Long-Arm Quilting Fees and Lectures


I can't believe I am a long-armer... :).  I started shop the first week of January 2013 and I am slowing feeling at ease with my long-arm quilting now.  Since quilting I would like to add a few disclaimers.

- I am not perfect, if you are looking for a perfect quilter keep looking because she isn't here.  I do however try my very best with every project.  I have examples of my work here on my website on Facebook (every quilt quilted over the last few years) and in person.  I would be willing to share what I have quilted for myself or what I have on hand of others.  If you feel that my quality is to your standards with the pricing I have established then I am the "PERFECT" quilter for you :)

- I will not unpick.  Sorry, if you are dissatisfied with your quilt then we can talk about a reduction in price but I just don't allow for that commitment.

- I will ONLY use my thread (I will try my best to have a good selection to choose from but I can not use other types.  It slows down the process and the quality/style is not the same).  I will only use the same top and bobbin thread combination.

-I do not guarantee anything.  There is so much that goes into quilting quilts.  The quilt can shift, stretch, or shrink.  There are just no guarantees for backing to be centered to top quilt, perfect line-up of dense quilting patterns, quilting without enough backing provided.  Keep in mind that the time I dedicate to your quilt is my time that you are paying for in addition to the use of my machine that I bought, and upgraded to a computerized quilting machine.  I love quilting your projects and I equally love to be respected for my time/cost.  

Computerized Quilting Pricing - 
For basic all over continuous patterns cost is 2 cents per square inch.  Continuous patterns are designs that are a continuous line to allow for movement from one square to another.  This pricing includes simple to medium quilting (extremely dense continuous quilting is at the higher rate) click this link for Longarm Quilting Patterns that are all priced at 2 cents per square inch.

For intricate detailed patterns with starts and stops in each block and/or thread changes rate will increase to 3.5 cents per square inch and up.  This pricing also includes dense continuous quilting.  I do not typically quilt these projects but consider each project individually.

Minimum charge is $25.

EXAMPLE PRICING: Note this doesn't include batting or minimum charge.
Size of Quilt 40" x 40" = 1600" x .02 (basic rate) = $32
Size of Quilt 40" x 40" = 1600" x .035 (detail rate) = $56

Batting - 
I have a Hobb's 80/20 and Dream Cotton 70/30 batting available that is $8.00 per yard, if you are in need of batting.  These are lovely battings when combined make a fantastic double batt at $16.00 per yard.  Upon request I am able to get different batting, but it will be an additional wait time for me to get the supplies.  I will only quilt with a low loft, high quality batting.

Timeline and Preparation - 
I will have a one-two week turn around unless otherwise stated.

The top quilt needs to be ironed completely (I know there will be folds from it being transferred from place to place but that initial ironing helps me to quickly press and load the quilt).

The back quilt needs to be be ironed and needs to be 4" larger than top quilt around all sides (This is important because the way the quilt is loaded takes a small amount of fabric and also the way it is secured at sides takes a small amount of fabric as well to keep backing taut).  Additionally if your backing is pieced... make sure that it lays flat because any waviness will translate to how it appears once quilted and perhaps might even get a wrinkle (this is something that I can not control because it is under the machine and the quality of piecemanship will determine whether or not a wrinkle will occur).

And even if everything is flat and perfect there still might be a fold.  Quilting is so unpredictable because of fabric, piecing, and quilting pattern.  After many years of quilting under my belt, today I can say that there are just instances when it could not be avoided.  It is computerized, computer capabilities do not take into account all the variables.  It just quilts the pattern sometimes with a tuck, please be aware that this might happen and my hope is that you will still love your project.  

Payment -
I am able to take cash, venmo, pay pal, check, and credit.  With credit, an additional 3.5% will be charged for processing fees.  Payment will need to be made to Mixi Heart or Michelle Jensen.  

Thank you so much!!

Teaching Lectures

I have a label class that I am available to teach as well as showcase "trunk" shows.

All the Quilting Ladies, If you liked it then you shoulda put a label on it :)
- This class demonstrates the importance of labels on your projects.  Different ideas of content and placement as well as different label techniques/supplies (embroidery, manufactured, computer generated, etc) that are available.

Please contact at Michelleleejensen@live.com for booking information and pricing.