Longarm Quilting Designs & Services


The Price is subject to the size of you individual quilt and the style of quilt chosen.The tates below include matching thread colour of you choice and is based on you supply you own wadding and backing.

The quilting rates are based on a square foor ( To be able to calculate the square footage – multply wide by length for total square inches. Divide total inches by 144 to give you a total square feet the x by cost.

I am offering pantograph quilting and custom quilting  and have many designs to  choose from.

Edge to Edge Quilting 4.50 per square foot

Custom Quilting $6.00 per square for basic custom quilting

Custom Quilting $8.00 – $15.o0 per square foot for heavy custom quilting



I have wadding available for use:

Matilda’s Own 60/40% Australia cotton/poly, 240 (96″) wide currently priced at $ 25.00 per metre.

Matilda’s Own 60/40 Australia wool/poly 240(96″) wide currently princed at $25.00 per metre.

Matilda’s Own oh so soft poly curently priced at $15.00 per metre



I have  wide back materials which are on my site please feel to have a browse. If you would like me to quilt your quilt please contact me on 0419386398 or debbie.nillson@bigpond.com.




Every long arm quilter will have, slightly different requirements for preparing quilts to be loaded on my 2 longarm machines i hope you will find these tips helpful. Anything you do to help will make your quilt a trouble free to finish for you and myself.  Also their maybe extra charges for performing these services for you, it can also save money by doing simple preparation in advance, it will also enable your quilt to be done in a faster turn around time.



Your quilt top must be square to be loaded and quilted successfully.

I have added some diagrams and helpful information to help you sew successful borders and or sashings which will also help your quilt to be flat and square as set out below.

If you want to embellish your quilt top with beads, buttons, or other objects please wait until the quilt comes back from me, i cannot quilt over or thru these.

Press you quilt top, from the back so you can direct the seams correctly.

Trim any loose threads, espcially those that may show under lightr areas.

Inspect your quilt to for any seams whch may have come loose.  I can quilt at high speeds and my foot may catch  the open seams.  You don’t want that.

If you quilt top has embroidery, applique or folded fabric tehniques such as prairie points or pleats please let me know.

Please do not layer you quilt top, backing and batting together, as the quilts get loaded separtely, and please don’t baste either, as if can’t be loaded correctly.




Before adding your borders to your quilt, please give the top a good press before measuring for the borders.  Quilts can sometimes stretch near the outside, we want the measurement to be accurate so we do not get wavey borders and fullness.

To add straight borders to your quilt, lay you quit on a flat surface, and measure the length of the quilt in the centre.  The measurement repressnts your true size of the quilt.

Write down this measurement, and cut both side borders length,

Measure your quilt in two other places, closer to the outside edge.


Compare this  measurement to measurement if the measurements are 3/4″ difference you should be able to ease it in, so use your middle measurement ant attach your borders.



Do the same with the top and bottom borders.


Repeat  this same step of each boder, and pin the borders to each side.


Now that you have taken time to do this, by squaring your quilt top and measuring for your borders, any additional borders you would like to add should be easier, however you still repeat these steps.