Wide Back Packs v. Wide Bitty Back Packs: Which to Use When

3 Yard Quilt Back Packs Available at Quilted Joy

Quilted Joy has always carried a variety of wide backing fabrics. At last count we have over 160 different 108″ wide quilt backing fabrics!  That is in addition to the over 400 bolts of regular width 45″ wide quilt fabric! Can you tell we love petting fabric? 🙂 Of course, we love using 108″ wide […]

Four-Patch Frenzy!

Four Patch Frenzy Quilt

Susan pieced this top, a design called Four-Patch Frenzy, after watching a tutorial by Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Company. She recently asked me to quilt it for her. Aren’t these fabrics fun? It looks like either the border coordinated with the block fabrics or that the block fabrics were chosen based upon the […]

Beginner’s Guide to Machine Quilting: Choosing the Right Backing Fabric

Beginner's Guide to Machine Quilting: Choosing the Right Backing Fabric

You’ve made your quilt top and you’re ready to start quilting, but first you need help choosing the right backing fabric. What do you choose? The days of using a plain sheet are long gone! There are so many choices available to quilters in color, pattern, and even size. I’m often telling my customers there […]

More new renters and quilts!

Catch up with Quilted Joy's renters to see the beautiful quilts they're working on at the APQS longarm studio

Nancy and Kim belong to the same guild and recently learned to use an APQS  longarm machine together at our studio.  They had such a great time that they’ve both been back since to quilt more tops! Here is Nancy’s rental certification class quilt.  This is often called a signature quilt – see the diagonal […]