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Thread: A Quilters Language!

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    Super Member Momma_K's Avatar
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    Ok I'm confused! I see so many abreviations for this and that like LQS...I think that means LOcal Quilt SHop then I'm lost on anything else, then I see "Layer cakes, jelly rolls, and so many others I can't think of...is there a place here that has meanings for these? I really don't mean to sound stupid but I honestly don't know!
    It's like texting, older folks spell out the full words but the kids...well I couldn't read anything they say! Can someone please help me with this. I hope I'm not the only one here...Good Lord I'm embarrassed! Ha! :oops:

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    Layer cakes are 10" squares.
    Jelly rolls are 2 1/2" strips width of fabric.
    Charm packs are squares, usually 5".
    Turnovers are triangles.
    Honey buns are like jelly rolls only 1 1/2" strips.
    I you go to the search feature there are a lot of posts for abbreviations.

    We all had to learn these...

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    Ha! :lol: I always thought Charm Packs had to be something charmingly cutsie or the same color. Size never entered my mind! Thank You so much for the help! :thumbup:

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    Here's one list that will be a start for your new vocabulary:


    http://quiltinggallery.com/2009/04/2...ters-acronyms/

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    how about the DS DIL DH and all that....even I get confused sometimes on those....and I don't consider myself computer illiterate. =)

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    Acronyms can make you crazy, have figured out most of the ones used here. You'll work them out too. :)

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    The one that drives me crazy is DSIL or SIL. Son in law or sister in law???? I have seen both...

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    Have to go by context on some of them!

    DH - H is usually for "husband" - depending on the circumstances, the D does not always stand for "dear"

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    Have to go by context on some of them!

    DH - H is usually for "husband" - depending on the circumstances, the D does not always stand for "dear"
    Oh my gosh! I never thought of that! That is just too funny!

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    On the info you've sent from the link, I copied over and pasted into Word Office for future reference. Then will print after I feel I have what I think is the blunt of the "Language Of Quilters" I'll put it on the back of my desk wall. Thanks all!!

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