Longarm quilting is a
hand-guided art of passion.
Each quilt takes an average of one hour regardless of size to
"setup" on the machine’s table. Computerized perfection is not
guaranteed nor is it an intrinsic part of the longarm quilting process. Please
insure that your piecing and borders lie flat. Longarm quilting will not
"fix" misaligned patchwork or the uneven borders that can cause your
quilt to have puckers or tucks when quilted. Your quilt will be as free of
pleats, fullness or tucks as your piecing allows.
*Pricing is determined by size of the quilt and complexity of design to be
quilted. Prices start at .025 (2 1/2 cents) per square inch up to .040 (4 cents)
per square inch. I have a minimum charge of $50.00. (Basting service for hand
quilters has a $25.00 minimum) To estimate the quilting charge, simply
multiply the length by the width of your top. Then multiply the amount charged
for the service you have selected. Example: 60x60=3,600 (square inches) x .025
*Simple Pantographs & Overall Designs:
.025 (2 1/2 cents per sq.
This covers less complex pantograph patterns and large scale free hand
meander patterns. Hearts & loops, simple stars & loops, leaves, you
get the idea.
*Complex Overall Designs &
Custom: .026 - .030 (just under 2 cents to 3
cents per sq. inch)
Very complex or detailed pantograph patterns. Echo quilting, feathers,
wreaths, sashings, border treatments, stitch in the ditch, or block designs.
This may require the use of templates or free hand.
*Heirloom: .031-.04 (between
3 and 4 cents per sq. inch)
A more dense high detailed quilting. Heavy quilting. Some various methods
used to achieve the heirloom look; block motifs, crosshatch, use of templates
and specialty rulers.
*Trapunto: Determined after viewing your quilt top.
Using a high loft batting with the quilt top, then stitching around a
selected design. The quilt top is then removed from the quilting machine and
the excess batting is hand trimmed away. Quilt top is remounted with a lower
loft batting of your choice and the backing. Small meandering around the
design creates a wonderful "relief" finish. Good idea when the
desire is to highlight particular designs.
(1/2 cent per square inch)
This service is offered to my hand quilting customers. $25.00 Minimum
*Backing: Call for info on extra-wide backing selections & costs. Will seam
backing I provide where necessary for $10.00 per seam.
*Binding: 0.10 – 0.25 (10 or 25 cents per
0.10 per linear inch - machine attach binding to the front
0.25 per linear inch - machine attach to front and hand stitch to the back
(extra charge of $20 to prepare binding for attachment)
*Batting: Provide your own
batting (subject to approval) or purchase from me
(Pre-packaged Quilters Dream 100% cotton & assorted blends are
available in various lofts, colors & sizes such as queen & king. Call
for price and availability)
*Threads: I use only high-quality threads for quilting. Cotton,
cotton-wrapped poly, variegated & metallic all in beautiful colors!
Minimum charge of $4.00 per spool. Minimum charge per quilt is $4.00. Color
changes (if more that 2 colors used per quilt) is an additional $1.00 per
color. Specialty threads such as glow-thread or metallics are a minimum of
$8.00 - $11.00 per quilt.
I will confirm the total quilting fee with you before any
work is done!
All prices are subject to change without notice!!!