Pricing & Quality
Quality: Quilt vs. Blanket
When shopping for a Memory Quilt it is so important to understand the differences between a quilt and a blanket. Please make sure you understand these differences so that you will not be disappointed with your Memory Quilt.
An MQBM Quilt contains:
the highest quality cotton batting
gorgeous long arm quilting over the entire quilt
binding that is sewn around entire edge of quilt using difficult sewing technique
A Blanket contains:
Absolutely no batting
Absolutely no long arm quilting
Absolutely no binding at all!
The overall quality and longevity of a blanket is far below that of an MQBM Memory Quilt. Please understand the difference before purchasing!
Comparing an MQBM quilt to a blanket is like comparing a Coach purse made of buttery leather to a denim cloth purse. There just is no comparison. Which do you want to own? Which do you think will last?
My quilts are priced to reflect everything that goes into making a premier family heirloom. My quilts use only the highest quality materials. There are three basic materials that go into all T-shirt quilts. There is a range of quality for each type of material used. A low priced quilt typically means lower materials were used. My quilts contain the highest quality material, which means a higher priced quilt:
100% cotton fabric is always used. Fabric is used for the entire backing and binding of the quilts. Some of my quilts use fabric for sashing (fabric in between the blocks). Fabric comes in many different qualities.
Think of bed sheet thread counts; the lower the thread count, the cheaper the fabric.
Fabrics can also be made from 100% polyester, 100% cotton and any combination of the two. 100% polyester fabric with a low thread count is inexpensive.
I only use the best 100% cotton!
Batting is the material that is used in the middle of a quilt. Think of an oreo cookie: the top quilt and backing are the crunchy cookie and the batting is the sweet cream.
I use Warm and Natural batting-the best batting on the market.
There are many different kinds of batting on the market-some good some not so good. The lower end batting is thin and 100% polyester, it feels like plastic!
Polyester batting shrinks, tears easily, and will not last a long time.
The higher end batting is needle punched and 100% cotton and is soft to the touch and very warm
Cotton battings are the best choice, and therefore cost twice as much as polyester batting.
I only use Gutermann thread to piece and bind the quilt. This thread is the best and is expensive.
Special multi-colored thread is used to long arm each quilt. This really makes the quilt stand out.
Many comment on how great this special thread looks on their quilt.
My quilt dimensions are larger than most quilts out there!
The lap quilts are larger than most of my competitors-big enough to snuggle on the couch with!
The twin quilt is large enough to fit on an extra large twin bed.
The queen size (90" by 108") is large enough to fit on a King size bed
The King size ( 105" by 105") is just plain massive!
The higher the skill the more it costs. The workmanship that goes into each and every one of my quilts is second to none.
The long arm stitching is done on each quilt using expert techniques, a long arm quilting machine, and the best thread in the coolest colors. Some quilters don't even offer long arm quilting at all. They just make blankets.
Each quilt is cut and pieced together using expert sewing techniques and machines.
There are 6 styles to choose from! No one else does this!
Not everyone likes the same style of quilt. Some like a traditional look others like a modern look.
By offering 6 styles, I ensure that you can select the style that best fits your personality!
This also ensures that your garments, whether they are t-shirts or dress shirts, are placed in a quilt that displays them perfectly.
Sashing takes a lot of time. There are 4 sashing designs to choose from.
BLOCK Lap Quilt
60 inches by 75 inches with any color sashing around and through each block
It has 1 rectangle and 2 squares per block and there are 20 blocks.
Backed with 100% cotton or super soft flannel in the color of your choice
100% cotton batting
Available in other sizes, see table below.