My Ribbon Winning Quilts from the Kentucky State Fair 2018!

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Angela Huffman Best Machine Quilting Award

I love the fair. Seriously LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the fair. Growing up, my family and I would go to the fair 4-5 times each year. There is so much to love about the Kentucky State Fair but my favorite thing was always the QUILTS!! I haven’t entered in a number of years but this year…

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Video Tutorial: Daffodils Quilting Design

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Video Tutorial: Daffodils Quilting Design

If you’re looking for a sweet floral design for your next baby quilt, you’ll love the Daffodils quilting design! In my latest video tutorial for APQS I’ll walk you through the steps to quilt this adorable little design. I quilted my daffodils in a 2 inch border or sashing space. If you’re quilting this in…

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Three Fabulous Jelly Roll Quilts from our Longarm Renters

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Kathleen displays her Jelly Roll Race Quilt with red, white, and blue nautical themed fabrics at Quilted Joy after her longarm quilting machine rental

Precut fabrics can be a lot of fun and a fast and easy way to add to your stash or make a gift. Jelly rolls in particular are great for beginner quilters or more experienced quilters looking for a quick project. There are lots of fun ways to play with those 2.5″ x 44″ fabric strips.…

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Video Tutorial: Daisy Love

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Learn how to quilt the Daisy Love Edge to Edge machine quilting design in this free motion machine quilting video tutorial from Angela Huffman and APQS.

In my last video tutorial I showed you how to quilt the Daisy Brambles design. In this video tutorial we’re going to start with that same daisy motif and add a sweet heart to it. This design is so romantic and delicate, I think it would look perfect on a wedding quilt or a baby…

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Animal Inspired Renter Quilts!

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Rebecca's Appliqued Owls quilt

We are always talking about the different shapes that make up quilt blocks. Squares, triangles, rectangles, even hexagons can be combined in a variety of ways to create tops of wonder to the eye. But besides sewing blocks with shapes, you can have a lot of fun with applique as well. Now not all of…

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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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