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    Default What is a good value for LAQ?

    I am considering taking this last quilt to someone to LAQ it for me. What is a good value on a per square inch basis?

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    Default Re: What is a good value for LAQ?

    The shop I use charges .025 per square inch, they charge for trimming, and batting. They use dream weavers, which is my favorite to work with.
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    Default Re: What is a good value for LAQ?

    Prices here are .25 per square inch for regular quilting. Custom can go from $15.to $25. / hour. Canadian prices.
    They charge for batting and thread, if you don't supply. They trim, square up. I have one LAQ that charges $20 to attach the binding.

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    Default Re: What is a good value for LAQ?

    I haven't had my full amount of coffee yet this morning. So if a quilt is 50x70 it equals 3500 sq inches. Times .25 cents??? So people are paying $875 for quilting?? That can't possibly be right??? What am I doing wrong at this hour of the morning!!!!

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    Default Re: What is a good value for LAQ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Carlie Wolf View Post
    I haven't had my full amount of coffee yet this morning. So if a quilt is 50x70 it equals 3500 sq inches. Times .25 cents??? So people are paying $875 for quilting?? That can't possibly be right??? What am I doing wrong at this hour of the morning!!!!
    3500 x .025 = $87.50 (you had your decimal in the wrong place)

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    Applique Angel

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    Default Re: What is a good value for LAQ?

    In Missouri LAQ is 1 cent per square inch.
    Baby/lap quilts usually run around $30.00.
    I provide the backing and the batting.

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    Default Re: What is a good value for LAQ?

    My quilter doesn't charge by the square inch. She has a has a chart with measurements with corresponding prices. I provide my own batting and sometimes thread if I want a color she doesn't have. Sometimes she has Hobbs 80/20 on her machine and if so I will use her batting. She is very reasonable on her prices. She recently charged me $40 for a Queen and she did a wonderful job.

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    Default Re: What is a good value for LAQ?

    For purposes of comparison I filled out MSQ's "quote form" and came up with .03 cents/sq.in. That did include batting. This seems to be about the going average rate these days, and people report happy outcomes from MSQ's quilting services.

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    Default Re: What is a good value for LAQ?

    I emailed the quilter I found local. She charges 1.5 cents per square inch and provides the thread and Quilter's Dream 80/20. So the cost would be $166.77 for the one I am working on. It's about 102x109". If I wanted 100% cotton batting she would charge $5 more. I was planning to quilt this on my regular home machine anyway, so guess I'll practice some more then tackle the job. I was just curious what the going rate was. It's probably regional.

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    Default Re: What is a good value for LAQ?

    Around here the professionals charge .02 cents per square inch and that's for edge to edge panto.

    Custom can be anywhere from .03 to .05 cents per square inch. This is usually what people want when they enter their quilts in a quilt show.

    What is the throat space for your machine?

    I highly recommend Ann Petersen from Craftsy (Bluprint) Quilting Big Projects on a small Machine or
    Marti Michelle Quilting in Sections.

    You might be able to find something from them on Youtube.
    Last edited by Vonnie; June 18th, 2019 at 03:07 PM.
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