Quilting Services

Services Offered:

  • Basting:  My long arm machine is used to baste and stabilize the three layers together in preparation for the hand quilter or sewers who prefer their own domestic machines to complete the quilting process.  Prices start at $.02/sq.inch. *
  • Edge-to – Edge/Pantograph:  This all-over repeating design is quilted over the entire quilt, disregarding block and piecing lines.  A variety of patterns are available. Price is $.0275/sq.inch. *
  • Custom:  A combination of ruler work and free-motion designs will enhance the individual blocks, borders and style of your quilt.  Specialized border designs, small amounts of stitch-in-the-ditch, ruler work  and creative filler are considered custom work.  Prices start at $.04/sq.inch. *
  • Heirloom:  I can create the look of a traditional quilt for an exceptional finished product.   Feathers, cross-hatching, echo-stitching, extensive stitch-in-the-ditch and micro background filler is included here.  Prices start at $.06/sq.inch and increase with the density and complexity of stitching. *
  • Distinctive Finishes:  Couching, thread painting and art quilt creative design are also available.  Prices will vary depending on the technique and size of each piece.
  • Thread:  I use a range of Superior Threads specifically designed for long arm quilting.  Variegated and solid colours, cotton or polyester, matte or sheen are available to colour coordinate or contrast with your quilt top.  Thread prices begin at $10.00 and increase with the type of thread and the density of design (amount used). *
  • Sewing Fees:  Pressing a quilt top or backing, re-sewing open or missed seams, seaming backing, paper removal from paper piecing, cutting or making binding etc. …charged at $25.00 an hour (or part thereof). *
  • Binding Charge:  I will machine stitch a French double fold binding with mitered corners to allow for a hand stitched finish on the back of your quilt.  Sewn to the front for $.15/per linear inch. Machine finished on both sides for $.25/linear inch.  For hand finishing, $.35/per linear inch. *

Success Tips:


    • Do not baste or pin your quilt sandwich.  Bring as three separate items – top, backing, batting.  I have Pellon 80/20 batting available for purchase.
    • Your quilt should be pressed, squared and stray threads cuts.  I can provide these services for an extra fee.
    • Trimming selvages before piecing the backing and ironing backing seams OPEN will improve the appearance of your finished quilt.
    • Backing fabric should measure at least 6-8” larger than the top in width and length (ie.3-4” more on each side)
    • Batting should be 4” larger than the top in width and length.
    • If you have pieced borders or pieced blocks to the edges of your quilt, it is best to stabilize the edges with stay stitching 1/8 from the edge.

Attaching Borders

1. Measure your quilt across the center and along two side edges. Write these measurements down and then find their average by adding them together and dividing by 3.

2. Cut the two side borders for your quilt to the width described in your pattern, but cut the length to the AVERAGE measurement from Step One. Fold the strip in half and mark its center. Align and pin the center of the border with the center point at the edge of the quilt top.

Pin the two ends of the border to the top and bottom of the quilt, aligning their edges. Begin easing the quilt and border to fit each other, using lots of pins to hold them in place. Stitch the seam, easing the fullness between the pins. Repeat with the other side.

3. After pressing the side border seams, use Step One again to measure along the quilt’s top, horizontal middle and bottom edge. Find the average measurement, then cut and attach the top and bottom borders to the body of the quilt as in Step 2.

*Prices subject to change without notice


Contact Info

Jennifer Watson

1938 Barrett Drive,
North Saanich, BC
V8L 1A3

[email protected]

Canadian Quilter's Association
Victoria Quilter's Guild
Modern Quilters Guild  Victoria

Innova Long Arm Quilting Machines