Batik fabric creates beautiful, colorful quilts and blocks. Batik fabrics originated in Indonesia and features intricate designs and bright colors. Traditionally, batik prints were made by applying wax designs on high thread-count cotton or silk so that when the fabric was soaked in dye, the wax-treated places would be left undyed. Often batik fabrics feature floral or geometric shapes made from the arrangement of small dots. Today, batik prints are featured in a variety of world cultures and can be used by quilters to create color-saturated squares and patterns.