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 a 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 isn’t one right […]

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 […]