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1001 Bluebird Lane
Rolla, MO 65401-8700


Bluebird Gardens Custom Quilts & Gifts made just for you

Products: Custom quilts, handmade quilts for sale, embroidered kitchen towels,  baby quilts, vintage quilts, home décor collectibles,  personalized gifts, throws, quilt wall hanging, recipe books, wood refinishing products,  personalized embroidery services, quilting services.

What began in 1998 as a weekend trip with my mother to help find quilts for a friend is now a custom gift business. We make custom quilts in hard-to-find patterns, exclusive patterns with the artist's permission, and unique patterns I design. We also specialize in modernizing old favorites, such as double wedding ring quilts and making quilts out of printed photos, mementos, clothing and other fabrics. Baby crib quilts have become harder to find so we offer a variety of baby quilts in those smaller sizes that can easily be personalized with a baby's name and birth date.

Handmade quilts for sale and ready-to-ship quilts are always available for you if you do not have the time for custom quilts. Please browse in our Shop.

Bluebird Gardens Machine Quilting

Bluebird Gardens Custom quilts, handmade quilts for sale, ready to ship quilts, baby quilts, vintage quilts, home decor, collectibles, gifts, throws, recipes, wood refinishing, handmade and personalized services.







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Basics of Machine Pattern Quilting
Machine quilting quilts with an overall pattern is the simplest and less expensive way to finish a quilt. The same pattern is machine sewn, and repeated, throughout the quilt.

With computerized long arm quilting machines, more detailed patterns are available and you can combine one pattern on a border and another throughout the quilt.

The challenge is to decide whether you want the quilting to take center stage or if you want the pieced fabric design to be the focal point.

With the right combination, a combination of patterns can add beauty to a quilt.

Price Ranges for Machine Pattern Quilting, Binding and Backing
Bluebird Gardens quilters are very experienced and have been quilting for more than 50 combined years. They are experienced making your quilt look its best. These are price ranges for machine pattern quilting. Final prices depend on what kind of quilting you want completed:

  •  Baby Quilt 30x45 inches -- $30+
  •  Crib Quilt 40x60 -- $35+
  •  Lap Quilt 55x70 -- $45+
  • Twin Quilt 65x97 -- $50+
  •  Full Quilts 80x100 -- $60+
  •  Queen Quilts 90x109 -- $75+
  •  King Quilts 102x108 -- $80+
  •  Oversized Kg 108x118 -- $90+
  •  King Bedspread 115x124 -- $95+

Machine Outline Quilting Adds Dimension
More intricate, detailed quilts should be finished with outline quilting. Outline quilting helps stabilize the quilt pattern and enhance overall design.

Machine outline quilting involves a quilter using a long arm quilting machine and guiding the machine around the areas that need to be featured.

Good quilts for outline quilting include photo memory quilts, quilts made out of applique clothing and any quilting. And yes, you can combine pattern quilting with outline quilting.

For your planning purposes, here are price ranges for machine outline quilting:

  • Outline Baby Quilt 30x45 inches -- $45+
  • Outline Crib Quilt 40x60 -- $55+
  • Outline Lap Quilt 55x70 -- $60+
  • Outline Twin Quilt 65x97 -- $75+
  • Outline Full Quilt 80x97 -- $85+
  • Outline Queen Quilt 90x108 -- $90+
  • Outline King Quilt 102x108 -- $100+
  • Outline Oversized King 108x118 -- $110+
  • Outline Bedspread King 115x124 -- $125+

Choosing a Quilt Design
Quilting holds fabric and fill layers together. Quilting can also add beauty and art to an overall quilt design. When choosing a quilt design, select one that compliments your quilt design. Quilting designs are available in a variety of sizes, which changes the look of the original quilt.

Quilting Photo Quilts
If you are finishing a photo quilt, you want outline quilting so sewing does not go through the actual photo printed on fabric.

Stippling Quilting
One of my all-time favorite quilting stitches is stippling, which one of our customers also calls the "meandering" pattern. This pattern provides an additional dimension to a quilt while securely sealing quilt layers together. Machine stippling prices are custom quilting and are twice the listed machine quilting prices.

Quilt Designs
Our quilters offer a variety of quilt designs that can be used along borders and throughout a whole quilt. Email us for more details.