QuiltsUnlimitedOfVA

Quilts Unlimited

Charlottesville, Virginia 25 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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QuiltsUnlimitedOfVA

Quilts Unlimited

Charlottesville, Virginia | 25 Sales

J. Fenton

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J. Fenton

Announcement    Hello! Since 1981, Quilts Unlimited has been recognized as a leading retailer in antique and new quilts. From our humble beginnings in West Virginia in 1981, grown now to 5 retail shops in Virginia, owners Joan Fenton and Albert Tabackman have established themselves as experts in the field of antique textiles.

Almost all of our quilts are in excellent or mint (unwashed) condition. We have washed most of the quilts, but we never wash the mint condition quilts unless the purchaser wants it to be washed. Having the sheen still on the cotton is more desirable than a 100% spotless quilt that has been washed.

Since they are textiles, there will sometimes be minor staining from age, or from storage, and we try to let you know of any imperfections. But if you have any questions, please feel free to email us about the quilt you are interested in.

As quilt collectors, Albie and I carefully choose each quilt that we purchase. For every one that we buy, there are probably 50-100 that we pass on. Our quilts are ones that we would be happy to have in our personal collection. We choose quilts that have good coloring, are well priced, have quality workmanship and are fine examples of their particular pattern or style.

Prices for quilts will depend on all of the variables listed above. For instance, an antique flower garden quilt might only cost $35 if its damaged. The good ones usually go from $500-$900, and one with exceptionally small pieces would sell for a lot more.

A NOTE ON BED SIZES:
Antique quilts were primarily made for twin and double beds. Most were made to come up to the fold on the sheets, and have about a 6-7 inch drop.

New mattresses have a much more depth. They often have a drop of 12 or more inches, requiring the width of the quilt to be 24 inches more than the width of the bed. So to make an antique quilt fit on your bed, you may decide to turn the quilt sideways and just have the quilt come up to the fold of the asset. This will work with most patterns, unless they face in one direction.

Another option is to put the quilt over a duvet cover or plain sheet in a solid color. You can even place the quilt in a diamond shape over your bed covering as a beautiful accent piece, as the diagonal is much larger than the length or width of the quilt.

We can also reproduce any antique quilt that you see, making you a brand new one completely to size. On a new quilt, your quoted price will depend upon the complexity of the pattern, the amount of quilting and the desired size.

We are here to help you find a quilt that you will treasure. And if you don't see what you are looking for, let us know, and we can put your request on our wish list, or make a custom new quilt for you!

Yours,

Joan Fenton & Albie Tabackman

Announcement

Hello! Since 1981, Quilts Unlimited has been recognized as a leading retailer in antique and new quilts. From our humble beginnings in West Virginia in 1981, grown now to 5 retail shops in Virginia, owners Joan Fenton and Albert Tabackman have established themselves as experts in the field of antique textiles.

Almost all of our quilts are in excellent or mint (unwashed) condition. We have washed most of the quilts, but we never wash the mint condition quilts unless the purchaser wants it to be washed. Having the sheen still on the cotton is more desirable than a 100% spotless quilt that has been washed.

Since they are textiles, there will sometimes be minor staining from age, or from storage, and we try to let you know of any imperfections. But if you have any questions, please feel free to email us about the quilt you are interested in.

As quilt collectors, Albie and I carefully choose each quilt that we purchase. For every one that we buy, there are probably 50-100 that we pass on. Our quilts are ones that we would be happy to have in our personal collection. We choose quilts that have good coloring, are well priced, have quality workmanship and are fine examples of their particular pattern or style.

Prices for quilts will depend on all of the variables listed above. For instance, an antique flower garden quilt might only cost $35 if its damaged. The good ones usually go from $500-$900, and one with exceptionally small pieces would sell for a lot more.

A NOTE ON BED SIZES:
Antique quilts were primarily made for twin and double beds. Most were made to come up to the fold on the sheets, and have about a 6-7 inch drop.

