Some batiks have a subtle pattern and work great as background prints, giving a bit of texture rather than just using a solid colour. The bolder prints work well as accent fabrics, plus the fact they fray less than other fabrics mean they are good for applique too
How is batik unique from other cloths? It is crafted in a way such that it has to undergo the delicate and repeated process of waxing dyeing and boiling. As wax works as a colour blocker in the colouring process, it will be used to cover every part of the fabric that does not want to be stained with colours.