Realizations - Fabric Arts 

600 Turner Avenue
Shelton, WA 98584

Phone: (360) 426-1718



Custom Machine Quilting

Quilting Services

We provide quality hand-guided machine quilting, using a state-of-the-art longarm quilting machine, shown above. The Gammill Optimum Plus features automatic stitch regulation for perfect quilting stitch length, 30-inch reach, and a 14-foot table length. We specialize in custom quilting designed to enhance your pieced work. We do very few quilts with edge-to-edge or over-all patterns, unless specifically requested by the client.


Each quilt is assigned a delivery date when the order is written. We are currently not taking new orders. Quilts must be received at least two weeks prior to the scheduled quilting date to ensure on-time delivery.

Cost Basis

NOTE: Please refer to the online cost estimator form for fee information. New pricing is effective for quilts received after October 1, 2008, and reflects the highly custom quilting styles demanded by most of our clients, which takes extra care and time in planning and execution.

  • Quilting fees are $45.00 minimum or
    • $0.03 per square inch for edge-to-edge all-over and pantograph patterns. Edge-to-edge means no separate border treatment. This treatment is generally limited to baby quilts and everyday quilts for children.
    • $0.035 per square inch, for custom and classic patterns, including echoing, stippling, feathers, etc.
    • Additional costs for specialty quilting such as trapunto techniques, dense grid patterns, and specialty threads will be negotiated during the design consultation, from $0.35 up to $0.05 per square inch, averaging $0.04 for heirloom and whole-cloth quilts which have extensive intricate patterns, grids, trapunto, pebbling, and very tight stippling over the entire quilt. Heirloom quilting takes at least twice as long to complete as a standard custom quilt. For an example of heirloom quality quilting, please see the Daly Mansion Quilt on our Quilts for Worthy Causes page.
  • The per square inch basic rate includes:
    • Batting and 100% cotton thread.
    • A design consultation to determine the quilting treatment
    • Trimming your quilt to size, ready for binding
  • Basting your quilt for hand quilting is $45.00 minimum or $0.01 to $0.0125 per square inch, depending on batting choice (refer to the online cost estimator form).
  • The base prices include Hobbs Heirloom cotton/polyester blend, our most popular batting: upgrades will range from $1 for a small quilt to $25 for a queen or king-sized quilt, depending on exact quilt size and batting choice. If you supply your own batting, a discount will be applied, subject to the minimum quilting fee.
  • Binding services are also available for $0.22 per lineal inch, with a $35 minimum fee: you supply the binding fabric (which is usually the same as the backing fabric). Binding requires straight-grain fabric strips 2-1/2 inches wide, with the length totaling the perimeter of your quilt plus seam allowance of 1/2-inch per strip.
  • If you cannot pick up your quilt in person, quilts will be shipped UPS or Priority Mail. A shipping and handling charge of $15 - $40 will be added, including insurance, depending on the size of the quilt, and whether it is prepaid or COD. Additional charges for overnight or 2nd day delivery may apply. You may also send your quilt by mail to be quilted, in which case the design consultation will be done by telephone.

Batting Specifications

NOTE: Batting is included in the quilting fee, with cost adjustments for quality and brand. The table below shows the types in stock and the width, with checks to indicate suitability by quilt size.

Quilt Size Hobbs Heirloom
80/20 Cotton Blend
up to 120-inch width
Warm & Natural
100% Cotton
up to 124-inch width
Warm & White
100% Cotton
up to 90-inch width
Hobbs Heirloom Black
100% Polyester
up to 108-in width
Dream Cotton
100% Fine Cotton
up to 120-in width
100% Wool
up to 108-inch width
Up to 56 inches wide
Up to 90 inches wide
Up to 120 inches wide


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