I have both sit down and full frame long arm machines and I do custom quilting in my home studio (no smoking, no pets). If you’re interested in having me quilt for you, here’s what you need to know 🙂
SIZE: I accept quilts up to a max. of 90″ wide (length can vary).
QUILTING PROCESS: All my stitching is hand guided – no computerized designs – so you’ll get artistic variations and a custom personal touch that will be different from the repetition or consistency of a computerized machine stitching pattern.
**Please note: the quilting will show on your backing. I use thread that blends with the quilt top – just as a hand quilter would – and I use the same color for top and bobbin threads.
PRICING: Custom quilting starts at 4 cents per square inch (L x W x .04) and goes up from there depending on the complexity of the quilting desired and special requests such as thread color changes, adapting to appliqued designs etc. Pricing includes thread, new needle fee, and my work to sandwich/load the quilt. Minimum charge of $35 regardless of quilt size.
Before giving a quote I will need to see a clear photo of your quilt top, if not in person.
A deposit of 25% of the estimated cost of quilting will be payable prior to starting your project, and the remainder in full when you pick up your quilt. For quilts being shipped back and forth, payment in full will be required before I ship your finished quilt, and all shipping charges will be your responsibility. Return shipping must include insurance.
PREPARING YOUR QUILT:
- Please have your seams completely sewn and secure, threads trimmed, and top squared and pressed so all seams are flat. I will be unable to accept quilt tops that won’t remain smooth or stable when pulled taut for quilting, or those with borders/edges wavy enough to interfere with a satisfactory end result.
- Backing and batting: please cut each of these 8″ wider and 8″ longer than the quilt top itself. Ensure backing is squared and cut straight on all edges. Pieced backing should have horizontal rather than vertical seams to ensure smooth loading on the long arm frame. I don’t currently work with Minky or stretch fleece backings.
- I prefer to work with battings that come on a roll, but will accept bagged batting that has been laid flat long enough to remove creases. I do have Hobbs 80/20 batting available for purchase if you don’t have your own. I don’t work with high loft resin bonded polyester batting.
I will use my own threads.
Please be sure your expectations fit within the scope of the service I offer before surrendering your handiwork to my studio 🙂
Below are some photos that show my quilting style. For more examples of the work I do, please visit my Customer Quilts page and check out the completed quilts shown there. Contact Me for any additional questions or information!