A new book in the store that I fell in love with, I love scrappy quilts.
I think we quilters that favor scrap quilts was taught to use what we had at an early age.
I know my grandmother would have thought it a sin to buy new fabric and cut it up.
She was always happy to have a new piece of "drygoods", she called it, to put on the back of her quilts.
Most of the time the back was also pieced or a flannel sheet was used. I don't believe Grandma every used "store bought" batting, intsead it was a worn out blanket or old sheet. Some were called summer spreads, if nothing was available the quilt top and back were tied and it became a summer spread.
Now here I am many years later making scrap quilts from new "store bought drygoods". Sorry Grandma the devil made me do it.
I wish my grandmas was around to use up my scraps she would have been so pleased to have them.