Mother Earth News approaches DIY from the perspective of sustainability and environmentalism. In this DIY page on making quilts, the author endorses the use of scraps of fabric or recycled fabrics. She also connects quiltmaking to its many myths in American history: “This article honors a gift handed down to us by the pioneer women of our country. . . a skill conceived in poverty, pride, and love and considered by some to be the only true American folk art.” Full article.