Services

Quilt Services Price List

(January 6, 2013)

The following lists general guidelines for preparing the quilt top for longarm quilting and the prices for the quilt services I offer. I will confirm the total quilting fee with you before any work is done.

All longarm quilting is self-guided rather than computer-guided. Slight variations in motifs are expected and add to the beauty of the quilt, in my opinion. When preparing your quilt for me, please ensure that all seams are pressed and threads clipped. Backing should be pressed with seams, if any, pressed open. The backing must be a minimum of 3 inches larger (on all sides) than the quilt top. For example if the quilt top is 70” X 70”, the backing should be at least 76” by 76”. **NOTE: Packaging, shipping and handling are not included in the pricing structure outlined here. I live in Birmingham, AL and have successfully received and shipped quilts using UPS, FedEx and the Postal service. The most expedient and cost-effective method will be used for your projects if you need to ship to and from me. If you live in the Birmingham area, we can arrange a face-to-face transfer to eliminate shipping costs.

Longarm Quilting

Pricing for longarm quilting is determined by size of the quilt and complexity of design to be quilted. Prices start at $.025 (2 1/2 cents) per square inch up to $.045 (4.5 cents) per square inch. See additional information below for more detail.

To estimate the quilting charge, simply multiply the length by the width of your top. Then multiply the amount charged for the service you have selected. Example: 60×60=3,600 (square inches) x .025 (cost)= $90.00.

*Simple Overall Designs: $.025 (2.5 cents per sq. inch)

This covers large scale free hand meander patterns, hearts & loops, simple stars & loops, leaves, and similar patterns.

*Complex Overall Designs & Custom: $.026 – $.045 (just over 2.5 cents to 4.5 cents per sq. inch)

Very complex patterns. Echo quilting, feathers, wreaths, sashings, border treatments, stitch in the ditch, or block designs, more heavily quilted. Some various methods used to achieve the heirloom look; block motifs, crosshatch, use of templates and specialty rulers. We will determine the cost for your quilt after viewing the quilt top and discussing what you want done to complete your project.

Hand Quilting

Hand quilt pricing is determined by the size of the quilt and the amount of quilting and marking to be done. Charges range from $0.08 (outline, grid or straight line quilting) to $0.12 (heavy quilting designs) per square inch. A more precise estimate will be provided after viewing the quilt and discussing your expectations of the quilting to be done.

There is an additional charge of up to $25 (see below for sizes/prices) for basting the quilt to prepare it for hand quilting.

Please allow at least two months for your quilt to be completed. Large quilts with extensive/heavy quilting may take more time.

Other Services/Supplies

*Basting: For customers who prefer to do their own hand quilting, I can baste your quilt (on the longarm with very wide stitches) for $10 (crib), $20 (lap/double), or $25 (queen/king).

*Binding: $0.10 – $0.25 (10 or 25 cents per linear inch)

$0.10 per linear inch – machine attach binding to the front

$0.25 per linear inch – machine attach to front and hand stitch to the back

(Extra charge of $15 to prepare binding for attachment.)

*Batting: Provide your own batting (subject to approval) or purchase from me:

I have Polydown low-loft (white) and Hobbs 80/20 (cotton/polyester blend) natural batting. In addition I have queen-size Thermore (very thin white polyester) batting.

Batting sizes and pricing:

Thermore batting (packaged in Queen-size only): $21.00

Sizes

PolyDown Low Loft

Hobbs 80/20

Crib/baby (45” X 60”)

$5.00

$7.00

Lap size (67” X 76”)

$8.00

$9.00

Double (80” X 90”)

$10.00

$12.00

Queen (90” X 104”)

$13.00

$15.00

King (95” X 108”)

$15.00

$17.00

 

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mindy Tarrant
    May 14, 2020 @ 11:32:50

    I have a quilt that is approx 72×72”. I would like to have it quilted with a long arm machine. Nothing too complicated. I can finished the binding myself. Can you give me an estimate and tell me how long it would take to get it back? Thanks!

    Reply

  2. Jessica Harden
    Aug 08, 2015 @ 18:57:43

    I need to purchase a 5×5 quilt. My daughter-in-law wants one to have at her shower for quests to sign. She wants one side to be grey, red and black hounds tooth with red and white squares on the other side. Her shower is the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Can you make this for her? I need to know a price as well. If you can’t help me with this, could you point me in the direction to get this made. I live in Dothan, Alabama. Thank you so much!

    Reply

  3. Janis Wright
    Jun 10, 2015 @ 11:25:29

    Donna, can you please call me re time to pick up my quilt5 Thanks358-3470

    Reply

  4. Janis Wright
    Apr 30, 2015 @ 17:10:37

    Please email me re several quilt tops to be quilted. I live in Pelham AL

    Reply

  5. Janis Wright
    Apr 30, 2015 @ 17:08:12

    Please call me re several quilt tops to be quilted. I live in Pelham AL
    205-358-3470

    Reply

  6. Lynda Mino
    Nov 26, 2013 @ 14:55:14

    Is there a tool or method to help a quilter figure out how many repeats are needed of a particular design or the size of the designs if you want say 6 repeats on a border? Woodworkers have point to point guages that extend in a criss-cross manner & then fold up

    Thank you

    Reply

    • Quilted Treasures
      Nov 26, 2013 @ 16:43:11

      I’m not aware of anything like what you describe. Lacking that, if I wanted to figure that out, I would take the measurement of the side/border and use a piece of freezer paper that is that length. Fold in half to mark the center. Then evenly fold (the folded length) into thirds. That would give you the width of each of six “repeats”. You would have to adjust for any “blank” space between them if you wanted to separate the designs.

      If you have a design that doesn’t match the size identified in the above exercise, you could do something similar by using freezer paper the length of the border, but folded to the size of the design. Adjust to fit at the end of the border or in the center.

      I hope I have imagined your question correctly and that this has helped you. Please feel free to call me at 205-425-4218 if it would help to discuss your exact situation.

      Reply

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