I'm working on making some leather bracers. Are there any guidelines or rules I need to follow? I have a bunch of small, oddly shaped pieces of leather so I'm doing a patchwork/quilted kind of thing. Is that going to be ok as long as it's all leather? Will I get the armor points or whatever that's called? Or should I expect them to be just for looks? I can post a picture if that would make it easier to answer. I'm very new to all of this, so I want to be sure I get things right.