Hi all, I'm new here! My wife is just getting into quilting and she is trying to find some advice.
She finished the applique and front patterns on her first quilt (queen size) and it looks really great. She bought the batting and the fabric for the back.
She decided to pay someone to quilt it together into the final product. She was quoted $170. Now it is finished and the final amount was adjusted to $200 because the binding had to be done by hand.
This seems very expensive to me, considering all of her materials were about $100. So I have a few questions:
Do many quilters (beginners) pay someone else to assemble the quilt?
Is $170-$200 a normal price for this service?
How hard is it to put together the front, back, and battling without a quilting machine? Can it be done with a regular sewing machine like she uses to assemble the front pattern?
Thank you for your advice.