LONG ARM QUILTING SERVICES

Why YES; I'd LOVE to quilt for you!  šŸ˜€.  Need it in a hurry?  Not a problem -- my turnaround time for edge-to-edge quilting is ~2 weeks.


 Let's Get Your Quilt Top Scheduled for Quilting!

Most of the questions I get about quilting services are answered below, but if you are ready to book your quilt now (and don't have time to read through all of that), go ahead and shoot me an email:

Rebecca@RebeccaGraceQuilting.com

Your Email Should Include:

  1. The dimensions of your quilt
  2. Your deadline, if you have one
  3. Any quilting designs you have in mind
  4. Your phone number and the best time to reach you  
  5. Attach a photo.  If your top isn't finished yet, feel free to send the pattern photo and/or work-in-progress photos.

Need More Info? Read On...

Edge-to-Edge Quilting: 

Echo Bubble Meander E2E

Edge-to-Edge Computerized Pantograph quilting (E2E) uses a repeating design that flows across the entire surface of your quilt.  My machine is computerized, and I resize every design to ensure it's the perfect scale for your quilt and as lightly or heavily quilted as you want it to be.  I have 400+ quilting designs to choose from and I'm constantly adding more.  If you have something specific in mind for your quilt, that's great.  If you don't know what you want, I'll be happy to make suggestions once I receive your quilt top!  šŸ˜

PRICING:

Quilting Labor + Thread + Batting  = Total 


1. Quilting Labor: Priced from $.025 to $.03 per Square Inch

Multiply the length and width of your quilt top to get the total square inches.  


Example: a 90" x 90" quilt top = 8100 square inches.


In the example above, the quilting labor would fall somewhere between $202 to $243, depending on the design chosen.  For quilts smaller than 2000 square inches, a $50 minimum quilting charge applies.  


Price per square inch is determined by the complexity of the design and how dense you want the quilting to be. Moderately dense quilting designs that can stitch out at a high speed without compromising accuracy, like Let It Snow pictured below, are priced at the lower end of the range.  


Let It Snow E2E

Quilting designs that involve a lot of backtracking and/or very precise alignment from row to row take longer to stitch out and will be priced at the higher end of the range.  

 

Graffiti #7 E2E

2. Thread

The actual cost of thread used on your quilt (not an entire cone) will be added to your final invoice.  The thread cost for a Queen quilt with an average density E2E design is usually less than $15.   

 

3. Batting

Batting is priced by the linear inch.

I stock Quilter's Dream Cotton80/20 Cotton/Poly BlendDream PolyDream Wool, and Dream Bamboo (formerly Dream Orient)   Once I receive your quilt top, I can recommend batting based on your budget, the look you want, and the intended use of your finished quilt.


Have you already purchased your batting?  That's fine too -- just check with me to confirm that your batting is large enough and that it's suitable for long arm quilting.  


Shipping 

Long distance customers can ship their quilt tops and backing to me using the carrier of their choice.  I ship completed quilts back to clients via UPS (my discounted business rates with UPS are cheaper than what the U.S. Post Office charges, UPS includes twice as much insurance at no additional cost, and their reliability and tracking capabilities are superior to ensure that your quilt arrives safely on your doorstep).  The actual return shipping cost will be added to your final invoice.  

 

Local Quilt Drop-Off & Pickup

Drop-offs and pickups are by appointment only.  Local customers can schedule drop off and pick up their quilts in person from my home studio in the Ballantyne area of Charlotte, NC.   We can also schedule your drop-off/pickup before or after a guild meeting (Either the Charlotte Quilters' Guild or the Charlotte Modern Quilt Guild).  


North Carolina Sales Tax 

Per state law, North Carolina/Mecklenburg County sales tax, currently 7.25%, applies to all orders that are dropped off and/or picked up locally.  Sales tax is not added to orders that are both shipped to my studio from outside North Carolina AND shipped back to an out-of-state address. 

 

Other FAQs:

  • Backing fabric should be at least 6-8" beyond the edges of your quilt top on all four sides Example: a 60" x 80" quilt needs backing that measures at least 72" x 92".  Bigger is better!    If your backing needs to be seamed, it's best to use a 1/2" seam allowance, a short stitch length (2.0 works great), and press the seam OPEN to reduce bulk.  One more thing -- quilt backings need to be square, with opposite edges parallel and 90 degree corners, in order to load them onto a long arm frame without wavy ripples turning into tucks or pleats on the back of the quilt.  If you are generous with the size of your backing fabric, I can square up those edges if needed and still have plenty of backing to load your quilt.  Any excess backing fabric will be returned to you.
  • If you are shipping your quilt to me, it should be pressed and loosely folded in a large enough box to ensure that your quilt does not arrive crumpled and deeply creased.  Please do not cram it into the tiniest little box you can find...  
  • Quilts With "Personality": Ideally, every quilt top would be squareall seams would be completely sewn with no holes, and every quilt border would lay flat as a pancake.   However, there are no quilt police allowed in my studio and there is no such thing as a perfect quilt top!  If your quilt has problems that you don't know how to fix, let's figure it out together.  I LOVE helping beginners finish quilts they can be proud of! 
  • Jobs are scheduled for quilting in the order received.  Your quilt will be added to my schedule as soon as I receive your quilt top, backing, and batting (if using your own).  I typically schedule edge-to-edge orders 1-2 weeks out with longer lead times as we approach the holidays.  Get those Christmas quilt tops to me EARLY!!  šŸ˜‰.   
  • Payment is due in full at the time you pick up your quilt, or prior to my shipping it back to you.  I do not require an advance deposit.  

So...  Ready to Schedule Your Top for Quilting?

If you have any questions that I haven't answered here, just email me:

Rebecca@RebeccaGraceQuilting.com




Your Email Should Include:

  1. The dimensions of your quilt
  2. Your deadline, if you have one
  3. Any quilting designs you have in mind
  4. Your phone number and the best time to reach you  
  5. Attach a photo.  If your top isn't finished yet, feel free to send the pattern photo and/or work-in-progress photos.


Thank you so much -- I'm looking forward to quilting for you!

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