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Thread: long arm quilter - how to find one- what do they charge -

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    Loretta's right. Check with your local quilt shops. They may also be able to connect you with a Long Arm guild in your area. You're close to a fairly large city - there should be many.

    The Spokane guild has members from Idaho, Montana, British Columbia, and Eastern Washington, and has lots of members. We put out a flyer last fall, listing those of our members that had businesses (and wanted to advertise), and there were over 30 just on that flyer.

    HTH!

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    As for what they charge....

    It depends on your area, and what you want to have done. Some markets charge by the square inch, others by the square foot or yard. The more dense the quilting, and/or the more specific to your quilt top (custom), the more per square inch.

    For example, an allover meander would cost a lot less than drop-dead gorgeous heirloom quilting. There is a large range between those two. Not every quilt needs heirloom quilting, and it's a shame to do a meander on a quilt covered with needle-turned applique.

    Once you find a quilter, work with her. Between the two of you, you'll find just the right balance of what your quilts needs and your checkbook.

    HTH!

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    Hi neighbor Shelley from waquilter in Spokane. Nice blog.

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    There's a lot of good advice here. I agree, all you have to do is go to any of your local quilt shops and they will give you a list of Long Arm Quilters. Most Long Arm Quilters that are looking for business will have business cards and prices available at each local quilting store to help promote their name - because they want the business of course. I recently bought myself an A1 Long Arm, and wanted to do professional quilting on the side, so I went to 3 local quilt shops and left my business cards there. Since I've done that, I've been super busy and currently have 9 customer quilts waiting for me. As far as how much they charge, it's pretty basic for prices to start at one and a half cents per square inch. It goes up from there depending on how much quilting you want, how custom you want it, etc. Good luck!

    Judi

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    long arm quilter - how to find one- what do they charge -
    my friend has a hus: mega quilter and frame (new generation) i am not sure if its cruse control or stitch regulator she only used it for 2 quilts and its 3 years old she started working 2 jobs and does not use it pm me if you are interested
    memathomas

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    there is one on ebay last night it was 750.00 pick up take a look

    mema

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