There are a number of things that go into coming up with an estimate for any Memory Quilt. Each one is unique unto itself. Because of this, what I have found that seems to work the best is, to set a date and time for a phone appointment.
Here are some of the main things that do go into coming up with an estimate for any custom quilt:
Piece Work: The cutting and sewing together of fabric forming a design. The cost of piece work is based on a beginning rate of $29.00 per hour. Please click here for quilt block design ideas.
Machine Quilting: Sewing together and/or composing front pieced fabrics with a backing fabric with batting in between, so that there is a front and a back to each quilt. Cost of Machine Quilting is based upon the square inch. Custom Freehand @ .0525 x square inch or Custom Borders and Blocks @ .06 x square inch.
Hand Quilting is available. Please consult Timeless Thread Design if interested.
Bindings: A perimeter finish around your quilt. Concealing the raw edges of your quilt. Standard Bindings come on all quilted items. These also are based upon the square inch. Standard or Straight Bindings with mitered corners @ .019 x square inch. Scalloped (curved) Bindings @ .029 x square inch. Decorative Bindings begin @ .029 x square inch; this may vary depending upon difficulty.
Batting: The material that goes in between the front and the back of your quilt making it warm and giving the quilt a bit of fluff.
Battings will vary in cost between $15.00 per yard to $27.00 per yard. The batting to be used is something to be discussed before being chosen. 100% cotton, cotton/polyester blend or 100% polyester. Often times the fabric that is to be used in making the quilts will help determine what type of batting you will want to be used in your quilt.
*Any fabric that I need to provide in order to complete the quilt will be an additional charge per yard.
Additional Notes: Please keep in mind that you are not limited to the sizes shown in the pricing table. Also, for wall hangings and other small quilted items, there is a $75.00 minimum on piece work. $75.00 minimum on quilting and a $50.00 minimum on bindings.