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    Member chelgvns's Avatar
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    So as I am new to. Quilting and this board I have a real beginers question? What do all the acronyms used on here mean? OBW etc. I have figured one or two out on my own but for the most par - don't know. I figure there r more out there who want to know also. Thanks

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    Welcome!
    The alphabet soup can be a little confusing at times. I know I was lost at the start, and gradually got into the swing of things!

    I'm sure someone will come on and give you a link to the extensive list. Sorry I don't have it.

    As a starter and to answer the one you specifially asked about ...

    OBW = One Block Wonder
    and often seen with OBW is reference to
    4PP = Four Patch Posey
    SAW = Stack and Whack

    And one that had me stifled for awhile
    LQS = Local Quilt Shop

    As you have others, don't hesitate to ask!

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    I know what you mean... so do many of us soooooo... put the word "acronym" in the search section of this site and you will get lots of information.

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    here's a link to web/chat ones
    http://www.web-friend.com/help/lingo/chatslang.html

    and here's a link to quilting ones
    http://quiltinggallery.com/2009/04/2...ters-acronyms/

    HTH

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    Open search at the top of the page and enter the letters. Excellent chance you'll find enough posts with those letters to figure out the meaning and some example as well.

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    WOF=width of fabric
    BOM=block of the month

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    Super Member valsma's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan
    here's a link to web/chat ones
    http://www.web-friend.com/help/lingo/chatslang.html

    and here's a link to quilting ones
    http://quiltinggallery.com/2009/04/2...ters-acronyms/

    HTH
    One thing I love about this forum, someone always has a new link for you to explore and find the information you need.

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    Hi & welcome - you can also use the "Search" at the top of the page - type in acronyms or abbreviations. It will take you to some links to lists.

    I had the same problem at 1st. I copied & saved a list to my 'quilts' folder to refer to, but now can figure out a lot of them. Some are still a mystery to me.

    Have a blessed day

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    Super Member TonnieLoree's Avatar
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    QuiltnNan already gave you the link for the acronyms. If you forget to bookmark it, go to:
    Main Page, then click on "Tips Page". First post from Chubby bunny and her beautiful pink machine will have this link:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/user_page.jsp?upnum=3335

    Scroll all the way down and you will have a list of Acronyms.

    And also, welcome to the QB!

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