Judy Tucker and Lake House Quilts offer individualized edge to edge and one of a kind custom long arm quilting services.
Long arm Quilting Cost
The rate for our personalized edge-to-edge quilting patterns is $0.015 per square inch. The rate for custom quilting begins $0.05 per square inch. This charge depends on your quilt size and the collaboration of your selected quilt design. We offer a large selection of thread colors to choose from at our location with no extra charge for these available colors. There is a $3 charge for each bobbin used in your long arm quilting. We have a $45 minimum charge for edge to edge and $65 minimum for custom services.
Lake House Quilts offers the following available batting; Nature Touch by Pellon 100% Cotton, Stitch in Time Natural 80/20 Extra Wide, Warm and White by Warm Company, Warm Blend by Warm Company, Warm Natural by Warm Company and Quilters Dream Poly. The price is $0.33 per linear inch for batting that has width of 90 inches or less. Other specific widths (120 and 124 inch) of batting can be ordered on request.
If you are providing the batting, we recommend at least four inches larger than the quilt top on all sides. Cut it as square as possible. We recommend better quality batting. Some are made with uneven density or are too fragile and may shred in handling. Others may beard and spoil your quilt.
The better the quilt top is prepared, the better the finished result will be. Press the quilt top well from the back and make sure that all the seams are pressed. Clip threads, especially dark ones that may ‘shadow’ behind lighter colored fabrics. The quilt top and the backing should lay flat, be squared up at the corners and straight on all sides.
Do not baste or pin the quilt layers together. This is not necessary for long arm machine quilting, as they are loaded separately. Indicate the top and bottom of the quilt clearly if there is a difference. Fold the quilt top carefully and place the quilt top, and any fabrics in plastic bag to protect these items during travel or shipping them to us.
Please supply your own backing fabric. The backing can be seamed vertically or horizontally with the seam pressed open to minimize bulk. Use at least one half-inch seam allowance. Your backing should be four to six inches larger than the quilt top on all four sides.
Please press your quilt top and backing and trim any loose threads which may be visible through the top once the quilting is finished. It is also very important that your quilt top and backing are square. Tops and backings that are not square can lead to fullness and puckers in the quilting. There is a $5 charge for quilt back pressing.