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Quilting Is A Second Language


There are so many terms and abbreviations in quilting!

It's like learning a second language!

Below are a few:

Layer Cake - 10" squares of fabric

Charm Pack - 5" squares of fabric

Jelly Roll - 2 1/2" fabric rolled up

FQ - Fat Quarter - 1/4 yd of fabric (18" x 22")

BDNQ - Bad day, not quilting

BOM - Block of the month

DSM - Domestic sewing machine

FOB - Fear of Binding

FW - Feather weight sewing machine

HIPS - Hundreds of ideas piling skyward

HST - Half square triangle

LAQ - Longarm quilter

LQS - Local quilt shop

MAQ - Mid arm quilter

OBW - One block wonder

PhD - Projects half done

PIGS - Projects in grocery sacks

PP - Paper piecing

QAL - Quilt along

QAYG - Quilt as you go

QOV - Quilts of Valor

RR - Round robin

SABLE - Stash accumulation beyond life expentancy

SEX - Stash enhancing experience

SID - Stitch in the ditch

SQUID - Sewing a quilt until I die

STASH - Special treasures all secretly hidden

TGIF - Thank God it's finished!

TOT - Tone on tone

UFO - Unfinished object

WHIMM - Works hidden in my mind

WISP - Work in slow progress

WOF - Width of fabric

WOMBAT - Wast of money, batting, and time

WOW - White on white

WWIT - What was I thinking?