quilting services

 

All our longarm quilting is done on our Gammill Classic longarm machine with Statler Stitcher. The Statler Stitcher offers state of the art stitch and design precision. We have a selection of over 1000 quilting patterns and designs. We are continually adding new designs to our collection. We will work with you to turn your quilt top into a finished keepsake.

quilting categories

Basting – Basting done in long stitches over the entire quilt top, in rows 4-5" apart. This allows the quilt top, batting and backing to be sandwiched together, for easier hand or home machine quilting. The long stitches allow for easy removal once the quilting is complete.

Edge to Edge (Pantographs) - A single pattern is used on the entire quilt top. Designs are chosen to enhance or compliment your quilt pattern or fabric style.

Custom – Quilting specifically designed around your individual quilt. Typically, more than one design is utilized for the blocks, borders and sashing.

binding

We offer binding services. You may choose to provide binding and we will attach it, or we will construct and attach and finish for you.

backing

We will put the backing of your quilt together for you if needed. Backings will be priced per seam. Generally, backings will have only one or two seams. There will be no charge for backing if fabric purchased from Cupcakes

fabrics and quilts

The price of your quilt is determined by several factors. The longarm quilting fee is determined by the size of your quilt in square inches. An example is quilt top is 60" x 75" would be 4500 square inches. The cost of quilting for an edge to edge design is $.02cents/square inch x 4500 which comes to $90.00. Other costs would include batting, thread, and binding services. You may choose your own batting, however, we do have Warm and Natural 100% cotton batting and Hobbs 80/20 cotton-polyester blend available for purchase. Additional charges may apply for specialty fabrics, techniques, and preparation/repairs of the quilt top.

longarm quilting pricing

Longarm Service Price
Basting $.005 per square inch (psi)
Edge to Edge $.02 (psi)
Custom Quilting Pricing starts at $.03 psi and depends on the complexity and density of selected designs.
Minimum Longarm $30.00
Expedite Fee $40.00

other charges

Other Charges Price
Batting Current Retail Price
Backing Based on selected fabric. $10.00/ seam
Thread  

King Tut/Aurifil/Metallic

$2.00 per bobbin used

All Other Threads

$1.00 per bobbin used
Non Longarm Services - includes minor quilt repairs, securing outer seams, pressing. $15.00 per hour- Minimum $5.00
Binding  

Make Binding

$.05 per linear inch

Machine stitch binding to quilt

$.05 per linear inch

Hand stitch finish on back

$.20 per linear inch

 

Pricing effective April 2013
Prices subject to change

*Fullness Disclaimer – Fullness and/or puckers within a quilt top cannot be quilted out. We cannot guarantee that puckers and tucks won't be sewn in. In some cases excessive fullness in borders may result in quilt top corners not being square. The flatter your quilt top is, the better the finished quilt will be.

*Mechanical Disclaimer – Please be aware that sewing machines including longarm machines are mechanical devices. Although we do our best to ensure perfect results every time, on very rare occasions mechanical problems can occur which may cause minor damage to a quilt top and/or backing.

preparing your quilt for quilting

  • Quilt top should be clean, pressed and trimmed down to final finished size.
  • Trim any loose threads. Make sure all seams are secure.
  • Use a safety pin to mark the top of the quilt.
  • Remove any excess pins, buttons and other embellishments.
  • The quilt top must lay flat. Measure quilt top across the top, bottom, and at the center. These measurements should be the same, if not you may end up with puckers and an unsquared quilt.
  • Quilt top, backing and batting should be 3 separate pieces. We load them separately on the longarm machine.
  • Batting and Backing must be at least 4" larger than the quilt top on all sides. For example, if the quilt top is 60" x 70" the Batting and Backing should measure 68" x 78".
  • If you prewash your quilt top it is highly recommended that you also prewash your backing fabric.