iLongarmQuilt

by Karen King, Bothell WA

serving the Puget Sound Area

Home-bound (handicapped or disabled), or over 80 years old?

Free pickup and drop off within 15 miles of Bothell.

Read this page prior to making an appointment.

See Tips at the bottom of this page.

Quilting service is charged by the square inch measurement of the quilt top.

i.e., (Width x Length) x pattern price.

Example: Quilt Top measures 50" x 60" = 3000 square inches.

Cost for a 3 Cent Pattern is (3000 x .03) = $90

(Special Note: Quilt Back & Batting must be 8" wider and 8" longer than the quilt top.)

Minimum edge-to-edge quilting order - $50

Minimum for custom work and collage quilts - $300

Binding prices below.

1. Print out and complete this Form to determine the exact price for your quilt.

2. Measure your quilt top. Backing and Batting should be larger than the quilt Top

4" on each of the 4 sides. (A TOTAL of 8" longer and 8" wider than the quilt top.)

3. Place a safety pin on the top orientation of each piece (quilt top, quilt back, and batting).

4. Call, text, or email for an appointment time. [email protected] 206-786-1123

No Consultation needed? Quick Drop Off Instructions - 

          3 to 5 minute appointment.  Follow these steps and earn a FREE Stamp.

1. Print off the form below and complete prior to appointment.

2. Quilt Backing and Batting must be larger than the quilt top (8" wider and 8" longer than the quilt top.)

3. Mark the top center of the Top and Back and Batting with a safety pin.

4. Determine the quilting pattern and have an idea of your thread color (we will test thread color at drop off).

(Custom quilting cannot be a quick drop off.)

5. When calling to make appointment, schedule as a "Quick Drop Off" if you do not require a consultation.

6. Remember to get your Free Stamp during drop off.

Edge-to-edge patterns

2.5 to 3.5 Cents/Square Inch

(Borders additional $20 for the first border, $10 each additional border.)

Choose from these Categories

Sports/Music/Miscellaneous

Custom

Beginning at 12 Cents/Square Inch,

the possibilities are endless!

Click here to view samples of Custom Quilts.

Special Services for all clients.....Free!

Free 30-minute consultation

Free light pressing to remove fold lines of quilt top and back

Free trimming of threads on quilt top (top-side only)

All pieces (quilt top, back, and batting) should be clean and free of pet smells and dander. If there are strong pet smells on your quilt pieces, gently wash prior to appointment. No vulgar words or pictures on the quilt pieces will be accepted.

Quilt Preparation

  • Do not baste any of the layers together.
  • It is preferred that you not cut scallop borders. You may mark the scallops and cut them after the quilt is returned to you.

Quilt Top

  • All seams should be pressed flat. Clip loose threads. (Don't worry too much about top threads. We are happy to take care of those for you.)
  • Indicate the top of the quilt top and backing with a safety pin or note.
  • All fabric should be clean and free of odors or pet hair.

Quilt Backing and Batting

  • Backing and Batting measurements need to be larger than the Quilt Top, (8" wider and 8" longer) Example: Quilt top is 50" x 60", then backing and batting should be 58" x 68".
  • Indicate the top orientation of the backing with a safety pin.
  • The backing should be even and straight as much as possible.
  • You may bring your own batting, or purchase from a variety listed here.
  • If packaged batting needs to be trimmed, that will be done free of charge. (All trimmings will be returned with your quilt.)

Binding Service

Measure your quilt top [(Length+Width) x 2] + 15" = Total Linear Inches

Pricing

25 Cents/Inch - Attach only

50 Cents/Inch - Attach and finish with machine

75 Cents/Inch - Attach and finish by hand


Pricing for Collage quilts, scallop edge or any other non-straight edge quilts (Binding MUST BE cut on the BIAS on curved-edge quits.)

50 Cents/Inch - Attach only

75 Cents/Inch - Attach and finish with machine

1.00/inch - Attach and finish by hand

Send fabric for binding

  • 132" requires 1/4 yard
  • 202" requires 3/8 yard
  • 272" requires 1/2 yard
  • 342" requires 5/8 yard
  • 412" requires 3/4 yard
  • 482" requires 7/8 yard
  • 552" requires 1 yard

Standard Mattress Measurements (Width x Length)

28" x 52" Crib

39" x 75" Standard Bunk

39" x 75" Twin

36" x 80" Twin Long

54" x 75" Full

60" x 80" Queen

78" x 80" King

72" x 84" California King

Quilt Short Drop Finished Measurements (Width x Length)

75" x 98" Twin

72" x 103" Twin Long

83" x 106" Full

90" x 106" Queen

107" x 108" King

101" x 108" California King

TIPS

Can't find a Quilting Pattern on my site that fits your quilt? Check out these websites and let me know what pattern you would like for your quilt. Do Not Purchase the pattern... Just send me an email with the name of the website and name of the pattern.(Extra fee is for cost of pattern only...no mark-up.)  

Spray starch or Sizing gives incredible results! It helps control fabric while cutting, sewing, and pressing. If you have trouble with wavy borders, uneven blocks, bias cuts, or just want a truly 'perfect' result...use starch or sizing.

When piecing your quilt back, cut off the salvage edges in the seam area. Salvage edges have a much tighter weave and can cause puckering if left in the quilt.

Darker stray threads can appear beneath lighter-colored fabric in the quilting process. Pinking the edges helps as well as extra starch or sizing.

Backing Fabric -- Using a store-bought blanket? Wash and use fabric softener to eliminate static (avoiding sparks around the longarm machine). Also, trim off hemming on the sides of the blanket (avoiding uneven feed). You may use a store-bought sheet; however, they are tightly woven and will have occasional skipped stitches. Trim off all hemmed edges.

Pinking Rotary Blade

Colleen uses a 'pinking' blade every time she cuts her fabric. I'm amazed that there are no stray threads on the back of her quilt top! If you want to eliminate those pesky stray threads on the back of your quilt top, try a pinking blade. Thank you, Colleen, for that tip!