Charisma’s quilt requirements:
I charge .012 square inch for an all over large to medium stipple.
However, I have two young men (teenagers, my 2 middle boys) that are trying to earn car and college money through quilting. I am willing to guarantee their work for all over stipple at .01 a square inch. This would be great for charity quilts or any and all utility quilts..or just those comfy cozy quilts that scream for an all over stipple. Some of you may already be familiar with my Son Carl, He has Aspergers and made over 10 quilts from start to finish for QOV. His partner is Cole. Cole is very detailed oriented and a perfectionist at heart. I have two machines so they will work on one, while I work on the other.
Now back to me and my team:
If you want all over designs….edge to edge the price is .015 cents a square inch
I have a few loricles board patterns if you are interested in those as well..they would be billed in the all over category. My Oldest Son Bryce, does all of the template quilting on the loricles boards. He is really good at them and had more spare time than I do..that way I can focus on custom work.
Currently we have these design boards from loricles:
Cosmos, Baptist Fans, Clam Shells, Zig-Zag, Swirlz, square dance, cables, bubbles, and crosshatching.
If you want an all over design …but custom borders, quilting will start at .017 cents a square inch ….
I am starting custom quilting at .02 cents a square inch
I raise my price for ruler work upon request.
I am posting a minimum charge of 25$
I am also raising my price for any significant amount of micro stippling, pebbling and any other tight fill-in work that requires a lot of time (mainly for bigger quilts or heavy quilting). I can give you a price when we discuss design ideas.
We can talk about design options before you send me a quilt if you email pictures of your quilt to firstname.lastname@example.org. To get a price quote.. you can send payment with quilt….or you can send your quilt and I usually take a quilt out to look at it and think about design ideas a few days before I actually quilt it…I can send you a price at that time….with design ideas.
The backing fabric needs to be 8 inches wider and longer than the quilt top (so I have 4 inches on each side)
We like to have the extra on the backing because quilting sometimes takes up some of the inches and also if I have tension issues I need to have a practice area. Each quilt presents different tension and thread issues.
I also would just like to say I will work on pieced backings, sheets or whatever you send. I don’t have a preference about seem. I often piece scraps for my backings and I don’t have any problems. However…if you don’t have square backings ..or you have pleats in your pieced backings..or you don’t square up your scrap pieces before sewing a backing…I will not accept responsibility for pleats that are created by quilting.
I would also like to say quilting is fluid….We ask for extra inches to allow for variences in pieces and quilting. I am a human quilter..I probably won’t sew that perfect straighlt line across the top and the quilt could be offset. If you have a preference for your backing please mark it….and know that I will do the best I can. I can rarely line a quilt up perfectly straight..so please don’t add coping strips around the backing that you don’t want showing in the quilt back… I am sorry for any inconveniaence this may cause you….but it just saves us both heartache in the end.
If you need me to sew your backing It will be an additional fee of 10$ a seam.
If it is a vintage quilt please let me know ahead of time because sometimes depending on the quilt….I may only be able to quilt a stipple or some kind of loose all over design…so I can ease in any puckers or wonkiness…Custom quilting may not be an option.
I am also updating this to let everyone know that I am going to start using the same color thread on the top and bottom of the quilts. I am just spending too much time trying to adjust the tension on my machine for every quilt to get the threads just right. So that there is no freckling. I hope this isn’t an issue. If this is an issue please discuss it with me and we will make arrangements…..Some quilter’s realize that this relaxes in the wash…but this is for the clients to decide. I don’t want to be held responsible for this.
I ask that you pay shipping to me and from me. Whatever it costs you to ship it to me just pay that same amount in your payment. If there is an extra charge for bulk after I get your quilt done…I will bill you. I will ship using the most affordable option…if you have a preference let me know. I use all three shipping agencies, USPS, UPS, and fed-ex. I live in a small community , I know many of my delivery carries and all my neighbors.
I offer a Hobbs poly down batting for $5.00 a yard. It is 108 inches wide so it goes pretty far. I can use any batting on the market….I just get this for a good deal and extend the deal to my customers. You can always send me any batting you prefer.
I accept personal checks, money orders and concealed cash at your own risk. But with personal checks I have to wait 7 business days for them to clear before sending back the quilts. I prefer personal checks or money orders (now) only because I am paying so much in Paypal fees. But I will accept anyway you are comfortable with paying. Please make checks payable to Charisma Horton.
As far as turn around time….I am now scheduling quilts. This will eliminate any unmet deadlines and I think it will work out better for both of us! Message me to discuss available dates and I will write your name in a specific date(s). All you have to do is make sure your quilt is here by that date and I ship all available shipping days. Your quilt will be shipped out the day after it is finished. ..
The demand of my quilting schedule has forced me to make some changes. I think the changes are great! I have decided to bring on some talented quilters to my team (now I have a team). That way I can keep my prices low and still offer services….to help accommodate everyone that contacts me. I will still be the one doing all the correspondence…and I will be doing all of the quilt planning…and I will personally inspect every quilt before it is sent back to it’s owner. This will allow me more time to quilt the custom jobs…and also offer timely, professional services to my clients. If there are any objections or issues please let me know ahead of time. Thank you! I have pictures of all the work they have done for me in the gallery as well as my own.
I have also brought in a friend to sew bindings as it is so time consuming and I would rather spend time quilting myself than bind…Her name is Beth …I trade her to do my bindings as well.
She sews the binding to the top of the quilt and then attaches them to the back by hand. She charges $25.00 for the first 100 inches and then .15 cents for each additional inch.
If you just want the first step done and sewed to the top I will charge $20.00 if you prepare the binding.
If you want your binding machine sewed on to the back and then machine attached to the front she will charge 25.00 for the first 100 inches and then .10 cents for the each additional inch. I can give you her paypal address to pay this separately from me or you can write her a check. Please allow an extra week from my turn around time for this service…we will update you if she is on vacation or has an extremely large bundle on hand.
If you would like to put your quilt in a show I should know ahead of time. If it is a juried show the cost will be more for burying threads ( 1$ thread). Or I can keep the threads long and let you bury them for no extra cost. I am not fully aware of all the rules for every show. If you want to send me a link or form with your quilt with the requirements of the show..I will be happy to follow them.
If you need your backing pieced I charge 10$ a seem.
Please label your quilts with specific requests and your user name or email address so I can contact you about arrival, design ideas, and anything else I may need to contact you.