Longarm Service Prices

Edge to edge: Starting at $.0175 per square inch for simple design up to $.035 depending on pattern intricacy

How to Calculate cost: 

(Width x Length) x $.025 = Quilting cost

Example:    70 x 90 = 6,300 square inches

                  6,300 x $.025 = $157.50

Minimum Quilting Charge of $60.00

 

 Additional Services/Charges: 
 Basic thread charge:

 $ 8.00

 Squaring up backing:  $10.00
 Pressing backing/quilt top:  $10.00
 Piecing back (per seam):   $10.00
 Adding pieces to short backing per seam:  $10.00
 Basting for hand quilting: per square inch 

$ .01

Removing Loose Threads from back of quilt top starting at prices listed below:

     Twin size and smaller

     Queen size and larger

$20.00

$40.00

Binding - all prices per linear inch

Attach only

Make and attach

Attach and hand whip stitch down

Full - make, attach, and hand whip stitch down

$0.11

$0.19

$0.25

$0.30

 

REPAIRS: Open seams, unraveling seam edges, clipping and removing loose threads will add additional costs.  You will be notified before any additional services are performed.

Come in and see the sample stitch out patterns plenty to choose from in a price to fit your budget.  Also pick your thread color you would be surprised at what colors go with your quilt when you have the opportunity to lay the thread on your top.  You have put so much time in your quilt, choosing the pattern, fabric, and piecing, why ship it away and have someone else make the choice, after all the quilting adds the final touch to your masterpiece.

Rember my longarm is available for rent, in the hand guided. Take the initial training class and you can start quilting the same day.

 


 

Preparations

Quilt Top

If your quilt top has a specific direction mark the top with a safety pin.

Check all seams make sure they are finished, the machine foot will catch on open seams.  Check edges of quilt top (especially ones without borders) make sure they have not unraveled. Thinner threads such as Aurifil and Bottom Line tend to unravel at edges: when using you should shorten stitch length to 1.8.  Once top is on frame I cannot remove to do repairs.  Stay stitching 1/8" around is a good habit to practice you will notice any unraveling seams.  

Remove all loose threads from front and back of quilt top to reduce the chance of dark threads shadowing through light fabrics.  Removal of loose threads by me will incur and additional charge see price list above.

Borders should be measured to fit the quilt top.  Always measure across top middle and bottom of your quilt top, when adding top and bottom borders, take the average measurement and cut borders to that measurement.  Press to borders.  Repeat process to add side borders.  

When pressing, please do not scrub or move iron in a circular motion.  This will stretch your fabric, especially if you add moisture (steam, spray bottle, or spray starch/Best Press).

Remove any embellishments, buttons, bows, beads, etc.

Fullness in top, borders, and individual blocks cannot be quilted out.


Backing

Must be a minimum of 8" larger.  Example if quilt top measures 70" x 90", backing  must be 78" x 98", after squaring up.  The extra fabric is needed to attach to the leaders and for the side clamps. The extra is also used to test the tension.

If you have purchased the same fabric for backing and binding, please cut your binding strips from the yardage before giving me the fabric.

Remove selvages from seams, they can cause problems when quilting.  Sew seams with a 1.8" stitch length and press seams open.

Sheets are not an acceptable backing fabric.

If you backing has a specific direction please mark top with pin. 

Pieced Backings - Remove selvages from seams, they can cause problems when quilting.  Sew seams with a 1.8" stitch length and press seams open.  If you do decide to make a fancy pieced basking, they are beautiful, there are several factors to consider when creating a multi-peiced backing:

  • Cutting - when cutting long peices they sometimes are not straight.
  • It's only the back - do not be come lax in peicing, cutting, and pressing (PRESS, do not scrub fabric), your backing is just as important as the front.  As I mentioned before, under quilt top, fullness can not be quilted out.
  • Ripping Fabric - Please do not rip your fabric to find the straight of grain, when you rip your fabric the edges become ruffled.  A ruffled edge with a narrow seam allowance will have tucks or pleats when quilted.
  • Seam allowances - Again remove all selvages edges before sewing together as you would when cutting for your quilt top.  Press all seams OPEN.
  • Offset - Instead of just adding a center strip, consider off setting the strip(s) a little off-center.
  • Seams - Check for open seams, are the edges of seams secure.

I hope this does not deter you from doing something fun with your backing I have had many clients do this and they are spectacular. 

Batting

Must be a minimum of 8" larger than quilt top.

You may supply your own batting, no fusible, high loft polyester battings.  Please avoid bargain bin battings they do not quilt well and do not hold up to wear.

I do carry Quilter's Dream and Hobbs batting.

Finally there is no need to baste the layers together, I baste the layers together on the quilt frame.  To avoid additional pressing charges fold press backing and quilt top over a good quality pant hanger;to avoid creases and pressing charges do not use the clip type hanger.

All backing and batting will be trimmed to 1" when quilting is completed unless otherwise requested. All excess fabric and batting will be returned to you.