I've been playing with little bits of fabric lately.
the one at the right is cotton,
the left is linen.
I used linen with embroidery already on it.
It takes nerve to cut up a vintage embroidery,
but I really had no use for a set of yellow napkins
embroidered with unknown people's names,
so I cut them up as part of this little quilt.
The biggest difference in working with linen is a wider seam allowance
to prevent fraying.