I love to make quilts and it's much easier than most people think. This Instructable includes tons of photos and complete, clear instructions for constructing a simple doll quilt. The same process can be used to make a quilt of any size.
Supplies 20 4 inch squares of cotton fabric* 1 piece of cotton fabric approximately 16x18 inches (for back) 1 piece of batting** (flat stuffing to put inside the quilt) approximately 16x18 inches 2 yards of embroidery floss all purpose thread
Tools sewing machine (or needle and lots of time) scissors large, embroidery needle small sewing needle seam ripper (most likely) pins
*make sure your fabrics are pre-washed and dried so you are certain the dyes are set and the fabric won't shrink after your quilt is complete
**I like to use a thin, cotton batting which can be purchased by the yard at the fabric store. Buy 1/2 yard for this project (18 inches). You can also purchase polyester batting. Choose a very thin weight (3-5 ounce). Alternatively you could use a scrap of flannel inside your quilt--make sure your flannel is plain (no pattern to show through) and pre-washed.