Longarm Quilting


Longarm Machine Quilting: ~All Over Designs-$0.02 per square inch
~Semi-Custom Level Quilting-$0.035 per square inch
~Custom Level Quilting-$0.05 per square inch

Thread and Needles: ~Thread and Needle Charge-$10 per quilt

Batting: ~Baby-$8 per yard ~Queen-$11 per yard ~King-$14 per yard

Piecing: ~Backing-$10 per seam (+ price of materials if not provided)

Squaring Up: ~$20 flat rate

Pressing: ~$10 per half hour

Binding: ~LLQ provides fabric-$0.38 per linear inch machine stitching to quilt top ~Customer provides fabric-$0.12 per linear inch machine stitching to quilt top

~Hand or machine stitching to back of quilt-$10 per half hour

Shipping:

~$25 flat rate for the first quilt in the box plus $10 for each additional quilt in the same box.  

~$100 insurance coverage and tracking number included with all shipments.  Additional insurance coverage available through USPS upon customer request.

Quilts are booked by reservation only.  Please note that I will need a 50% deposit before I can reserve your quilt’s time on the frame.


Looking for a quick way to get started on your next project? Click here to fill out an information request form.


Preparing Your Quilt Top for Longarm Quilting:

    Many of my new customers express concern when dropping off their quilt tops for the first time; they feel that their piecing is not perfect and are worried that I might judge their work.  I want my customers to trust that I respect the hard work they have put into their quilts and that I do not look upon any imperfections judgmentally.  I am always looking for new tricks to help improve my own quilting so I would like to offer the following rules of thumb to help you as you prepare your quilt top for longarm quilting.

  1. Make sure your quilt top is well pressed and seams are flattened.  
  2. Trim all hanging threads from the back and edge as much as you can.  Those threads will show through light areas of the quilt.
  3. If there is fullness in the center or wavy borders, you may wind up with pleats or puckers.  I do my best to correct such problems as I quilt, but I can’t guarantee that I can work out all problems.  To avoid wavy borders and pleats, you must make your quilt fit your borders.  Measure through the middle of the quilt and cut your borders to that length.  You may need to ease the quilt to fit the borders.
  4. Identify the top of your quilt and backing with a safety pin if it has a directional print.

Preparing the Backing for Longarm Quilting:

  1. The backing fabric should be 100% cotton fabric.  
  2. If the backing fabric isn’t big enough, please use a 5/8″ seam to piece the backing.  Press the seam open.
  3. The backing must be at least eight inches longer in length and width than the top.
  4. Please press the backing fabric.

Batting:

  1. If you provide batting instead of purchasing it from me, it should be cut to the same width as the backing (at least eight inches longer and wider than the quilt top), but may be longer than the backing.
  2. Please do not baste the quilt top, batting, and backing together.  I need all three layers separated so I can attach them individually to the frame.

Shipping Your Quilt Top:

  1. Place your quilt top in a zippered plastic bag to ensure that if the box gets wet during shipping, your top will still be okay.
  2. Do not ship your quilt top until you have reserved time for quilting with Erin.  As a reminder, I will need a 50% deposit before I can reserve your quilt’s time on the frame.

Example Longarm Quilting Project Pricing:

Queen size quilt measuring 92" x 84" with allover edge to edge quilting design

(customer provided batting, no backing seam or binding services needed)

92" x 84" = 7,728 square inches

7,728 square inches x $0.02 = $154.56 

Thread and needle charge =$10

Total = $164.56 + tax (and shipping if required)


Square Inches Calculation:
Quilt top length (inches) multiplied by quilt top width (inches)
Example: Quilt top length is 87 inches and width is 78 inches.  
87" x 78" = 6,786 square inches.



Linear Inches Calculation:
Quilt top length (inches) multiplied by 2 plus quilt top width (inches) multiplied by 2
Example: Quilt top length is 87 inches and width is 78 inches.  
(87" x 2) + (78" x 2) = 330 linear inches.