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Thread: How much to pay/charge for binding services

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    Just wondering what some of you out there pay/charge for binding services? I understand there are two types of service - one is where the binding is already sewn on the quilt and the person doing the binding service simply hand stitches the binding to the back of the quilt. The other is where the person doing the binding service squares up your quilt, sews the binding on the front, and hand stitches the binding to the back. I have been quoted 10 cents an inch for the first type of service, and 17 cents an inch for the second type of service. Thanks!

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    I do my own. I can't imagine paying to have that done. Sorry.

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    I don't provide this service, but in my neck of the woods to square, attach and hand finish binding - for straight binding - runs twenty-five cents an inch. Some charge thirty cents. Scallops, prairie point, etc are pretty much priced on an individual case basis and can cost more. Sometimes, the binding can cost more than the quilting.

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    Here (NH) to square, attach and hand finish is $3.00 per linear foot (works out to .25 per linear inch).

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    I just paid $30 to have a queen size quilt bound. (cut binding, sew and hand finished) I thought it was well worth it.

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    Doing the binding is my favorite part of making a quilt. Silly me, I've done binding for friends for free because I like doing it. I had no idea there were "binding services". This thread has enlightened me!

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    I enjoy sewing my own binding as long as my hands hold out! One of the women in my former guild charges 30 cents an inch, that's machine sewn to the front, turned to the back and hand finished. Many of the women she sews for love a hand-finished look, but have arthritis, carpal tunnel, grasp issues, etc and are unable to hand sew any longer.

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    If I did the handquilting then I tack on $15. If all I do is the binding then $30.

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    Binding is one of my favorite parts of quilting. Maybe I should advertise and start a business. No, I don't have time and then I wouldn't be retired would I? Seriously, $30.00 isn't too bad if you really don't like binding.
    Sue

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    Quote Originally Posted by dellareya
    Doing the binding is my favorite part of making a quilt. Silly me, I've done binding for friends for free because I like doing it. I had no idea there were "binding services". This thread has enlightened me!
    I'm with you.

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    I charge between $16-$25 depending on size and extra if I supply the binding.

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    Those prices are very reasonable. I have an acquaintance who does lots of hand binding for people who have health issues that make it difficult/impossible to do much handwork--or who just hate doing handwork. Whichever category you fall into, getting such work done at 10 cents or 17 cents and inch looks like a bargain to me. froggyintexas

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    For the first two quilts I made (king size) I had a long armer do the binding, I almost chocked when she told me that she charged .75 per inch, this was before she saw my quilts. After looking at the binding I am sure I could have done a much better job than she did. I have now been sewing on my own binding (which I enjoy doing) and have gotten pretty darn good at it.
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    that sounds about right to me I charge 10 and 20 cents per inch
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