I provide both computer-guided and hand-guided quilting options to finish your quilt. The following services are offered:
I strive to return your quilt to you in the shortest time possible without compromising the quality of your finished quilt. My current turnaround time for edge-to-edge allover designs averages 2 weeks. My current turnaround time for custom and hybrid quilting averages 6-12 months.
Pricing will vary with each project and the information provided here will allow you to estimate the cost of your quilt. During your free consultation, I will be able to provide you with the most accurate price possible.
Quilting charges are based on the type of quilting you request and the size of the quilt. The price is calculated by the square inch. To estimate the cost of having your quilt done, simply multiply the width of your quilt top by the length of your quilt top, then multiply this answer by the charge listed below.
Type of Quilting Charge
Meandering: $ .025/sq. inch
All Over, Edge-to-Edge Design: $ .03/sq. inch & up
Light Custom: $ .05/sq. inch & up
Heirloom Custom: $ .07/sq. inch & up
Example of a quilt that measures 56 x 72:
Meandering - 56 x 72 = 4032 x .02 = $80.64
Edge-to-Edge Design - 56 x 72 = 4032 x .030 = $120.96
Custom - 56 x 72 = 4032 x .05 = $201.60
Thread is included in the cost of quilting. I use Signature Cotton 40 weight and Superior Omni Polyester 40 weight threads. I will consider using specialty threads; however, these threads have been proven to provide wonderful results with my machine.
Designs are included in the cost of quilting.
Batting - You may provide your own batting, or batting can be provided for you at an additional cost. I currently stock:
Hobbs 80/20 Blend (96" wide) -- $10 per yard
Hobbs 80/20 Blend (120" wide) -- $12 per yard
Hobbs 100% Cotton -- $12 per yard Hobbs 100% Wool -- $24 per yard
Hobbs Polyester -- $9 per yard
Extra batting not used in the quilting process will be returned to you. Other types of batting are available upon request.
Additional Charges - To avoid add-on charges (and potential delays), please prepare your quilt as instructed in the Quilt Prep Section. Should I encounter any issues that may cause you to incur additional costs or delays in completing your quilt, I will contact you for your approval prior to completing the work.
Please review the following items while preparing your quilt for longarm services. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
When your quilt is loaded onto my machine for quilting, it is pinned onto canvas leaders. If your quilt layers aren't square, they will not lay flat. This can result in puckers, pleats, and/or waviness in your finished quilt.
The best way to achieve a squared top is to measure properly before adding your borders. Here's how:
Do this for both the width and the length. This will help eliminate fullness and wavy or puckered borders.
To test whether or not your backing fabric is square, fold your fabric in half and line up your selvage edges so they are even. If your folded edge doesn't look even and is wavy, your backing fabric isn't square.
To square your backing fabric:
If you have pieced two or more pieces of fabric together to create your quilt back, trim the edges even so there is no "stair step" where the pieces are sewn together.
If you plan to mail your quilt to me, please contact me first so I will be on the lookout for it! Please place your quilt layers in a plastic bag and into a sturdy box. Do not mark the word "Quilt" anywhere on your shipping box.
Block Party Quilts
7 Wilkins Station Road
Medford, New Jersey 08055
A confirmation email will be sent to you when your quilt has arrived.Upon completion of your quilt, it will be returned to you via USPS Priority Mail, which includes $100 insurance.
Additional insurance is available upon request. An email including tracking information will be sent to you when your quilt has been shipped.