I love old sheets and have been seeing lots of really cute quilts (throws) made from them. So, I decided to make one of my own...and it was really really quick and easy. Here's how I did it:
I took 16 vintage sheet fat quarters. I had a bunch of vintage sheets but I also bought some fat quarters on Etsy. The fat quarters measure 18 x 22. For each fat quarter I cut it in half so you have two 11 x 18 pieces. Then I cut one of the halves in half so you end up with one 11 x 18 and two 11 x 9 pieces.
After you have everything cut, lay out your pieces in a random pattern. I counted the larger 11 x 18 pieces as two so my finished quilt was 8 pieces long (the 11" side) x 7 pieces wide (the 9" side)
I used another vintage sheet as the backing and to "quilt" it I used knotted yarn in the center of each piece (and two pieces of yarn for the larger 11 x 18 pieces.)
My new "Shawnee" type owl cookie jar...what I paid for this on Etsy sure beats paying $98 for the repros at Anthro! Although there are a few authentic Shawnee jars (see below) for sale on Etsy, I'm a cheapskate so I'll take the knock-off!