A method of creating designs or patterns in a fabric by means of applying wax, dying fabric, removing the wax, and repeating as desired. Often batiks are made with large wax pressing stamps used by hand. The weave in batiks is also often more dense or of a higher thread count than regular fabric creating a more stiff feel and at times necessitating the use of a smaller needle. Punctures do not heal as easily. Not always a great option for quilt backings as batiks tend to facilitate an increase of bearding in certain circumstances.