If you have taken your quilts to a longarm quilter you have probably realized that figuring out how much it is going to cost you can take a little bit of work. Some quilters charge by the square inch. Others charge by the square yard. Minimum charges are different. Thread costs are different. Then there is the batting charge. All of this confusion is the beauty of free enterprise.
However, all you probably want to know is "how much is quilting my quilt going to cost" and "are there things I can do to influence the cost".
I developed a quilting calculator to assist my current and future customers in understanding these factors. And it is something they can run on their own -- before they even pick up the phone to give me a call.
All you need to do is answer a few questions.
First put in the dimensions.
Then the type of quilting you are interested in. Selecting the level of quilting has the greatest amount of impact on your final cost. You can see how much more "light custom" is compared to "an edge to edge design". Not just the rate -- but the impact on YOUR quilt.
Then a few "yes/no" questions.
And you now have a final estimate.
On the left is an estimate for a 60 x 70 quilt with Edge to Edge Density 1. On the right that same quilt with Medium Custom. All I did was change the Level of Quilting from 1 (Edge to Edge Density 1 to 4 (Medium Custom). Descriptions of each level of quilting are on the website and I am in the process of taking and uploading some photo examples as well.
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