Machine Quilting

Machine quilting is provided all year round. Machine quilting fees are advised at the time of quote/booking.

Quilting times will vary depending on the booking schedule and what quilting you are having done to your quilt. If you have a specific timeframe on a quilt I need to know at the time of booking, please allow shipping times in your timeframe if you are posting your quilt to me.

Small to large stipple on any size quilt. Small stipple appears more closed/tight curves while a large stipple is quite open. Also available are looped stipple and zig zag stipple.

Chose any of the pantographs from the available selection for your quilt. I have a selection of themes and generic designs.

Basic Custom
Basic custom quilting examples: simple cross-hatching across blocks/borders, echoing around appliqués/embroideries, minimal ditch quilting.

Medium – Dense Custom
Medium custom quilting is more quilting than basic and less dense than “show quilting”. Examples of this include dense cross-hatching across blocks/borders, multiple echoes around appliqués/embroideries, lots of ditch quilting, dense fillers, ruler work, free-form organic designs.

Have your quilt basted for hand-quilting. Gridded basting in 4-6in spacing.

You will need to supply the fabric. Bindings are attached front and back by machine, cut at 3inches in width. I make and attach binding for $20 per quilt.

If you would like single bind for you to hand-stitch the back, $15. I can make and attach the binding, please supply the fabric. These bindings are cut at 2.5inches in width.

If you would like your quilt trimmed as well please enquire when booking. Quilts are trimmed back to the edge of the quilt top. If you would like exposed wadding left please advise at time of booking and what width you would like. All scraps are returned to customers unless requested otherwise.

Quilt Preparation –

  • All quilt tops must be pressed and all loose threads trimmed away
  • If you supply your own backing fabric it needs to be pre-washed and ironed
  • Backing and wadding must be at least 4-8in extra all the way around your quilt top
  • Please overlock or stay-stitch the edges to prevent your seams opening up

I reserve the right to refuse to work on a quilt that comes to me in a state not ready for quilting. If however you feel you are unable to prepare the quilt ready for me, I can prepare it for you for a fee of $20.

If you need wadding and backing prices will be advised at the time you enquire about your quilt being quilted, prices will be the RRP of the wadding and batting in stock and worked out according to the size of your quilt.

Unfortunately I cannot accept any quilting jobs where you supply wool, bamboo or blends of these two waddings as I am allergic. I am happy to suggest other machine quilters if you really desire these waddings.

I generally use Rasant threads on the machine, however will use other threads if requested (please ensure they are of good quality). Thread charges are assessed on a quilt-by-quilt basis.

Please post your quilts to:

Marni Franks
Frankenstein’s Fabrics
PO Box 399
NSW 2250

Locals to the NSW Central Coast (Gosford) – you can drop off and pick up your quilts from me. Please contact to arrange.

Pantographs and samples of custom quilting can be viewed at the time of booking. If I don’t have a design that you like/feel suits your quilt top for a small fee I can source/design something more suitable.

Customers work on the machine…


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