FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What does a quilt cost?
Please see the price list page. Estimates are based on fabric priced @$12/yard; batting priced @$15/yard; stabilizer priced @$4/yard; labor @$10/hour. MA taxes (6.25%) will be calculated based on final cost.
A deposit of 50% is required with the order, and the balance upon delivery. Shipping costs will be calculated as necessary, and will include insurance and delivery tracking. Checks can be made payable to “Cider Mill Quilts.”
How do I place an order?
Please take a look at the quilt samples in the Galleries, and review the Price List page, to get a general idea of what you want to do. Contact me through e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 508.435.5195. Together, we will plan your individual quilt based on your color, size, and design preferences. If you are local to Hopkinton, I will be happy to meet with you in person to plan the quilt. If not, we can easily do the planning via phone or e-mail.
How long does it take to have a quilt made?
Turnaround time depends on how many other quilts I am working on, and whether or not you want the quilt to be professionally machine quilted. Turnaround time can vary from 1 month to 6 months, depending on the quilt and the time of year. When I give you a cost estimate, I will also give you an estimated delivery date.
How are the quilts made?
For t-shirt and memory quilts, I fuse a stabilizer to the back of all of the clothing prior to cutting it. Once the pieces are prepared and cut, I piece the top together. If you have ordered a lap quilt without batting, I will piece the top and backing together for you. If you have ordered a quilt with quilting, I will quilt the top, batting (cotton lining), and backing together and bind it for you. For most t-shirt quilts, I use a professional machine quilter, Christine Meyers of Dockside Quilting, http://www.docksidequilting.com/. Her costs are factored into the price list. I work in a smoke free environment.
Can I have a label made?
I always make a label for the backs of quilts to document the date and occasion. I print directly onto fabric with my ink jet printer, and am able to incorporate photos, quotes, and any messages you would like to include.