Custom Quilting, Reasonable Prices
I have been quilting since 1987. I started lap quilting by hand while watching Georgia Bonesteel on TV. I quickly realized that I would never be able to make all the quilts in my head and quilt them by hand. I started looking at longarm machines and bought a Handiquilter 16 in 2005. I decided to quilt for others to help pay for my addiction. In 2011, I attended a retreat at Handiquilter headquarters in Utah. After using one of their later machines I upgraded to a Handiquilter Avante. Then, in 2015, I added their computer guided system. I take classes whenever possible to improve my skills and spark my creativity.
I am an active member of two local quilting guilds and one hand-quilting group. I just cannot get enough! I have done the layout of the quilt show for the last two shows and this year I am the chairman of the quilt show committee. I have served as an officer in both groups and participate in the charitable projects for both groups. I also attend a sew-in on Tuesday mornings.
I love all aspects of the quilting process and offer anything from pantographs to custom and anything in between. Sometimes a pantograph is just what the quilt needs but for those special projects full custom is just right. We consider who is getting the quilt and how it will be used to help determine what kind of quilting should be done. I even do machine basting for my hand-quilting friends.
Many quilters love to make the tops but for various reasons do not like the actual quilting. This is my favorite part. I love to make the quilt sing by designing or choosing just the right designs to set off the patchwork. We can discuss the options or some of my quilters just let me make all the decisions.
Whether you want an all over design, or pantograph, or full custom quilting I would love to work with you to complete your quilt. There are various price levels available and designs to suit every quilt.
Pricing is based on the size of the quilt and the complexity of the design.
How Pricing is Determined
The first step is to determine the square inches for your quilt by multiplying the length times the width. For example, a quilt 80″ x 90″ is 7200 square inches.
A simple overall design or pantograph would cost $.02 per square inch. For the quilt in the example above this would run $144. There would also be a charge of $7 for thread.
There are additional charges for separate borders, piecing the backing fabric, pressing very wrinkled tops or backs, as well as any repairs that may need to be done before the quilt can be loaded.
Custom quilting starts at $.03 per square inch and can go higher based on design. It is very important to discuss the vision for your quilt to make sure you get the level of quilting you desire and understand the costs for this type of work. I will always discuss this with you, make suggestions, and provide a detailed estimate of the charges.
In addition to quilting I also offer basting services for hand quilters as well as binding. Binding options can be included in your estimate.
There is a $30 minimum fee.