Quilter's Dictionary & Acronyms ... a consolidation of previous posts
The following is a compilation of many previous Quilting Board threads/posts and from other sources.
If you have any to add, please post here, and I'll include it in the future.
Hope that this helps some find their way around the ....
Alphabet Soup of Acronyms and Quilter's Lingo!
BBT = Be Back Tomorrow
BOB = Beginner’s Only Block (swap)
BOM = Block of the Month
BOW = Block of the Week
BTW = By The Way
BRICKS = 5” x 9-1/2” precuts
CHARM PACK = package of pre-cut charm squares
CHARMS = Small pieces of fabric, either squares or sometimes hexagons, all different fabrics; 5”x5”; also known as Nickels
COC = Cream On Cream
CT = Connecting Threads
D4P = Double four patch
D9P= Disappearing 9 patch
DBF = Dear/Darling Boyfriend
DC/DDog = Dear/DarlingCat/Dear Dog (spell out dog, otherwise may be mistaken for Dear Daughter)
DH, DW, DD, DS = Dear/Darling Husband, Wife, Daughter, Sister/Son (or “Darn” Husband, depending on the day and spirits, etc!!)
DGD, DGS = Dear/Darling Grandaughter , Grandson
D___ = Dear/Darling ____, for a plethora of other Dear/Darlings in our lives!
DESSERT ROLL = 5” x WOF strips x 10 strips
DIC = Double Irish Chain
DIMES = 10" squares; also known as Layer Cakes
DIY = Do it yourself
DJ = Dear Jane
DSM = Domestic Sewing Machine
DWR = Double Wedding Ring
EPP = English Paper Piecing
EQ = Electric Quilt quilting software (also seen as EQ5, EQ6, EQ7)
F8 / FE = Fat Eighth = 9” x 22”; also known as a “piglet”
F&D / FAD = Fun And Done
FABRIHOLIC: A non-word. No one can have too much fabric. If it were a real condition, not only would it be in the dictionary, there would be medical studies and government programs available. I'm not in denial, because you cannot deny a condition that does not exist.
FAT QUARTER = FQ = 18”x 22”
FAQ = Frequently Asked Questions
FFO = Finally Finished Object
FIU = Finish It Up
FLIMSY = Finished top, not quilted
FM / FMQ = free motion quilting
FOUNDATION FABRIC: The fabric on the bottom of your stash that supports the weight of all the other fabrics.
FQ = Fat Quarter = 18”x 22”
FROG STITCHING = ripping out stitched seams (rip it, rip it)
FS = Forgotten Stash
FW = Featherweight
FW = fusible web, no brand specific
FWIW = For What It's Worth
FWS or FWSQ = Farmers’ Wife Sampler Quilt
FYI = For Your Information
GF = Girl Friend or God forbid or Grandmother' s Fan
GFG = Grandmother' s Flower Garden
GD, GS = Grand Daughter , Grand Son (sometimes adding a D=Dear in front; DGD, DGS)
GRANDS = Grand Children
GTG = Got to go or Get ToGether
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