I have over 3000 quilting patterns to choose from. A great many of my patterns are from Sharon Perry at House of Creations so if you see something you like on her website, I may have it. I’m always looking to add more fun patterns to my library so if you have a specific pattern you’d like me to use, or if I find the perfect pattern for you and I don’t already own it, I’ll be happy to purchase it.
- All-over edge-to-edge design – .025/square inch
- All-over design with a separate pattern for border – .035/square inch
- Custom quilting with designs placed in individual blocks, borders and sashings – .04-.05/square inch, depending on complexity and ability to place and stitch patterns as continuous line
- Custom quilting that includes a significant amount of stitching in the ditch, outlining applique, or trimming around designs for background fills – .06-.07/square inch
- Free-motion quilting – .06-.07/square inch, depending on degree of complexity
- All prices include the cost of thread and your choice of either 100% cotton or 80/20 cotton/poly batting.
To calculate an estimated cost for quilting, measure the length and the width of your quilt top, in inches. Multiply the length and width to compute your total square inches, then multiply that figure by your square inch price.
Please note that there is a minimum charge of $45 for an edge-to-edge pattern and $75 for custom.
My batting of choice is Hobbs Heirloom. I don’t charge extra for most batting as it is easier for me to pull it from my pre-loaded roll, and batting from the roll doesn’t have the fold lines that are inherent in packaged batting. Of course, you are also free to provide your own batting if you have a preference for a brand other than what I provide. I provide two batting choices from Hobbs that are included in the price of quilting:
Heirloom 80/20 Cotton Blend. This is a popular batting because if offers more loft with less weight than traditional 100% cotton. It is made with 80% cotton and 20% fine polyester. It’s needle punched and spray bonded to provide exceptional strength and durability. Shrinkage of 3-5% can be expected and it may be quilted with up to 4″ distance between stitching.
Heirloom Natural 100% Cotton with Scrim. This is a 100% cotton batting that is soft and strong. Scrim is made with natural cotton but has a stabilizing layer needle-punched into the cotton. This layer provides superior strength over cotton alone and prevents batting from stretching and distorting. Shrinkage of 3-5% can be expected and it may be quilted with up to 4″ distance between stitching.
Also available for a small charge ($4/linear yard) is Heirloom Premium 100% Superwashed Wool. Wool batting is lofty and light-weight and provides superb insulation.
You provide the completed backing, and it needs to be 6-8″ wider and longer than your quilt top.
The holiday rush hit early this year and the current turn-around time is about ten weeks from the date I receive your quilt.
Shipping in the United States is actual cost, which will be included in your invoice.
To send your quilt top and backing, I suggest using a medium or large flat rate Priority Mail box available at any US Post Office. Most quilt tops and backing should fit into a medium flat rate box, which is guaranteed to arrive in 2-3 days. Please see usps.com for current postage rates and additional details.
If you are in Fort Collins, Colorado let’s discuss arrangements for local drop-off and pick-up!