Square Inch Price
I charge 3 cents per square inch for all designs.
A quilt top is 60 inches x 80 inches.
60 x 80 = 4800
4800 x .03 = $144
My minimum quilting charge is $50. This means that a small quilt or table runner's square inch price will be rounded up to the $50 minimum.
I stock my favorite Quilters Dream batting in the following blends:
80/20 Cotton/Poly blend
Batting is a separate charge and is NOT included in the square-inch price.
I charge for batting by the linear inch from queen rolls of batting except in the case of special orders. I will use only what is needed for your quilt (smallest side + a 5" margin) and charge per inch.
For example, if you have a 60" x 80" quilt, I would cut 65" of the batting of your choice.
65" of 100% cotton deluxe loft @ $0.40/in = $26.00
65" of 80/20 cotton/poly blend @ $0.33/in = $21.45
65" of 100% poly @ $0.26/in = $16.90
I stock Signature threads (#40) in a variety of colors and use either the same thread in the bobbin, or a Fil Tec magna-glide bobbin in a neutral shade to blend with your backing. I don't charge any extra fees for thread use; it's included in your square-inch price.
My personal style attempts to match or blend thread color with the lighter areas of your quilt. But this is YOUR quilt! Let me know if you have a preference for thread color.
Contrary to what the fabulous social media influencing quilters might lead you to believe...quilting can be hard! Learning to keep a consitent seam allowance, avoiding wonky borders, missing the occasional skipped stitch or (gasp) even a hole are all somewhat common issues we all have. As your long arm quilter, my goal is to return to you the very best quilt that I can. So if I come across anything that needs a little help, I am happy to do that for you. I will try to catch any of these things before I get your quilt loaded onto my long arm machine, but if we miss something and I catch it while quilting, I will do my best to fix or repair your quilt in the most discrete way possible. That might mean adding a "tuck" in a wonky border, or hand stitching a hole. There will be an additional charge for the time spent making these repairs.
If you are not fond of the binding process, I am willing to machine bind your finished quilt. This will have an additional charge of $50 if you provide the binding fabric. If you would like me to use the excess backing material, there will be a $10 charge for preparing the binding strips. If you need me to provide a different fabric, the cost will be determined by the cost of that fabric.
Shipping your top and backing to me: I live in Illinois, USA, and would be happy to receive your top and backing by mail. I'd recommend sending your materials enclosed in a sack or bag to protect against possible moisture in transit and then placed in a hard-sided cardboard box. Make sure the box is securely taped and labeled clearly.
Return shipping: I will send your quilt back to you in the manner described above via USPS Priority mail (using flat rate when possible/economical). Priority mail comes with $50 of insurance and a tracking number but please indicate on your intake form if you would like me to buy any additional insurance on your behalf. It's a great idea to insure your valuables against loss or damage while with the Postal Service, but I don't require it.
As mentioned above, batting is not included in the square inch price. Batting, shipping, and any design/pantograph fees are not subject to sales tax if you live outside the state of Illinois.
After the work is complete, I will send an invoice via email. I really do appreciate timely payments as that enables me to mail your project(s) back to you right away. I accept PayPal, Venmo, Zelle, or cold hard cash if you're local!
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