The softness and comfort of quilting meets contemporary styles and colors for a look that is fashionable and reassuring. Textile designers play with the regular geometry of quilting patterns by using shapes not typically associated with quilts, such as ovals, zigzags, hexagons and irregular forms. A variety of techniques — matelassé, embroidery and jacquard weaving — create the dimensional look of traditional quilting through stitching and weave structures rather than padding. Other products include foam backing and wadding to create the density of traditional quilts. Products in PVC and leather add durability and a tough edge to this cozy look.