I do my quilting on a Nolting 24 Pro on a 12 foot table. My work is all hand guided, not computerized. I have a growing library of quilting designs and frequently create semi custom designs to suit customer quilt tops. My Nolting has a stitch regulator to help keep stitch length consistent.
Quilting charges are based on the total square inches of the quilt top as well as the density and complexity of the quilting style. The use of the quilt and your budget will help determine the level of quilting you decide upon. I provide free design consultation so there is no need to worry if you do not know how you want your top quilted. When you bring your quilt to me we will have a discussion and you will leave knowing how much I will charge and what designs I will quilt.
2 – 2.5¢ per square inch
Edge-to-edge quilting which covers the whole quilt with one pattern. This might include meandering such as large stippling, ribbons (double lines), loops, barbed wire, leaves, florals, holly, or simple pantographs (repeated patterns that go edge-to-edge).
2.6¢ – 3.4¢ per square inch
More elaborate overall quilting chosen to complement the piecing with one or two borders. Quilting design and scale will vary from section to section of the quilt depending on the piecing.
3.5¢ – 4.4¢ per square inch
Stitch-in-the-ditch is used to outline pieced blocks and stabilize, and then each section is quilted with individual designs such as feathers, cross hatching, medallions, individual block designs, etc. Stitch-in-the-ditch requires precise control and slow speed.
4.5¢ – 8¢ per square inch
All of the elements of custom quilting and stitch-in-the-ditch with the highest density of quilting, heavy outlining (applique), micro fillers, custom designs, etc.
0.8¢ per square inch
This prepares a quilt for hand quilting. Edges are basted and a grid is basted on the body of the quilt at 4–6 inch intervals.
Trimming Trimming of excess batting and backing with squared corners
- Twin/Lap/Full ($10)
- Queen ($15)
- King ($20)
Binding Services are based on the running length measurement of your quilt. To calculate this, add up the length of all four sides. You provide the fabric.
- Partial binding (make binding and apply to front) 12¢ per running inch
- Full binding (make partial binding, hand stitch to back) 25¢ per running inch
Batting I carry select weight Quilter’s Dream batting in cotton, cotton/poly blend and wool. Quilter’s Dream is a high quality, supple batting which does not need to be prewashed before quilting. Click here to see a description of each type of batting. Prices are based on the number of inches used, making it very economical.
Labels $3 – $15
After all the time and work you have put into your quilt, be sure to label it so future generations will know its history. I have a growing selection of quilt labels to help you put that finishing touch on your quilt, from simple preprinted labels that you letter yourself to full color custom made labels made to match the theme of your quilt with a photo or special text.
For a wallhanging or commemorative quilt I can make a 6-inch hanging sleeve and hand sew it on the back of your quilt.
Pressing, trimming threads, minor repair $25 per hour