Machine Quilting Service
Our machine quilting service features the Handiquilter Avanté longarm machine with Prostitcher, a computerised quilting machine. Free hand guided quilting is also available, depending on your requirements.
For detailed information, download our PDF brochure Machine Quilting Service.
Please note: Minimum quilting charge of $50 applies.
Prices are subject to change without notice.
Edge to Edge Quilting
Prices vary according to size and density of quilting design. Price per square foot.
Low Density – $3.25
Medium Density – $3.50
High Density – $3.75
Border to Border
Continuous rows of quilting repeated inside the border perimeter with separate border quilting applied. The quilt will be removed from the frame, turned and reloaded to complete the two side borders.
From $4.50 per square foot + $20 turning fee.
Edge-to-Edge with No-Sew Areas
Continuous rows of quilting repeated across the quilt with some blocks or panels unquilted. Extra quilting may be applied to the no-sew areas.
From $5.50 per square foot.
Available for small quilts only. Either computerised designs or freehand quilting, e.g. meandering, stippling, on backgrounds, with featured designs on sashings, blocks and borders.
From $7.50 per square foot + $20 turning fee if required.
Setting Up / Loading Fee
Preparation of Quilt Top ie. pressing, minimal trimming to square backing and loading quilt on frame, trimming of quilt after quilting.
Attach supplied binding to the front of the quilt.
Hand sew binding to the back of the quilt.
$0.30 per inch.
If your quilt requires any repairs, for example, repair of seams), an additional charge may apply.
We use Rasant, King Tut or Wonderfil threads, depending on colours available and/or your preference. Threads are purchased separately.
Backing and Wadding
We prefer that you purchase your backing and wadding from Sew Patch n Quilt. We most often use Matilda’s Own 100% Cotton but have a variety of other wadding blends by Matilda’s Own available. We cannot guarantee the quality of the result if other waddings are used. Be wary of very cheap waddings…these generally do not quilt well, often stretch during the quilting process and feel uneven in the quilt once quilting is completed.
We offer a wide range of backing fabrics for your convenience.
For best results, please read and follow our recommendations on preparing your quilt for machine quilting before dropping your quilt off to us. You can view/download our Quilt Preparation for Machine Quilting information here.
Press seams carefully during piecing. Before quilting, seams need to be pressed flat – the flatter the seams, the smoother the quilting will be. Please check that all of your seams are secure as we cannot repair seams once we start quilting.
Press the quilt top thoroughly before delivery, being careful not to stretch or distort your quilt as you press. We will lightly press your quilt before we load it onto the frame to remove any fold creases.
If the quilt has pieced borders or bias edges, please stay stitch 1/8″ in from the edge all the way around the quilt. This will secure the seams and prevent them from opening during the quilting process.
Trim any loose, fraying or stray threads from the back of the quilt. This will prevent threads showing through on lighter areas from the front of the quilt.
If the quilt is directional, attach a safety pin to the top of the quilt so that we load your quilt correctly on the frame.
To avoid any pleats, and tucks during quilting, please attach your borders correctly. Any excess fabric within the quilt cannot be quilted out, and tucks may occur when quilting in this instance. This is unavoidable, but we will try very hard to minimise tucks and pleats.
Your quilt should be as square as possible. This will help your quilt to be quilted evenly.
Care must be taken when attaching borders. Incorrect measurement and attachment of border fabric can cause wavy borders, tucks and pleats, which cannot be quilted out.
- See Guide to Attaching Borders for more information on how to apply borders.
The backing needs to be at least 4″ longer and wider than the quilt top. For example, if your quilt measures 60″ x 60″, your backing should be a minimum of 68″ x 68″. This provides the additional fabric we need for pinning the backing onto the frame. When purchasing your backings from us, we will include the additional amount of fabric required for this.
Check that your backing is square. If the backing is not square, it will not roll properly and can cause unavoidable puckers and creases.
If you piece your backing, remove all selvedges, use a shorter stitch length and use a ½” seam. Press seams open.
If more than one full width of fabric is required, it is better to cut the extra width of fabric into two pieces, and make a seam on either side of the central panel, rather than piecing the backing down the centre of the quilt.
Press the entire backing before delivering to us for quilting if you pre-purchase your backing.
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Shop: 2/281 J Hickey Avenue, Clinton QLD
Phone: 07 4978 7772