Machine quilting Services

We love to quilt your quilts! We are currently accepting new quilts for computerized edge-to-edge service, basting service, and binding service. The services we are currently offering are intended for standard needs that can be easily communicated without in-person interaction. If you have more complicated requests, we ask that you hold of those until we can discuss your needs face to face. 

Because of the ongoing health crisis, we are not currently accepting in-person consultations or custom quilt requests at this time. 

 
If you have a finished quilt that is ready for quilting, you can fill out our quilt services form online in order to hold your spot in the queue and we'll let you know as soon as it is reasonably safe for you to drop it off with us! 

Quilt Service Policies

  • Quilts are quilted in the order they are received. 

  • We will not take quilts that are not ready to be quilted, unless you have arranged with us to finish them beforehand.

  • An attempt is made to have the quilt finished by the date you request, but it is not guaranteed. 

  • Rush Orders: A 50% surcharge is applied to any order where the quilt is requested to be finished  by 14 business days (no earlier), 21 days for quilting and binding. We will make every attempt to reach your deadline, however we cannot make guarantees.

Pricing

Edge to Edge Computerized: 

$0.02/sq inch, minimum $40. 

One pattern, one thread color stitched over the entire quilt done by the computer. Price includes burying quilting threads. 

 

Basting: 

Small (quilts < 5,000 square inches): $40

Large (quilts > 5,000 square inches): $60

Stitched at 5 stitches per inch along lines 3 inches apart. (Not a grid).

Bobbin Fee:

First 2 bobbins are included, additional bobbins are $5 each.

 

Quilt Trimming:

Flat fee $10
 

Machine Binding: Trimming of quilt included. We do not accept pre-made bindings.

  • $0.15/linear inch machine stitched front only

  • $0.30/linear inch machine stitched front and back
     

Hand Binding: Trimming of quilt included. We do not accept pre-made bindings.

$0.60/linear inch machine stitched front and hand stitched to the back. 
 

Our Binding Prep Method: 

We prepare binding on straight of grain and cut strips 2 1/2 inches wide. Binding length is perimeter of quilt plus 20 inches.. For example, if your quilt is 60 inches square then your binding needs to be 260 inches long. We then fold & press binding in half along the length of the binding with right side out.

Additional Services: $40/hour

  • Ironing quilt top and/ or back

  • Squaring quilt back 

  • Additional clipping of threads

  • Repairing or fixing quilt top

Batting: 

Batting can be purchased at the studio or you may provide your own.

  • Quilter's Dream 100% Cotton Select White - $0.38/inch

  • Quilter's Dream 80/20 White - $0.33/inch

  • Quilter's Dream Wool  - $0.40/inch

  • Quilter’s Dream Orient (Silk/Bamboo/Tencel Blend) - $0.40/inch

Quilt Preparation Guidelines

 

To ensure the best outcome for your quilt, please follow these guidelines. 

 

  • Check that your quilt is ready for quilting. Double check that there are no pins. Make sure all seams are secure and clip threads that you don’t want to show through the top. Press quilt top flat and fold with the seams inside. 

  • The back needs to be 6-8 inches larger than the top. So if your quilt top is 30 x 40, then your back should be minimally 36 x 46. The back should be flat, pressed and clipped (if pieced) like the front. 

  • Batting also needs to be 6-8 inches larger than the top. It can be purchased at the studio or you can provide your own. 

  • Quilts with puckers, bubbles and wavy borders cannot be quilted flat. To some extent these can be mitigated with quilting, but know that a wavy border will remain wavy. Or a bubble in the middle of the quilt, will remain there to some degree. If you want help making a quilt top lay flatter, we can help troubleshoot with you the best method to do so at an additional cost. 

  •  If your top or back is pieced to the edge, it is extremely helpful if you top stitch 1/8 - 1/4 inch from the edge in the pieced section to prevent the seams from pulling apart when on the frame.

 
 
 

1708 University Avenue | Berkeley , CA 94703

510-982-6549 | hello@hellostitchstudio.com

Tuesday - Members Only

Wednesday to Sunday 10am-8pm

Monday - Closed

*Although the studio does keep regular hours, please check our CALENDAR before your visit as we are occasionally closed for special events.

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