Patchwork art is achieved by using different fabrics, patterns, etc. through splicing and patching techniques. The harmony of materials, craftsmanship and color is one of the main requirements for a good patchwork art work.
In household items, patchwork works can be made into quilts, pillows, blankets, masks, curtains, door curtains, tea coasters, and small accessories in home life. The main purpose of many types is to meet the practical and functional needs of people to keep warm and warm.
The selection of fabrics is an important stage in the art of quilting. As can be seen from the application examples of traditional patchwork works, the choice of materials was influenced by the level of productivity at that time, and satin, flannel fleece, linen, denim, and other cotton fabrics were mostly used, all of which were natural fiber fabrics. Double knitted fabrics have been applied to patchwork works after the 1950s, but the disadvantage of this fabric is that it has a certain elasticity, which limits the creation of patchwork art to the scope of simple geometric collages. Later, people's requirements for fabrics became higher and higher. 100% cotton fabric appears in the art of patchwork, and its comfort and weight are greatly improved. With the improvement of the productivity level, chemical fabrics gradually appeared, and polyester, polyester, etc. were welcomed by people for their unique texture and gloss.