Machine Quilting Service

My machine quilting service is based out of a smoke free environment.  I quilt because it is my passion and my joy.  Your quilt top is treated as a borrowed family heirloom and handled with extreme care.

My pricing is based on square inches.  To determine the square inches in your quilt, multiply the length x width.  If your quilt is 85” x 90”, the total square inches are 7650” (85×90=7650 square inches).  Multiply that by the price per square inch to get the total price for quilting.[button link=””]Quilted Joy’s Machine Quilting Estimator[/button]


Here are my pricing categories for my machine quilting service.  Each quilt is different and after I see your top we can decide which of these levels you would like on your creation. I will honor the love and care you’ve put in every stitch.

Machine Quilting Service Categories

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This is the most economical and basic machine quilting service.  It resembles puzzle pieces or a winding trail of thread working its way across your quilt top.  No marking is involved in this style.  Pricing is $0.017 per square inch.

machine quilting edge to edgeEdge to Edge Designs-

This is freeform artwork on your quilt. This is our most popular level of  machine quilting service and offers the fastest turnaround time. No marking is involved in this style. Edge to edge designs start at one edge and continue to the other side irregardless of blocks, seams or piecing. This level of quilting adds wonderful texture to the surface of the quilt and allows the piecing to take center stage. You can see more examples of this style of quilting. We have dozens of patterns during your intake appointment we will look over the pattern choices so you’ll know exactly which pattern will be placed upon your quilt top. Pricing is $0.02 per square inch.

machine quilting customCustom Level Quilting-

Custom generally has multiple designs in the quilt, i.e. separate designs in blocks, sashing and borders.  It may be necessary to use Blue Markers and/or chalk; Custom stitching is time intensive and therefore the more costly machine quilting service. This level of quilting allows me to showcase the top in the best possible way.  (May include turn charge depending on pattern). Pricing starts at $ 0.037 per square inch. Please call ahead to check availability for custom quilting openings. I am normally booked out months in advance for custom machine quilting.

machine quilting heirloomHeirloom Level Quilting-

Heirloom quilting is generally for wall hangings, show quilts and keepsake quilts, such as wedding and anniversary quilts.  Designs are made specifically for the quilt.  It may include trapunto, formal feathers, specialty threads, and very small background designs. It will most likely be necessary to use chalk or blue marker.  Heirloom quilting is extremely time consuming and very intensive, therefore it is the most costly machine quilting service offered.  Pricing for Heirloom quilting starts at $0.05 per square inch and goes up from there. I am not taking any new heirloom clients at this time.


Basting For Hand Quilters-

This level is for hand quilters who wish to have their layers prepared for them. Pricing for basting is $.008/sq. in.

A 50% deposit is required before I can begin working on your quilt.


I will gladly book your quilting time in advance: call if you want to schedule time, especially if you need the quilt by a certain date. I will call you when your quilt arrives and it is checked in. I will notify you when your quilt is complete and will ship when your payment is received in full.

If you have questions about my pricing please contact me by phone (502) 718-7148.  I would be glad to discuss your quilt with you.  However, I cannot give you a definite price until I see the quilt.  There is no “wrong” way to quilt a top, but sometimes a quilt just seems to demand certain quilting.  After seeing the quilt I may suggest certain quilting, but the decision is up to you.  If you are working within a limited budget please let me know.  I want to work with you within your budget.