Have you seen these gorgeous Kantha quilts? They came on my radar a little while ago and I’ve been meaning to get this post out so I could tell you about it.
The patterns are so pretty. It’s a great way to add some character to your rooms and dress up your bedding. You can see how Amber Interiors does it in this picture here.
Today, I’m highlighting these beautiful works of art and where you can get them (because they are not just quilts, but exquisite works of art in my eyes.)
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What are Kantha quilts?
You might be wondering – just what are Kantha quilts and why are they called that?
These are quilts made by layering different fabrics on top of each other and then stitching them together. The word Kantha itself comes from the Sanskrit word meaning “rags.”
These quilts originated in Bengal, which is now Bangladesh, and West Bengal, India. The Kantha quilts you see for sale today are often made from recycled saris.
The Kantha stitch is a simple running stitch that’s used to hold the layers of fabric together. They will often have different patterns created by the stitching.
Sometimes, the quilt will have a single layer of fabric with the Kantha stitch holding it all together.
The fabrics can be very colorful and patterned, or just plain white with the stitch detailing.
How much do they Cost?
Prices for Kantha quilts will vary depending on the size, age, and complexity of the design. Prices typically range from $50 to $500. The shops I look at below are mostly on the lower end of that range.
Where can you buy them?
Here are some of my favorite places to shop for these beautiful quilts. There is one brand, Yuvencraft, that you will find at multiple retailers, and I’m sure that’s the case for other brands as well.
Etsy is one of the best places to look! There are plenty of great Kantha quilts for sale here. You can find a wide range of prices and styles.
Although higher priced, they have such a beautiful collection of Kantha quilts.
One brand that sells through Anthropologie — called Connected Goods – has a great website to support the makers of these beautiful blankets. Their throw-sized Kantha quilts start around $159, but you know that your purchase will help support these hardworking women. And gosh – they are just beautiful!
Overstock has a pretty good selection and the prices are reasonable. They have more neutral patterns if you want something more subtle.
Amazon is a great place to look for these quilts. I found so many reasonably priced ones in very pretty patterns. In fact, all the photos in this post are taken from here.
Walmart also has a nice selection, very similar to Amazon.
I also have to highlight Amber Interiors Shoppe. While she doesn’t have a huge selection, and her quilts are crazy expensive, it’s also one of my favorite so I had to include it here. These are also large enough to cover an entire queen bed, but they sell out quickly though.
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These beautiful quilts are becoming more and more popular, so jump on the bandwagon and get one for yourself! They make great gifts too. 🙂