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Thread: Still trying to learn the lingo

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    Plain Jane's Avatar
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    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.

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    I saw one once but I don't remember where. And I have the same problem...I don't get most of them either :-)

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    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):

    DH
    Dear Husband (Sometimes also Damn or Darn husband)

    DD
    Dear Daughter

    DS
    Dear Son

    MIL
    Mother-In-Law

    SIL
    Usually Sister-in-Law, but could also be Son-in-Law

    FIL
    You guessed it, Father-in-Law

    BF
    Boyfriend, or BestFriend

    QR
    Quilt Related

    LQS
    Local Quilt Store/Shop

    NQR
    Not Quilt Related

    FQ
    Fat Quarter

    BOM
    Block of the Month

    BOB
    Beginner's Only Block (swap)

    Squishie
    Envelopes filled with swap fabric/blocks (squishy is the way they feel)

    Siggies
    Squares of fabric with signatures and often other info written on them. (Often included in swap blocks)

    Charms
    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.)

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

    YoYo
    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.

    TOT
    Tone On Tone (A print that has a background color and an allover print of the same color but a different hue/shade)

    WOF
    Width Of Fabric = That is, the width of the fabric from one selvage to another, usually between 40-45" for quilter's fabric.

    WOW
    White On White (Same as TOT but all Whites)

    HST
    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.)

    LOL
    Laugh Out Loud (also Lot of Love)

    ROFLOL
    Rolling On Floor Laughing Out Loud

    ROFLMAO
    Rolling On Floor Laughing My @$$ Off

    LMBO
    Laugh My Butt Off

    BRB
    Be Right Back

    TIA
    Thanks In Advance

    TTFN
    Ta Ta For Now

    IMHO
    In My Humble Opinion (or In My Honest Opinion)

    TTYL
    Talk To You Later

    BTW
    By The Way

    FAQ
    Frequently Asked Questions

    AFAIK
    As Far As I Know

    KIT
    Keep In Touch (this one was used many eons ago in my High School yearbook.)

    SnailMail
    An actual Postal mailing address

    Addy
    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

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    That helps a lot! Thank you. I'll probably be referring back often.

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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-47128-1.htm

    Scroll down the page and open one of the documents.

    Oops. looks like I was just a tad late with my post.

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    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. . . )

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    Thanks for the list. I've been trying to figure out HST for a while!

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