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Thread: Acronyms.....What do they mean?

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    I see acronyms on this board all the time and don't know what they mean. Sometimes I can figure them out, but not always. Is there a legend somewhere that I can access or is this a secret code that no one has shared with me?

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    You can figure most of them out by the design such as OBW is a one block wonder. LQS is local quilt shop. DD is darling daughter and of course DH is darling husband. But are some that still evade me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denise S
    Thank you so much!.....I knew there had to be a simple answer.

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    I am so glad I found this thread. I have been wondering what some of the acronyms stood for but was a bit intimidated to ask. Thanks to you, leggz48, for asking this ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by debcavan
    You can figure most of them out by the design such as OBW is a one block wonder. LQS is local quilt shop. DD is darling daughter and of course DH is darling husband. But are some that still evade me.
    for people new to quilting (such as myself) some of the ones relating specifically to quilting are not really common sense or easy to figure out. I have referred to that thread that lists the acronyms quite often. If that thread doesn't list it and I can not figure it out, I just ask :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhaorth
    Quote Originally Posted by debcavan
    You can figure most of them out by the design such as OBW is a one block wonder. LQS is local quilt shop. DD is darling daughter and of course DH is darling husband. But are some that still evade me.
    for people new to quilting (such as myself) some of the ones relating specifically to quilting are not really common sense or easy to figure out. I have referred to that thread that lists the acronyms quite often. If that thread doesn't list it and I can not figure it out, I just ask :)
    Thank you for doing so. I do appreciate it very much because even sometimes now I don't remember all the abbreviations...

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    Pretty much any quilting related acronym's definition can be found by doing a Google search.
    (I'm excluding the cutesy DD, DH, etc. familial ones.)

    Just add the word "quilt" to it.

    For instance, you can see the difference between the results you would get for a search on "OBW" vs. "OBW quilt."

    Obviously, you're not looking for Original Buffalo Wings or the Ohio Business Weekly. ;-)

    "hst" alone will bring up links to info on the Hubble Space Telescope. ;-)
    But "hst quilt" will target right in on the appropriate description.

    The answer is usually right on the first results page, and you rarely ever need to click through for further information.

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    Luckily, having a teen daughter that would rather text me from her room then to walk in the livingroom to talk to me helps.

    These two baffled me at first:

    IDK (I don't know)
    Str8 (straight)


    Although sometimes I think she gets lazy and makes them up. Took me two solid days to figure this one out.

    ITM

    Can you guess?

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    In The Money?

    Although I wouldn't discount the theory that she's just making them up just to drive you crazy. ;-)

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