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Thread: Quilting charges for a completed pieced quilt top

  1. #11

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    I have a mountain of batting just waiting, I hope they can use it or my husband will kill me. Not enough tabletoppers in the world to use up all of my batting. I have enough material to make 4 king quilts - and all the batting too.

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    Senior Member crochetetc's Avatar
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    I just had a quilt done by charismah and I was so happy with it. Might check her out she is a member here on the board.

    Kristie

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    I've seen pricing for pantographs anywhere from .01 to .025 per square inch. A lot depends on the area in which the quilter is located.

    As for your batting, it depends on what kind and weight you have. Not all battings are created equal! Some of it is very thin and stretchy, and that doesn't work well on a longarm. Batts that are really thick can be difficult to work with, as well. Let your LA quilter know what you have, and she/he will tell you if it's something that works on the machine.

    Most (all?) longarmers want you to give them the top, batting, and back as three separate pieces. There's no need for you to baste them together or pin them in any way. You should make sure that the backing is square and that it's 4" to 6" larger than the quilt top all the way around (the batting should be larger than the quilt top, too). If either your quilt or the backing have a directional design, be sure to let the LA'er know which direction you want it to go.

    And be sure to communicate! Hopefully the LA'er will ask you all the right questions about what you want and everybody will be happy, but if you think of something that hasn't been asked, don't hesitate to bring it up.

    Good luck!

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    Senior Member kimnkell's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by katie1
    I've finished my first huge quilt (king size) that I can't possibly quilt myself and do it justice. I've given myself a crash course in pantograms vs. free quilting on a long arm. I know that at least generally speaking a simple pantogram design should be cheaper to quilt than a customized job that quilts different designs according to the various shapes found in the blocks and borders and sashing. I also know better than to just say do whatever you think would look best. Can some one give me a general idea of ballpark quilt charges? I plan to go to a local quilt shop and get some names of people they trust. I also know that cheapest is not always the best in the long run. I'm just trying to brace myself for the prices. Are they usually priced per block, per inch, or what? All advice appreciated.
    You might want to check with Charisma on this board. I think she might have a special going on right now and she is really good too.

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