Professional Longarm Quilting 

A Busy Bobbin


I use ABM Innova 22" and 26" long-arm quilting machines to machine quilt edge-to-edge computer driven pantographs or freehand edge-to-edge quilting.  There are over 100 edge-to-edge patterns in my library to choose from or let me custom quilt that top you've worked so hard on.  Contact me and let's talk about what's best for your quilt.

I charge by the square inch for all quilting styles.  In order to find the quilting charge, follow this formula:

Length x Width x Rate - Quilting charge

Example: 80" x 90" x .02 = $144.00

Edge-to-edge pantograph                                                                                                    $0.02 per sq. in.

Computer or hand-driven pantograph quilting

Edge-to-edge Freehand Design                                                                                           $0.03 per sq. in.

Hand-driven edge-to-edge designs - no pantographs

Custom Quilting Level I                                                                                                        $0.05 per sq. in.

Hand-driven block and border work simple design.

Custom Quilting Level II                                                                                                       $0.07 per sq. in.
Hand-driven block and border work complex design.

Custom Quilting Level III - Heirloom                                                                                   $0.09 per sq. in.
Hand-driven Heirloom quilting


The thread charge is included in the quilting charge above to incorporate the amount of thread used for the size of the quilt being quilted.


You can provide your own batting or use mine.  My batting comes in large rolls so there are no creases.  You will receive any left over batting from the cut I make on my roll after quilting (great to use for small projects).

Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 Cotton Blend                                                                                    $0.26 per inch

96" - 80% cotton / 20% polyester - medium loft

Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 Cotton Blend                                                                                    $0.34 per inch

120" wide - 80% cotton / 20% polyester - medium loft

Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 Black Cotton Blend                                                                         $0.28 per inch

96" wide - 80% cotton / 20% polyester - black - medium loft

Hobbs Heirloom Washable Wool                                                                                         $0.43 per inch

96" and 120" wide = 80% cotton / 20% polyester - medium loft

Warm and Natural                                                                                                                 $0.30 per inch

90" and 124" wide - 100% cotton - low loft

Warm and White                                                                                                                    $0.32 per inch

90"  wide - 100% bleached cotton - low loft


Optional service done with fabric provided by the customer

Machine front only                                                                                                               $0.5 per inch

Customer prepared strips

Machine front only                                                                                                               $0.10 per inch

I prepare strips

Machine all                                                                                                                           $0.15 per inch

I prepare strips

Machine front / hand back                                                                                                  $0.15 per inch

Customer prepared strips

Machine front / hand back                                                                                                  $0.20 per inch

I prepare strips


I carry a small selection of fabric for backings.

108" Moda Wide Backings                                                                                                   $16.20 per yard

108" Moda Muslin Mates                                                                                                      $10.80 per yard

44" Moda Bella Solids                                                                                                          $6.12 per yard

44" Marble Swirls                                                                                                                 $10.00 per yard


Piecing Backing                                                                                                                   $10 per seam

Customer provided backing fabric, I seam backing to fit quilt top

Ironing                                                                                                                                   $20 per hour

I may do a very quick ironing before placing your quilt on the frame for no charge.  But, I must charge for time if I need to go above and beyond this initial ironing, if seams are not ironed flat, or if threads have not been clipped.  I will consult with you before charging this fee.


I use USPS Priority mail to ship your quilts back to you unless you specify another service.  I will weigh the package and determine the cost of shipping and provide you with the total bill including the shipping charge.  Once I receive payment, I will ship the quilt to you.

Kim Norton

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Protect your quilt by placing it in a plastic bag inside a sturdy box.  

A Busy Bobbin is not responsible for any damage during shipping by the postal service.

If you are shipping from the states, you will need to fill out an export form at the post office.


I accept checks (made payable to Kim Norton), credit/debit cards, or cash.  If your order is being shipped back to you I will send an invoice to your email which you will be able to pay online through