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Are Quilts Valuable?

QUILTS ARE VALUABLE… As a general guide, a queen-size quilt will sell anywhere from $650 to $3,000. A baby-quilt or lap-quilt will sell anywhere from $175 to $550. There are Art-Quilts that sell for $7,000 plus. Good quality handcrafted quilts are heirlooms and are handed down for generations. Quilts make wonderful gifts for weddings, birth of a child or for personal use. People are prepared to spend big money for Quilts.

You can google… ‘The the Most Expensive Quilt Ever Sold at Auction’. You will find it is the Civil War-era quilt known as the Reconciliation Quilt. It was bought for $264,000 at Sotheby’s in 1991.

About Lady VanWinkle’s

Are you looking to buy a handcrafted quilt. Check out our Quilts for Sale. If you are looking to customize your own quilt? Click the following links for Longarm Stitching services or contact us.

What is Grunge Material?

Grunge is a material that looks textured. The material is dyed then a printed texture is applied to one side. See below example of Grunge material. The Grunge look reminds me of the bedroom accent wall from the 80’s and 90’s where the wall would be painted a solid color, dried and then a second complementary color would be randomly sponged over to give the textured look. Gunge material is use in quilts more today than it was a few years ago. Grunge material gives quilts a modern look.

About Lady VanWinkle’s

Are you looking to buy a handcrafted quilt. Check out our Quilts for Sale. If you are looking to customize your own quilt? Click the following links for Longarm Stitching services or contact us.

Is Thread Used In Quilts That Important?

I say yes, it is important. If you are putting a lot of time and money into a quilt, you are going to want that quilt to last for generations. Quilts are usually heirlooms that are passed down to the generations. So yes, good quality thread is important as you don’t want your quilt falling apart after 15 years. You can test your thread buy wrapping it around your hands and pulling. If the thread breaks you probably don’t want to use it in your quilt. My favorite brand is Mettler and they make a nice cotton with a silk finish.

About Lady VanWinkle’s

Are you looking to buy a handcrafted quilt. Check out our Quilts for Sale. If you are looking to customize your own quilt? Click the following links for Longarm Stitching services or contact us.

Can Someone Just Bind My Quilt For Me?

So, you love to quilt but you don’t like the binding process? That’s great. We would love to bind your quilt for you. One way to add value to you quilt is to use an heirloom binding stitch. Lady VanWinkle’s provides a beautiful finished binding and she is ready to help you finish your quilt.

HEIRLOOM BINDING

About Lady VanWinkle’s

Are you looking to buy a handcrafted quilt. Check out our Quilts for Sale. If you are looking to customize your own quilt? Click the following links for Longarm Stitching services or contact us.

Learn How To Quilt During Covid-19!

It’s a difficult time to learn how to quilt during Covid-19 distancing but, not impossible. Want to learn how to quilt? There are several online tutorials and classes that offer great instructions. If you prefer the one on one classes, make an appointment with Lady VanWinkle. Click on ‘Contact Us’ below. Or if you just need longarm services, click on ‘Longarm Stitching Services’. Lady VanWinkle’s also has quilts for sale.

About Lady VanWinkle’s

Are you looking to buy a handcrafted quilt. Check out our Quilts for Sale. If you are looking to customize your own quilt? Click the following links for Longarm Stitching services or contact us.

Why Do Quilts Cost So Much?


Quilts cost a lot because quilts cost a lot to make. Good cotton materials will cost on average $12.00 per yard. A queen size quilt, depending on the style of quilt and the amount of seams in the quilt it will require 18 to 20 yards of materials for the top (piece work), backing and the binding materials. Then batting and thread is needed. Good cotton Batting can cost up to $30.00 to $45.00 for a queen size quilt. High quality thread is approximately $9.00 per spool. Materials alone can cost between $280.00 and $350.00. Then you have to pay the long arm quilter which is approximately $180.00 to $250.00.

The labor for a queen quilt can be 45 to 65 hours. I use $15.00 per hour. The labor cost around $675.00 to $2050.00. Total cost for a queen quilt $955.00 to $1,325.00. I have seen quilts cost over $3,500.00. Quilts are truly a work of art. That’s why they cost so much.

About Lady VanWinkle’s

Are you looking to buy a handcrafted quilt. Check out our Quilts for Sale. If you are looking to customize your own quilt? Click the following links for Longarm Stitching services or contact us.

Does Quilting Relieve Stress?

I believe quilting or other creative tasks help relieve stress. I’m speaking from personal experience. I know when I’m stressed or anxious I go down to my studio and start quilting. The creative process distracts me from feelings of stress and anxiety. Quilting also gives me a sense of purpose.

When we create, we invoke our imaginations, which is a productive and constructive use of our minds. It’s a great way to unwind.

About Lady VanWinkle’s

Are you looking to buy a handcrafted quilt. Check out our Quilts for Sale. If you are looking to customize your own quilt? Click the following links for Longarm Stitching services or contact us.

Is Quilting An Expensive Hobby?


Yes, quilting can be expensive. Mainly because the materials are expensive. Good cotton materials will cost $6.00 to $11.00 per yard and Batik and Grunge material will cost up to $13.00 per yard. A quilt 76″ X 86″ will require approximately 5 yards of fabric for the top and 5 yards of fabric for the backing. But that’s not all, Batting and thread is needed. Good Batting can cost up to $21.00 per yard. High quality thread is approximately $9.00 per spool. I recommend using high quality thread. Quilts are meant to be pass down through the generations. Good Quality materials are necessary for heirloom quilts.

You can spend up to $160 just in materials and this does not include the cost of labor and the cost of a Longarm Quilter. If you want more information on Longarm Quilting click on the link below.

About Lady VanWinkle’s

Are you looking to buy a handcrafted quilt. Check out our Quilts for Sale. If you are looking to customize your own quilt? Click the following links for Longarm Stitching services or contact us.

Want to Learn How To Quilt?

Want to learn how to quilt? There are a couple great ways to learn how. Visit your local craft store, if they don’t have classes, they can probably point you in the right direction. Another great way to learn to quilt is to Youtube, ‘Beginning Quilting’. In the current state of Covid-19, this is a great way to get started on your new craft. There are several step by step instructions on how to piece together a quilt top.

Once you have your quilt top pieced together, you will need ‘Batting’ and ‘Backing’ materials to finish it off your project. I recommend using a Longarm quilter to quilt it all together. Lady VanWinkle’s has what you’re looking for.

Want high quality stitches? Contact Lady VanWinkle’s.

About Lady VanWinkle’s

Are you looking to buy a handcrafted quilt. Check out our Quilts for Sale. If you are looking to customize your own quilt? Click the following links for Longarm Stitching services or contact us.

Who Are The Quilters?

They are women dedicated to the craft of quilting. The average age of the quilters is 63 years old. These are educated women and typically have an annual household income of approximately $95,000. These women have been quilting for approximately 18 years and spend on average $4,000. per year on materials and supplies.

Many of these quilters prefer quilting the traditional style quilt; However, the modern style quilt is gaining popularity as a new generation of quilters become interested. The new generation quilter spends approximately 8-10 hours a week quilting.

About Lady VanWinkle’s

Are you looking to buy a handcrafted quilt. Check out our Quilts for Sale. If you are looking to customize your own quilt? Click the following links for Longarm Stitching services or contact us.