I provide hand-guided long arm quilting services on my Gammill Classic Plus, on a part-time basis. I am very reasonably priced, have over __ pantograph patterns to choose from. Over 90% of my business is repeat business, affirming the excellent quality of my work. I work on a reservation based system, meaning a quilter reserves a future date on my schedule. I appreciate having quilts in my possession only 1-2 weeks prior to their date on my schedule, to ensure you do not lose the spot you’ve reserved. Pricing information and quilting preparation are listed below. Please read through this information before contacting me, as I will be asking you questions about your quilt!
Quilting fees are calculated by the square inch, with additional fees for optional items, as listed below. To calculate the square inches of your quilt, multiply the length times the width of your completed quilt top. To determine the fee for a specific service, multiple the total square inches of your quilt top times the “per square inch” price. There is a minimum $50 fee for all quilting services. Pricing varies because although certain techniques might look simple, such as stitching in the ditch, cross-hatching & echoing, these are really quite time-consuming to do on the long-arm. For that reason, they are considered “custom quilting” and are priced accordingly.
Basting – 4-6 inch stabilized grid for those who want to hand quilt . . . . . $.01/sq. in.
Edge-to-Edge – All edge-to-edge quilting including meandering, pantograph, or all-over free-hand quilting designs, based on the intricacies of the pattern selected . . . . . $.02-.035/sq. in.
Semi-Custom Quilting – Separate borders, motif designs over the each entire block, minimal stitch in the ditch (SID), minimal echo quilting. Price is determined by the amount of quilting and complexity of the designs selected . . . . . $.035-.05/sq. in.
Custom Quilting – Separate borders, background fill/stippling, motif designs, stitch in the ditch (SID), cross-hatching, echo quilting. Price is determined by the amount of quilting and complexity of the designs selected . . . . . $.05-.08/sq. in.
Fees include machine set-up and thread. There may be
additional charges for specialty thread. All fees are subject to change without notice. I will provide you with an estimated total cost range before quilting, if requested.
I reserve the right to refuse any quilt or request major issues be resolved by the quilt owner prior to quilting. Some piecing boo-boos cannot be quilted out of the quilt.
Additional Services & Fees
Specialty thread charge . . . . . $8-15
Turning fee (turning and remounting quilt top) . . . . . $15
Pressing back and/or top . . . . . $10
Squaring backing . . . . . $10-$15
Piecing back . . . . . $20
Thread change . . . . . $5
Trimming/squaring finished quilt . . . . . $10
Rush fee . . . . . $50
Attaching binding . . . . . $.10/linear
Battings available for
Quilters Dream Cotton (white/natural)
Quilters Dream Blend (70/30)
Quilters Dream Wool
Preparing your quilt top for long arm quilting
For the best results possible, please follow the following guidelines.
This was my setup when I first started 10 years ago. It's pretty sparse but I was thrilled to have it.