The cost of cleaning a quilt varies among cleaning services. One can get an idea of costs by looking at posted online cleaning price lists from companies such as Express Dry Cleaning, which charged $23 for quilt cleaning in 2014.
While many people choose to wash quilts in a washing machine, this method can damage some quilts, according to Amish Country Quilts. Quilts that require dry cleaning are those that are hand-dyed, have dark colored fabrics or anything that could come loose, like lace edging. When contemplating washing a quilt instead of dry cleaning, gently rub extremely hot water on a small portion of the quilt using a white cotton ball as a test.