Special Occasion Quilts LLC

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Machine Quilting of Your Quilt Top
I specialize in custom freehand quilting that brings out the beauty of your quilt top.  I also have a selection of pantographs for an all-over edge to edge design
Preparing Your Quilt

To fit on the machine, the backing and batting should be 8" wider and longer than your quilt top.  You can bring your own batting, or I have Quilter's Dream batting available by the inch.

Machine quilting is priced by the square inch, with the rate per square inch based on complexity.  The table below shows sample prices based on the size of the quilt and complexity for the quilting only.  Minimum charge for quilting is $50.  A complete estimate will be provided when the quilt is dropped off. 

Category A

simple all-over

$0.02/sq in

Category B

light custom

$0.025/sq in

Category C


$0.03/sq in+

Baby 36x36$50$50$50+
Throw 45x60




Twin 72x90




Full 81x96




Queen 90x108




King 120x120




Thread is an additional charge, based on the amount used and ranges from a few dollars to $30+ for a king sized quilt with custom quilting.  I carry the complete line of Superior Rainbow variegated thread and a good selection of Superior So Fine thread.  See Superior's website or let me help you select colors that will enhance your quilt. 
Quilter's Dream batting is available by the linear inch.  Available batts on the roll include:
Cotton - Cotton 100% cotton, Request thickness, 93” wide – lovely soft drape with cotton’s breathability. Will shrink approximately 3%, giving a soft puckered look.
Poly - 100% polyester, Request thickness, 93" and 122" wide, also very soft drape

I can order any Quilter's Dream batt for you, including Blend, Orient, Wool, Green Poly, Black Poly or Angel (flame retardant).

Set Up Charge
I charge $25 for Set Up per item to be quilted, which includes design time and preparing the machine and the quilt for quilting.

Additional Services
Additional services, such as attaching binding, hanging sleeve and/or label, and performing repairs are available for a small charge.