We offer two longarm quilting options: our quilter, Jen, can quilt your top for you, or you can rent time on our longarm to quilt it yourself.
Longarm Quilting Service
Drop off your finished quilt top at Gotham Quilts to have our talented longarmer do the quilting for you!
Quilting is priced per square inch. Measure your quilt and multiply the length x width to calculate how many square inches your quilt measures. The rates are:
All over level 1 – $0.035/square inch
All over level 2 – $0.04/square inch
Custom – $0.05/square inch and up
Example: a 60×60 quilt is 3,600 square inches
All over level 1 – $126
All over level 2 – $144
Custom – $180 and up
Batting, backing, squaring, binding, and other services are available and priced separately. There is a minimum charge of $50 for quilting.
No appointment needed to drop off quilts, but appointments are available to discuss designs with longarmer. Turnaround time varies depending on the time of year, size of project, and difficulty level.
All over level 1 – These edge-to-edge designs are the simplest. They are made made by following a printed pattern (called a pantograph) and the design is the same across the entire quilt top. Click here to see some of the available designs at this level.
All over level 2 – These edge-to-edge designs are made entirely freehand but are still simple and done in an allover fashion, meaning the design is the same across the entire quilt.
Custom – Custom quilting refers to any quilting design that takes the piecing of the quilt top into account, as opposed to being done edge-to-edge ignoring the piecing. Many different effects can be achieved and the quilting can get quite complex, which is why it’s priced with at $.035/square in and up. Custom quilting will require some conversation with the quilter ahead of time to make sure we’re on the same page.
Got a quilt top ready to drop off? Click here to read the instructions for preparing your top and backing for longarming.
Longarm Machine Rental
Would you rather quilt your top yourself using our longarm machine? Then longarm rental is what you’re looking for!
We rent time on the longarm for $50 per hour with a 2-hour minimum rental slot. You can reserve rental time anytime the store is open.
In order to rent time on our longarm, you must fist complete a Longarm Certification Class that will teach you everything you need to know to quilt on a longarm machine. You’ll be introduced to all the parts of the longarm, learn how to load your quilt onto the machine, how to generally handle the machine (threading, working with a pantograph, working freehand), and essentials about prepping your quilt top, backing, and batting.
The class will be taught on a practice quilt provided by Gotham Quilts, and includes your first 2 hours of rental time (a $100 value).
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