Edge to Edge Continuous Quilting (Pantographs) from $4.60 per square foot
Stippling from $5.50 per square foot

Machine Basting for hand quilters $1.80 per square foot
Borders $22.00 each
Quilt set up preparation $24.00 per hour
Includes cutting threads, ironing, trimming, centering pieced
backings and stay stitching if required
Minimum charge per quilt $60.00
Mini Jumbuck 2.4m wide $23.00 per metre
Matildas Own 100% Cotton Wadding 2.4m wide $24.00 per metre
Matildas Own Charcoal 60% Wool 40% Polyester Wadding 2.4m wide $20.00 per metre
O'Sew Soft 100% Poly 2.4m wide $16.65 per metre

Tildafix Iron Paper backed fusible web $15.00 per metre
Mail order is acceptable - just send a picture of your quilt and
measurements with a choice or idea of pattern and I can give
you an estimate which can be confirmed on receipt of your quilt.
Registered Mail with Australia Post is a good idea for sending
quilts around the country.
Post and Packaging will be added but there is no handling fee.
Piecing of backing or wadding $22.00 per foot
Binding of quilt ready for you to hand sew $1.20 per foot
Me to hand sew binding $1.50 per foot
Special Threads eg Metallics P.O.A
An Example of the how to work out what it might cost
Measure your quilt top through the centre from top to bottom to
get the length.
Measure your quilt top through the centre from side to side to
get the width.
Then calculate using the formula below.
Example only - 60" x 80" = 4800 square inches
4800 square inches divided by 144 = 33.33 square feet
33.33 square feet x $4.00 = $132.30
Pre-requisites needed for your quilt

If you are supplying the backing and wadding - it needs to be at
least 3" larger than the tip of the quilt on all sides. This allows
for loading into the machine.
All threads need to be trimmed from the front and back of the
quilt top and all seams to be ironed flat - this applies to any
pieced backing.
Mark the top of the quilt with a pin or tag.
There is no need to pin your layers together as they will need
to be undone before putting through my machine.

New Camera!

Yeh! And its a little beauty too.  So pleased with what it can do - not that I will make the fullest use of it all, but at least the various features are there if I need them.  Now onto the serious stuff!

Its been a rather hectic few weeks once again, but managed to get all done that needed to get done - in all areas of my life :))

This lovely quilt was made by Mary - the front and the back are the same pattern, just different colours.  It is quilted with a pale green on both the back and the front - pattern is from Hermione's range.     This is the front.
And this is the back. 
Mary had put a flange on both sides of the quilt - just something different from the usual! (in green near the border)
The next quilt was made by Margaret and is going to a lucky young man!  Quilted with black top and bottom thread and pattern, Hearts Abound Sash.
The back of Margaret's quilt. 
It was my brothers birthday today - and he's mad on planes so he got this one!  This was quilted in blue top and bottom and pattern is Cloud 1.
I used what I had left for the backing. 
 Well, back to the grindstone!

Quilting keeps you warm!

....well, thats my theory anyway! LOL
Unfortunately, I think my camera is playing up cos some of these pics are not that clear - so I apologise for that!
The Christmas Panel belongs to Jean, who just loves Christmas by the way! I just did a bit of freehand quilting in a gold coloured thread here and there to add a bit of zest and keep the layers together.
The next one is also Jeans.  It is a friendship quilt and is based on a Dutch theme (can you tell????)  I quilted it with a tulip pattern on random parts of the quilt in white thread.
This lovely braided pattern is Kerrys.  A bit of a beginner quilter who has been doing the craft for a couple of years - so a good effort to make this quilt!
The pattern quilted is Entwine with a purpley variegated thread on top.
 This is one of Margaret B's quilts.  I believe for a young person in the family!  I did a swirly pattern in a blue/green variegated thread.
 The backing was four pieces of leftovers - great way to use the extra fabric up.
Another of Margaret B's quilts.  Looks almost like a caramely sundae!  This is quilted with a Peonie pattern and a two tone cream thread on top.
You cant see the quilting on the back of this one, as I used a gold thread and it blended so well it dissappeared!!! LOL
Well, off to bed I must go - get my beauty sleep again! See you all next time.

Nearly winter, and its time to get busy!

The last few weeks have been a bit frustrating to say the least!  Needles, threads and fabric joined together with a machine that is being a bit temperamental does not do well for someones blood pressure! But at the end of the day all is good!  So, this is a couple of the quilts done lately.

Both quilts belong to another Valerie - not many of us around you know :)  They are both hand pieced and rather large quilts too and to top it off Valerie is a beginner.  Well done to say the least.

The first one is a Star quilt.

 This quilt is also a large one and again done by hand by Valerie.

They both took a while to quilt, but the time spent was worth it - love the look on the customers face when they see it all done!

The last months finishes.

A nice steady month this month! Keeps one busy but happy :)

Sandy's quilt - a nice colourful item.
Eleanor's Jelly Roll Quilt - very colourful and bright.
Anne's Quilt - once again another colourful quilt - simple pattern but very effective.
Lynne's Stitchery Quilt. Lovely and cosy looking.

Chris's colourful quilt. Chris is a beginner and has done a fab job of putting this one together.

So that's all for now folks - love the colours in all the quilts - what more can I say? See you next month!

Half way through January already!

Just where does the time go??

Well, this is where some of my time went so far this year (and toward the end of last year) There has been a run on Grandmother Flower Garden Quilts - due to the fact that we (Thursday Crafties) did a friendship block swap with this pattern. Amazing the difference in the quilts according to the colour backgrounds used.

This is Jeans Garden. Front and Back.Pats Garden front.Lorraines Garden front.All gardens had different quilting pantos done on them.

The next quilt was a plain beige front and slightly darker back. A floral panto covered this quilt.A lovely Dresden Plate Quilt. Loved the different colour plates and the sashing is a great compliment. A swirl panto on the center of the quilt.
A feather pattern was used on the border.A cute little lap quilt - Hummingbird and dragonflies panto done on this quilt. This quilting pattern suits many quilts and is very popular.
Back of 'The Secrets of Life'.This lovely Brown and Blue toned quilted with an arabesque pattern.
The colour of the back is chocolate two toned even though it looks rather pink here :(
This quilt was made for a group members daughters 21st (we were rather late in getting it done and handed over)! Purple and gold was the order of the day, disappearing nine patch the pattern.This little cute quilt was quilted with a small leafed feather pattern going down the quilt rather than across to add a bit of dimension to the quilt.
Back showing feather panto.
This quilt was done by Glenice - the pattern was Florabunda by Erin Russek. The centre panel was echo quilted with the outer being done in the popular Hummingbird and dragonfly panto.
Well, must go to bed and get some beauty sleep - gosh might be there a while!!!

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