How Does My Pricing Work?
Price Per Inch
My price for quilting is 2 cents per square inch for most patterns. King sized quilts are 2.5 cents per square inch for most patterns.
For example: A quilt top is 60 inches x 80 inches. 60 x 80 = 4800 x .02 = $96
If you would like a complete estimate of the cost of longarming your project, simply contact me with the measurements of your quilt, and whether you require batting, and I'd be happy to accommodate your request.
There is a minimum charge of $40 for smaller items. This takes into consideration the time it takes me to load items onto the machine, arrange patterns and stitch them out.
I will automatically trim your quilt for you unless otherwise told not to - this prepares the quilt for binding.
All prices are in Canadian dollars and subject to provincial tax. Please subscribe to my email list so I can keep you up to date on upcoming promotions. I offer a 15% discount with my "Refer A Friend" program - if a new customer identifies that they were referred by you, you automatically get 15% off your next quilting service.
I use Glide thread exclusively. There is no additional charge for thread. If there is a particular colour of thread that you have your heart set on, and I don’t currently carry it, I would consider cost sharing with you. I have a good selection of neutral threads, which I prefer. I also have a small variety of coloured thread.
We will work together to choose a thread that will best compliment your quilt top.
I use Quilter's Dream & Warm & Natural batting, and all are 80% cotton and 20% polyester. They are good quality battings that provide great results. I have batting available for my customers to purchase. I do have access to other battings, so if there is something specific that you are looking for just let me know. There are many materials and weights to choose from and pricing varies for each.
To ensure that I can get your quilts back to you as quickly as possible, please take care to press and prepare your backing fabric, as this can be a time consuming step in the process.
I have a limited amount of neutral wide backings in stock for my customer's convenience, contact me to find out what is currently available.
Robert Kaufman 100% Cotton 108 inches wide
Grey on White & White on White
108 inches wide Natural Muslin
I do require your backing fabric to be 8 inches longer and wider than your quilt top. For example, if your quilt top is 40 x 60 then your backing needs to be 48 x 68 to load on my frame appropriately.
If you are considering using plush backings like Minky or Fireside just connect with me first. I have had great luck with these types of backings, but there is a risk that the fibres can pull through to the front of the quilt - with a bit of preplanning we can avoid this problem.
If you have a backing that feels unusually stiff, it may be a digitally printed fabric, or chemically treated. If you are using a fabric like this for your backing, the longarm process can leave large needle holes on the back of your quilt. The fibres typically relax with use and laundering, leaving a beautiful hole free result, but not all respond well so keep this in mind when purchasing backing.
If you do not live locally, you can mail the backing with your quilt top, purchase backing from me, or order backing online and have it delivered to my address.
If you are interesting in having me help you with your binding, please provide enough prepared binding for your quilt that is 2.5 inches wide. If you don't know how much binding to make, just ask, I can figure that out for you.
I'm offering two options for my customers. If you have ever tried to attach binding to a large quilt with your domestic machine after it has been quilted, you know, it can be a challenge to manage. Having your binding already attached to your quilt will save you time, frustration and allow you to sit at your leisure and hand sew the binding to your backing.
The second option is to receive your quilt back from me completely finished ... maybe I should have started with this option! For those of you who do not enjoy that final step in the quilting process, of binding your quilt, or maybe you have run out of time, and you have to get your quilt wrapped up and ready for gifting, having me machine stitch your binding for you may be an option.
Pricing is determined by the linear inch:
$0.10 per linear inch based on the quilt's dimensions to attach the binding to the front of your quilt only.
If your quilt top measures W 60in x L 80in ( (60 + 80) x 2) = 280 linear inches x .10 = $28.00
$0.20 per linear inch based on the quilt's dimensions to fully complete the binding by machine.
The same quilt top measurements, but the binding is fully completed, it will cost $56.00
Contact me to arrange a Longarming Service Gift Certificate for that special quilter in your life. You can choose any denomination. I'll provide you with a receipt, and a beautiful printed gift certificate in a matching envelope, already for giving.
I will send you an invoice and photographs when I have completed your quilt. As soon as I receive your prompt payment, we can arrange a time for you to pick up your completed quilt. If you are a "mail in" client, your completed quilt will be mailed back to you promptly, once payment has been received. Return shipping will be added to your invoice.