Charisma’s quilt requirements:
- I charge .01 square inch for an all over large to medium stipple
- Custom quilting will start at .03 and up. I will give you an estimate after I see the quilt and discuss quilt planning.
Computer Quilting ( Gammill with a Statler system.)
Edge to Edge Quilting (We will have a list of patterns to choose from)
- .015 cents a square inch. (light density)
- .0175 cents a square inch. (medium density)
- .02 cents a square inch. (heavy density)
- .025 cents a square inch. (Edge to Edge in the center of your quilt with custom borders)
If there is a certain digital design that you would like quilted on your quilt that we don’t currently have (or we have nothing comparable in our selection) we will ask that you purchase the pattern if it is over and above 20$. ( we can discuss this if necessary).
I am posting a minimum charge of 35$
I also raise my price for any significant amount of micro stippling, pebbling, ruler work and any other tight fill-in work that requires a lot of time. I can give you a price when we discuss design ideas.
We will address custom computer quilting when we graduate to that level but for now the computerized system is being used for E2E only and I will freehand all of my custom work until I feel like we can refine our skills on the computer.
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 timeâ€¦.with design ideas.
******* Referral Program**********
So due to the fact that I am trying to build up more clientele to bring Rob in as a full time partner-> I am offering a referral incentive to my customers. If you refer a friend to us that becomes an actual customer ( as in we quilt a quilt bigger than crib size for them) I will give the person who referred us a gift certificate for 1 of 2 options:
- you can get any size quilt quilted with an all over edge to edge computer design for a penny a square inch
- or 35$ off of a custom quilt of any size.
Back to quilt requirements:
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. Also we use red snappers to load our quilts instead of pins. So we need the inches.
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 seam. 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. Also due to the way we load quilts, we can’t guarantee that a quilt will be centered perfectly on a back. So if you have a reversible quilt….or if you sew on coping strips be aware that we may get some of that fabric on the back…we can’t guarantee that we won’t. So please use a fabric that you like for the back.
I would also like to say quilting is fluid. I ask for extra inches to allow for variances in pieces and quilting. I am a human quilter..I probably won’t sew that perfect straight 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 inconvenience 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 also reserve the right to use whatever color bobbin thread best suits the situation. Sometimes I try to match the backing….sometimes I have to match the top thread. It just depends on tension.
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 carriers and all my neighbors.
I offer 4 types of batting:
Hobbs poly down batting at $5.00 a yard and it’s 108 inches wide
Hobbs natural cotton with scrim at $7.50 a yard and it is 96 inches wide
Hobbs Bleached white cotton with scrim at $7.50 a yard. it is 96 inches wide
Hobbs 80/20 cotton-poly blend batting at $7.50 a yard. it is 96 inches wide
I can use any batting on the market ..so if you don’t prefer any of these you can always send or bring me any batting that you want in your quilt. I just cant store every type of batting in my studio.
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 upfront when you contact me about my turn around time, I am usually pretty fast but of course there are seasons and vacations that can interfere with the schedule. But I have never not met a deadline if I have promised.
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 $20.00 if you prepare the binding.
If you want your binding machine sewed on to the back and then machine attached to the front she will charge 25.00 for the first 100 inches and then .10 cents for the each additional inch. Please allow an extra week or 2 from my turn around time for this service we will update you if she is on vacation or has an extremely large bundle on hand.
If you would like to put your quilt in a show I should know ahead of time. If it is a juried show the cost will be more for burying threads ( 1$ 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.
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.