SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Platinum Sponsor
PatternReview.com
PatternReview.com

Forum > Quilters' Corner > Cost of sending a quilt to be quilted? ( Moderated by Sharon1952)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Cost of sending a quilt to be quilted?
I have no idea at all
Michelle T

Michelle T
Intermediate
British Columbia CANADA
Member since 8/24/02
Posts: 4486
Send Message

      



Date: 7/21/12 11:59 AM

I am just getting into quilting beyond rag quilts and tied quilts.

Knowing me I will get bogged down at the point of actually doing the quilting.

I am sure I can manage small items, but anything larger than a metre square may be waiting in my UFO's for a long time.

So those who send their quilts to a long arm quilter, what are you paying?

I know prices will vary quite a bit, and I am in Canada, but a ball park idea of what it could cost to do a baby, twin or queen quilt would be great.

------
Proud parent of a Dwight International School Honour Roll Student

Learn To Sew
star
Learn To Sew  Friend of PR
Advanced Beginner
Member since 4/12/05
Posts: 11765
Send Message

      



In reply to Michelle T <<


Date: 7/21/12 1:18 PM

Lets see. I took a class last spring and made my first quilt. The size with borders was 68x93, I think. I'd have to look it up. I ended up paying right at $100 for it---with my student discount included. That is a lot of money for someone to quilt this for me on the long arm. The price included the clamatis pattern I chose, the 3 bobbins of thread, the light green thread for the LA on top, the batting in soft and bright I wanted, as it will someday hang on the wall. It is lovely to just look at. It is also flat as a pancake.

Do you want some fluff to yours or want it to lay flat? If done on a long arm, it will be flat. Pretty, but flat. I kind of miss the fluffy part of mine.

I also want to do smaller ones by myself and not have them done on the LA. Why spend so much money if I do not have to?

------
Bernina 630, my much loved main machine
Bernina embroidery module
Pfaff 2036 my back up & travel machine
Babylock Molly, mechanical
Bernina 1200DA serger
Unique Sewing Cabinet 450L

AdaH
star
AdaH  Friend of PR
Intermediate
Iowa USA
Member since 11/21/09
Posts: 2483
Send Message

      



Date: 7/21/12 1:22 PM

Around $100 for a twin and then on up for the larger sizes. This price does includ the batting and thread.

I no longer quilt as I have made so many quilts over the years and still have 15 quilt tops that need quilting. Some of these quilt tops I don't even like anymore. I have decided to leace them for my kids to deal with.

------
Ada

goodworks1
star
goodworks1  Friend of PR
Advanced
Illinois USA
Member since 7/19/03
Posts: 3720
Send Message

      



Date: 7/21/12 1:26 PM

Actually, if you choose to have the stitching spaced wider the price is usually less. And uses less thread. And I believe panto-grams are less expensive than hand guided.

Other than that, I'm not sure. You can find price sheets online; I haven't looked recently, but found some earlier.

------
blog: goodworks1.wordpress.com

Sharon1952
star
Sharon1952  Friend of PR
Advanced
Massachusetts USA
Member since 7/1/08
Posts: 3092
Board Moderator
Send Message

      



Date: 7/21/12 7:49 PM

My area of US you can figure about $2.00/ sq. foot for panto or programmed quilting. $4.00 - $5.00/sq ft for custom work. Check around because you may be able to rent time on a long arm and do it yourself. It will save you about 50%- if you are relatively speedy as a sewer.

------
Sewing: A creative mess is better than tidy idleness. ~Author Unknown

Michelle T

Michelle T
Intermediate
British Columbia CANADA
Member since 8/24/02
Posts: 4486
Send Message

      



Date: 7/22/12 1:39 PM

Thank you for the replies.

Pricing by square foot makes sense.

I had no idea that the batting could be included in the cost.

A friend had a long arm machine fro personal use, but sold it about a year ago.

------
Proud parent of a Dwight International School Honour Roll Student

Sharon Rose
Sharon Rose  Friend of PR
Intermediate
Indiana USA
Member since 3/10/11
Posts: 173
Send Message

      



Date: 7/22/12 9:35 PM

In our area, the basic cost is a penny a square inch. One of the local quilt shops has a long arm they rent for $15/hour. this is after a 2 hour class on the long arm at $15/hour of class time. They told me I could expect to save about 50% if I quilted it myself.

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Quilters' Corner >> Cost of sending a quilt to be quilted?

Merchants on PR

Patterns from the Past


vintage sewing patterns
Deals!

Reconstructing History


Reconstructing History
Web site

Elliott Berman Textiles


Fabrics for Greater Ideas
Deals!

Gwyn Hug


Fabric Shopping Help!
Deals!

Style Arc sewing dress patterns


Patterns That Fit
Web site

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Fun with Fitting - BODICE w Darts
Fun with Fitting - BODICE w Darts

Register

Beginners Guide to Dyeing Fabrics
Beginners Guide to Dyeing Fabrics

Register

Sewing Workshop Tahoe Pants Pattern

Sewing Workshop Tahoe Pants Pattern

Buy Now
SewBaby Five Easy Booties Pattern

SewBaby Five Easy Booties Pattern

Buy Now

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.