS Quilting BlogPantograph vs. free motion quilting - March 11, 2014
As a novice quilter, one of the hardest things to figure out is whether to use a pantograph for your quilting, or use the free motion approach.
Ask APQS - March 10, 2014
What rulers do you use the most?
In like a lion or a lamb? - March 4, 2014
Take this last month of winter while the weather is still keeping you indoors to become a "March Lion" and set some ferocious goals for yourself.
Thread cutter tips - February 25, 2014
Good care and maintenance can keep the thread cutter slicing just as you expect; and when it needs a little adjustment to keep working at peak efficiency, that's easy, too!
How to load a quilt by "fully floating" your quilt top - February 18, 2014
With a “full float,” the quilt’s top edge is basted to the backing and batting, but the bottom edge hangs down with the batting.
How to quilt feathers – 2 methods - February 11, 2014
When delving into the world of custom quilting there is one design element that virtually all quilters want to learn to create – feathers! The best part is, with a little practice anyone can create beautiful flowing feathers.
Quilting the Quilt: Mix and match border designs - February 4, 2014
A quilt border serves the same purpose as a picture frame—it keeps the viewer’s attention focused on what’s happening inside it.
Frugal fabric finds - January 28, 2014
We’ve put together some ideas on how you can indulge in your love of fabrics for a lot less than what you’d usually spend.
Prepare for "quilting emergencies" - January 21, 2014
During every class I teach to beginning longarm quilters, I bring up the subject of an "emergency preparedness plan".
Step-by-step process for thread breakage problems - January 14, 2014
When you're hard at work on a quilt, and your thread decides not to cooperate, your blood pressure can increase exponentially.
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