I am currently booked through June 2024. But of course I am happy to longarm custom quilt for you if you would like to take a spot in the queue!

Hand-Guided Custom Longarm Quilting

For full hand-guided custom projects, I specialize in ruler work combined with organic elements (spirals, leaves, feathers, pebbles, etc.). I hand-guide all of the designs through the entire quilting process.

Digitized Custom Longarm Quilting

For digitized custom projects, I utilize digital quilting elements to fill areas that I define through manual placement to be stitched out by the computer. I will either use all digitized elements or I may combine some free-motion and/or ruler work alongside the digitized elements. I may or may not do hand-guided stitch in the ditch – that all depends on the project and what we decide.

Note: If I do not own a digitized design that you would like me to quilt, I will find that design and purchase it with you paying half of the cost and me paying half.

Pricing for Custom Longarm Quilting

It’s hard to use the old model of pricing longarm quilting by calculating square inches and density of quilting. With custom work, there are many factors involved. Ruler work generally takes considerably longer to quilt than free motion. Some dense and intricate free motion takes much longer to quilt than some looser motifs. So I will usually base custom quilting pricing on an hourly rate and estimated time. This should generally work out to approximately $30/hr. However, you can also estimate about $.08-.12/sq inch.

From $.03-.05/sq inch, Edge to Edge quilting is seeing a resurgence as the most popular method in which to have your quilts finished. If you don’t see something you like, I am willing to split costs with you to purchase a new digital design if we both agree! The CURRENT EDGE TO EDGE DESIGNS button just below will take you to a sampling of designs I currently offer – but there are many more, so just ask.

EMAIL ME TO DISCUSS YOUR QUILT CURRENT EDGE TO EDGE DESIGNS (click)

QUILTING

I am always fair, but also realistic about time/labor. Get a very rough estimate for Custom Quilting by using the total square inches of your quilt multiplied by .08-.12 (depending on complexity). Edge to Edge Quilting at $.03-.05.

BATTING

Your choice of 80/20 Cotton/Poly ($12.50/yd) or Quilter’s Dream Wool ($15/yd). Other battings sometimes available. If you provide your own, it must be of high quality and at least 4 inches larger than your quilt top on all sides.

THREAD

I do not charge for thread, unless excessive color changing is required. I stitch with Glide, Superior Omni and Superior So Fine: I usually use the same color thread on top and in bobbin – this may blend or be prominent on the back.

BACKING

You provide the backing. Please ensure that it is at very minimum 5 inches larger around the entire perimeter of the quilt top. It must be squared so I can load it properly onto the frame.

PRESSING/TRIM THREADS

Please press your quilt well and make sure the seams are lying flat in the direction you prefer or press them open for maximum flatness. Also be sure to trim away any loose threads.

BINDING

I am sorry, but I do not offer full binding service. However, we can discuss my stitching the binding to the top side of the quilt (you would need to finish it) for a fee per linear inch.

TRIMMING DOWN

I do not charge for trimming. I will trim down all four sides unless you tell me otherwise. Any very large scraps will be given back to you when I ship out/you pick up your finished quilt.

SHIPPING

You will need to pay for shipping costs both ways. My shipping cost back to you will be included in your invoice. (If you happen to be near the Dallas, TX area, we could arrange a local drop-off/pick-up in person.)

MINIMUM CHARGE – DEPOSITS

There is a minimum $75 charge for any longarm quilting project.

For Custom Quilting, a deposit may be required prior to my starting work on it. We can discuss.

If you are dropping off/picking up in person, much of the above applies. But you could drop off on large drapery hanger, in bag, in box or whatever you like.

Have a Question? I am happy to speak with you via email or phone. Please use the Contact form (or button to the right).

Michael

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