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    My grandma was making a queen size quilt for me before she passed away years ago. well it still needs to be binded and quilted together. I found a person here in town that does this and will charge me $70 to quilt and $60 to do the binding=$130. Just wondering if anyone knows if this is a good price or not? Has anyone paid someone else to do the quilting for them?
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    To me that is a good price. I had a twin done for 80.00 four years ago and I had to do the binding myself.

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    That sounds like a great price!
    I'd also ask if the person has references so you can see what type of work they do

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    Great deal from where I stand.

    My long arm quilter charges $75+ for a lap quilt and that doesn't include the binding.

    Just think of the treasure that you'll have once it's done.

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    Yep, that sounds like a fair price.

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    Great thanx for the info!! I thought it didn't sound to bad but I wasn't really sure. The lady had some pics on the web to show some of her work. She was a seamstress for years and now her husband and her do boat interiors, etc but bought a long arm quilter because of the need in our area for the service. I emailed her and she responded right away and asked questions and then quoted me the prices and said i could save the e-mail as my quote.

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    That actually sounds like a very good price!! How much quilting is there going to be?

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    Sounds like a great price to me!!

    Is she including the price of the batting or do you provide that? Do you have to make the binding or just provide the fabric?

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    Great price. I just paid over $200 for the long arm quilting alone, and I did the binding myself!!

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    Ask to see her quilting first. You get what you pay for..... the price may be good, but that's about right for a really open meander, and I do mean open.

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    The quilting is a great price but I think the binding is way out of line!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewnsewer2
    The quilting is a great price but I think the binding is way out of line!
    I just got my king size (120" sq.) quilt back from the long armer -- Trust me -- I'd pay $70 to have someone sew that binding on for me!! I'm not sure how I'm gonna get it done without someone to help me hold the darn thing!

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    I already have the binding strips fromwhen my grandma was working on it and it is already tied together with yarn, because she was getting it ready to quilt. I saw a few pics online of her work but I will be asking questions on what way she would quilt mine, and I think she it would be done in a few days.

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    I am lucky to have a quilter here in Phx who quilts and binds for 45 dollars.

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    It sounds like a great price to me.

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    if she does a good job, that's a great price. get recommendations.

    are you afraid to tackle the binding yourself?

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    butterflywing- yes I wouldn't even try! i have yet to finish my own quilts so I have never done any binding or quilting the three pieces together and on a quilt this size :oops: no way to start learning. the few pics that I've seen the close ups on look nice.

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    your time will come.


    :roll: , ah, yes!

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    Sounds reasonable to me---I had a lap sized quilt done and paid $90. I thought that was quite a bit but he did have a computerized long arm and the results were beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose Marie
    I am lucky to have a quilter here in Phx who quilts and binds for 45 dollars.
    Wow you ARE lucky. That is a steal. What size?

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    Good price, but make sure you have all instructions in writing then there is no mis-communication. Also how old is the quilt? If it is over 20 years old you need to have it checked BEFORE you have it quilted so that the quilt does not get ruined in the process.

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    hokie,
    All Sizes. She says it takes as much prep for a small quilt as a large one so it is the same price on all sizes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose Marie
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    All Sizes. She says it takes as much prep for a small quilt as a large one so it is the same price on all sizes.
    Great deal. It would pay to send mine to her if you like the work, but I enjoy the quilting myself.

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    That is the only problem. She is so busy it takes 3 months to get your quilt done.

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    Rose Marie-I too live in your area-down Tempe way-would like the name of your quilter, I just don't have the space to get a big project going to finish my quilt Faye

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