LONGARM QUILTING SERVICES
CURRENT TURN-AROUND TIME:
2 WEEKS (COMPUTERIZED E2E)
NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING CUSTOMS AT THIS TIME
Thanks so much for visiting my longarm quilting page! I live in the Dallas, Texas area and provide professional quilting services both local and mail-in. All quilts are quilted by me on a computerized HandiQuilter Avante. My machine has a generous 18" harp and sits on a 12’ frame. I am able to quilt most quilts ranging is size from mini to a king. Basic custom quilts (straight lines and stitch-in-the-ditch) are accepted by appointments only and rates vary based on quilt.
Be sure to read the instructions below and submit a longarm quilting request here!
Computerized Edge-to-edge (E2E) pantograph design - All E2E designs are computerized ranging in price from $.0175 per square inch and up to $.03 for denser quilting designs. See available pantograph designs. Special request E2E designs will have a $10 fee starting January 1, 2019. Sorry for the new fee, but unfortunately the price for digital designs increased and I can no longer provide this service free of charge.
Free Motion Quilting (FMQ) – FMQ are non-computerized all-over designs and hand-guided by me. Prices can start from $.015 per square inch and up to $.05 depending on density and complexity of the quilting. Typical designs include stitch-in-the-ditch, meandering, loopy meandering, spirals, and straight lines. I am not providing custom quilting at this time.
Meandering or loopy meandering (loose $.0175, average $.02, dense $.025)
Straight line quilting - $.02 per square inch to $.05 depending on density and if more than one direction (example crosshatch).
1/4" or smaller (matchstick) spacing - $.04 - .05 per square inch
1/2" spacing - $.03 per square inch
1" spacing - $.02 per square inch
2" spacing - $.015 per square inch
Double if crosshatch
Basting – $.007 per square inch and stitched in rows 4" apart. If you prefer to quilt your quilt by hand or on your machine, basting is a great option. Basting stitches are long stitches that are easy to remove.
Minimum cost - $50 for edge-to-edge
HOW TO ESTIMATE THE COST OF YOUR QUILTING:
To determine the estimate for your quilting, multiply your quilt measurements to get your total square inch and then multiply that the price per square inch. For example:
BABY QUILT: 44" X 45" = 2,025 SQUARE INCHES X $.02 PER SQUARE INCH = $40.50 -- $45 FLAT
TWIN SIZE QUILT: 60" X 80" = 4800 SQUARE INCHES X $.02 PER SQUARE INCH = $96
KING SIZE QUILT: 109" X 109" = 11,881 SQ. IN X $.02 = $ 237
Prepare yOUR QUILT TOP:
If your quilt top has piecing along the edge (so no borders), I recommend sewing a stay-stitch (stitch 1/8th inch from the edge of the quilt) to keep any seams from separating.
If your front or backs have designated tops and bottoms, please label the quilt or leave a note.
If I encounter any issues with the integrity of your quilt (unsewn seams, holes, tears, stains, etc.), you will be notified immediately to determine the proper course of action. If I do not hear back in a timely manner, the completion of your quilt could be delayed. It takes a special finesse to quilt out excessive fullness so if your quilt is too full or "bubbly", I will contact you directly to determine how to proceed. The flatter the better! If there is too much fullness, your quilt might not turn out square or with extra tucks to alleviate the excess fullness.
Please make sure to clean up all loose threads on the top of your quilt and any extra long threads on the back. Sometimes these threads can get caught in the foot while quilting and could damage the machine or your quilt or can show through your lighter fabrics. I try to catch any of these threads but sometimes I miss them.
Make sure your quilt is pressed well even if you think it will get wrinkled in the mail. If there are any pleats/overlaps on your seams, this could catch on the machine’s foot and damage your quilt or the machine.
Please ensure that your backing is at least 4-5" larger than the quilt top on all four sides. If possible, horizontal seams are preferred if you are using a single print of fabric. Make sure your edges are squared so the backing goes on the frame straight. If your backing is not wide enough, I will add muslin to the sides needed at an additional fee ($12 per side).
I am happy to seam backing together if needed for a charge of $10 per seam. If you are sending you backing separate, please let me know.
If you are mailing your quilt top to me, make sure you enclose your quilt top/backing and batting within a waterproof bag such as a giant Ziploc bag or a trash bag. I will return your quilt with the same integrity. Be sure to tape the heck out of the box as well. I recommend insuring your quilt for its full value and feel free to utilize signature confirmation on my end.
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