In attempting to organise my life/work/home I visited the local tip and recycling centre to get rid of stuff. I was just putting a bag of old clothes in the textile recycling area when I spied something old and quilted spilling out of a brown paper packet.
I think it's some sort of old cotton mattress cover. Very well worn, lovely ties, and some nice raw edges on the back.
Also in the brown paper: cotton wadding, all age spotted.
And some lovely printed cotton chintz and a green woolly jumper. Cruel to leave it there, so I took it all home. My mind is now wandering back to the tip, wondering what other treasures might be hiding amongst the bin bags.