Question: How can you tell if a quilt is antique?

Most antique and vintage quilts were made by hand with no help from a sewing machine. Look closely at the stitching throughout the whole quilt. If the stitches appear a bit unevenly spaced or different in size, the quilt was likely handmade.

How old is my antique quilt?

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What is a handmade quilt worth?

As a general guide, the going rate for a queen-sized quilt can be anything between $350 to $1500, while a baby quilt can be had for anything between $150 and $400. A hand made quilt makes the kind of lovely, personal gift that many people are prepared to spend big on.

How much does a quilt appraisal cost?

The cost ranges from $30 and up. The more expensive written appraisals are legal documents and the women also archive the information in their files.

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