Long arm Quilting samples and pricing

 

How to prepare a quilt for long arm quilting.

 

First make sure the quilt top is "square" ( straight 90 degree edges).

Remove all lint/ loose threads from the back, especially if large parts of the block are white.

 

Batting should be at leatst 3-4" bigger than the top, so 2" or so all the way around- also make sure this is "square". I prefer warm and natural batting, and have a roll of it to sell from, but if you have another kind of batting, that's fine too, I prefer NOT to use the cheap poly fill type of batting as it may rip on the frame when quilting.

 

Backing should be 5-6" bigger than the top or more. The seam is horizontal when I quilt so it's fine if it's much longer than the top, since it'll be cut off after I'm done quilting it. I.e. a quilt top is 50 x 65, then the batting is bigger and the backing is 56" wide with 2 WOF sewn together, making it approx 80" long.

Examples of my quilting and pricing below


Please not that just because a design is in a higher price bracket may not mean the whole quilt will cost that price, if it's a panel, only the panel with cost the panel price and the borders would be another price

2 cents per sq inch below
 
 
loopy flower and swirls
 
swirls and feathers (very popular!)
 
 
 

 
loopy meandering large
 
all over leaves
 
leaves with a little "tag" added on once in a while
 
 
meandering and hears and doggy bones
 
all over swirls ( come to a sharp point)

all over small hearts and meandering

wavy swirl
 
 
 
all over swirls and curves
 
pumpkins and leaves
 

meandering and triple hearts

leaves and simple roses
close up of rose

corner to corner curve (2cents) cornstalk on sashing (3cents if combined)
 
swirls and berries (allover 2cents) border design by itself (3cents)

 funky flowers and leaves


 
large bubbles and corner to corner curves
 
 all continuous lines
 
meandering and butterflies
 
loopy border and large bubbles
 
large zig zag
 
meandering filler and corner to corner curves
 
 
heart vine on border
 
all over meandering
 

corner to corner curves on small tumblers
 
meandering and simple words scattered around

 
meandering and stars
 
meandering and gingko leaves


3 cents per square inch below
some of these may fit in 2 cents catagory if they can be a simple all over pattern.

feather wreath
 
cat tails and grass on the border
 
corner to corner on blocks and feathers (fan)
 
allover feathers with outline
 
feathers in a fan for each block 
 
bubbles in sashing, flames on border
 
bubbles, leaves, corner to corner, all border designs
 
wave swirls and corn stalk on border and sashing
 
feathers on border, leaves on sashing, feather fan on blocks and corner to corner curves on alternate blocks
 
small waves
 
feather fans, custom curves and coffee bean designs
 
layered hears and custom block work
 
custom block work, simple ruler work and corner to corner curves and feathers
 
dense curves and corner to corner designs
 
bamboo filler design (inspired by Leah Day)
 
small all over feathers, different for each block
 
different filler design
 
bubbles, custom border design
 
custom block work
 
allover feathers
 
feathers within borders
 
feathers and corner to corner curves

 
 
 
4 and 5 cents per square inch below
mostly custom block designs. 
 
feather fan and dense bubbles

heavy ruler work on block and custom alternate design
 
custom design to follow panel design
close up of designs
 
dense filler designs and thread color changes

bubbles all over and lots of thread color changes

custom design on each panel and custom border designs
 
dense feathers with outlines
 
custom work on panel
 
dense filler designs and feathers

 

 If you have any questions feel free to email me at cropperbea@gmail.com



3 comments:

Cherry said...

Everything looks wonderful!

Stephanie said...

Wow Bea, your work is gorgeous!

Sherry Jones said...

Your work is lovely! I really enjoyed looking at it and will be sure to add you to my favorites! Congratulations on your new addition. Sherry