Quilting Services

Quilting services and social distancing – click here for an update on how I handle quilt drop offs and pick ups right now to make sure we do all we can to avoid/slow down the spread of COVID-19. I am in a high-risk group, and my rules are stricter than the province rules. Please make sure you read my update. Thank you.

All longarm quilting services will be completed on “Millie”, my APQS Millennium longarm machine with stitch regulator in a smoke-free environment. I will be happy to help you choose the design and quilting thread that will turn your quilt top into a treasured quilt.


Quilt Top “Nostalgic Ninepatch” made by Doris F.

If you are not sure what the different quilting categories mean, click here for an explanation.


Edge to Edge Pantographs

$0.021/sq. in. and up

Pantographs are the quickest way to finish your quilt. Many different patterns and designs will fit every taste, style and occasion and enhance the beauty of your quilt. Prices vary depending on size and density of the pattern. Meander quilting is included in this category.


Custom Quilting

Custom Quilting can be very simple or very complex, and the prices vary accordingly. Adding a different border pattern to an otherwise all-over edge to edge design is less time consuming than quilting every block and border in a different pattern. Most people underestimate the time custom quilting takes and therefore the cost involved. I have created a gallery of custom quilts with a cost estimate to give you a general idea, you can find it here. Clicking on a thumbnail will take you to a separate page for the quilt with additional pictures, the size of the quilt and the cost.

If you are looking for custom quilting services, please contact me with your wishes, and I will be happy to give you a free quote.



$0.017/sq. in.

This is a service for hand quilters and home machine quilters who find the basting process tiresome. Basting is done in rows approx. 4″ apart with large stitches that are easy to remove.


Minimum Quilting Fee

The minimum quilting fee is $50. This amount is required as a deposit.


Small Backing Charge

$15 – $25

If your backing is too small, it makes the process of loading your quilt much more difficult and time consuming. Please remember to cut your backing 6″ larger on all sides (see Quilt Preparation)


Other Services

If you would like me to help you with other steps of the quiltmaking process like binding or ironing and joining the backing fabric, please contact me, and I will be happy to give you a free quote.


Thread and Needle Charge

$2.50 -$15 regular threads
$5 – $30 specialty threads

There is a basic thread and needle charge in addition to the quilting services. I use a new needle for every quilt to ensure good stitch quality. Specialty threads like metallic or variegated threads are more expensive than solid cotton or polyester quilting threads. Prices vary depending on the size of your quilt. This is a flat rate, the density of the design will not influence the amount of the thread and needle charge.


Batting (80/20 Blend)

$0.45/lin. in. 96″ wide
$0.525/lin. in. 120″ wide

You are welcome to bring your own batting if you prefer but I request that you only bring quilt shop quality batting. Cheap battings can create problems and shed too many fibres during the quilting process. Please remember to cut your batting 4″ larger on all sides (see Quilt Preparation)


Rush Fee


Quilts are quilted in the order that they are checked in, and I try to give a realistic timeline. Quilts that have a deadline and need to be finished before my current work load permits require that I work overtime. I will decide on a case per case basis if I can meet your time requirements and finish your quilt as desired. This service will be charged per hour on top of the regular fees.



All prices are in CAD and do not include GST.

Pricing effective February 2023
Prices subject to change






Header Photo: "Third Weekend in October" Pieced and Quilted by Beatrice Rieske, Design by Ruth Powers of "Innovations"
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