19 days! There are only NINETEEN days until our grand opening. Between picking up fabric, ordering notions, planning greatness, and so much more, I have barely had any time to sit at my machine and have a sew date. “Soon” I keep telling myself… soon. Soon the shop opens. Soon I will be able […]read more
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We have some wonderful renter quilting to share with you!
Jean brought this colorful top in to quilt for a friend. Each of those triangles is a bandana worn by a dog that her friend has owned. Jean embroidered the dogs’ names on the solid black fabric around the edges. Because she wanted to make sure the dogs and their attire remained the stars in this quilt, Jean selected the meander design board and a thread that blended well. We are all animal lovers here at Quilted Joy, so this project was special to us all. What a beautiful gift ...read more
2017 is the year we unlock the doors to Quilter’s Hideaway. Every day we are one step closer and yesterday was no exception. Millie moved into her new and final home at the shop yesterday. Before we moved her I wanted to play with quilting a quilt using a custom design instead of […]read more
2016- A year of finished quilts and dreams in the making. 2016 was a big year. I started this blog, finished a handful of quilts from my WIP stack (hopefully you were able to, too), Millie joined our family, and we made the decision to open the quilt shop– Quilter’s Hideaway. 2016 was a […]read more
My husband started taking Christmas down yesterday. I on the other hand retreated to the sewing machine and pretended that he wasn’t taking it down. I sure love Christmas and all the Christmas lights and Christmas trees, but I’m ready for what’s next. In 38 days our doors open, and we celebrate our grand opening. […]read more
Do you have any fun Christmas or holiday traditions? I thought I would share a few of the fun things we did this weekend and a little about how WIP Week wrapped up. Over the weekend we had our good friends come over and we went to see Santa, ate dinner together, and even made […]read more
APQS just released a new batch of factory certified used longarm machines! These machines are fully inspected at the factory and come with a one year factory warranty – some of the newer used machines have a longer warranty but those are listed below. And all come with a NEW table, your choice of size! Don’t forget Bliss can be added to any of our standup quilting machines for $1,000 and Deluxe tables can be upgraded to include the Automatic Quilt Advance for $1,350. All you need is a $500 fully refundable deposit to hold your machine (most ...read more
Join us at Quilted Joy on Saturday December 10, 1:00pm-4:00pm, for a special seminar about all the wonderful APQS machines! Come and test-drive each model firsthand to find the perfect fit for you and your quilting goals. What better way to discover how a longarm can make your quilting more fun, fulfilling, and even profitable?
Designed for quilters who do not currently own a longarm machine, this seminar includes valuable information about owning your first longarm.
- Discover resources for templates, batting, freehand instruction manuals, wholesale contacts, thread, etc.
- Find out where to buy pantograph patterns, books, and stencils ...
I’m so stinkin’ excited to show you this product made specifically for the APQS world of computerized quilting! For years I’ve been frustrated while quilting with my computerized systems. Every time I needed to set the boundaries for a motif I was lowering my needle at each corner of my blocks to make sure I was going to click in exactly where that point should be. This may not seem like a lot of trouble, but when you’re setting dozens of points in a single pass of a queen sized quilt that’s a lot of time ...read more
My latest video tutorial for APQS is a fun twist on a meander or loopy meander, called the Meandering Comma Curl. For this simple meander design I added a fun comma curl or puff to the quilting line. You’ll love how flexible this design can be depending on how big or small you quilt it. I think it would be at home as both an all over edge to edge design or a filler behind applique. Watch the video below and give this one a try!
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It’s time to check in with the renters again – what have they been up to?
Jean recently quilted this cute Sunbonnet Sue and Overall Sam quilt. It began as a panel that she cut apart and set with sashing and borders. She quilted it with a pantograph called Heart Fancy which captures the sweet love of these perennial characters perfectly. Aren’t they adorable?
Pam brought her “A game” when she came to rent and quilted two quilts in one day! Her first quilt, a Storm at Sea in varying shades of orange, called for some curving quilting lines ...read more