APQS longarm quilting machines are different from other longarm machines you’ll find. The maneuverability, the handling, and the reliability – it’s all in perfect balance. APQS machines are handmade, one at a time, by master craftspeople with meticulous attention paid to detail.
Whether it’s our top-of-the-line Millennium longarm, or our sit-down machine, George, you can count on us for superior quality and craftsmanship.
For more than 30 years, we have been hand-crafting the …
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Tips & Techniques
A piecer wanted the brightly colored fabric (shown in the photo below) to stand out more clearly, and wanted it to appear is if it were “floating” on top of the other fabrics. To accomplish this, a technique called “couching” was used. … Read more »
Fusible interfacing has transitioned from a staple in sewing rooms to a valuable tool for many quilters. Interfacing is often confused with “stabilizer” when quilters talk about special techniques such as thread play. However, stabilizer is meant to be removed from most … Read more »
Quilters for generations have used needles to bury the beginning and ending thread tails on their quilts. However, you may not need to use that extra effort, especially if you would be burying a dark thread inside a light quilt!Try this method … Read more »
Patterns & Templates
How many of project patterns have you come across that contain the words “Quilt As Desired?”
Shop owners aren’t in the habit of studying the pattern instructions to see how far the designer went in providing a truly “complete” quilting experience, including quilting directions. Both the shop owners and the pattern designers want to sell the pattern…and in nearly all cases the actual quilting designs can’t even be seen in the cover photography!
So, … Read more »
Every mother and father whose child has shown an interest in sports is very familiar with “Bleacher Bottom” – those seemingly permanent creases across one’s backside that develop from hours and hours in the stands.
Whether it’s soccer, football or another sport, having … Read more »