Edge-to-Edge Quilting, on state of the art Innova long-arm machines. With hundreds of designs and threads available, my goal is to work with you to obtain the finished quilt you desire. I am ever-mindful that we are working together on your quilt.
Quilting: 2.5 cents / square inch
(very dense designs may be 3 cents / square inch)
Binding: 12 cents / linear inch
Faux-flange binding, and binding on Minkee-backed quilts, is 18 cents / linear inch
I don’t make or attach binding made from Minkee
Backing: I don’t accept Faux Fur or Luxe Cuddle fabrics as backing
Batting: I have several types of batting to choose from including cotton, bamboo and 80/20 cotton-poly. Price depends on type and quilt size. You may provide your own batting, though there are a few kinds that don’t work well in longarm machines, so please discuss with me first.
Thread: My selection of quality longarm thread includes hundreds of colors, including dozens of variegated, which can really harmonize the color scheme on many pieced tops. Other tops do well with a matching or complementary solid thread, and I love exploring these possibilities with you. The thread charge is minimal and I’ll compute it for you as part of the edge-to-edge fee.
Repair: I perform basic corrections such as making the quilt as square as possible, smoothing and flattening fabric (especially edges) to avoid pleats and tucks, etc. Though this is often challenging, I have mad skills to fix up quilts that are a bit wonky, and it’s part of the agreed quilting fee.
I’ve also worked with finished quilts that have sentimental value, even as far as rebuilding badly damaged quilts. This is custom work, typically labor-intensive, and I’m happy to discuss an appropriate price with you.
Turnaround time depends on my queue and your quilt’s complexity. During most times of the year, my goal is to get your quilt back to you within 3 – 4 weeks. The “Christmas rush” season starts in August, and by late September, turnaround times are usually up to two months. Once we’re into October, it may not be possible to finish a quilt in time for a Christmas gift.
Regardless, your project goes onto my calendar and I’ll give you a planned completion date at the start.
I run Purple Tutu Quilting from my home in Aurora. Most customers will drop off and pick up their quilt at my home. If this is a hardship for you, I can meet you at a nearby location that is accessible to you. I’m also able to ship quilts.
I also have hours at Wooden Spools Quilting & Knitting in Englewood: the 2nd and 4th Saturday each month, from 2pm – 4pm.