Quilting is an American tradition which is still going strong, a craft which takes time and dedication to perfect, but can yield beautiful and valuable results. Making quilts for family members is a common reason for quilting, and a noble one. Gifting a quilt to a child is a great way to leave your legacy to the next generation, and personalized quilts make very unique and special gifts.
Beyond the sentimental and heirloom value of quilts, many quilts can be worth a lot of money. Rustic quilts, in particular, are highly sought after, and can often sell or auction for hundreds or even thousands of dollars because of the quality of the stitching, unique pattern, or a combination of both.
Before you give that new quilt as a gift, it is a good idea to take it to a dealer or business which offers quilt appraisals so you know how valuable your quilt is. One good reason to know this is for insurance purposes. Just like expensive jewelry or other valuables, a quilt can be insured for its monetary value.
Taking rustic quilts to get quilt appraisals isn’t very commonplace, but there are certain places to look and go for this special and necessary service. The best advice is to make sure your rustic quits are evaluated by someone certified with the American Quilters Society. A great place to find the nearest business certified for quilt appraisals is the Internet. For instance, Quiltappraisers.org lists contacts for certified appraisals, so you are sure to get a professional opinion on the value of your rustic quilts.
Giving your hand-made rustic quilts as a gift to a beloved family member is a timeless tradition. Getting quilt appraisals on them is a modern safeguard which can benefit you as the designer, as well as the person receiving the quilt. Although money can’t replace a one-of-a-kind quilt created by your hands, it is one measurement of the value of these treasured heirlooms which is worth being at least aware of.