Every once in awhile someone will send me a quilt to work on that also sends backing and batting that are the same size as the quilt top.
No no no no – please don’t do this – I need the extra on the ends to attach to the canvas leaders on the machine and to give room for the quilting machine to maneuver and I need the extra on the sides to attach clamps to the backing to keep good tension to prevent pleats being sewn into it, and also so the machine can maneuver around.
If I have to add fabric to the sides or top/bottom areas to be able to attach it to the machine I will charge extra – and I won’t guarantee that I can keep the top centered on the backing.
To measure your quilt top:
There is no standard size for quilts, that is why it is so important to get accurate measurements for an estimate.
Measure thru the middle of the quilt top, both length and width – and it is a good idea to measure across the edges also, this lets you know if it is the same size or if there is a discrepancy in size.
To estimate the square inches,
multiply the length times the width of the quilt to arrive at the square inch for your quilt top.
Example 1 – Twin size:
This quit measures 68″ wide by 90″ long
Width 68 multiplied by length 90 – 68×90=6120 square inches
Example 2 – King size
This quilt measures 110″ wide by 110″ long
Width 110 multiplied by length 110 – 110×110=12,100 square inches
We will use this square inches to figure how much it will cost to quilt your quilt top.
Use the square inch calculated in the steps above to get the quilting price.
Don’t forget there are no standard sizes for quilts, that is why it is so important to get accurate measurements for an estimate.
Example 1 – Twin size quilted with a pantograph pattern
68″ x 90″ = 6120 square inches X .025 = $153.00
Example 2 – King size quilted with a pantograph pattern
110″ x 110″ = 12,100 square inches total X .025 = $302.50
Prices may vary depending on the denseness of the quilting and design elements. You can use the request an estimate form to get a quick estimate without submitting – just go HERE.
Other charges may apply – such as backing fabric and batting supplied by me, pressing, binding charges. I can help you decide on a quilting pattern and give you a written estimate for your finished quilt.
There is a minimum charge of at least $40 per quilt.
Check out my quilt measurement chart below.*
As you can see sizes vary greatly for each category, so for a Full or Double quilt it could vary by $20 or more in price. *
36×36 to 52×52
30×46 to 36×50
58×90 to 72×108
$130.50 to 194.40 *
66×89 to 74×103
$146.85 to 190.55 *
52×52 to 68×78
$67.60 to 132.60 *
64×86 to 72×96
$137.60 to 172.80 *
70×86 to 88×96
$150.50 to 211.20 *
88×94 to 99×108
$206.80 to 267.30 *
94×94 to 108×108
$220.90 to 291.60 *
100×98 to 114×117
$245.00 to 333.45 *
*Prices listed are a general estimate and should not be construed as the actual cost of quilting your individual quilts. Prices listed do not include batting, backing, binding or any other services that you may request.
**I reserve the right to change prices without notice.