I am passionate about working with my clients to add custom quilting that helps to enhance your work and match the style of your quilt. When you send me a quilt to be custom quilted, I sketch out a few design ideas digitally and send them to you for your feedback. This helps both of us to consider the composition of your quilt and what style of quilting would work best. I have lots of clients who like to tell me to just “do my thing” and I am happy to do that as well.
The style of quilting that I do is all custom and hand-guided. I don’t offer any digital quilting designs or pantographs. I add my “magic” using free-motion quilting and rulers. I know lots of other incredible longarm quilters, so if you’d like a recommendation for someone who offers those services, feel free to reach out!
Custom quilting is usually booked out months in advance so if you have a quilt you would like to have me work on and we have not yet talked on the phone or on social media, please fill out my interest form and I will get back with you to discuss timeline and options.
Quilting charges are based on cost per square inch. To calculate, multiply length x width in inches. (For example, a throw quilt measuring 50″ x 65″ is 3,250 square inches.)
Once you have calculated the area of your quilt, multiply that by the price per square inch. The quilting costs below include the cost of thread (unless there is a specific thread color you would like me to order). There is a minimum charge of $50.
Custom quilting rates are dependent on quilting design and range from $0.05-$0.07 per square inch. Quilting rates will be agreed upon as we discuss design ideas. Below is a general guideline for how quilting rates are determined:
All-over free-motion quilting and/or simple ruler work
Moderate density free-motion quilting and/or moderate ruler work
Dense free-motion quilting and/or complex ruler work
You may provide your own high-quality batting, or you can purchase it directly from me. I carry the following batting options:
- Quilters Dream 80/20 White (93 inches wide) $10/yard
- Quilters Dream Wool (93 inches wide) $12/yard
- Quilters Dream Bamboo Blend (93 inches wide) $12/yard
I can also order other Quilters Dream batting upon request. Batting must be 8 inches longer than the length and width of your quilt (4 inches on each size). For example, a 50″ x 65″ quilt would need batting that is at least 58″ x 73″.
I can also help you with binding your quilt. Binding costs are determined by the linear inches of the edges of your quilt. To calculate add together the four sides of your quilt in inches. (For example, a 50″ x 65″ quilt is 50+50+65+65=230 linear inches.) You would provide the fabric for the binding.
- Option 1: I machine-stitch your prepared binding strips to the front of the quilt. That allows you to simply hand-stitch the binding to the back of your quilt. $0.10/linear inch.
- Option 2: I machine-stitch your prepared binding strips on both the front and the back using a coordinating thread color. This means your quilt will be completely finished when I return it to you! $0.25/linear inch.
- Option 3: Don’t want to prepare the strips for binding? I will cut and prepare the binding strips in the fabric you’ve provided and then machine-stitch them to the front and back. $0.30/linear inch.
Backing Preparation: Preparing backing fabric is $10 per seam.
Quilt Trimming: I can trim your quilt when the quilting is complete for $0.05 per linear inch (measurement of the outside edge of the quilt). You will need to specify if you want your quilt trimmed right at the edge of the quilt top or to a specific measurement beyond the top. If you opt to include binding services (listed above), quilt trimming is complementary.
Pressing, Thread Trimming, Repairs: If your quilt is in need of significant pressing, thread trimming or the repair of ripped seams, I can take care of all of that at a rate of $30/hour.
Thread and Designs
I keep a large variety of neutral thread colors (and some bold options) in stock and will work with you to select a thread that will enhance your quilt. There is no charge for thread if you use a color that I already carry. If you request a color that I do not stock, there will be a thread charge of $10 per color.
I will consult with you to determine design styles that will be a great fit for your quilt. If you have something specific in mind, please let me know!
My schedule for longarming varies based on how many quilts I have ahead of yours. Feel free to reach out for my current time estimate, and once I receive your quilt, I can provide a more detailed time frame for when you can expect quilting to be completed.
I require payment in full before I ship your quilt or before you pick it up. For shipped quilts, I accept PayPal or Venmo. Local customers also have the option to pay by cash or check.
Postage is the responsibility of the client. I recommend mailing your quilts via the US Postal Service using Flat Rate boxes, which include tracking and $50 insurance in the cost. You also can ship via UPS or other carriers, but I recommend adding insurance coverage when shipping.
When I am sending your quilt back to you, I will insure your package for at least the amount of the quilting charge. I can also add additional insurance as needed—just let me know before I mail it out. I usually ship via USPS or UPS, whichever has a better rate for the package plus insurance.