Quilting is a special kind of patchwork, in which the decorating idea is collected from multicolored patches. Historically has been used a cozy and beautiful fabrics, allowing to fill home decor in very unusual and bright handmade colors.
But why not try to combine different areas of the home decor and to take the risk of mixing styles, techniques, and textures. Lets say, try to create an unified, harmonious composition of water colors and threads. I wanted to decor an old chest of drawers with quilting fabric.
Buy using pieces of quilting fabrics, ribbons and buttons residues for decorating furniture, you can create a very cute commode with an ironing board.