Colorful historic textiles, such as American coverlets, are now targets of crafters and opportunists. These persons sacrifice coverlets, quilts, antique linens and more for short-term financial gain.
At best these newly created fragments are used as upholstery or to create somewhat functional items such as pillows.
Some bits are sold separately in small pieces.
Others are used in idiotic creations called "cupboard pillows" or "door pillows" to hang up as disconcerting, supposedly decorative items. More pieces are formed into small stuffed items called "bowl fillers," or into animal forms.
Absurd terms are used to describe these, such as "make-do" when these are newly created items bearing no relationship with actually functional make-do items of the past. Some made into pincushions are called "pin keeps."
Here are some of the butchers' usernames on a popular internet auction site. It is tempting to let them know directly how terribly destructive their activities are: