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    I am curious...
    I quilt small lap quilts, wall hangings and one twin quilt on my home sewing machine.
    I am taking on a larger quilt and am wondering about "sending it out to the quilters"?
    How do you do this? How do you prepare the quilt top?
    Do they care on battings and backings...and how larger should they be?
    How much do they usually charge so I know I am in the ball park.
    Thanks for all the help.
    Kirsten

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    I have a long arm quilter that does my quilting for me on big projects.
    She charges 2 cents per inch.
    She provides the batting.
    I mail her the backing and the top. The backing has to be 6 inches bigger all the way around.
    She will attach the binding for $10 extra.
    I send it insured, signature required, US mail.
    Her turn around time is about 4 weeks, sometimes less.

    She and her husband are fantastic!
    I let them pick the design, because it is always so beautiful.
    Did I leave any questions out?
    I would be glad to pass on her name...

    Purple

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplemem
    I have a long arm quilter that does my quilting for me on big projects.
    She charges 2 cents per inch.
    She provides the batting.
    I mail her the backing and the top. The backing has to be 6 inches bigger all the way around.
    She will attach the binding for $10 extra.
    I send it insured, signature required, US mail.
    Her turn around time is about 4 weeks, sometimes less.

    She and her husband are fantastic!
    I let them pick the design, because it is always so beautiful.
    Did I leave any questions out?
    I would be glad to pass on her name...

    Purple
    She PAYS for the batting? You don't have to pay any extra for it??

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    Terri,
    No, she pays for the batting as part of her service.

    purple

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplemem
    Terri,
    No, she pays for the batting as part of her service.

    purple
    Ok, you send her the top and the backing.
    She charges you 2 cents a square inch and that b] includes[b] the batting?
    No extra charge for it, correct?
    So, if your quilt were 100x100, she would charge you $200, for the entire quilt including the batting...right?

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    that's about right.
    I just got a quote on a 92x92 for $200, and she was attaching the binding.

    She's fantastic. Actually, as she is undergoing chemo and radiation therapy right now her husband is doing the long arm quilting. He's fantastic, too. He's recovering from a liver and kidney transplant.

    Super people.
    Purple

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    That's awesome!!
    I wonder if they'd do for me?
    I'd have to have all their rules, if they do. Sometimes my quilts are exactly square, at times. :)

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    Terri,
    I sent you a pm regarding contact info.

    purple

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplemem
    Terri,
    I sent you a pm regarding contact info.

    purple
    Thanks so much!
    I have it and wrote it down and put it on my board so I won't lose it

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    I found a gal in Fresno, very reasonably priced. She did a queen for me last year, for $35, I supplied the batting. Took about a month turn around time. If you PM me, I'll give you her name.

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    That is so cool.
    Thanks for the help everyone.
    You can PM me contact info, I would appreciate it.
    Thanks
    Kirsten

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    Every longarm quilter has their preferences for how much extra they want on the backing and batting. My gal wants an extra 4 inches all around. I bring her the top, batting and backing. We pick out the design from the many she has and we pick out the color of the thread. I call her a couple weeks before I bring it to her and she schedules me for whenever I need it. Last one was 2 weeks and she called me the day before the deadline. She will do binding for $15 (twin) $20 (queen) $25 (king). I prefer to do my own. She charges .0125 cents per square inch. Another I've used gets .0150 cents and wants 6 inches extra batting and backing. My gal will supply the batting for a charge but doesn't have the one I like. So check with the person first to see their requirements. They all vary sometimes due to the type of frame they have.


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    Its funny you should mention Fresno, there is another couple of ladies that do longarm in Aubery and they are fantastic. Anyone that would like info contact me and I will send it. They are just starting up in business, been at it only about a yr. so can use some extra help.

    Rita

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    I know a lady in Bakersfield who does great work. She has won awards on her own quilts. She went to Long Arm University when she got her Millinium. If anyone wants her info, please PM me, and I will provide.

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