Basic Loopy Meander Video

I’m doing some tutorial videos for APQS and this one is how to freehand quilt a basic loopy meander.

Machine Quilting Video Tutorial: Meander to Stipple

How to Quilt the Meander to Stipple Filler Design

I’ve been doing some machine quilting video tutorials for the APQS Longarms for Lifelong Learning Center. Here’s the one I did focusing on one of the very basic freehand designs that new machine quilters and veterans alike will use frequently.

Make: Big Ironing Board Station with Storage

DIY Ironing Table by

This post is one in a series showing some of the easy handmade sewing furniture in my new studio. I love this ironing station. It is big and wide and allows me to iron yardage without the weird triangle that is the normal shape of most ironing boards. The top of this table is a […]

Make: Sewing Machine Table

DIY Sewing Machine Table by

This post is one of a series showing some of the handmade sewing furniture in my quilting studio. This table used to be an old kitchen table that had wobbly metal legs. New wooden posts were added for legs. A hole was cut to match the dimensions of a plexiglass cabinet insert that I bought […]

Make: Cutting Table Made Out of 2x4s

Organize sewing room

I am in the process of setting up my new studio at our new home and I had to break down my cutting table. I thought you might like to see some photos of it as it was simply made from 2x4s and an old ping pong tabletop. There is storage space under the top […]

Newbie Longarm Machine Owners Starter Kit

I was recently asked by a new APQS machine owner for advice on what she needed to have on hand right after her machine is delivered. I thought other newbies might like the same info, so I’m copying my reply to her here. Fabric: When I got my machine, I went to Goodwill and got […]

Organizing Your Quilting Inspiration with Evernote

I’ve been published!  Exciting, eh? The article I wrote appeared in the Winter 2009 On Track magazine published by IMQA, International Machine Quilters Association. I wrote about the way I organize all of the quilty inspiration I find on the web using Evernote.  Have you heard of Evernote yet? It is a web based free […]

These Are a Few of My Favorite [Longarm Quilting] Things

I taught the APQS beginning longarm quilting class yesterday with some awesome new owners! We had a wonderful time but my voice is so tired from spending the day sharing all I could about basic longarm quilting. This class is day long intensive class is included free with every new APQS machine purchase. Dawn Cavanaugh […]

APQS Turbo Bobbin Winder

How to use the APQS Turbo Bobbin Winder

Connie just bought a new APQS Millennium longarm quilting machine and had questions about the Turbo Bobbin Winder that comes with all new APQS Millenniums and APQS Freedoms.  I made a video for her and you might like to see it too: Quilted Joy Blog Stop by for design inspiration, quilting options and pricing […]

Rainbows Thread on an APQS Millennium

One of the best things about APQS machines is their ability to run a wide variety of thread. Threads for longarm quilting machines must withstand a great deal of abuse. These machines run at extremely high rates of speed and the thread must be strong enough to handle that speed. Some longarm machines have tons […]

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