It is difficult for us today to imagine how valuable and important small scraps of fabric were to our pioneer forebears. Ina time when little was discarded, frugal homemakers saved the best parts of worn clothing and household items and then artfull stitched them into beautiful, warm quilts. That's how the truly American craft of patchwork was born. If you'd like to try your hand at this heritage craft, our book will guide you stitch by stitch, through a collection of interesting and useful projects for your home. that will make patchwork come alive for you.Patchwork - A Practical and Creative CraftNot all patchwork is complex and time consuming. There are some attractive patterns that even first-time patchworkers can create.