Have you ever made a rag quilt? They are fun and easy and pretty quick to make. They do create lots and lots of lint when you dry them to give them the rag look. I made this quilt around 2001, when rag quilts were popular. This was a kit from a wonderful quilt shop in Colorado that is no longer open. It is flannel, and I still enjoy it in our Colorado cabin.
If you haven't made a rag quilt, this is a quick tutorial on how to make a rag quilt like the one in the picture:
Cut 112 9" squares of flannel and 56 6" or 7" squares of batting(this is a great way to use scrap batting and some make these without any batting)
Sandwich the batting between two flannel squares and quilt and X or the design of your choice in each square. Using a 1/2" seam allowance sew the squares in rows that are 7 x 8. Then sew 1/2" all around the outside of the quilt and it is ready for you to clip the seams every 1/4". Be careful not to clip the seam lines. This will take a while and your hand will get tired : )
Now it is time to wash and dry to make the clipped seams fray. This is going to create lots and lots of lent, and I would recommend checking on the dryer/lent tray often. I hope this tutorial will help if you decide to make a rag quilt!