Longarm Quilt Services
Located in Vancouver, WA
Digital Edge to Edge
The cost per square inch for Digital Edge to Edge (E2E) and one thread color through-out:
Basic (larger density): $0.025
Moderate/High Density: $0.03
I use high-quality threads (Glide 100% Polyester Thread and Signature 100% cotton).
$1.75 per bobbin
I stock large rolls of 80/20 cotton/polyester batting or you may send your own batting.
$0.33 per inch cut off roll
Width x Length =
Step 1: If your quilt is 60” wide and 60” long, multiply 60x60 to get 3,600 square inches.
Step 2: Multiply 3,600 x the price above to get your estimate:
(3,600 x $0.025 = $90) or
(3,600 x $0.03 = $108)
**I have a minimum charge of $50 for small quilts.
Preparing Your Quilt
For Longarm Quilting
Please have a minimum of 4 inches extra on all sides of the quilt due to the loading style of the machine. Measure your backing fabric with at least 8 inches wider and 8 inches longer than your quilt top (i.e., if your quilt top is 50” x 70”, then your backing needs to be 58” x 78” before I can work with it.)
Note: this also applies to batting if you provide.
Squaring the Quilt
The quilt top and back must be square or it will load improperly on the frame and the quilting will not be square to the quilt. You can find information on-line for how to square up your quilt. Mark the top of the quilt with a safety pin and post-it-note. Do this for both the quilt top and the backing if your quilt is directional.
Clip loose threads on the front AND back of the quilt. You do not want contrasting threads showing through your quilt top. Also, check for loose seams. They can be caught on the machine while quilting. If you have a seam that has pulled apart, the hopping foot can catch on it and rip your quilt.
Pressing your quilt is especially important. Press all seams flat. Having a nicely pressed top and back will prevent wrinkles being quilted into your quilt.
If your quilt top has applique on it, please make sure it is secured well so the hopping foot does not catch on it.
If your outer edge has a lot of seams, you can run a straight or zigzag stitch (1/8”) on the outer edge to secure. It will prevent the seams from coming apart.
Be sure to add 8” to both the width and length of your back and batting. This allows extra space for loading and clamping.
Using the selvage edge in your quilt back seam will cause a tightness that has no give. Always remove the selvage edge when piecing your back.
I need the top, backing, and batting to be brought as separate pieces. Please do not baste them together.
Below is a sample of quilt patterns I offer. Contact for more options. If you don't see what you want, I'm willing to split the purchase of a design of your choice.