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Thread: Price for Machine Quilting?

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    Super Member NIICHMOM's Avatar
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    Price for Machine Quilting?

    I am fairly new to quilting, I have always done my own quilting on my Sears Sewing Machine, (bought in the '70') or by tying them. But I am doing alot more piece quilting,
    and I would like to have them quilted by long arm quilting. But I have never read or heard how much does one charge for long arm quilting. How much for a baby, single or queen size quilt... size or job. Could some enlighten me on this. THank You in advance..

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    I think it all depends on who is doing the quilting, what stryle of pattern you choose and where you have it done. I always send my larger quilts out to the LA to be done. Yes, it gets costly, however there is no way I can do it myself. I have paid as little as $25. for a small one and as much as $112.00 for a KIng size. Hope this helps.

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    I just paid $113.00 for a full size, plus $16.00 for thread. This was a panto design, no custom work involved.
    It's worth it to me. I just can't get the hang of FMQ.

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    A friend does mine - $40 for lap, $60 for twin - haven't had her do any larger than that. I do crib and smaller laps myself. I've also paid $60 for a large lap - also to a friend. Both these ladies didn't take in much work and were limited in what they could do with a quilt - basic quilting only - but more than I could do on my domestic machine. I still use them only for special quilts or larger ones.
    So many quilts, so little time.

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    Wow, you guys get great deals! I have only had 3 quilts done by a longarm quilter - the first one was a king and it cost me $398! The other 2 ranged from lap size to twin and ran between $125 and $150.
    BJ

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    tT depends on where you live on pricing. I paid over $100 for a twin by a local shop. Charismah, from the board here, did a queen size for a very reasonable price and did a much better job, but shipping get expensive. I just had a local lady do a twin and I will use her again. That one was part meandering and part custom. Start asking.

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    I think you ladies have gotten bargins. I have only had 2 quilt done by LA and the price was much more. for a lap quilt I paid $95. I had a quilting instructor that charged even more and her price didn't include the binding. If she put the binding on that would be another $25.

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    My prices depend on the size and pattern you want quilted. Also if you provide the batting and binding.
    Any where from $30.00 to $250.00 unless I provide the batting and do the binding which adds to the cost.
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    I just had a double bed size done for $125 (batting included but I supplied the backing). Another quilter here is more expensive but does an outstanding job..He is more like $175. I do some of my own by hand but it takes such a long time and I have so many I want to make. Sigh...I love the work I have seen from LAQers on the board but none live nearby and shipping gets expensive. If you hear of a reasonable quilter in Illinois please send me a PM asap! Good luck!
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    there is a list of long arm'ers here on the board- catagorized by location- check the list, find someone in your neck of the woods- look at their work to see if you like the type of quilting they do- and send them a pm- they will be happy to send you their pricelist and guidelines- everyone is different-
    some charge by the project itself- some charge by the square inch...like 1 1/2 cents a square inch-
    some only do panto's=edge to edge patterns- some do custom work- some are computer guided, some are all free=handed- the prices vary as much as the techniques- and skills.
    we really do not (normally) discuss prices on the open board- that is more a private message exchange.
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    I have found that good long arm quilting is an art. If you find a person who does a wonderful job the expense is worth it. Good quilting really enhances your project. I highly recommend Charismah. She does wonderful work and her prices are in the middle range. She is definitely worth every penny and more.
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    Where do I find this list on the board? I did a search but all posts concerning longarm quilting came up.
    Thank you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl View Post
    there is a list of long arm'ers here on the board- catagorized by location- check the list, find someone in your neck of the woods- look at their work to see if you like the type of quilting they do- and send them a pm- they will be happy to send you their pricelist and guidelines- everyone is different-
    some charge by the project itself- some charge by the square inch...like 1 1/2 cents a square inch-
    some only do panto's=edge to edge patterns- some do custom work- some are computer guided, some are all free=handed- the prices vary as much as the techniques- and skills.
    we really do not (normally) discuss prices on the open board- that is more a private message exchange.
    Kathleen, a lass with a bit of the Irish in her blood and a whole lot of Irish in her heart

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    I almost feel guilty telling what I just paid today for my king size quilt! I paid $50! She provided the batting and thread. I am going to add the binding as I am going to do prairie points. She usually charges $55 for a king and I believe she charges an additional $20 to do the binding. She does a beautiful job too! I am very happy! My question here, since it was my first to have done....should I have included a tip?

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    I just tried to locate the list of Long Arm pros on the board . I used to know right where it was .. anyone konw where its at now in the new format?

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    Do a search on the web for long arm quilters and you will get a broad selection to look at that quote their prices.
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    I have always wanted to ask this question. Thanks to everyone. I've learned a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casi View Post
    I almost feel guilty telling what I just paid today for my king size quilt! I paid $50! She provided the batting and thread. I am going to add the binding as I am going to do prairie points. She usually charges $55 for a king and I believe she charges an additional $20 to do the binding. She does a beautiful job too! I am very happy! My question here, since it was my first to have done....should I have included a tip?
    I don't know about the tip but you might be getting a lot of pm's asking about information on this LA. LOL

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    I've had my husband's quilt...my avatar done by granny7x ...she did a fabulous job and was very reasonable, even with the shipping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casi View Post
    I almost feel guilty telling what I just paid today for my king size quilt! I paid $50! She provided the batting and thread. I am going to add the binding as I am going to do prairie points. She usually charges $55 for a king and I believe she charges an additional $20 to do the binding. She does a beautiful job too! I am very happy! My question here, since it was my first to have done....should I have included a tip?
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    It depends on the size of the quilt, whether its an edge to edge design or a custom job, how much thread is used and if they provide the batting.

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    I pay .01 per square inch.

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    Of course it would depend on where you live, but I just had two lap sizes quilted for $60 ea, it was a beautiful overall design, I provided the batting. Check out your local quilt shops, many posts their business cards there.
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    I paid $130 for a twin, all over meander, nothing fancy. She did a nice job but I thought it was kinda pricey. I guess it just depends on where you are and what you want.

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    Well I am glad to hear that people are paying what i consider to be reasonable. I paid too much for quilting. I am talking as high as almost 300.00 for a King size quilt. I really like to give my family a quilt that will fit on their bed and not on the back of a couch. I realized that after paying over 6000.00 for others' quilting skills. I had actually brought a LA for myself and didn't have one!. So now that I have one, although it is a challenge for me, I am going to make it work for me!!! I love the 2 ladies that have provided quilting for me but I must try & cut cost where I can. i also learned in the last 2 years to do FMQ on my sewing machine and that has helped also with my smaller quilts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Landers View Post
    Well I am glad to hear that people are paying what i consider to be reasonable. I paid too much for quilting. I am talking as high as almost 300.00 for a King size quilt.
    You are lucky you do not live in NYC $300 is a bargain

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