I had a lady give a me a quilt that is about 1/2 to 2/3 done, she call it a "strip quilt " but I can not find this particular pattern. The backing and batting are cut to length about 2ft wide and then she has sewn 2 1/2 in. strips on the diagonal and part way down a panel, this is done on 2 that are complete and there is 1 1/2 to still finish. What I need is to know how to attach the sections together when strip sections are done???? Also would like to know if I can use drapery fabric squares [they were free] to make a quilt if they are washed prior to use. It is some very petty fabric and I hate to waste it. Thank you for any help on either question.