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Thread: Long arm prices too high???

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    Senior Member Momof3Es's Avatar
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    My local (30 mins away) quilt shop is owned by Menonites (can't spell that word to save my hinee) and I was just wondering if their prices were out of line?? Here they are...
    Crib 45x60 $32.
    Twin 72x90 $53.
    Full 81x96 $58.
    Queen 90x108 $69.
    King 108x120 $86
    I haven't checked around anywhere else. Mind you I live in west central WI in a small town.

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    Those prices are incredibly low! If you like their work go for it. I don't think you will get a better price anywhere.

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    It totally depends on the kind of quilting being done. They are very reasonable depending on what the quilting is. Where I live they sew by hand~~not machine!

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    One question--do you supply the batting or do they? According to the prices I charge they are extremely reasonable. I supply the batting (usually cotton) and for a queen size all-over pattern I usually get $100. The King is normally $125-150. So I would say they are very reasonable.

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    Seems too low to me.

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    those are incredable pricings for quilting. either by hand or machine. If you like thier designs then by all means go for it.

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    I was going to say, these prices seem way to low.

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    Not at all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tolelady53
    One question--do you supply the batting or do they? According to the prices I charge they are extremely reasonable. I supply the batting (usually cotton) and for a queen size all-over pattern I usually get $100. The King is normally $125-150. So I would say they are very reasonable.
    Nope. The batting prices in your example would be Queen-5oz 9.50 and for 6.6oz it's 10.50 added to the price. Then they have a price list to add the binding on. ie...Queen 90x108 $35. King 108x120 $42. I have seen their work and it is beautiful.
    I am quite positive that its done on the LA.

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    doing the math for just the queen size quilt it works out to .007 cents per square inch. the is 7 tenths of 1 cent. how on earth can they do that.

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    if they are true menonites then they dont use a longarm. they use hand power only. nothign electrical.

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    I just had a lap quilt done for $65.00 and she said she was giving me a discount! It was very beautiful and this is the west coast.

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    Compared to prices I have seen locally (and many places online), these prices are about half. They are quite low. I would certainly give them a try. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by stewyscrewy
    if they are true menonites then they dont use a longarm. they use hand power only. nothign electrical.
    Not here. Here it is the Amish that don't use electric. The menonites have stores and this place even fixes sewing machines! I went there today to get a bobbin casing that I lost. Only $14 and they adjusted the tension which is good because I have no idea where to even look to adjust that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Momof3Es
    Quote Originally Posted by stewyscrewy
    if they are true menonites then they dont use a longarm. they use hand power only. nothign electrical.
    Not here. Here it is the Amish that don't use electric. The menonites have stores and this place even fixes sewing machines! I went there today to get a bobbin casing that I lost. Only $14 and they adjusted the tension which is good because I have no idea where to even look to adjust that!
    That is correct for here also, Amish do not use electricity or rubber tires etc. But the Mennonite religion does not restrict me from electricity. Those prices are excellent, it their work is as great as you stated it would seem to me that is almost a steal.

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    oops my bad... thougth they were the same as the amish.

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    It's ok. I just recently read a couple of articles that explained some of the differences. It was amazingly interesting. Otherwise I don't know much about them at all.

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    Very good price - here in California - its about 130-140 for a queen size with quilting only - no batting or finishing.

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    I would never do my own machine quilting again .. if I could get that kind of price for LongArm services.

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    i just dont see how they can do it

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    Those prices are extremely low. that's about half of what I charge. The Mennonites in our nearby town are in line with what I charge. I don't see how they can charge so little.

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    Are there other charges? Thread, turning, loading on the machine?---Dave B.

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    those are about what i pay and she includes poly batting

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    Great prices.

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    Please post a photo of your finished quilt. Would love to see the type
    quilting you get for prices mentioned. They are more than reasonable
    even if doing simple Meander or Pantos edge to edge.

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