We are committed to making sure that your finished quilting matches your expectations. With this in mind, please review what services we offer when deciding how you would like your quilt to be finished. We welcome your phone calls and emails and will be happy to answer any questions you might have.


Edge to Edge (E2E)  - Edge-to-edge quilting is applying a pattern that does not necessarily follow the pieced pattern of the quilt top. You may know it as a panto or a pantograph.  It is a design that is applied in separate or interlocking rows from left to right; top to bottom.  Edge to edge quilting is appropriate for and enhances many types of quilts.  See the gallery for lots of pictures of edge to edge quilting.  Pricing for edge to edge starts at 2.25 cents per square inch.

Border to Border  - This is similar to edge-to-edge, except the “all over design” is applied inside of the borders, with a separate design on the border or borders.  Pricing for border to border is dependent on the number and sizes or borders and is quoted per quilt.

Custom Quilting  - Custom quilting is anything that isn’t edge to edge, i.e. multiple quilting features in sashing, cornerstones, borders and blocks,  stitch in the ditch, outlining of applique, background fill, etc.  Pricing for custom quilting is quoted per quilt.

Additional Services

Prepare backing​ - 10.00 for queen (one seam)   20.00 for king (two seams)

Working with your fashioned Backing that will require centering of motif(s), blocks and other designs that you've added to the backing. Extra charges apply, depending on complexity and time involved. 

Binding - Three Bears Quilting is pleased to offer our customers a very popular binding option. For $2.50 a running foot, we will trim your quilt, make the binding and machine stitch the binding to the quilt top. Please note, your corners will be mitered perfectly, and the ends joined for a smooth, flat binding. When your quilt is returned, all you need to do is blind-stitch the binding to the back and your quilt is done!   


Edge to edge quilting ranges from 2.25-2.75 cents per square inch, depending on the complexity of the pattern chosen.  Edge to edge quilting is a popular choice and will enhance most any quilt.  We have hundreds of designs to choose from.  Please take a look at the edge to edge gallery for some ideas for your quilt.

Any other quilting is considered custom and is quoted per quilt. Please take a look at our custom gallery, as well as the fancy borders gallery.  It is our goal to develop an overall design for your quilt that matches your intension and your budget.

Because each quilt is unique and one-of-a-kind, we prefer to discuss your quilt with you before any work is done. This can be done in person at our studio, by email or phone.  I welcome any design ideas you may have! If you aren’t sure what might look best, it’s ok to say, “I don’t know — please decide for me.”

Also, please note our minimum charge of $75.00 for any quilt or quilted item.

Please Note: Our prices include the highest quality thread (no "per bobbin" charge).  Also included is professionally steaming any heat set wrinkles from backing fabric, squaring backing fabric and mending any imperfections that we see and you may have missed.  

Batting - Provide your own batting, or you may purchase from the Bears. We carry a large variety of batting types including cottons (dark, bleached natural and blends), wools, silks and bamboo. We are glad to help you select a batting that will enhance the final look and feel of your quilt. Margaret’s extensive textile background is especially helpful here.

Thread - We use only the best quality threads from the Superior Thread Company-- King Tut, Omni, Sew Fine, and Bottom Line. You can be sure that the Bears always have a perfect match for your quilt.



PO Box 830 Oriental NC 28571 US