keeping them warm
I first learned to quilt when my children were young. We were living in Prince Rupert, BC, at the time, which can at times be damp and chilly and we all needed something to cuddle up under when reading books on the couch. My first quilts were made at the local sewing store, under the tutelage of the shop owner, and I used all my scrap fabrics, not realizing that people normally use fabric purchased at the quilt shop where the class is being held! The lady very graciously did not point out the error of my ways.
Those early quilts wore out years ago and since then, the cuddle quilts I’ve made have used both scraps and “store bought” fabrics, depending on what my goal for the quilt was. T-shirts make excellent backing for quilts and also commemorate summer camps, Girl Guide outings, triathlons, etc.