I think the short answer is 'NO!' I ought to re-title this blog 'Epic Fails, Day to Day'.
I bought a book. It is a nice book, and has pretty pictures. It was £9 and is called 'Patch!' (the mini book) and is by Cath Kidston. I bought it in the Cath Kidston Shop but you can get it on their online store.
I thought I would just look at the pictures, and while I probably will only look, there are some tempting ideas. However I may sort of adapt them.
One of the ideas is to use hankies put together to make a bedspread. The hankies look lovely. You sew them all together and sew them to a sheet (I haven't checked the details and I'm sure there are more complicated steps) and it looks lovely. It really does look amazing in the picture. For a nice, large bedspread you need 25 hankies. I checked on the website. Each hankie on there is £8. That is, eight pounds sterling - for one hankie - that you use to blow your nose. I needed to do some sums. Twenty five hankies at £8 each is £200 (which incidentally would buy over 300 boxes of Tesco Everyday Value Tissues). The smallest version suggested uses 15 hankies, a mere £120. That is, before you buy the backing sheet. To be fair, the hankies from Cath Kidston are 50cm (or 22 inches) square, which is a lot of (really, really, really nice) fabric.
There is a tablecloth pieced together from tea towels. It looks stunning. All the tea towels are from Cath Kidston, £6 each. There were twenty four in the example in the picture.
The ideas are gorgeous, though, and I think I will have a quick word with my friend eBay to see if there are substitutions available. If I actually get around to doing any of these ideas I think it will be money well spent.