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JTravis10
« on: September 05, 2010 06:05:28 AM »

This is more of a general quesiton.  What are people paying for long arm services? I have never done it before, but am considering it.  I have a queen-sized quilt.  When I went to a lady, she quoted me at 200.00 for an all over and 280.00 for custome stuff.  Is this right?  If this is the case, how do people afford to use these services frequently.  I would love some feedback. 

Jack
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anaximander
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2010 07:29:52 PM »

Most do it on a per square inch or a per square foot basis. $200 or $280 is fairly reasonable. There's a woman near my mom's whose charges start at $2.75 per square foot, and a queen with only basic all over quilting (using a pantograph) costs in the range of $165, and that's before the binding charge.

I don't pay for longarm quilting - I shelled out for a 440qe and that has free motion quilting incorporated. So I use that, rather than pay - lots of other people find their ways around it. For others, they might only enjoy the piecing part of the process, or they sell their quilts and include that as part of the "cost." there are probably as many reasons as there are people to do it.

That being said, have a look around. Some of the stores near me that are also dealers have started renting out their freemotion machines after you take a "how to" class at a certain charge. For a store near me it's $50 for the class, then $50 for each subsequent top - but you supply it yourself and do it yourself.
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nemejia
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2010 06:57:14 AM »

I just found this site today. $75 for an all over basic pattern

http://www.pamsquilting.com/pamsquilting/Welcome.html
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vharms
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2011 10:25:06 AM »

I just got a quilt back from Pamsquilting.com.  I am very happy with the result.  She charges $75 for a double/queen plus shipping, batting and thread.  Total was $114. Very reasonable.  I am a hand quilter and have more tops than I know what to do with so this was a reasonable way to get some of them done.  I would highly recommend Pam Schoessow to do my longarm quilting.   
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anaximander
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2011 06:16:02 PM »

Yeah... for all my earlier bravado, I just made the jump and got a longarm (It arrives tomorrow! Ack!) - it seems like prices for this service are coming down, especially if you just want to get the damn thing quilted and don't want any kind of an individualized design.
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