I was just reminded of this in a comment in a previous blog post.
Vintage bed sheets make the BEST quilts! And they are SO cheap :).
You can find them at garage/yard sales and online at Etsy and Ebay, consignment stores, thrift stores, and Goodwill. I once found a bed sheet at a thrift store for $3!!!! And, it was a FULL size sheet! I thought I had died and gone to heaven :).
Lord knows, I LOVE a bargin, and there is no better bargain than something with history, originality, and quality.