Is there a list anywhere that tells what all the initials stand for? I''ve figured some out-FQ for fat quarter, FMQ for free motion quilting, but lots of them are stumping me. I've looked around the site but haven't found a 'key' or anything. Is there one somewhere? Thanks.
I saw one once but I don't remember where. And I have the same problem...I don't get most of them either :-)
Although not a complete list (but it's a starting point for you) - here are some various terms often used on here (and always feel free to chime in on a thread where one is used and you have no idea what it is):
Dear Husband (Sometimes also Damn or Darn husband)
Usually Sister-in-Law, but could also be Son-in-Law
You guessed it, Father-in-Law
Boyfriend, or BestFriend
Local Quilt Store/Shop
Not Quilt Related
Block of the Month
Beginner's Only Block (swap)
Envelopes filled with swap fabric/blocks (squishy is the way they feel)
Squares of fabric with signatures and often other info written on them. (Often included in swap blocks)
Small pieces of fabric, either squares or sometimes hexagons, all different fabrics. (Charm quilts are usually made up of all squares or hexagons with each fabric being different.)
Small charm pieces of fabric folded up to look like candy.
A circle of fabric, with a 1/8" Seam Allowance, turned down, and stitched with a long running stitch, which is then gathered up to form a little puffy circle. This is then usually flattened a bit. Often used for flowers in applique, but an entire quilt can be made from YoYos.
Tone On Tone (A print that has a background color and an allover print of the same color but a different hue/shade)
Width Of Fabric = That is, the width of the fabric from one selvage to another, usually between 40-45" for quilter's fabric.
White On White (Same as TOT but all Whites)
Half Square Triangle (one square from the outcome when you take two equal sized squares, draw a diagonal line on wrong side of one, put them right sides together, and sew 1/4" away from diagonal line on both sides, then cut on diagonal line.)
Laugh Out Loud (also Lot of Love)
Rolling On Floor Laughing Out Loud
Rolling On Floor Laughing My @$$ Off
Laugh My Butt Off
Be Right Back
Thanks In Advance
Ta Ta For Now
In My Humble Opinion (or In My Honest Opinion)
Talk To You Later
By The Way
Frequently Asked Questions
As Far As I Know
Keep In Touch (this one was used many eons ago in my High School yearbook.)
An actual Postal mailing address
Normally an email address, but sometimes refers to your snailmail address
***Definitions Courtesy of: http://www.quiltpox.com/Tools/abbreviations.html
Explosive blessings, abundance and inspiration to you all!
- The Creative Seamstress
That helps a lot! Thank you. I'll probably be referring back often.
Scroll down the page and open one of the documents.
Oops. looks like I was just a tad late with my post.
LOL wow i considermyself still young and never heard of almost any of these lingos until I joined, thanks for clearing some up.
A few I had to ask about were. .
UFO - un finished object
WIP - work in progress
OBW - one block wonder
Sometimes I think and think until it comes to me. lol (and think and think and think. . . )
Thanks for the list. I've been trying to figure out HST for a while!