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Thread: Cost of having someone quilt your quilt

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    This quilt shop I was at today, had a quilting machine and there was a quilt on it. I asked her how much she charges to quilt for people and she said that for a queen size it is 40 dollars and then it is $14 per square YARD after that. Is that cheap? She said she only does meander and a couple really simple ones.

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    I think that's high. 40 bucks plus 0.388 cents per square inch.... I think most everybody else charges between 0.01 and 0.020 per square inch.

    How about you gals that are doing this, am I correct?

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    Yes, very cheap. So if you have some tops you just want DONE, with no fanfare (or bling ;) ), that's not a bad way to go.

    Sheesh, at that price, I'd even send out some of the charity quilts.

    How big was her meander?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoyoteQuilts
    I think that's high. 40 bucks plus 0.388 cents per square inch.... I think most everybody else charges between 0.01 and 0.020 per square inch.

    How about you gals that are doing this, am I correct?
    That's not how I'm reading what the op wrote:

    A queen size quilt is 80x100 - that's 8000 square inches.
    $40/ 8000 = $.005/sqin, which comes out to around $6.48/sq yard.
    Anything over that would be $14/sqyd.

    Perhaps Deanna can clarify exactly how it was being calculated.

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    Check out this lady on the board here, she does a fabulous job, check out her pictures too, I think for custom, she charges $1.99 a square foot.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-75416-1.htm

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    that is way cheap.I would not think of doing a queen sized quilt for that price.even a medium stipple on a queen takes hrs plus loading and unloading.

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    40 for a queen....go for it if the stitches dont look like they are falling out.

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    thats crazy cheap

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    That's amazingly cheap. Around me you can't get basting done for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    Yes, very cheap. So if you have some tops you just want DONE, with no fanfare (or bling ;) ), that's not a bad way to go.

    Sheesh, at that price, I'd even send out some of the charity quilts.

    How big was her meander?
    I really couldnt tell you how big I personally thought it was like maybe medium in size.
    There was one on the machine that she was working on and she let me look at the stitching and I didn't see any puckering or any of the batting coming through. Hopefully we will be able to stop in there again when my husband has his next VA appointment and I will try to get a close up picture and I WILL MAKE sure my camera is empty lol.

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