Quilting Prices

**Currently accepting quilts for return in January 2018. **

 

PRICING + SERVICES

Quilting costs are calculated per square inch (psi) with a minimum fee for quilting.  Thread and return domestic shipping with insurance are included in the price.  International shipments will be given a credit towards the cost of return shipping.

Edge-to-Edge Quilting, also known as all over quilting, is 3.5¢ psi (with a minimum charge of $80).  This is one design stitched edge to edge, from top to bottom on your quilt, with no thread changes.  This includes the cost of a single thread choice, as well as return domestic shipping with insurance via USPS Priority mail in the US.

Custom/Heirloom Quilting is $0.06-$0.12 psi (with a minimum charge of $200) depending on the complexity of the quilting.  This can include different stitch patterns in borders or blocks, or a customized quilt-doodling over the entirety of the top.  You could let me know exactly what you want, give me a general idea or let me go wild and be surprised when it arrives back home.  Cost will include thread and return shipping with insurance via USPS Priority mail in the US.  Quilts with a separate design in the border and center of the quilt are typically $0.06 psi with truly custom designs starting at $0.08 psi.  Extensive stitching in the ditch runs on the higher end of the price scale.  

Rush Quilting is an additional $75 and only available for edge-to-edge quilting.  Rush quilts are accepted as the schedule allows.

BATTING

I currently offer Quilter’s Dream Poly Batting in mid-loft, and Quilter’s Dream Wool batting both on the roll.  You are welcome to send your own batting, or I can order in any batting of your choice.  I prefer to work with Warm & Company and Quilters Dream Cotton battings, but i’m happy to order in what you need if they are brands other than these.  Loft makes a difference in how defined the quilting is on a top.  Loftier battings, like most polyester, poly-cotton blends and wool give your quilt top “poof” and really show of the quilting, whereas cotton battings are a little more subtle.  For show quilts I recommend the Quilter’s Dream Poly as it shows the quilting to it’s best advantage and allows the quilt to lay flat when hanging.  Wool is a wonderful option for heirloom quilts.  Both battings can be washed and dried at home.   I am  happy to discuss options!

THREAD

All machine quilting is done with So Fine by Superior Threads.  So Fine is a #50 filament polyester that blends beautifully into quilt tops, and is made to be used on longarm machines.  In almost all cases I match the bobbin thread to the top thread.  Bottom Line 60 wt. thread is available for bobbin use.

QUILTING ESTIMATE REQUEST  

For an estimate for quilting services, email Christina with the following information, and any questions you might have.

+  Quilt top dimensions (length and width, both in inches),
+  If you would like an estimate for batting,
+  Thread color choice,
+  Type of quilting (edge-to-edge or custom),
+  Description of any quilting style you are interested in,
+  Density of quilting, if you have a preference,
+  If this is an international shipment.

If you would like suggestions for quilting designs, please be sure to send me a photo of the quilt top, or a link to a similar quilt.

After emailing, we will discuss all of your preferences and the costs.  Custom quilting designs will have a mock-up done for approval before work begins.  Don’t forget to prep your top and backing before sending!  I will email you when your quilt has arrived, and again when I’ve finished quilting it, with full payment due before return shipping.  Quilts are quilted in the order they are received in the studio.  I do my best to stick to my estimated return times, but life does get in the way occasionally.

Spray starch may be used to assist with getting the wrinkles out of quilt backing and to wrangle puffiness in pieced blocks.  All quilt backings and batting will be trimmed along the top, bottom and sides to roughly 1″ when quilting is complete.  Excess backing and significant batting pieces will be returned with the quilt.

Please don’t hesitate to email with any questions.  I look forward to quilting your quilt!

Updated 9/19/2017