The quilter that has done several for me recently charges far less than most but still does a great job. The last one was a fairly good sized queen quilt and she only asked for $70! My only regret is that she does not do custom quilting, just all over designs.
Another person did some custom quilting for me 8 or 9 years ago and charged $140 for a full size. That seemed like a lot since it was the first one I had done but now I realize even that was relatively low cost.
nothing - I have an HQ 16 and do my own. Not anything spectacular, but serviceable...
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I think I've seen charges by the square inch dimensions of 1 - 1.5 cents psi. Maybe more for intricate work instead of overall design. I also pay extra and she provides the batting, which is easiest if I'm mailing the top to her.
I tried doing a few custom quilts, but ended up charging way less than I should have. If I'm not earning minimum wage for custom work, something's wrong. But, I am not a fast quilter because I double check tension, etc. as I go. My price was about 2.5 cents per sq inch. I've seen chatter on the 'net that some custom quilting goes for 4 cents per square inch.
There's a lot of self-imposed stress when quilting someone else's top. I wanted to make sure they're thrilled with it. So for me, I've decided to do my own and several for charity. This way I'm much less stressed while quilting. I like that my work and my hobby are separate.
I don't send my tops out for quilting. I have a Janome Magnolia 7330 & it works just fine for my quilts. I also have a Singer that works great also. I generally stitch in the ditch & sometimes will use a template in selected areas if I want something special on the quilt. I've also used the Borders Made Easy for border work that turns out very pretty. The largest quilt I've ever made has been a twin size.
1.5 cents for pantos and 2 cents starting for custom. It has been 4 or 5 yrs. since I raised my prices but with the cost of fabric going up I'll leave it where it is. I just went to my local quilt guild show and I quilted 25 out of just over 200 quilts in the show. At the next meeting I'll have to remind the ladies to think about starting to get their Christmas quilts to the quilters and not wait till the last minute. For the quilt show, one lady said she would have the quilt to me by May 1 (quilt show was June 7&8) but she didn't get it to me til May 17th. Needless to say, I charged her a tad more than I normally would have for having to "hurry".
I just picked up an ABC quilt for my GGD and she charged 1.5 cents psi. BUT........she did a custom job, each block a different pattern of quilting. She had a bunch of new books & patterns she found at the Paduccah (sp) Show and I told her she could practice on my quilt.
She did a GREAT job and said she had so much fun. needless to say I am very pleased. Normally she charges 3 cents PSI for custom work.. I think I got a good deal.This message has been edited. Last edited by: AliceTX,
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I just finished a queen size quilt with an all over design and I provided the cotton batting. I charged $150. I've never done a custom design, but I want too. I wouldn't have any idea what to charge for a custom job.
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