Let me just say this: True quilters who can coordinate fabric, cut precise quilt pieces and manage to meticulously and perfectly put them all together with all seams matching exactly have my complete respect and admiration.
Now, for those who admire beautiful quilts but feel inadequate to make one themselves here is your answer. Rag quilts are easy to make, that's right I said EASY! They are forgiving if your seams don't match, which I have not been able to conquer in my lifetime and for which I hold out no unrealistic hope of ever perfecting.
I used 4 Moda Charm Packs (Little black dress series) that I found on ETSY, each pack includes 42 pre-cut 5" squares which totaled 168 squares. For the backing I used muslin. It is actually more of a throw than a bed quilt measuring 56"x49".
Once you finish your quilt you clip all the exposed seams then wash it in the washing machine and dry in the dryer which causes the seems to fray and fluff.
As you can see by the photo below there will be lots of little threads left behind which I am sure will eventually fall off.
This quilt took about 2 1/2 days to complete.