Prices quoted are effective as of September 1, 2010 and are subject to change without notice. The price you will be charged is the price in effect at the time the quilt is delivered for service.
I quilt with an APQS Millennium longarm quilting machine, to do custom quilting of your quilt top. Bring or send me your quilt top, with or without batting and backing. I have a wide variety of battings in stock to choose from. Or you can order anything in the Quilters’ Dream® line. If you wish to supply your own batting, please check with me first, as all battings are not suitable for longarm quilting. Your batting may NOT be pieced.
Custom designs: You design your own quilt pattern, or I will work with you to create a unique design especially for that one-of-a-kind project, whether it is to be a special bed covering or a work of art for the wall.
• $0.018 per square inch and up, depending on the complexity of the design. There is a minimum charge of $35
NOTE: There will be an additional charge of $20-30 (depending on size of quilt) for custom borders which require reloading the quilt on the frame.)
Prices for machine quilting include basting and thread, but DO NOT include any other materials or services.
If you wish, I can start from scratch and design and make the whole quilt for you. My goal in creating a unique quilt is to take your dream of the perfect quilt, and make it a reality. I will use only top-quality materials, to ensure that your quilt remains beautiful for many years. Size can range from king-size bed quilts to baby quilts; wall hangings of any size; table runners, quilted placemats, Christmas tree skirts, anything that can be quilted.
Memory quilts can be made using fabric memorabilia, such as T-shirts, clothing, even neckties or handkerchiefs! Do you have some things you can’t wear anymore, but don’t want to throw away? Clothing from a loved one who has outgrown it, or who has passed on? Take these treasures from the back of the closet, and turn them into something you will be proud to display and enjoy every day.
Photo transfers: any image that can be transmitted electronically can be printed on fabric. Cherished photos can become a delightful Family Tree wall hanging, to be treasured by generations. A quilt for a child can use a baby picture as a label. The possibilities are endless.
Do you have a favorite fabric that you’d like to use in a quilt, but don’t know how to go about constructing it? A unique color scheme or theme for your room that you would like to match? A hobby or interest that you’d like to have reflected in a cuddly throw or bed cover? I can work with you to create the perfect quilt.
In addition, I have ready-made small quilts for sale.
HAND QUILTING (including Hawaiian quilting)
For that very special piece, there’s nothing like hand work.
Hawaiian quilting in the traditional “echo” style, approximately 3/4 inch between rows and 6-7 stitches per inch
• $0.25 per square inch
American-style hand quilting: custom patterns to fit the style of your individual piece, geometrics, feathers, fans, whatever you choose.
• $0.15-0.30 per square inch, depending on complexity
Prepare & cut binding:
• straight binding, $0.05 per linear inch
• bias binding, $0.08 per linear inch
Attach prepared binding by machine:
• $0.05 per inch
Finish binding by hand:
• $0.10 per linear inch
ADDITIONAL SERVICES AVAILABLE
• Complete quilts, custom-made to your order, by hand or machine
• Hand cutting and/or basting of Hawaiian quilts
• Pressing before quilting
• Piecing the quilt back
• Hand or machine basting only (basting is included in the price of hand and machine quilting)
• Trimming the completed quilt top
• Custom quilt labels
• Adding hanging sleeve to wall hanging
• You name it! I’ll be happy to work with you to make your quilted work of art complete.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
All quilt tops and backings will be quilted in the condition in which they are received. Before you bring your quilt in for quilting, be sure that both quilt top and back are well-pressed and straight. If it is not pressed and you wish it to be, there will be an additional charge ($20 minimum) for pressing. If it is not straight and flat, no amount of quilting can make it so!
Backing and batting must be at least 8 inches wider AND longer than the quilt top. If the backing is pieced the seams should be pressed OPEN. All edges must be straight. Selvedges must be removed.
Batting should be a good quality, such as “Quilters’ Dream”, “Hobbs”, or “Warm Co.” brands. No bargain polyester, please — you would not be happy with the results. If you do not have batting, I can supply anything from the Quilters Dream line, at a reasonable cost comparable to what you’d pay in the fabric shops. So many good new battings have hit the market in the last couple years that it’s hard to keep up. Call for current pricing.