You have your choice with edge to edge quilting.
- charged by the hour at $25/hour, or
- charged by the square inch at $0.03/sq in, which includes:
2. Procurement of any edge to edge quilting design of your choice
4. Shipping the quilt back to you via US Priority Mail
For the square inch rate, calculate the cost for quilting as follows: multiply the length x width x .03. For example (your measurements will vary):
50 x 60 Lap quilt = $90
60 x 80 Twin Quilt = $144
80 x 95 Queen Quilt = $228
100 x 100 King Quilt = $300
I can choose an appropriate design for your quilt, or if you’d like to select a design yourself, take a look at my "Eye Candy" page. There I show pictures of quilts and links to designers I purchase designs from.
Because custom longarm quilting is so individual, I've chosen to charge for it by the hour. My price is $25/hour. I realize that doesn't tell you how much your quilting will cost. That's because it all depends on how densely and how intricately you would like your quilt quilted. And I can certainly recommend something that will fit within your budget. But in the mean time, I show lots of examples with pricing on my Eye Candy pages... Edge to Edge, Limited Custom, Mid Custom and Heirloom Custom.
When you're ready to have our quilting done, you and I will discuss how your quilt could be quilted. There are so many options to choose from. I'm sure we'll find something you'll love that will fit within your budget.
And, yes, all the quilting is done by me.
I will use whatever batting you decide to provide, or you are welcome to purchase batting off the roll from me. I price batting by the lineal inch. So for example, if your quilt is 70" by 70", you'll be charged $25.60
(70" + 10" = 80" x .30 = $25.60)
I stock the following battings from Quilters Dream:
beautiful blend of 80% cotton and 20% fine denier polyester
100% cotton batting with no scrim, glues, or binders
Quilters Dream Poly –
wonderful soft denier microfibers. You won’t believe it is polyester!
light as a feather, yet warmer than down with 1/3-1/2” of loft
Quilters Dream Wool –
shearly beautiful soft and luxurious wool batting
Quilters Dream Orient –
luxurious blend of silk, bamboo, cotton, and Tencel
As we all know, extra work takes extra time. So if your seams are not pressed flat and I need to press them, or if you choose to bring me yardage for backing and have me piece it for you, or if there are light/white areas in your top and there are lots of loose threads that are dark and will show behind the white areas. I will trim these. But again these tasks, as examples, take time. You are paying me by the hour. I don't mind doing it. (I don't judge :-). But it will add to the overall amount of time I spend on your quilt and will therefore be reflected in the price.
To keep your price to a minimum please be sure your quilt top and back are in ready to quilt condition.
If you would like, I can return a completed quilt to you. I offer complete custom longarm quilting services. That means that in addition to quilting your quilt, I can also add the binding (sewn by hand or machine), add a hanging sleeve, and even add a quilt label.
These services are charged at $25/hour, plus material costs (unless materials - fabric for binding, sleeve, and quilt label, are provided by the customer).
I will endeavor to have your quilt completed as quickly as possible. For edge-to-edge quilting, I typically complete that within 1 to 2 weeks. For custom quilting that may take a bit longer. I will let you know when we speak about timing for completion.
My process may be a bit different from other longarmers you may have worked with. The 1st thing I do when getting ready to quilt your quilt is that I lay it out and place a piece of clear acrylic over a section, and with some dry erase markers start drawing quilting designs on the the acrylic. I usually come up with 3 or 4 options that look nice and fit within your budget. These I then either text or email to you to let you choose which (if any) you like. Once we have a design, I then start quilting. And along the way, I'll text/email you progress pictures of how the quilting is coming along. That way there are no surprises when you receive your completed quilt. Other than of course how much nicer the quilting is in person than it was in the picture :-).