Video Tutorial: Daisy Brambles

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Learn how to quilt the Daisy Brambles free motion quilting design in the latest video tutorial from Quilted Joy and APQS. This design is super cute and easy to quilt!

You guys are really going to love this super cute quilting design I have for you in my latest video tutorial for APQS. I’m calling this edge to edge design Daisy Brambles. It has adorable daisies with a little curly cue branching off from them. It’s flowy, fun, and very romantic. Take a look and…

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Video Tutorial: Decorative Beadboard

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Learn how to machine quilt decorative beadboard in this video tutorial from Angela Huffman and APQS

In my last video tutorial for APQS I showed you how to quilt beadboard or piano keys in your borders. Now that you’ve had time to practice adding those to your quilts it’s time to dress them up a bit! In this video tutorial I show you three different ways to decorate your beadboard border…

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Centering In

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Judy free motion quilted this gorgeous quilt on an APQS longarm quilting machine at Quilted Joy

As we all know, quilts are made up of blocks or units that are frequently the same design if not the same fabrics or colors. How you arrange those blocks does a lot to the overall effect of the quilt. The following renters chose to have concentric squares drawing your eye to the middle. Each…

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Pretty as a Picture

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Judy's University of Louisville quilt featuring a Fleur De Lys and the UofL Cardinal. She custom quilted this beauty at Quilted Joy.

When we think of quilts we often think of shapes being manipulated into interesting designs that don’t necessarily look like anything, they just look interesting. These quilters created things that you can actually recognize. And they are beautiful! Erin made this quilt called Halloween Haberdashery. Erin is a local blogger, houseonhillroad.com and the quilt was…

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Butterflies, Dogs, and Cats, Oh My!

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Colleen quilted her Elizabeth Hartman Dogs in Sweaters quilt at Quilted Joy.

Images in nature are beautiful and common themes to include in artwork. Flowers, vines, and trees often make it to a quilt top. But there is more than just flora out there. Let’s not forget the fauna. Carol made this Strip Butterflies Quilt with batik fabrics. The butterflies are so colorful. The colorful border ties…

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Our Renters Play with Shapes

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Colleen used fun alphabet fabrics to make a super cute quilt for her grandkids! She played with the quilting and even added letters and words throughout!

The thing that makes quilting so much fun is the variety and possibilities that are out there of what you can do. From time honored classics, to more modern works of art, quilts come in all shapes and sizes. The following are a couple of quilts that used shapes as their inspiration. Kim created this…

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We’ve Got Some Exciting Classes Coming Your Way!

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Claudia Pfeil (P)Fantastic Adventure Longarm Quilting Workshop at Quilted Joy

I have been hard at work putting together my spring schedule of classes and I’m so excited for everything we have coming up! We’ve got everything from piecing techniques to machine quilting on the stand ups AND the sit down domestic machines. So are you ready to learn a lot this spring? Take a look…

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Upcoming Hands on Class: Break into Freemotion Quilting!

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Quilted Joy Freemotion quilting class

In February I’ll be teaching my hands on Breaking into Freemotion on the Longarm Class and I’d love for you to join me! I designed this class with my wonderful longarm renters in mind. These folks have experience quilting with pantographs and design boards on the longarms here in the shop, but they’ve never taken the…

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Three Ways to Go

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How fun is Judy's Pins and Paws quilt? She quilted it with a bubbles design board at Quilted Joy

There is never just one way to do something right, especially with artistic endeavors. Multiple choices should be seen as multiple opportunities to try something new. With longarm quilting there are so many choices to be made like thread, color, density, and design. In fact, our renters have three different ways to quilt their quilts.…

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Beginner’s Guide to Machine Quilting: Quilting Feathers, Part 1

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How to Quilt Feathers

One of the techniques many new (and experienced) longarm quilters want to jump into is quilting feathers. Who can blame them? Feathers are a classic and beautiful quilting design. Unfortunately, they can be a little challenging. I’ve heard a few quilters say they simply can’t do feathers. Practice is the key to mastering feathers on…

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