Start a business

Do you want to turn your passion into a profitable home business? We’re here to help!

We encourage you to do some research in your local area to find out how busy professional quilters are. In many cases, you’ll find a backlog of six months or more, indicating that this is a terrific business opportunity for you.

Return on your investment

Most people who are thinking about starting their own business want to know roughly how long it will take them to pay for the machine.

We studied machine quilting services and pricing from all around the United States and we put together some averages.
  • Average queen size quilt is approximately 90 X 100 inches and takes about 3-5 hours to quilt.
  • The average price for machine quilting with a design that is fairly simple (by no means heirloom quality) is approximately $0.015 cents per square inch.
  • At this price, that queen-sized quilt would bring you approximately $135 in labor costs alone.
  • It would take approximately 129 quilts to pay off our top-of-the-line Millennium at $17,900. This would be an average of 2.5 quilts per week for the first year of your business.
  • It would take approximately 124 quilts for that first year to pay for a Freedom at $17,300. Average: 2.4 quilts per week.
  • For the Lucey, priced at only $12,400, it would take approximately 88 quilts with an average of 1.7 quilts per week for the first year.
  • And the the Lenni would take even less time and fewer quilts!

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