Wal-Mart and K Mart are among the stores banking on your nostalgia. Their bedspreads are perfect for college-dorm rooms and start at $30. For about $70 more, Macy's "quilt-in-a-bag" includes matching pillow shams and sheets.
Not So Cheap
Pottery Barn's 20 full-size quilts start at $200; toddler quilts, at $79. Niche retailers like Anthropologie, where quilt sales are up 40% this year, offer new and vintage quilts, with prices ranging from $180 (for a new one) to $800 (for an antique).
Quilts can be commissioned from artisans like Funquilts.com in Illinois or Denyse Schmidt dsquilts.com), based in Connecticut. Schmidt, who makes $4,800 quilts with the help of Amish crafters, once used a client's late husband's ties as patchwork.