I think it would look great with buttons!! It would take care of the quilting as well! I would use white buttons and maybe red thread? If you have any left, you could also put tons of buttons along the cuff for added embellishment...
Buttons seem to be the "in" embellishment now! Go for it!
Thanks for the oven mitt answers...I think I am going to try it with my flannel...if they get burned or icky, I won't feel bad since I am not in love with the fabric anyway
Seriously, next year I am going to make it the year of getting rid of ugly fabric I have been hoarding for no reason other than it was "free" or cheap...It is not fun to work with and I do not have time to make ugly things just because..