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Thread: Cost of professional quilting

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    Super Member JanetM's Avatar
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    I am making an applique quilt (twin size) and would like it professionally quilted. Do you have any idea what that might cost me? I don't want it quilted "over" the appliques but all around them. Thank you!

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    If you have a quilter in your area, that is something you would have to talk over with them. Different quilters charge different prices. It may cost a little more to have specialty quilting done.

    Ask around. If there are other quilters in your area, ask them who they go to to have theirs quilted. Do your homework before you take it to just any quilter.

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    Your local shop may be able to give you some ideas of who would be good.

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    in my area here all of them charge 1.5 cents per square inch. so how big is the quilt? you can figure it youself.

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    Janet, You didn't say if you wanted it machine quilted or hand quilted. I recently paid $165 to have a king size quilt long armed in my community. The quilter was a friend and she just did an all over design on a pieced star quilt. I bound the quilt myself and provided the backing and batting. A long armer also needs a bigger backing in order to load it on her machine.
    If I had been doing the same quilt for a customer, I am a professional hand quilter it would have been a minimun of $.10 a square inch or at least $1000. I also charge extra to baste and bind. I would also charge you at my cost if I provided the back and the batting. If you wanted a special quilting pattern, say in the borders etc. I would charge a small fee to mark the pattern for quilting.

    As a lifetime handquilter I think a twin size quilt would be an easy place to start for any quilter.

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    Super Member JanetM's Avatar
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    Thank you all for your good advice. A friend has given me the name of the professional quilter she uses. Her standards are very high and she thinks the world of this quilter.

    I am going to see her tomorrow or Tuesday to get an estimate. I expect to pay a considerable amount because this quilt (applique) requires custom work. An allover design would not look good.

    Wish me luck, and thank you again.

    Janet

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    I wish you lots of LUCK!! :D
    Do keep us posted, okay?
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