The Custom Quilt Process

“The amount of time and effort that goes into the creation of a quilt makes these “fabric sandwiches” not only expensive to create and sometimes purchase, but produces a priceless family heirloom that should be passed down from generation to generation.” (source: Wikipedia)

The purchase of a custom made quilt can be a significant investment and you want to be sure that you are getting what you are paying for. We will work with you in the designing of your quilt as well as fabric selection. Fabrics are not purchased without your prior approval. If you find that a complete bed quilt is out of your price range but would still like a beautiful quilt in your home – consider a smaller version of the bed quilt. This can be either a bed runner that runs across the foot of your bed and is seen in all of the high end hotel rooms. The other consideration would be a comfort or throw quilt. These are used to snuggle up in to read a book on a cold winter day or watching TV by the fire. A quilt is also great for wrapping up wee ones when they are not feeling well. The quilt gives them a big warm hug.

The following chart gives sample quilt sizes in inches. Measurements are approximate and given for standard US mattresses (Width X Length). THe “Drops” are the sides of the quilt as they fall from the top of the bed to the floor. The “tuck” is the portion of the quilt that tucks under and then over a pillow. It may also refer the are that is tuck under the pillow only.

Drops are on 3 sides Crib       34 x 52 Lap       45 x 50 Wheel chair     36 x 45 Throw or Comfort   54 x 72 Twin      39 x 75 Double  54 x 75 Queen  60 x 80 King      76 x 80
with 10″ drop  and 10″   tuck 48 x 72 n/a n/a n/a 59 x 95 74 x 95 80 x 100 96 x 100
with15″ drop and 10″ tuck n/a n/a n/a n/a 69 x 100 84 x 100 90 x 105 106 x105
with 20″ drop and 10″ tuck n/a n/a n/a n/a 79 x 105 94 x 105 100 x 110 116 x 110

How quilts are priced.

  • By the size of the quilt
  • How complicated the design is ( requires more time)
  • Cost of fabrics. Average cost of a meter of fabric in Canada is between $15.00 and $25.00 a meter. Consider that a comfort or throw quilt requires 8 meters of fabric , 4 meters for each side.
  • Batting (the middle layer of the quilt sandwich). This needs to be slightly larger than the top of the quilt.
  • Threads (cost of a 500yd spool is about $6.00)
  • Decorative quilting (this is the area that is sewn to bind all three layers together). The larger quilts would have to be sent out to be quilted on a Long arm machine. This can add $100-$300.00 (approx.) to the cost depending on the size of the quilt and the “density” of the quilting.
  • The time involved to create the requested quilt. This includes researching and sourcing requested materials as well as the actual construction of the quilt itself. A quilt cannot be thrown together in a day or two as it is very labor intensive.
  • All quilts are labeled and you can add a special message to that label if you wish. This special message can then become part of a family heirloom.

One who sleeps under a quilt..    If you would like any further information on the design and purchase of a custom quilt, send us a message on the attached contact sheet. We would be happy to provide you with an estimate for a quilt. You are under no obligation at all.

Thank you for considering The Quilted Corner for your custom quilt.

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