Patchwork and Quilting
Patchwork and quilting could be said to be the ultimate utilitarian embroidery recycling technique. With patchwork you sew scraps of fabric together to form a new 'pieced' textile. Patchwork is often used as the uppermost layer of a quilt. A quilt is a sandwich of two layers of fabric with a layer of wadding in between. Quilting is the stitches which are used to secure the layers of fabric together .