Square Inch Price
I charge 2.5-3 cents per square inch for an edge to edge depending on design and density. Pricing is based on density of the quilting, which is the amount of bobbins used and stitches in the computerized program. Designs can be made bigger or smaller and price will reflect that.
Example: A quilt top is 60 inches x 80 inches. 60 x 80 = 4800 and will cost $120.00 and up depending on design.
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.
My current turnaround time is approximately 2 weeks.
Ask me about my Economy designs. I have 3-4 designs that I offer for $.02/sq inch. They are simple designs and are perfect for those "just need to get it done" jobs.
RUSH order. I can RUSH your order for an additional $75 and will have it done within 3 days of receipt. This needs to be negotiated prior to drop off so I can make sure my schedule is free.
I use and stock my favorite Quilters Dream batting in the 70/30 cotton/silky blend, 80/20 cotton/poly blend, 100% cotton-both Select and Deluxe, Bamboo blend, Wool and Puff Poly. I also carry King size batting in Select and Bamboo.
80/20 blend come in white-all others are natural color.
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 OR Wool @ $0.50/in = $32.50
65" of 70/30 cotton/silky blend OR Puff Poly @ $0.40/in = $26.00
65" of Dream Bamboo OR cotton Select OR 80/20 Cotton/poly blend@ $0.45/in = $29.25
King batting-100% cotton-Select loft only and Bamboo (used in any quilt with ALL sides OVER 87") $0.60/in
**You may supply your own batting, but I cannot guarantee the outcome of the thread tension. Quilter's Dream works flawlessly with my machine and thread so I definitely recommend using it for a great result!
With the recent rise in the costs of supplies, I now charge a thread fee for each quilt instead of raising my per inch rates. Charges will be: $10.00 for quilts using 1-4 bobbins, $15.00 for 5-8 bobbins and $20.00 for 9+ bobbins. My APQS Millie uses M size bobbins and they hold lots of thread! For example- a Queen size (90x108) using a mid dense pattern uses about 5-6 bobbins and a King size ( 110x108) will use about 8.
As part of my e2e fee I am happy to trim your quilt after quilting for no additional fee.
I use Glide Thread exclusively, and I keep a large variety of colors in stock.
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 on thread color. The same thread color will be used in both top and bobbin thread.
I have recently started carrying Affinity variegated thread in all the colors! There is an extra charge of $5.00 and the bobbin thread will be a complimentary solid color.
Backing Fabric- I now offer minky!!
Keep things simple and finish your projects the easy way with Shannon Fabrics exclusive, extra-wide Cuddle® minky plush fabrics! At 90 inches wide, they're perfect for making seamless quilt backings. It's the same irresistibly smooth 100% polyester Cuddle® 3 fabric you already know and love, just wider! Everyone loves a minky backing!!
It is priced at $0.60/ inch. (You will need 10" extra)
**only can be used if one side is less than 82" (I do not piece minky)
I carry Amethyst, Black, Brown, Silver, Scarlett, Navy, Ivory and Blossom-see my "shop" page for colors. It is easy to care for! Machine Wash Cold; Tumble Dry Low
I am happy to bind your quilt for you! Provide me with enough yardage of selected fabric and I will machine bind- attached to back of quilt and stitched to the front. Cost is $.25/linear inch. A quilt 60x80/ 280 linear inches= $70.00
I have a friend who will hand bind for $40-$60 depending on size. $.15/linear inch for me to attach and she will finish.
**Minimum charge is $25.00 per item
I'm not a professional photographer but I do my best to take quality photos of your completed quilt. Upon completion of the quilting, I will take photos of your quilt in my well-lit studio and then text/email you those images to use however you would like. I'd just ask that you credit me for the photo and/or quilting if posting publicly. This extra service is included in your square inch price.
Shipping your top and backing to me: I live in Colorado, USA, and would be happy to receive your top and backing by mail. I'd recommend sending your materials enclosed in some kind of 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: $15.00 flat fee per quilt for the first 2, regardless of quilt size. Any quilts over 2 in the same order will ship at no additional cost!
As mentioned above, batting is not included in the square inch price. I'm required by the State of Colorado to collect a 8.15% sales tax on batting or design/pantograph fees. There is no tax on shipping or quilting fees. No sales tax is charged to customers outside the state of Colorado.
I also charge $30/hr for my time spent ironing, clipping threads or repairing seams to get the quilt ready for quilting and for time and materials spent working in fullness on quilts that are not square. Those fees can easily be avoided by taking some time to prepare your quilt before giving it to me! :)
After the work is complete, I will email invoice you via Wave Accounting. I accept credit cards/bank transfers/Paypal, Zelle, cash and checks. I really do appreciate timely payments as that enables me to mail your project(s) back to you right away.
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