Hello and Welcome to debquilts
Minimum Charge $45
Basting for hand quilting: $.01 per square inch (long, basting stitches in one direction)
Overall edge-to-edge quilting patterns and simple free motion: $ .025 to $.03 per square inch, depending on density of design.
Overall center quilting with separate border design: $.035 per square inch (quilt is removed from rails, turned and remounted for 2nd set of borders)
Custom quilting design and stitch in the ditch: $.035 per square inch and up. Please call for consultation
Thread: The thread charge is $2 per bobbin for regular thread and $2.50 per bobbin for extra fine and specialty thread. The same color thread is used on the back as the top.
Memory Quilt construction and consultation: $15 per hour
Batting: I keep some batting on hand. Please contact me for product type and pricing. Customer has the option of bringing their own good quality batting.
Machine embroidered quilt labels - $20 and up Machine embroidered lettering for your quilt blocks is priced at $15 per hour.
I also offer Electric Quilt software classes. A half a day is $30, full day sessions are $60.
Customer has the option of bringing their own good quality batting. The type of batting I currently have in stock can vary. I usually have Warm and Natural 100% cotton - 96 inches wide or Hobbs Blend 20% polyester and 80% cotton, 96 inches wide
Other battings and sizes are available, but will require a longer lead time.
A memory quilt is a great way to capture memories, mark a milestone or honor someone you care about. A memory quilt can be as simple as signatures on plain blocks, or you can add photographs, children’s art work, pieced blocks, appliquéd blocks or small treasures. I will use Electric Quilt software to help plan your quilt. You can choose to have me assist with only one phase of your memory quilt such as designing the top or scanning photographs, or I can make the entire quilt for you. Please note that memory quilts require a very long lead time.
$15 per hour.
Some Memory Quilt tasks might include:
· Planning the quilt top, size, colors, and fabrics
· Block selection
· Block piecing
· Scanning photographs
· Printing photos or graphics onto printer fabric
· Cutting and preparing plain blocks for signatures
· Machine embroidered lettering
Quilt Top - Please have your quilt top pressed and squared. Please clip all threads. Using a sticky lint roller will remove all those loose threads. Press towards the darker fabric when you can and trim all points. Those little triangles can make shadows on a lighter background fabric. If you have bias or curved outside edges, please stay stitch a scant ¼ inch from the outside edge. If the quilt is directional please indicate the top left corner with a piece of paper safety pinned to the corner.
QUILT BACK -The quilt back should be pieced, pressed and have straight edges. Backings and battings need to be 4 inches larger than the top on all 4 sides. This space is needed so the machine head does not hit my clamps. If the backing requires piecing please use a half-inch seam allowance and press the seam open. Please try to avoid having the seam down the center back of the quilt, especially on a large quilt. Having one seam down the center can cause distortion. Remove all fabric salvages in seams as they can cause puckering. You can leave the selvage on the outside edges of the quilt backing.
HINTS FOR ADDING BORDERS -Borders cut to fit the quilt as opposed to sewn then trimmed will "square-up" the quilt top. Here is a simple method that does not require a tape measure. Prepare your fabric strips. If you need to piece the length you can use a straight seam or 45 degree piecing technique. Place quilt top on a flat surface. Lay both border strips across the center of your quilt smooth out quilt top and strips so they are perfectly flat. Cut both strips at the same time to the exact length of the quilt. Divide the strips and the edge of the quilt in half and then in quarters and mark with pins. Match the border pins to the pins on the quilt top. If you need more reference points divide the quarters into eights. Sew and ease between the pins as necessary. Press and repeat for opposite sides.
GUILDS AND GROUPS
I belong to the following Guilds:
NSQG - Northwest Suburban Quilt Guild
NILAG - Northern Illinois Longarm Guild
CLMQG - Crystal Lake Modern Quilt Guild
Service organizations worth checking out:
Quilts Beyond Borders quiltsbeyondborders.wordpress.com/
Quilts of Valor - lolqov.blogspot.com/