Patchworking is the craft of sewing together fabric pieces to create a fabric with intricate patterns. In this we join shaped fabric pieces together to create a bigger fabric piece in beautiful designs. Traditionally, fabric scraps leftover from other sewing projects and salvaged from old clothes are used to make the patchwork pieces.
Once upon a time, patchwork was a method of making beautifully patterned fabric at your own pace and in the design you want, with whatever fabric you have.
Today there are differently patterned fabrics available at shops, but patchwork still holds its place as a creative work involving fabric. It is a major part of quilting and also for making a lot of other sewn articles.