Handmade quilts are such wonderful pieces of art that are warm, unique, and deeply personal. Quilts never outgrow and offer comfort no matter what season.
Whether you’re cozied up in your room or traveling, these handmade quilts will remind you of wonderful memories from home.
What Is A Quilt?
A quilt is made of multiple layers of textile (fabric & fiber). It is commonly made with 3 layers and traditionally comes with a woven cloth top, a layer of batting or wadding, and a woven back which are combined using the process of quilting.
Quilts are traditionally used as beddings and are typically given to mark important life events like the birth of a child or marriage. Nowadays, quilts are used as tablecloths, home decor, rugs, etc.
How Can You Tell If A Quilt Is Handmade?
Quilts are worth more than most people think and can cost more depending on how it was made. This is especially true with antique and vintage handmade quilts, but with the advent of technology, machines can copy patterns and designs-just like handmade quilts. Here are some tips you can do to know if your quilts are truly handmade.
Take a look at the stitching- Stitching in hand crafted quilts is unevenly spaced and varied in size. You see some tight stitching here and there, unlike a machine-made quilt that only has continuous threading.
Check for imperfections- hand crafted quilts are not and will not look “perfect”. Sometimes they don’t come with inaccurate sizes and the designs or patches will be uneven.
Find out the year it was made- Machine-made quilts are not available since the late 1970s. So if you’ve got a vintage quilt that dates back before that era then it’s likely that you have a handmade quilt with you.
Handmade quilts usually appear looser than those made of machines.