Long Arm and Quilt Finishing Services
You’ve done it. Your masterpiece is completed and now you just need to find the right frame—uh, quilt finishing.
Finding someone to quilt your newly completed quilt top is a little nerve wracking. As quilters ourselves, our team understands that you may feel a little tentative about sending your hard work to us. We understand and will work with you to provide the best service and the best outcome possible. Below is information that you need to know for preparing your quilt—and yourself—for longarm services.
Preparing Your Quilt
It is best to have your quilt pressed and squared before we receive it. If the quilt has been folded and needs a quick press on seams due to shipping, we will do a quick press without charge.
Make sure all threads and points are trimmed and that the back is ironed and ready for loading.
Any prep work (outside of folds from shipping) that we need to do on your quilt will incur an additional fee based on a $30 hourly rate. Before you are charged this rate, we will let you know what needs to be done and give you an estimate of how long it would take.
Sometimes you may need us to piece your backing. We charge $10 per seam to do so.
If you provide your backing, please ensure that you have at least 4 inches longer on each side of the quilt top. This means your back should be a total of 8 inches wider top, bottom, and sides, than the quilt top.
We also provide 108-inch-wide backs that we can match to your quilt. Price of backing depends on brand, etc. If you need backing, we will get your approval and provide you with an updated cost estimate before quilting.
Most folks provide their own batting. We prefer cotton, wool, or bamboo. Polyester batting does not provide the best results in our experience. If you do provide your own batting, please make sure it is 4 inches larger on all sizes than your quilt top just as you should for your backing.
If you would like us to provide 100% cotton batting, we will do so at the rate of $10 per yard.
You will have a choice of threads. There is no additional charge for thread color choice including variegated. We use high quality thread to match with the work you’ve created. We are happy to suggest ideas for color choice. Thread is included in our costs.
We will provide a selection of suggested quilt patterns based on our experience after speaking with you about your vision for the finished quilt. Do you want flowers? How about feathers? Geometric shapes?
We will work closely with you to cultivate a selection that matches your quilt’s needs and provide the best outcome as possible.
We provide edge-to-edge (E2E) quilting options as well as semi-custom (2-4 different pattern settings with 4 patterns as the maximum.) At this time, we do not provide full custom, free motion quilting services.
We charge 2.5 cents per square inch for quilting whether E2E or semicustom.
If you have a quilt that requires each block to have a unique design, there will be a $2 set up fee for each block design in addition to the 2.5 cents per square inch charge. This is because multiple set ups are often time consuming and a bit more complex.
There are no bobbin fees and no extra charges for variegated thread.
Quilt trimming is included in our services. We trim all quilts when taking a quilt off of the rack and follow the edge of the quilt. Please let us know if you do not want your quilt trimmed off the rack.
Binding services are all done by machine. We do not provide hand stitched binding.
If we are cutting and creating the binding, then attaching it onto the quilt, we charge 25 cents per linear inch.
For machine binding, where you provide the binding already cut, we charge 15 cents per linear inch.
For machine binding on 1 side, we charge 10 cents per linear inch. This allows you to hand finish the binding. We can bind to either the front or the back as is your preference.
We accept shipments from all over the United States. We will discuss shipping costs and provide you with a shipping estimate if you contact us.
Ship your quilt with this Longarm Quilt Service Intake Form to:
Bon Air Quilt Company
1506 N. Bon View Drive
North Chesterfield, VA 23235
A $50 deposit per job is required for all longarm services.
The balance is due upon completion of the quilt. If the quilt is being shipped, payment must be provided, including shipping costs, before we ship it. We will provide $500 in insurance for each quilted item being shipped out.
If the quilt has not been paid for within 30 days of completion, the quilt becomes the property of Bon Air Quilt Company and will be used as a sample or sold.
Call us and speak to Heather: 804-335-6042
Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org