Saturday, June 4, 2016

Quilting For You!

I have been quilting long arm and short arm for many years... both traditional and art quilting.
I can now offer my skill set to help take your quilt top to it's optimum.  I design/use quilting motifs that best show off your work. That's my goal!!!!

For Your Review: 
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 Art Quilt Sample  : Long Winter Veil....    Custom Quilting: Generally $25/hr 
1st place  at both  2014 Houston International 
                             AND  1st Place 2015 Road To California 
 I generally quilt smaller art quilts on a domestic machine.  

                                Traditional Quilt Sample -    Custom Quilting
                               Example :  Loose Density Edge to Edge Quilting

I live in the Mountains of Southern California and have a working studio in the flat land of Claremont, Ca ( for general reference west of Ontario Ca Airport) I go there daily... Lucky me, I know!  I am also  in Orange County, Ca weekly.

Quilts can be delivered or mailed to me by contacting ((patt @


Estimating  Quilting Charges:
Minimum charge for quilting ( $50.00) generally applies to smaller baby quilts. 

# of square inches on your top: ______ x ______cost per square inch= ________

                        varies by complexity 
a/o Sept 1, 2016 ...
Loose :         .0200 - .0250 sq. inch  ( 18  Pantos in inventory ) Perfect for comfortable sleeping 
Moderate:   .0300  -.0350 sq. inch   (25   Pantos in Inventory)
Dense:         .0375  - .0400 sq. inch   (10 Pantos in Inventory) 
CUSTOM  DESIGN EDGE to EDGE:   avg. .0425  - .055  sq. inch 

Patt offers a quilting discount for first time customers. 
Heirloom and Competition Level Quilting...  Please let's talk. 
 Longarm Thread:     $3 per bobbin for 1 solid color
                 (Color Changes $5, each)
                 (Differing colors for front vs. back $25 charge) I try to avoid this on a longarm! 

Average Quilt Sizes 
Type Bed/Use
Average Quilt Size
 example: looser density edge to edge fee 
Crib/Baby Quilt
36" x 60" 
Twin Size
69" x 90"
84" x 90"
Queen Size
90" x 95"
King Size
106" x 98"
Detailed Charges will be provided on an invoice of account!  Payment to be provided at time of invoice/quilting completion.

A. Backing and batting need be at least  8" larger top to bottom , and side to side than quilt top itself.  example... a quilt TOP of 60 x 80 would require a backing and batting at least 68 x 88.

B.  PROBLEM Areas:  Repairs, border adjustments,  any "required pressing" will be billed at $25/hr. Believe me, I won't do this unless absolutely necessary and you will need request pressing. If you have a pieced seamed wool quilt...know the chance of quilted bulky seams are high especially when seams are not fully pressed and stay open.

C. Customer will mark .. the middle of quilt top/ backing and bottom middle of quilt top/ backing! Last thing I want is to get a different orientation than you desire!

D. Particularly if shipping your top and backing for quilting , Patt can acquire batting for you if needed. Discuss up front if so desired... otherwise customer will provide desired batting.

E. IF needed, discuss w/ Patt if you need binding created, and/or added to quilt... avg. to create/attach to front.. .10c/inch To hand stitch to back .10c/inch. I'm not promoting this service but can do if you need me to. ;-)

F. RUSH JOB .. i.e. required completion/delivery w/i 30 days... + 10% of invoice total.

Patt Blair   ( PO Box 302, Mt. Baldy, Ca 91759 (909 982-7772)