Pricing for my quilting is edge to edge only. Custom work such as free hand, echo stitching, and border designs are not available. My current pricing is .01 per square inch. To figure the cost, multiply the length x width = area x .01 = price. On RARE occasions I may choose to assist you with a special project. Please check with me first, pricing will be a higher rate. Minimum charge is $25.00
All patterns currently installed on my quilting machine are available at no extra charge. I would be more than happy to work with you if you have a specific design you would like on your quilt. Most of my designs come from Anne Bright but will work with you to find the perfect design that you have in mind. If you decide on a design that I do not have there may be a one-time $10 fee for the design.
You may provide your own batting. I currently carry: Hobbs 80/20 96” @ .20 per linear inch, 108” @.22 per linear inch, 120” @ .27 per linear inch. I also carry Katahdin 100% cotton batting. It is beautiful batting; I can mail you a small sample if you prefer 100% cotton and have not used this before. The Katahdin is made in Maine, and has less scrim than Warm & Natural. The price of the Katahdin is .23 per linear inch for 120” wide. I will continue to carry Warm & Natural, Warm & White 100% cotton 90” @.24 per linear inch. All batting is priced per linear inch and cut in the most economical way possible way to eliminate waste. (Prices subject to change depending upon the market. Please ask if you are concerned about cost.)
1. Make binding with your fabric & machine sew to front so you can machine sew or hand stitch to back $0.15 per linear inch
2. Make binding with your fabric, machine sew to front, & hand stitch to back for a finished quilt (check with me about a finish date) $0.35 per linear inch
3. Make binding with your fabric and apply binding by machine for a finished quilt $0.25 per linear inch.
4. Machine sew your prepared binding to front of quilt so you can machine sew or hand stitch to back $0.05 per linear inch
5. Machine sew your prepared binding to front of quilt & hand sew to back for a finished quilt (check with me about a finish date) $0.35 per linear inch.
I work on the quilts in the order they are received. I can let you know how many quilts are before yours once your quilt has been received. If you have a special timing request, please let me know before shipping your quilt. I try to keep a 2-3 week turnaround time, but sometimes things happen. I reserve the right to charge an additional fee for special deadline request.
Please pack your quilt in a plastic bag to protect it from moisture during shipping. Also, please make sure you have used a sturdy box, enclose your name, address, phone number and email address for me. I will return your quilt using the carrier of your choice or the cheapest method. If you would like additional insurance please let me know. There may be an additional charge of $1 or $2 for the box to return your quilt. Here is my shipping address:
529 Olde Farms Road
Grantham, NH 03753
Quilt Love Charges
or the dreaded……
….it’s this or raise my prices
Let’s face it, you are getting an incredible bargain on your machine quilting. And because of this I am exceptionally busy, and truly, truly, thankful that I have you as a customer. But, with that being said I need to make the best use of my time to get all of these beautiful quilts quilted. I really don’t mind working with you to fix the little things that may need a little attention but…..when I am required to put more time than I should into your top or backing because you have neglected to do any of the following, I may have to charge you an additional charge. If I am working on your top or backing doing something that you should have done, I am not working on finishing someone else’s quilt. I do not ask anything that any other machine quilter would request, please work with me on this. I am spending too much time on things that you should have done before giving your top and backing to me.
Please take the time to press your top and backing. I don't mind pressing it a little, but please be considerate of my time. This will give you another chance to trim threads and check for open seams. Open Seams (stitched) can be a machine quilters worst nightmare. They can damage our machines if not caught prior to loading and quilting your quilt. Please make sure all selvages are removed and your seams are pressed flat. .
If you supply your own batting for multiple quilts, please cut the batting for each quilt before giving to me. I may not cut the batting for the quilts in the correct order resulting in not enough batting. If I have to cut your batting there may be an additional charge.
Your backing must be 4” – 6” larger than your top on all sides. If your quilt is 50" x 50" your batting and backing needs to measure at least 58" x 58". If your backing is too small and I have to add additional fabric to make it long/wide enough, you will be charged $5 per addition. Please ask me if you have any questions about this. Price for squaring backings $5.
Please take a moment to clip all threads on the top and edges of your quilt top and backing. Loose threads can damage my machines if they get caught in the hopping foot while quilting. Threads also have the potential to get caught in the wheels on my machine. This will affect the computer placement of the quilting design on your quilt. PET HAIR-I know you love your pets, but PLEASE clean up tops and backs before sending to me. I advertise as a "pet free" quilter and pet hair on your tops/backs can transfer to other quilts that I may currently have or am working on. If necessary for me to de-thread or de-hair your quilt it might cost you an additional $5.
Here is a checklist for you to follow before
sending your quilt
________ Press both your top and your backing. Please be courteous of my time, your top and backing need to lay flat on my frame.
________ Trim all stray threads on the top and the backing.
________ Check and repair any loose and/or open seams.
________ Mark the top of the quilt and the top of the backing.
________ Remove all selvages and make sure your backing is square. If you need help with this, please ask.
________ Measure your top and your backing – DOUBLE check that your backing is at LEAST 4-6” larger than your top. If your top is 50”x 50”, your backing needs to be at least 58”x 58”. Please check this carefully.
________ Pet Hair – Please remove pet hair from your top and backing. I would not want to, but may have to refuse tops/backings with excessive pet hair.
If you have any questions please let me know I am more than happy to work with you.
Together we can get your tops finished and into beautiful quilts
that will be loved