Machine Quilt Pricing

I have a pricing structure based on the complexity of the quilting which is requested and the size of the quilt top itself. The prices below are in Australian dollars..

Calculating the size of the quilt top
I calculate the size of the quilt top by measuring the length and width of the quilt in meters and multiplying it to get a figure based on square meterage.

For example: The length of the top is 1.8m and the width is 1.2m.
I multiply 1.8 x 1.2 and come up with a figure of 2.16 sq m.

Once the size of the quilt top is calculated then the cost of the quilting is going to be dependant on how complex you want the quilting design to be, based on the prices below:

Edge to edge quilting
Stitched on the Statler machine

$60 from per square metre

Simple quilting
eg. all over meander  (may have hearts, loops, stars etc mixed in with the meander)

$90 per square metre

Custom quilting
eg. quilting designs to suit the quilt top

$120 per square metre

Heirloom quilting
eg. for sampler quilts where each block requires a different design, multiple thread changes, sampler quilts

$150 per square metre

Heirloom plus quilting
eg. cross hatching, intricate and complex quilting, lots of marking, trapunto

$170 per square metre

Trapunto quilts
eg. wholecloth quilts

$500 plus extra wadding plus quilting costs

Turning charge
(where a border or block design requires the quilt be “turned” so the flow of the design can continue)


Preparation charge
eg. where the backing needs joining, or where I have to “prepare” quilt top and/or backing in order to get it loaded onto the machine.

$40 per hour

Wadding: I carry Matilda’s wool/poly wadding, 240cm wide. You can supply your own or I will supply it.
I also have cotton, bamboo and wool wadding

Call for pricing

Backing I carry a limited range of backing fabric, but I am happy to source it for you.

Binding: I am happy to bind your quilt for you.  I machine the binding to the quilt and then hand sew the binding down.

$45 per hour

Minimum charge:


I use Rasant, Signature or Aurifil threads, depending on colours available and/or your preference.  Thread cost is included in the quilting cost.  Specialty threads can be supplied – just ask.  Costings will be determined on a per quilt basis.

This all looks very complicated but it really isn’t.  However, I am happy to talk about it over the phone or by email if you would prefer.

I will accept cash, personal or bank cheque and paypal within Australia.  International orders will be requested to use money order or paypal.  Any postage is at cost.

NB: These prices are as at 21st February 2011 and are subject to change.