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Thread: Quilter's CODE dictionary!

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    BBT = Be Back Tomorrow

    BOB = Beginnerís Only Block (swap)

    BOM = Block of the Month

    Charm Pack = package of pre-cut squares

    Charms = Small pieces of fabric, either squares or sometimes hexagons, all different fabrics

    COC = cream on cream

    CT = Connecting Threads

    D4P = Double four patch

    D9P= disappearing 9 patch

    DC/DDog = Dear Cat/Dear Dog (spell out dog, otherwise may be mistaken for Dear Daughter)

    DIC = Double Irish Chain

    Dimes = 10" squares

    DIY = Do it yourself

    DSM = domestic sewing machine

    DWR = Double Wedding Ring

    EPP = English Paper Piecing

    EQ = Electric Quilt quilting software (also seen as EQ5, EQ6, and now EQ7)

    F8 / FE = Fat Eighth

    FART = Fabric Acquisition Road Trip

    FFO = Finally Finished Object

    FIU = Finish It Up

    FLIMSY = Finished top, not quilted

    FM = free motion quilting

    FQ = Fat Quarter

    Frog Stitching = ripping out stitched seams (rip it, rip it)

    FW = Featherweight (squishy is the way they feel) FW = fusible web, no brand specific

    GF = girl friend or God forbid or Grandmother' s Fan

    GFG = Grandmother' s Flower Garden

    HP = hand piecing

    HQ = hand quilting

    HST = Half square triangle

    HSY = Haven't Started Yet (pronounced hussy)

    Jelly Rolls = pre-cut noodles rolled up and sold as a set

    LA = LongArmer, professional machine quilter

    LAQ = Long Arm Quilter

    LAQM = Long Arm Quilting Machine

    LMAO = Laughing My Arse off!

    LOL = Laugh out loud

    LQS = Local Quilt Shop

    MAQ = Mid-Arm Quilter

    Nickles = 5" squares

    Noodles = 2 1/2" by width of fabric

    NQR = Not Quilt Related (an alternative to OT)

    OBW = One Block Wonder

    OSMG = Old Sewing Machine Guy

    PFD = fabric that is Prepared For Dyeing

    PHD = Project Half Done

    PIGs = Project In a Grocery Sack

    PIPS = projects in process

    PITS = Project In Totes

    PIW = project in waiting (waiting to grow up to be a WIP)

    PMS = pizza M&Ms and sewing

    PP = paper piecing

    QIMM = Quilts in My Mind

    QOTD = Question of the day, Quick off topic discussion or quilting off topic discussion

    QR = Quilt Related

    QST= Quarter Square Triangles

    Quilt Candy = Small charm pieces of fabric folded up to look like candy

    RR = Round Robin

    SABLE = Stash Accumulation Beyond Life Expectancy

    SAQM = Short Arm Quilting Machine

    SaS = Steam a Seam

    SEX = Stash Enhancement EXperience (or eXcursion)

    SID = stitch-in-the- ditch quilting

    Siggies = Squares of fabric with signatures and often other info written on them

    SnW = Stack and Whack

    SQ = Simply Quilts Squishie = Envelopes filled with swap fabric/blocks

    STASH = Special Treasures All Secretly Hidden

    TBQ = To Be Quilted

    TGIF = Thank God It's Finished!

    TIC = Triple Irish Chain

    TOAD = trashed object abandoned in disgust

    TOT = Tone On Tone

    TUFO = Tuesday UFO night group/WUFO = Wednesday UFO...etc.

    UFO = UnFinished Object

    USO = UnStarted Object

    VIP = Very Important Project

    WHIMM = Works Hidden In My Mind

    WIMM = Work in my mind

    WIP = Work in progress

    WISP = Work In Slow Progress

    WIVSP = Work In Very Slow Progress

    WIWMI = Wish It Would Make Itself

    WOA = Work of art

    WOF = Width of Fabric

    WOMBAT = Waste of Money, Batting, and Time

    WOW = White On White

    WWIT = What Was I Thinking

    xxQG = someplace something Quilting Guild

    YBR = yellow brick road

    YoYo = A circle of fabric gathered to form a puffy circle

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    Power Poster Lacelady's Avatar
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    I have one that could be added to the list: SABLE - Stash accumulated beyond life expentancy

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    Love it :)

    PMS - and all these years I thought it was something else LOL, but all along it was Pizzas, M&Ms and Sewing - you learn new things every day :)

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    Senior Member coloradosky's Avatar
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    Thanks Jaci. I will make a copy of this to keep beside the computer!

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    Junior Member pippa's Avatar
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    Thanks for these. Many are new to me and I just love the acronym WOMBAT.

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    Great list. What is IRR?

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    hey thanks now, with the exception of the last few, no longer have to ask, what do they mean by.......Some were easy to figure out, some took a little time; now with this post all will be clear. thanks:D!

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    Super Member NauDeeGal's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by annthreecats
    Great list. What is IRR?
    International Round Robin

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    Super Member NauDeeGal's Avatar
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    Thank you Jacquie for the list.

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    Super Member hobbykat1955's Avatar
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    bookmarked...drives me crazy these codes...

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