Its tough to accurately date a quilt unless youre an antiques appraiser, but by looking for a few clues, you can deduce its general age. Vintage quilts were made from the 1930s to 1965, while quilts deemed antique date back to 100 years ago or more. A quilt made in the 1920s or earlier is also considered antique.
How do you date an old quilt?
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How are quilts appraised?
There is more than one way to appraise a quilt. Just as in real estate, some are valued at the fair market price. That means the value assigned is the same as that for which a similar quilt has sold. Fair market value is the only method available for vintage and antique quilts.
How much does it cost to get a quilt appraised?
Written appraisals start at $150* per quilt, plus the cost of shipping and insurance back to you. *Written appraisal charge may be more for extraordinary and/or early quilts.