Stippling - 2¢ square inch.

Freehand design or pantograph - 2.5¢- 4¢ square inch.

Price varies depending on density and amount of backtracking


Custom quilting may include rulers, dense quilting patterns, and thread changes.

Basic custom quilting -4.5¢- 6¢ square inch.

Premium custom quilting - 6.5¢ square inch and up.


I work with Hobbs batting and keep 80/20 and wool in stock.


Thread is included. I use primarily Gide and Wonderfil.

$5 per thread change.

Other Fees

Making backing                 $20 per seam. this includes pressing backing
Turning quilt                       $25

Trimming quilt                    $10 minimum
Minimum charge              $60/per quilt (Small items that share a backing can count as one item to reach the minimum)


Additional fees for possible snags I run into while working on your quilt.  Could be pleating, trimming excess thread, ironing, etc.  (Don't worry too much about this because you are going to follow my quilt prep guide...right?!) 

$30 per hour. 

Preparing your Quilt for Quilting

It might seem scary handing over your precious patchwork, I totally get it! That's why I've made it as easy as 1, 2, 3. 

1. Email or call me to discuss your desired design, the size of your quilt, and thread colour.

2. Follow the quilt preparations below.

Pop that quilt in the mail, or meet me locally, and you leave the rest up to me!  Easy, right?!


  • Press your quilt top well and make sure your seams are flat.  

  • Trim all excess thread. Excess thread can cause snags while quilting. Be especially careful of darker threads showing through light fabrics.

  • Keep baking and top separate. Do not baste or pin.


  1. Cut your backing at least 5 inches larger than your top on all sides. For example. if your quilt measures 60 x 72 inches, your quilt back should be AT LEAST 70 x 82. This is super important!

  2. When seaming your back, cut 2 pieces of fabric the same length, and pin before sewing together to prevent stretching. (remove selvages from seam). 

  3. If your back had a top and bottom, please mark with a piece of paper and a safety pin. Same for the quilt top. 


  1. Be sure to attach your borders properly. Make your quilt fit the borders rather than the borders fitting the quilt. 

  2. Measure for your borders through the center of the quilt in 3 places, and cut your borders to match these lengths. Take the average measurement if they are not the same. 

  3. Mark both the border and the quilt edge in 1/8ths. Match the marks and ease the quilt into the borders. 

If the above preparations cannot be met, there are "work-arounds" we can discuss.

I do not trim backing/batting unless requested.

Philippa G Quilts is a kitty friendly and smoke-free environment.