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« on: July 27, 2008 06:43:44 PM »

I'm currently working on my first full-sized quilt. I love the piecing, etc. but plan on sending it out to have it quilted. Since it's a gift, I don't want to risk disaster.

Questions for any and everyone who has done this:

1. What's the best way to find someone? I'm assuming asking at my LQS.

2. How much does it usually cost?

3. Do I need to go ahead and put the top/batting/backing together and baste it, or just give them all the individual components?

4. Will they do the binding as well, or should I do that myself?

Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2008 07:19:18 AM »

The only place around here to have a quilt quilted is at the quilt store.

I've had four quilted there.  Two (both queen sized) were $120 for a simple, all-over meandering vine/leaf pattern.  One (a twin) was $165, but for a MUCH more elaborate design that mimicked the appliqu on the top.  The last was a lap-sized quilt with a daisy pattern that was $55.  I have no idea if these are reasonable prices or not, but it's the only place to have them quilted locally.  I'm very pleased with how all four turned out.

Here, they just require you to bring in the top and backing (which, I think, is supposed to be 6" larger all the way around).  I get to choose between three batting choices and they sandwich it all for me.  They send it back with raw edges that I have to trim even with the quilt top, and then I have to do the binding on my own.

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