Using Design boards As a Renter

When you rent one of our APQS longarm machines, you also may use our collection of design boards. Here are a few recent examples of design board quilts.

Let’s catch up with the renters a bit, shall we?  This time, we’ll focus on quilts that were quilted using the design boards.  These grooved boards make it very easy to follow a pattern with your quilting, whether you’re a complete beginner or more experienced.  We have single-block boards and full-width sets in a variety of designs, including some fun feathers!

Jean's super cute quilt, quilted at Quilted Joy in Louisville, KY

First, let’s talk about Jean’s quilt.  She brings in the sweetest tops!  This throw combines modern and traditional-looking fabrics in a fun color combination.  From a distance, the flowers in the sashing look appliqued, but when you look closely you can see that they’re actually printed and part of the original fabric.  Jean used the heart and flowers design board and selected a light aqua thread to quilt the quilt.  Great job, Jean!

Jean's super cute quilt, quilted at Quilted Joy in Louisville, KY

Gloria's Valentine's Day Quilt! Quilted at Quilted Joy in Louisville, KY

Gloria also used the heart and flowers design board when she came in for her rental certification class.  The fabrics in her top appear to be mostly from Valentine’s-themed fabric collections.  She chose a grey thread for her quilting and did a wonderful job on her first longarmed quilt.

Tammie's Rail Fence Quilt. Quilted at Quilted Joy in Louisville, KY

Tammie quilted this fence rail top using the meander design board.  Fence rail quilts are nice because there are relatively few seam intersections to match up.  They’re made from strip sets, too, so they go together pretty quickly.  Tammie selected a light periwinkle thread that blended well across the light and dark fabrics in her top.

Pam's Vintage Basket Block Quilt

Pam’s quilt has waited a while to be quilted.  Because of its vintage look, she decided to use white thread and an allover design that was more formal.  She selected the butterfly design board, which produces a beautiful, filling feather design.  It turned out lovely!

Dorothy's microfleece baby quilt for her grandson! Quilted at Quilted Joy in Louisville, KY

Finally, look at this adorable quilt for Lucas!  Dorothy made this quilt for her grandson.  We have quite a few customers who use plushy fabrics like minkee or cuddle dot for backing, but she used it for the front.  The backing was a super cute hedgehog flannel.  Dorothy used the orange peel design board – doesn’t it look awesome on the plushy fabric?

Super cute hedgehog print on the back of a baby quilt!

See you soon with another renter update!


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I’m Angela- Co-host of the Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting PBS show. APQS Long arm Dealer and Educator. Triplet Momma. Designer. Thread Bimbo.

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