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Thread: Quilting Acronyms

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    I think I just found a new (to me) acronym that seems to fit me very well. It's "SABLE", as in Stash Accumulation Beyond Life Expectancy. Does it fit anyone else on here?
    I look at all this stuff and sometimes it overwhelms me.

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    Fits me also to a T!! :)

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    Funny! I would say it is a very fitting acronym for some quilters...stash builders.

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    That is so neat. Luckily, I can't say that it fits me yet, unless I die in the next year or so, but I am working hard on it. I was shopping this past week, and saw some material and had a hard time walking away from it, but know what I need to sew in the next year, and have to stay within my guidelines. Tough!!!

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    I can't wait to share this acronym with my quilt club.... I know some amazing stash accumulators!!!
    I read a book call "Stash Envy", it's hillarious! There's one chapter where the husband comes into the authors stash room and exclaims, "You must have hundreds of dollars worth of fabric in here!" She comments to the readers, "I won't tell him if you won't!"

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    ditto :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori J
    I can't wait to share this acronym with my quilt club.... I know some amazing stash accumulators!!!
    I read a book call "Stash Envy", it's hillarious! There's one chapter where the husband comes into the authors stash room and exclaims, "You must have hundreds of dollars worth of fabric in here!" She comments to the readers, "I won't tell him if you won't!"
    too funny!!

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    Many of the people on this web site use initials for phrases they might as well be speaking Moon talk. I do not understand the need to presume that every one knows what they mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat75
    Many of the people on this web site use initials for phrases they might as well be speaking Moon talk. I do not understand the need to presume that every one knows what they mean.
    Hi Pat, I do not think anyone means anything offensive by it. It just shortens what folks have to type out. English tends to make people want to do that...ASAP for example means As soon as possible. I am sure there are many more.
    There are probably places on here that explain most of them but just to help you here are a few. It is just part of the sewing lingo.
    WIP- work in progress
    OBW - one block wonder
    QAYG quilt as you go
    UFO - un - finished object
    BSS - basic sewing supplies..(our guild uses this a lot when announcing a class. 'bring BSS')
    I am sure other folks can add some more.
    Hope this helps.

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    Thank you for your help.Abbreviations and I just do not stick.My job demanded the use of many and I conquered them but there is always the possibility of many different meanings to come out of an intended abbreviation.I understand the elimination of a long phrase but many of us are not communicated with.

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