LONGARM SERVICES & PRICING
EDGE TO EDGE
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.
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)
Preparing your Quilt for Quilting
Please do not baste the quilt layers together.
Preparing Your Quilt Top
Make sure your quilt top is well pressed and seams are flattened.
Trim all hanging threads from the back and edge as much as you can. Be especially careful of darker threads showing through light fabrics.
Quilting does not correct piecing problems. 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.
Identify the top of your quilt and backing with a safety pin if it has a directional print.
If you want curved corners, please wait until the quilting is finished to cut the curves. Proper attachment of the quilt to the long-arm machine depends on straight, square corners.
Preparing your Backing
The backing fabric should be 100% cotton fabric. Sheets are not the best choice for backing your quilt. If you are using a sheet, make sure it has been washed in hot water several times to ensure it has shrunk as much as it will, and that the thread count is no more than 180s.
To load on to the quilting frame, backing should be at least 10 inches longer than your quilt top in one direction (I actually prefer more if you have it - you can always trim it off later) and wider than the quilt top in the other direction by at least 6 inches.
If the backing fabric isn't big enough, please use a 1/2 - 5/8″ seam to piece the backing. Remove selvages from the seam, and press. I prefer that seams run across the width of the backing, especially in larger quilts.
The backing should be squared. 90 degree corners and straight edges.
Please press the backing fabric.
A busy fabric backing can hide stops and starts when doing custom or heirloom quilting
Batting should be a minimum of 6 inches longer and wider than the quilt top. If for example, your top is 50x50, the batting should be 56x56.
I usually have Hobbs 80/20 cotton/poly and Hobbs wool available.
You may supply your own pre-purchased quality batting. Wool, silk, bamboo, cotton or blends.
Do consider the white batting if you have white fabric in your quilt, it will look much brighter. Black is also good for very dark quilts, as it will not show through.
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.