Quilting and finishing someone else’s quilt is somewhat new to me (at least for strangers). However, I am happy to work with you in finishing your quilt. I have recently upgraded my longarm machine with a HandiQuilter Avante.
At this point I will be keeping pricing simple. I will be pricing according to size of quilt and complexity of design; pricing will also be dependent on how much of the materials you will supply.
- stippling/random $0.02 per inch
- An all-over/Edge-to-edge either freehand stitch or pantograph style
Price is based on complexity, ranging from approximately$0.16 to $0.35 per square inch.
This would includes outline/ditch quilting, many pattern changes, template/rulers, specialty borders, thread color changes, etc. Exact price is estimated at consultation.
$15.00 per yard
I do have a $10 minimum thread charge. This normally covers both the top threads and bobbins. If you have a very dense quilting design or a lot of custom work that uses many bobbins, an additional thread charge to cover whatever is used may be added.
I have a variety of colors and types available. With your your input we will select a thread that will complement your quilt.
I will make and add binding made from fabric that you supply and machine stitched it to the front of the quilt, for you to hand stitch to the back.
If you choose to supply backing and batting please note the following.
Backing and Batting
- Fabric Choices: Knits or other stretchy fabbrics, painted fabrics and upholstery weight fabrics are not acceptable choices for backing on a longarm machine. No minky fabrics, please. Backing should be at least 108″ wide, 100% cotton.
- Size: Quilt backs and batting should be 4″ larger on all four sides – than your quilt top. If your quilt is 40 inches wide by 40 inches long – your backing would be 48″ x 48″.
–Dream Cotton is 100% cotton lightweight batting – drapes well.
–Warm and Natural is 100% cotton – warm dense batting.
–Poly is a lofty batting but is of lesser quality than cotton but does wash well. If you are looking for loft I would suggest 80/20 batting Heirloom or Hobbs.
It would help me tremendously if you would do the following before sending me your quilt to finish:
- Examine your seams: Try to do an inspection of your top to make sure all the seams are sewn together. Seams that are not completely sewn together can get caught in the hopping foot and cause damage to the quilt top.
- No Embellishments: Quilt top should be free of embellishments such as buttons, charms, pins, sequins, couching, etc. Those should be added AFTER the top is quilted.
- Mark Directional Fabric: If you have a directional top or backing, please mark it with a note and safety pin to indicate “TOP?
- No Basting: Do not pin or baste your top, batting and backing layers together. They go onto the longarm machine as separate items.
- Please press your quilt top.
I Cannot Longarm Quilt Tops Wider Than 109 Inches. Length is not a problem.
Please feel free to email me with any questions and for pricing quotes at firstname.lastname@example.org
My quilting is done all freehand for my custom work–I do not have a computer in connection with my longarm machine. I do have some pantograph designs and stencils and would work with you regarding your design preferences.
(this is an example of a random design)
If you have any other questions, just email me (email@example.com). I will always respond and I would love to quilt for you!