Custom Quilting ..........Quilt by Jennifer Kawata
QUILT BASTING Basting for hand quilting – quilt top, back and batting are provided separately; the long arm machine and frame are used to perfectly prepare a quilt sandwich which is stitched together with large easily removed stitches usinga contrasting polyester thread.
Cost estimate is $0.007 / square inch
Basting for machine quilting – same as above except a water soluable thread is used which will wash out after machine quilting is done by customer. This method is for those who want to do their own machine quilting, but want to bypass the quilt sandwiching process. It is especially useful for twin or larger quilts that are difficult to sandwich properly.
Cost estimate is $0.01 / square inch
LONG ARM QUILTING Edge-to-edge quilting – A pattern of varying complexity is stitched from one side of the quilt to another and is repeated in multiple rows. The pattern may be a design which is hand guided or computer guided and the same thread is used throughout the quilt.Cost varies and is dependant on the complexity of the design, the size of the quilt and whether it is hand or computer guided.
Light E2E - $0.014/square inch
Extra wide, fast stitching patterns only (example basic meander done double width)
Light/Medium E2E - $0.018/sq inch
Majority of patterns are in this category; designs stitched at or near default widths
Medium/Heavy E2E - $0.024/sq inch
Slower stitching patterns or other designs stitched at less than default widths (ie high density)
Custom quilting – This quilting technique features designs in blocks, separate borders and/or sashing, stitching in the ditch, diagonals, echo quilting, and/or patterns of varying complexity stitched in specific areas of the quilt. The machine may be fully hand-guided or a combination of computer and hand guided. Costs vary with the complexity of the designs, the number of thread changes and the number of stops/starts in the designs.
Light Custom - $0.03/square inch
Computerized patterns only in borders and/or blocks; no stitch in ditch (SID); no thread changes
Medium Custom - $0.042/sq inch
Mostly computerized designs; SID around blocks & borders; some hand guided work; 1-2 thread colors
Dense Custom - $0.059/sq inch
Mix of computerized and hand guided patterns;typically stitched more densely; heavy SID such as around applique, blocks and borders; 1-4 thread colors
Heavy/Heirloom Custom - $24/hour
Mostly hand guided; ruler work; grids; heavy SID; detailed and/or custom designs; multiple thread colors; micro designs
MATERIALS Quilting Threads:Over 150 different thread colors and types are available. Prices vary based on the kind and amount of thread used.
Batting:Dream Cotton batting is available by the linear inch.The cotton and cotton/poly blends are always in stock and other battings can be ordered for special projects.Specialty battings include lighter or heavier weight cottons, wool, black batting, flame retardant, Dream Poly, Dream Orient, Dream Green and Dream Puff.
• Seaming backing– yardage for backing is provided by the customer and quilt backing is prepared for quilting.
• Quilt top preparation – repair of seams, trimming threads, pressing. • Squaring up – trimming the finished quilt in preparation for binding. • Binding – preparing binding, half binding (stitching binding to front of quilt by machine), full binding (hand or machine finished)