I asked a tailor I know what they do with the fabric sample books in their shop when they are out of date or no longer available. He said, "We throw them in the dumpster." I was shocked. Some of the fabrics sell for hundreds of dollars a yard. I thought: "Recycle".
I took a book, cut out the samples and sewed them together.
I backed the whole thing with navy corduroy and top stitched it down. I like the way it turned out, and the fact that I recycled this fabric. I'll do it again!