Anyakoha (2001) defined interior decoration as the art of beautifying rooms and other indoor areas of a house so that they become attractive, comfortable and useful.
Encyclopedia Americana (2003) emphasized that “the terms interior decorating and interior design are sometimes used interchangeable; each discipline exhibits a distinct difference in its scope. Interior decorating is generally focused on the selection and presentation of interior items within a space, such as furniture, accessories, finishes and room layout.
Quilting is a decorative means of stitching together two or three layers of materials and it has since developed into a work of art.
Quilting was originally devised as a means of producing crude warm clothing and bed covers.
However it has since been developed so much that it is now a way of decorating clothing materials.
Although Nigeria in not in a temporate region where warmth is needed throughout the year round, but this particular types of material is not doubt using during the raining and harmattan period.
Quilting is one of the oldest world farms of embroidery. There is a long standing tradition of quilting in Britain particularly in the North East around Durham and South West which has endued separately so much that it has become a native art.
Although his basic quilting technique is usually associated with the making of a bed covering.
It is often decoratively applied today to sections of such garments such as dressing gown, waistcoat etc.
Quilting such as accessories for the home such as cushions and wall hangings. The padding giving an attractive relief effect. Quilting is also suitable for tea cover, cot cover and bed sheet.
There are many types of quilting but the most important one which are the main types that can be used in quilting are English, Italian and trap unto each of which possesses it’s own characteristics and working methods but the factor which all have in common is surface relief.
Also there are so many types of quilting designs, there are all over patterns, outline patterns, ornamental motifs and Boarders pattern.
The history of quilting can also be traced to the first century BC (Before Christ) and is still used all over the world for instance, it is characteristics of Indian and person clothing. The word “Quilt” comes from the Latin “Culcita” meaning something padded. Quilting was particularly popular for clothing in the seventeen century, when petti coat, waistcoat were quilted.
Quilting can also be traced from first Lord. Romney who gives these quilting clothes to her son’s wife before she died as one of her hair looms. This is said to be an hundred years ago. Quilting which is as old as embroidery itself has it’s genesis in Britain.
This dresses, wall decoration, slippers, handbags to mention few are now quilted to beautify them.