Quilt top Length x Width = total sq in x cost per sq in.
Example for a quilt top that measures 56" x 70"
56 x 70 = 3920 total sq in x $0.03 = $117.60
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$0.03 / sq in.
E2E is a longarm quilting service that is one pattern repeated over the entire quilt. The pricing above is based on pattern density. To quilt a pattern in the $0.02/sq in range means using a "bigger" pattern, i.e. less dense, more loose, so when I am able to do so, I will reduce the $0.03 fee accordingly. But yes, some p
$0.03 / sq in.
E2E is a longarm quilting service that is one pattern repeated over the entire quilt. The pricing above is based on pattern density. To quilt a pattern in the $0.02/sq in range means using a "bigger" pattern, i.e. less dense, more loose, so when I am able to do so, I will reduce the $0.03 fee accordingly. But yes, some projects have been charged $0.035/sq in based on pattern density/size as they take longer to complete. If you desire an economical quilting option, simply let me know and we'll discuss those pattern options.
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Mirage Top pieced by Lori & Chris.
Quilting by QSBS.
$0.03 - $0.04 / sq in
Custom E2E, huh...that sounds like an oxymoron, right? I do this alot with my quilting. An example of this longarm machine quilting service is when I manipulate an E2E pattern's size (density) and placement to specifically complement the top's piecing. I am a computerized/digital longarmer and this technique cannot
$0.03 - $0.04 / sq in
Custom E2E, huh...that sounds like an oxymoron, right? I do this alot with my quilting. An example of this longarm machine quilting service is when I manipulate an E2E pattern's size (density) and placement to specifically complement the top's piecing. I am a computerized/digital longarmer and this technique cannot be achieved using a paper panto or computerized tablets. My technique is a more-involved design process. I am able to provide this service and attention-to-detail due to my software, Creative Studio 7, which is used with my Gammill Statler Stitcher. This service may include an E2E pattern in tandem with light custom quilting, such as the logo I created above for a client's quilt (with permission from the college, of course).
Quilt top pieced by Laurie W.
Quilting by QSBS
While I am accepting fewer custom projects, I'm willing to start a conversation to see if I can help you achieve your vision of the top you have completed. While custom quilting is very time intensive, the end result can be quite special. Custom projects can range from 12-50+ hours to complete depending on type and density
While I am accepting fewer custom projects, I'm willing to start a conversation to see if I can help you achieve your vision of the top you have completed. While custom quilting is very time intensive, the end result can be quite special. Custom projects can range from 12-50+ hours to complete depending on type and density of quilting, SID, etc. $0.05/sq in is a starting point and custom quilting may cost more depending on density, pattern types and time needed to complete your project.
Quilting by QSBS.
NOTE: as of July 2021, suppliers increased thread costs.
I mostly use Omni poly 40W thread. I occasionally use MicroQuilter 100W and SoFine! 50W depending on the project e.g. fabric age, SID, blending, etc. So Fine & Microquilter threads are more expensive.
On average, the Omni thread fee was $1/bobbin (M-class bobbins) and needles are usually under $1 each. Why? Because thread and needles used during the longarm process are another necessary tool of the trade. No thread or needle = no quilting and that's a bummer.
NOTE: suppliers increased prices in 2021 and early and late (Dec) 2022.
*Reminder: ask which fiber types of QD batting I have available for purchase. Due to supply and demand, shipping times have increased.*
I usually stock (some) Quilter's Dream batting available for purchase, such as 100% Cotton, 80/20 Blend & Dream Angel, mostly Select (mid) loft.
You may provide your own batting but if I may give a piece of advice - batting is not the time the scrimp. ;-)
Of course, I have to collect sales tax for my quilting service. For Iowa, it is 7%. After which, I pay quarterly sales tax to the IA Dept. of Revenue. Yup...this is an actual business for which I have to pay taxes. I betcha' thought my small business was exempt from that, huh? Nope. ;-)
Gotta pass on this one.
I do not provide a binding service.
P.S. Meet Plopsy.
A minimum of a $50 fee will apply to smaller items such as quilt/wall art, baby quilt, etc. However, if due to size and design of the item, the quilting takes longer than 2 hours to complete, the fee may convert to cost / sq in as noted in the above section.
Mention this ad and save $10 off your machine quilting service fees. (Note: This applies to quilting projects that are more than $50. )
Now that you've completed your quilt top, what's next? A little prep work is necessary so you may send your quilt top, batting and backing to the QSBS studio.
The backing and batting needs to be at least 8" wider and longer than the quilt top. This provides a minimum of 4" of fabric on each side of the quilt top to work with (e.g. load, etc.). But for easy math, use 10", so if a top is 50" x 60" then make the backing 60" x 70".
Clean stray or loose threads from your quilt.
Press your quilt seams. If your backing needs to be pieced, you will need to do so before providing it to me. If prior to loading your quilt on my machine, I have to clean threads from the quilt top, press seams, trim or piece a backing, there is a fee of $25/hr for these services.
If you are planning to scallop the edges, you will do so after it is quilted and returned to you.
Inform your longarmer if the top is directional, meaning, does the fabric print actually have an up/down direction to it, or did you piece the top in a way that created an up (top) or down (bottom) to it. Identify the quilt top and/or the backing by attaching a note if there is any concern which is which. If there is a top (up/down) to your project, ya' gotta let me know.
If you're local, we'll schedule a time for drop-off of your quilting materials. You may also refer to the Delivery/Pick-Up section on the Services Webpage for another option.
If you are not in the local area, ship your quilt top and backing (and batting if applicalbe) via UPS, FedEx or USPS using a method that provides tracking of your package.
Please understand I cannot be responsible for packages that are lost or damaged during shipment. If upon delivery, the package is damaged, I will notify you promptly.
If you have not yet purchased batting, I usually have some Quilters Dream batting available for purchase but please ask if I have a size and fiber you'd like to use prior to dropping off your project.
When mailing your project items to QSBS, may I suggest wrapping the quilt in plastic to avoid damage from unpredictable weather as I live in Iowa in the beautiful Mid-West. While the area I receive deliveries is covered, you never know what kind of handling the package may endure during the mailing process. Also, include your address on the inside of the packaging.