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APQS – Quilt As Desired…A designer’s epitaph!

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, it’s up to you to determine what kind of quilting you “desire!” Selecting quilting designs comes up each time you make a quilt, so it pays to consider the following ideas when you are trying to decide what to do with your newest creation:

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APQS Tutorial: Caterpillar Filler

APQS Tutorial: Caterpillar Filler

The Caterpillar Filler is an intermediate level quilting design that is primarily used as a background quilting treatment when extreme texture, dimension, and directional movement is desired in the finished quilt.

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APQS Tutorial: Circle Echo Meander

APQS Tutorial: Circle Echo Meander


The basic circle meander can be made more whimsical by doubling the circles.Depending upon the size, this motif can be either a filler behind an applique or an edge to edge quilting pattern.Add in a simple echo around the circle and instantly change the whole look! This is a great basic motif for new longarm quilters that even veteran quilters will love.

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APQS Tutorial: Dense Branching Curled Filler

APQS Tutorial: Dense Branching Curled Filler


When your densely quilt in the area around an applique it compacts the quilt sandwich and allows the applique to rise up to the eye. This filler is a branching design that uses curls to travel around the applique and fill in the space. It is sophisticated and would wonderful on garden, nature or feminine applique designs.

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Go! Baby 8: Sampler Quilt

Go! Baby 8: Sampler Quilt



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Go! Cozy Rag Squares Lap Quilt

Go! Cozy Rag Squares Lap Quilt

 

 

 

 

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Go Heart of my Heart Quilt

Go Heart of my Heart Quilt

 

 

 

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Go! Heart Appliqué Skinny Wallhanging

Go! Heart Appliqué Skinny Wallhanging

 

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Machine Quilting: A Primer of Techniques by Sue Nickels

Machine Quilting: A Primer of Techniques by Sue Nickels

Quilt marvelous designs with ease as you discover the magic of your machine with Sue Nickels’ great machine technique book from AQS Publishing.

All aspects of beginning quilting are covered in this must-have machine quilting primer of techniques. It includes a detailed list of supplies, such as thread and needle suggestions for a variety of projects. There are also straight-line and free-motion machine quilting techniques that will have you sewing designs you never dreamed possible.

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