Today I am going to just answer one question.
I want to explain it in a simple way - but it is not simple...
I do "free-style quilting", which means I manually move the machine to make a personal design with the stitches on your quilt. These designs are everything from simple to very complex such as: swirls, spirals, meandering, stippling, feathering, stars, hearts, butterflies, leaves, flowers, and anything else you can imagine. No two quilts will look the same with Freestyle Quilting! You get an amazing final product!
I am very blessed to be able quilt full time 5 days a week. This is what I do...
I handle your quilt with tender loving care.
Meandering can be with or without a Twist. A twist is a flower, star, leaf, or other design element with the meandering.
Extra Large One Color Ribbon Quilting and Extra Large Meandering is 2 cents a square inch.
Large One Color Ribbon Quilting and Large Meandering is 2 1/4 cents a square inch.
Medium to Large One Color Ribbon Quilting and Medium to Large Meandering is 2 1/2 cents a square inch --- The most selected style of freestyle quilting!
Medium One Color Ribbon Quilting and Medium Meandering is 2 3/4 cents a square inch.
Medium to Small One Color Ribbon Quilting and Medium to Small Meandering is 3 cents a square inch.
Small One Color Ribbon Quilting and Small Meandering is 4 1/2 cents a square inch.
Small to tiny Meandering or stippling ranges from 5 cents to 7 cents a square inch.
The ranges of prices per square inch for Overall Swirls.
Starts at 2 1/2 cents for Extra Large to 5 cents for Small Swirls.
The ranges of prices per square inch for Overall Waves.
Overall Feathering - depends on the size and the density.
Feathering in a border or in blocks depends on the size and the density.
Small Lap 45" X 65" = 2925 sq inches X .02 = $58.50 (2 cents a square inch)
and 2925sq inches X .0225 = $65.81 (2 1/4 cents a square inch)
and 2925 sq inches X .0250 = $ 73.12 (2 1/2 cents a square inch)
Lap 55" X 70" = 3850 sq inches X .02 = $77.00 .... I didn't calculate all of them....
Twin 63" X 87' = 5481 sq inches X.02 = 109.62
Double or Full 78" X 87" = 6786 X .02 = $135.72
Queen 84" X 92" = 7728 X .02 = 154.56
King 100" X 92" = 9200 X .02 = 184.00
I also do estimates for specific designs and sizes just for you.
Here are some links for examples:
The Passage Quilt from one of the Wordless Wednesday Post is an example of Extra Large Meandering with at Twist .02 cents a square inch.
Extra Large One Color Ribbon Quilting on the link below - the first quilt and second quilt on that post are Extra Large Ribbon Quilting. The second one is two color - so that would be 2 1/4 cents because of 2 thread colors. Click on this link for more photos: http://marciascraftysewing.
Getting up close with my Quilting May 16, 2011.
All of the posts on Getting up Close with my Quilting would give you many examples when choosing the free style quilting. Here is the link to all those posts- http://marciascraftysewing.blogspot.com/search/label/Up%20Close%20Quilting
There are also tons of quilting photos in the Photo Gallery.
Sometimes people think it costs a fortune to have a quilt quilted, but I like to stay in an affordable price range. And that is why I have only raised my prices twice in the past 8 years! Prices are subject to change.
I hope this helps to figure out the pricing... as I said, it isn't simple, but it the best way for me to figure pricing for my customers. I do estimates for specific designs and sizes just for you.