APQS Quilting Blog

Common machine quilting problems & how to fix them!Common machine quilting problems & how to fix them! - October 28, 2014
Prospective customers often ask us what to expect for typical problems or repairs to their APQS longarm machine. As much as we’d like to think that everything will stay the same forever and nothing will ever go wrong, they are, after all, still machines.

Best threads to use in APQS machinesBest threads to use in APQS machines - October 21, 2014
Thread shred, breakage, fuzzing, lint, and poor tension are all reasons to wonder if the thread you are ogling at the quilt shop is the right choice for your machine and your project.

Which APQS longarm machine is the best buy for me?Which APQS longarm machine is the best buy for me? - October 14, 2014
If you’re dreaming of owning your own longarm quilting machine but aren’t sure which APQS model to choose, it helps to explore your own quilting style and goals to find the best fit for you.

Quilting the Quilt: Sticks and stonesQuilting the Quilt: Sticks and stones - October 7, 2014
In our quest for the perfect quilting design it’s easy to be enamored with filigree and flourish when all we really need is sleek and simple. Straight lines and circles fill the bill!

10 tips for quick cutting10 tips for quick cutting - September 30, 2014
Use these tips to whip out your quilts in no time flat!

What is the difference between the 5 APQS longarm quilting machines?What is the difference between the 5 APQS longarm quilting machines? - September 23, 2014
Have you been dreaming about an APQS longarm quilting machine but aren’t certain which model suits you best? In this article we will explore the differences between our machines to help you determine which one is best for you.

Quilting with templatesQuilting with templates - September 16, 2014
When quilters hear the word “template” we usually think about a thin piece of cardboard or clear plastic which we trace around to create a patchwork shape for our quilt. However, if you own a longarm quilting machine...

Great APQS Longarm Giveaway winner update: Finding space for a longarmGreat APQS Longarm Giveaway winner update: Finding space for a longarm - September 9, 2014
Lots of quilters stop by our booth at quilt shows and dream of a perfect quilting studio including a longarm machine. Many lament about not having the space for one.

Finding a path for crosshatchingFinding a path for crosshatching - September 2, 2014
Crosshatching is a useful technique for any quilter. Straight line crosshatching is traditionally found behind applique and even a small amount of crosshatching can dress up a quilt top.

TLC tips for older quiltsTLC tips for older quilts - August 26, 2014
If you're trying to save an older quilt from the cutting pile, these tips from well-known quilters may help you extend the life of your special treasure...

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