Thank you so much for the links!!!!!
I was thinking about some other ideas and I am making rag baby quilts for the baby showers there always are during the school year, but I was thinking they would make GREAT Christmas gifts for adults. I would think you would need about 8 yards of fabric to make a lap quilt...I have been using flannel. I guess you would want to make sure you found a good deal on it or you would be spending a LOT of money!
However, I know Walmart usually has a lot on clearance for about $1/yard...so you would have a nice gift for under $10
Also, JoAnn fabric always has fabric on clearance...I know they have their flannel for kids/babies at 2.99/yard, but I have a coupon for 40% off...so if you bought one cut of say 8 yards...then it would be 40% off that one cut...so instead of say $24 it would be $14.40-not bad for a nice gift. And I am going to try and get one more coupon so that I can get 16 yards and have two different fabrics for large blocks and get two blankets...so two gifts for under $30
I am sure you could get old flannel shirts at Goodwill too...not sure how much they would be though.
Anyway, that's my idea for the day!