Longarm Quilting Services
I offer a number of levels of longarm quilting services. Prices vary depending on the level of quilting desired and the additional services you choose. I quilt on a Nolting 24 Pro and use a computer.
Edge-to-Edge Quilting ($0.02/square inch)
This is the most popular level of machine quilting service–also known as pantographs. Edge to edge designs start at one edge of your quilt and continue to the other side regardless of blocks, seams, or piecing. You can match the quilting design to your quilt or a fabric in the quilt or just go with a design that might accentuate your piecing. This type of quilting allows the piecing to take center stage. I can do lots of patterns. The ones shown below are in stock, but I can instantly purchase anything. I will work with you to determine the best pattern for your quilt. Turn around time is fast.
Ruler Work ($0.04/square inch)
Rulers are used to make straight lines, curves, and other designs. Ruler work is precise and time consuming, so the price is higher for this service and turnaround time is longer. Sometimes, minor marking of the quilt is necessary, so if you do not plan to wash the quilt, let me know so that I can use a marking method that can be removed without water. Ruler work can be done all over the quilt or just in specific places.
Custom Work (starting at $0.04/square inch)
Custom work can include any of the techniques above. It is most often used in “album” quilting, a technique in which each block or section of the quilt is quilted differently. Custom work may require marking your quilt in some manner. If your quilt requires custom work, I’ll talk to you about it in advance.
Preparing Straight-Grain Binding ($0.03/linear inch)
I will make 2.5″ straight-grain binding for your quilt from your fabric. When you get your quilt back, all you will have to do is sew it to the quilt. You will need to send 1 yard of fabric along with your quilt, from which I’ll make the binding.
Applying Binding ($0.05/linear inch)
I will sew your prepared binding (or binding I create if you choose that service) by machine with mitered corners to the front of your finished quilt (or the back if requested). Then, you will just have to sew it down by hand to the back.
Machine Basting for Hand Quilting ($0.017/square inch)
I will baste your quilt every 3-4″ inches with a contrasting thread. Thread included, but backing and batting must be supplied by customer (or purchased separately).
Batting and Backing
I can provide batting and backing for your quilt, if desired. Contact me to talk about pricing and options.
Other Work ($25/hour)
I can piece your backing or square it up, press the backing or front of your quilt, trim threads or secure edges, or do other work at a rate of $25/hour.
- Quilting prices include 3 bobbins for quilts up to twin size and 5 bobbins for larger quilts. These amounts are sufficient for most light- to medium-density quilting. Dense quilting will require additional thread. Additional bobbins are $5.
- 50% of the estimated cost of quilting is due to secure a date for quilting. The balance will be billed when quilting is finished and must be paid before quilt is returned to customer.
- Customer is responsible for delivering quilt to me either in person or via mail.
- Completed quilts will be picked up by customer in person or shipped back to customer. Return shipping will be charged to customer and will include tracking.
- Payment will be accepted via credit card, check or PayPal. Payment must clear before quilt will be released to customer.
- Your quilt will be returned to you untrimmed. Trimming can be done for an additional charge.
- Minimum quilting charge: $50.
- My studio is smoke and pet-free.
Preparing Your Quilt Top
- Please secure all seams at edges of your quilt. Back-stitch at ends of seams that end at an edge of your quilt.
- Backing must be at least 4 inches bigger (on each side and top and bottom) than quilt top. This excess is used to mount your quilt to the longarm machine.
- Make sure your backing is square. Fold it diagonally and use your rotary cutter to square it up. If it is not square, I will square it for a charge of $25.
- Cut off the selvages if you piece your backing. Selvages shrink at a different rate than the rest of fabric. Sew seams with a 1/2″ or 5/8″ seam allowance, and press seams open.
- Trim all stray threads. Stray threads will “ghost” and be seen through the top of your quilt when it’s quilted.
- Ensure your top and backing are well pressed (I provide pressing service at the rate of $25/hour).
- A note about borders: Make sure you measure your quilt before applying borders. Wavy borders can create issues when quilting.
- Mark the top and bottom of both your quilt top and backing if it is not evident which direction it should be loaded (or if you have a preference).
- Pack your top, batting, and backing separately; do not baste your quilt. Enclose them in plastic bags, and pack in a box. Send via USPS, UPS, or FedEx with tracking and insurance. Once you ship, send me the tracking information so I can track your quilt and let you know when it arrives safely.
- Please contact me in advance if you want to use something other than cotton or flannel yardage for a quilt backing (e.g,, fleece, or a sheet). An upcharge may apply.