New mattresses have a much more depth. They often have a drop of 12 or more inches, requiring the width of the quilt to be 24 inches more than the width of the bed. So to make an antique quilt fit on your bed, you may decide to turn the quilt sideways and just have the quilt come up to the fold of the asset. This will work with most patterns, unless they face in one direction.

Another option is to put the quilt over a duvet cover or plain sheet in a solid color. You can even place the quilt in a diamond shape over your bed covering as a beautiful accent piece, as the diagonal is much larger than the length or width of the quilt.

We can also reproduce any antique quilt that you see, making you a brand new one completely to size. On a new quilt, your quoted price will depend upon the complexity of the pattern, the amount of quilting and the desired size.

We are here to help you find a quilt that you will treasure. And if you don't see what you are looking for, let us know, and we can put your request on our wish list, or make a custom new quilt for you!

Yours,

Joan Fenton & Albie Tabackman

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Last updated on August 25, 2014
Since 1981, Quilts Unlimited has been recognized as a leading retailer in antique and new quilts. From their humble beginnings in West Virginia in 1981 to 5 retail shops in Virginia today, owners Joan Fenton and Albert Tabackman have established themselves as experts in the field of antique textiles.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If for any reason you wish to make a return, please email within 3 days of receipt of your quilt. The quilt(s) must be shipped back to us within 5 days of our receipt of your purchase, and you, as the purchaser, are responsible for shipping and insurance. We will refund only the purchase price of the quilt, after it has been returned in the same condition that it was shipped to you.
Payment
I accept payment through Direct Checkout via Etsy.
I do not grant cancellations, so please make sure that you want it before you check out your shopping cart.


INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: You are responsible for all duties, customs and taxes required to receive your goods. We are not responsible for, and have no way of knowing, the amount of fees or tax that might be lobbied against your purchase by your country.
Shipping
We ship UPS within the 48 continental states and most orders will ship within 1- 3 business days. Shipment to Alaska and Hawaii will go USPS, as will locations outside the US. We will not ship to the Cayman Islands and Nigeria. All items are insured and that cost is reflected in your shipping charges. We will not ship without full insurance.

International customers: If you would like tracking on your items, we can apply the GXG USPS shipping label (Global Express Guarantee) - this is calculated by weight and does add a considerable cost to the International Priority shipping boxes. We are happy to discuss that option BEFORE shipping. PLEASE EMAIL WITH US ABOUT YOUR SHIPPING OPTIONS.

If you are making the purchase for a business and require a receipt, please email us and let us know. Once you agree that you are keeping the item, we can email you a receipt or mail if if you prefer.
Additional policies and FAQs
We guarantee the authenticity and quality of our quilts.
In describing their quality, we rely on these terms:

- Mint condition: indicates the quilt has never been washed though there may be age spots. If the quilt is cotton, it may still have a sheen on the fabric. Some early antiques from the early 1800's may still have the egg white finish on the fabric.
- Excellent condition. The quilt has been washed perhaps one or two times, but all the fabrics are crisp and strong, Again, all quilts may have minor age stains.
- Very good condition: indicates is has been washed, all the fabrics are strong.
We will indicate any problems such as binding wear,
- Good condition: indications include several washing, fabrics may be soft but solid unless otherwise indicated.

Note: Damage to the binding edge will often occur in quilts that are used, and does not detract from the value of the quilt. These can be replaced with new cotton fabric and quilts with new binding will maintain their value
Generally you will only see this in quilts that are in good or very good condition.

RESERVED LISTINGS: We do not hold items as a reserve listing.

SIZING: We measure each quilt and include it's dimensions in the Listing Information. Please become acquainted with the size of the bed or space where you envision the quilt so as to be certain the size is appropriate. Many purchasers of antique quilts are not concerned if the quilt does not fit their bed exactly and are aware that it may cover only a portion of the bed or not drape to the floor.

We have tried to indicate how a quilt will fit on your bed, but let us know if you have questions. The top of a mattress is always the same. Only the depth will vary by manufacturer. ( did you know that Herbert Hoover, before he was President, standardized bed sizes in the US?)

Most of our quilts also make beautiful wall hangings or can be draped aesthetically over the center of a bed.