Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
LQS Price for basting >

LQS Price for basting

LQS Price for basting

Old 03-27-2013, 07:32 AM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
familyfun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 523
Default LQS Price for basting

I have called several LQS for basting a king size.. Most say they cant do it because they do not have long enough stitch length.
However the one shop wanted $150 Does that sound like alot to you ?? I thought is was Alot for basting... I have never had anything LAQ so I didnt know if this was reasonable or not.
Any Thoughts ?
familyfun is offline  
Old 03-27-2013, 07:35 AM
  #2  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Upland CA
Posts: 18,376
Default

I have never had this done. Sounds like alot but I am just not sure.
mighty is offline  
Old 03-27-2013, 07:38 AM
  #3  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 150
Default

Why does it have to be basted?
gertz is offline  
Old 03-27-2013, 07:57 AM
  #4  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: NY
Posts: 10,568
Default

That sounds like a lot to me. I just took an arbitrary measurement for a king at 120" square and based on a $150 price quote they are charging you a bit over a penny per s/i for basting. Many LAQ charge that for an all over meander. I have heard some LAQ only charge about $50 for basting. I've never basted a quilt for someone but I would think 1/2 a cent to 1/3 of a cent per s/i would be more in line for basting, depending on your area.

Gertz, the original poster is most likely handquilting her quilt in a lap hoop which requires basting the sandwich. Rather than basting it herself she is seeking the services of a LAQ to sandwich and baste the quilt for her.
feline fanatic is offline  
Old 03-27-2013, 08:50 AM
  #5  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
familyfun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 523
Default

Originally Posted by gertz View Post
Why does it have to be basted?
Yep.. Feline is right... It is a wholecloth that I am hand quilting.. and I HATE to baste king size quilts.. I saw on the board the other day that some LAQ do it for you for a reasonable fee.. so I thought I would check it out.
familyfun is offline  
Old 03-27-2013, 09:05 AM
  #6  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Western Wisconsin
Posts: 12,930
Default

My understanding years ago was that it would be about $50 to baste a king-size quilt. Do you have a quilt guild in your area? You could probably find someone to baste it for you through the guild. Private quilters don't have to charge for store overhead, etc. the way the LQS does.
Prism99 is offline  
Old 03-27-2013, 09:09 AM
  #7  
Super Member
 
Buckeye Rose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Monroe, IN
Posts: 2,283
Default

I had a king sized top basted in a long running stitch for $25 ....I provided the batting and backing.....she told me it took her longer to load the quilt than to do the actual basting.
Buckeye Rose is offline  
Old 03-27-2013, 09:33 AM
  #8  
Super Member
 
ghostrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 4,688
Default

Price here in New Hampshire for basting is $0.006 per square inch (120"x120" w/b $86.40).
ghostrider is offline  
Old 03-27-2013, 10:50 AM
  #9  
Power Poster
 
BellaBoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Front row
Posts: 14,648
Default

The local LAs here baste King size quilts for $20, I furnish my own batting. One LA uses up her 'don't like' thread. The basting stitches look to be about 3 - 4 inches long. I don't baste any of my bigger quilts, I let the LA do it.
BellaBoo is offline  
Old 03-27-2013, 02:58 PM
  #10  
Power Poster
 
dunster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Lake Elsinore, CA
Posts: 14,204
Default

My Innova has a stitch regulator, but it does not have a long stitch that would be used for basting. (If I had the more expensive stitch regulator, I think it might have a basting stitch). If I want to baste within the quilt using regular thread, I have to do a single stitch, move the machine, single stitch, etc. It is possible, but it is not optimal for me or for the quilt. I would also charge big bucks to do it this way.

However - there is another option, and that's using water soluble thread for the basting. That might or might not work for you, depending on the humidity where you live and how long the quilt will be in the frame. Superior makes two different water soluble threads (Vanish Lite and Vanish Extra). I have used the Lite in my longarm, top and bobbin, and it works great for stabilizing the quilt before doing the quilting. The Extra would probably be better for your purpose.
dunster is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
luckydiver17
Main
8
03-31-2014 02:05 PM
krysti
Main
60
03-25-2012 11:22 AM
craftybear
Links and Resources
1
12-28-2010 02:28 PM
mountain deb
Main
15
06-09-2010 09:02 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FREE Quilting Newsletter


SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.