Even if the quilt tops are not in perfect condition, such as this one when found, they can usually be easily reworked. Or just cleaned.
This particular quilt top had a huge stain which remained stubborn to all the usual treatments. But I was determined so was able to cut away a whole row of blocks to preserve the integrity of the piece.
It can sometimes be difficult to justify buying something that's imperfect, but it can also be worth the TLC needed to improve it! I think this one turned out beautifully!