What do handmade quilts costs and what to consider when buying handmade quilts and ordering Bluebird Gardens custom quilts.
Handmade Quilt Costs
What Do Handmade Quilts Cost?
The cost of handmade quilts, lap quilts throws and baby quilts depends on a number of factors: where the quilt is made, what size it is, what products are used in the quilt and how much work and expertise goes into the handmade quilt.
Made in US quilts are more expensive than imported quilts. The better the quality of the materials and the work, including the hand-quilting, the more expensive the handmade quilt will be.
What Are Important Cost Factors
The first important factor is the quality of fabrics. You want high-quality, long-lasting fabrics so you can easily wash and dry your handmade quilt for a very long time.
The second factor is how the handmade quilt is made; you should not see seams coming loose or have any part of the quilt that needs to be stitched when you get home.
The quilting, whether machine or hand-quilted, should have even stitches. Hand-quilting should be at least 6 stitches per inch; the more even stitches per inch, the more experienced the quilter.
Cost of Most Popular Queen Size Quilt
Let's assume you are buying, or making, the most popular handmade quilt size, queen 90x90.
Depending on the pattern, good quality fabrics for handmade quilts will start around $50. Batting starts at $35. Thread $10-20. Cutting and piecing takes an average of 15-30 hours per handmade quilt, depending on the quilter's experience and selected quilt pattern.
Machine quilting and setting the quilt averages 5-10 hours.
Hand quilting will take at least another three months.
Always look for quality. If you are giving a handmade quilt as a gift, you want something that will look good and be usable, not just pretty. If you are selecting a handmade quilt for your own use, buy the best quality you can find. You want a handmade quilt that will last!