APQS Quilting Blog

Quilting the Quilt: Quilts in motionQuilting the Quilt: Quilts in motion - July 29, 2014
To keep the viewer’s attention focused on your masterpiece longer, use one of the following techniques to add movement to your work.

How do you properly use rulers when you quilt?How do you properly use rulers when you quilt? - July 22, 2014
Ruler work is a quick way to make a quilt spectacular but it can be intimidating. The most important thing to remember is safety. The last thing you want is to hear the heart sickening sound of the hopping foot crunching on Plexiglas while using your APQS

Quilting more than one quilt at a timeQuilting more than one quilt at a time - July 15, 2014
Imagine how quickly you could knock out quilts if you could get more than one on the frame at a time! Well, it IS possible if you use a single backing fabric for both quilts.

How to mark a quiltHow to mark a quilt - July 8, 2014
Have you ever walked through a quilt show and felt the inspiration oozing out of the quilty masterpieces but have wondered how the quilter makes such incredible designs on the quilts?

How to turn a quiltHow to turn a quilt - July 2, 2014
Turning a quilt is really very simple and fast to do IF you know the secret ingredient – bendable pins that recover their shape after winding around the rollers.

I see skies of blue, red roses too…I see skies of blue, red roses too… - June 24, 2014
A quilter should have a palette of colored fabrics, just as an artist needs many paints.

How to load a quilt [part 2]How to load a quilt [part 2] - June 17, 2014
Now that you know more about the possible methods you can choose, let’s review the basic steps for quilt loading...

How to load a quilt – 3 basic methods [part 1]How to load a quilt – 3 basic methods [part 1] - June 10, 2014
Each quilt loading method has advantages and drawbacks, and there really is not a “right” way to load a quilt—only different ways.

Service tip: stitch regulator stutter [VIDEO]Service tip: stitch regulator stutter [VIDEO] - June 3, 2014
If you discover that the stitches begin to change length or the machine starts to hesitate when the regulator is engaged, it may be time to adjust your machine's encoder wheels.

Pointing out the obvious...Pointing out the obvious... - May 27, 2014
When it comes to longarm quilting, there is no such thing as a "stupid" question

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