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Long Arm Quilting Services

Frequently Asked Questions


Long Arm Quilting Services


What does it cost to have a quilt professionally quilted at Sewing Concepts, Woodstock?
Edge to Edge (Open to Moderate Density Quilting) .03 per square inch.
Edge to Edge (Dense quilting) .04 per square inch.
Custom and placed Computer Design- .05 per square inch. Add an additional $15.00 quilt turning charge for borders.
T-Shirt Quilts:  .04 per square inch.  (T-Shirt quilts are more “labor intensive” due to their stretchy nature!)
Minimum Quilting Charge: $50.00

Backing: 
To sew and iron -  $20.00

Batting:
Depends on material, and size….

Thread:
Depends on brand and number of spools

Binding:
To create and sew your binding to your quilt, the charge is .20 per linear inch.  For example, if your quilt is 60 x 70 the total number of inches is 260. You would then multiply that by .20 =  Total $ 52.00

Ironing:
Please be sure to iron your quilt top and backing prior to bringing them in, hang them on a hanger, If we have to press them, the charge is $15.00 for each item.


What if I want custom quilting?
This is quilting specifically designed for your quilt, this typically is more that one design for the blocks, center, borders and or sashing. Please call the shop @ 815.338.7754 if you want to set up an appointment to discuss custom quilting.

How do I prepare my quilt to be quilted?
1. Remove any loose threads and embellishments from the quilt top.
2. Press the quilt top and back, and place it on a hanger. We will need to charge extra if we have to press your items.
3. Make sure the quilt back is at least 4 to 6 inches larger on all 4 sides.
4. Please do not layer your quilt with the batting and the backing, keep all the layers separate.
5. Indicate the top of the quilt with a safety pin if applicable.
6. If your quilt is not flat and square, we will do the best we can in the quilting process to try to "quilt out" fullness.
7. We do ¼” basting stitch around your entire quilt as it is quilted to keep everything secured.   It is large enough to remove if it is in the way when applying binding.  


What is the turn around time?
Our standard turnaround time is 6-8 weeks, depending on time of year.
If you need your quilting done in under a 2 week turnaround time, we can do it…. (we would work O.T.). so, there would be an additional expedited charge of $40.00. THIS IS FOR QUILTING ONLY! We do not offer expedited binding at this time.


How do I get started?
Click on the link above to download your quilt check in form. Fill it out as much as possible, we can help at the store if need be.
Choose your preferred thread color, we will get as close as possible.
Browse the quilting patterns to get an idea what you would like on your quilt.
Bring your quilt in to the Woodstock store to get in line.
We carry Quilters Dream batting. Choose from Poly, Cotton, or Wool.

Is my quilt quilted at the store location?
Your quilt will stay at our store until it's turn to be quilted. At that time, Maggis Amis will take your quilt to her smoke free, and animal allergen free home. With great care, Maggie will quilt it, and bring it back to the store. Maggie has been quilting for Sewing Concepts for about a year, and is very professional. She takes great pride in her work, and will do a beautiful job!

Are binding services also available?
If you want us to also bind your quilt, you need to include enough fabric for this. We will cut it – sew it together – machine attach it to your quilt. This service will add an additional 2 weeks to your turnaround time.
Use this table to find the closest to your quilt size for how much fabric you would need for the binding.