Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 21 of 21

Thread: Abbreviations for Dummies

  1. #1
    MelissaK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    304
    Ok... so call me a dummy when it comes to posts and the abbreviations people use. I don't twitter or use face book. I finally just figured out what "LQS" meant. I thought maybe we could help others out by posting some popular abbreviations here and what they mean.

    For instance: LQS I think means Local Quilt store

    I see DD posted all the time and don't know what that one means.

    I do know what LOL means and some are going to be doing that when they read this for sure!

    Help!!

  2. #2
    Senior Member Deara's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Rowan County, North Carolina
    Posts
    808
    I too am abbreviation challenged. :roll: :shock:

    Please share for us that are unaware. :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Sandi

  3. #3
    Super Member amandasgramma's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    La Pine Oregon, USA
    Posts
    5,911
    I know how you feel! Here's a link someone posted a while back.....LINK

    HINT: I saved that link in my FAVORITES.....I refer back to it a lot! :lol:

  4. #4
    Power Poster amma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Out searching for some sunshine :-)
    Posts
    59,088
    Blog Entries
    1
    What a great link !!!

    some more you will see here on the board

    DH=Dear Husband
    DW=Dear Wife
    DD=Dear Daughter
    DS=Dear Son
    GD=Grand Daughter (sometimes addind a D=Dear in front of some of these)
    GS=Grand Son
    SIL= Son in law or Sister in law
    DIL= Daughter in law
    BIL=Brother in law
    Grands= Grandchildren

    LOL=lots of laughs
    LMBO=laughing my butt off
    PMSL= peeing my self laughing
    TTYL= talk to you later
    TTFN=ta ta for now



  5. #5
    MelissaK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    304
    Awesome! I'll have to put a cheat sheet next to me when I am on here reading posts!

  6. #6
    Super Member eparys's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    New England, USA
    Posts
    2,315
    Here is another site that is kind of good

    http://www.sharpened.net/glossary/acronyms.php

  7. #7
    Power Poster MadQuilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    ELVERTA, CA
    Posts
    15,495
    Blog Entries
    1
    How about the quilting shortcuts. Those had me stumped for a while.

    HST = Half square triangle
    OBW = One Block Wonder

  8. #8
    MelissaK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    304
    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    How about the quilting shortcuts. Those had me stumped for a while.

    HST = Half square triangle
    OBW = One Block Wonder
    What is a One block wonder? I have never heard of that?!?

  9. #9
    Super Member jljack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    North Carolina - But otherwise, NOTW
    Posts
    8,073
    Blog Entries
    9
    What does IMHO mean? I have seen it several times, but ..... ???????

  10. #10
    Marjpf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Greater Los Angeles Area
    Posts
    1,915
    There is a book out there called "One Block Wonders" there is also a follow up book. Both are inspiring to look through.

  11. #11
    Super Member Charlee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    PNW (I wish it was the Ozarks!)
    Posts
    6,509
    Blog Entries
    6
    Quote Originally Posted by jljack
    What does IMHO mean? I have seen it several times, but ..... ???????
    In My Humble Opinion or In My Honest Opinion


    Qubby=Quilter's Hubby

  12. #12
    Senior Member Jshep's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Fort Smith, Arkansas
    Posts
    407
    Ok guys what does UFO stand for? Why would it not be UFP (unfinished projects)?

  13. #13
    Member ajpadilla's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Quito, Ecuador
    Posts
    72
    If it's any help, I compiled a list of acronyms/terms and posted it on my website as a pdf file. You're welcome to download it, if you like:
    http://ajpadilla.com/tutorials/quilt...nyms-and-terms

  14. #14
    Senior Member Linda B's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    East Tennessee
    Posts
    678
    JUST A WORD OF CAUTION: I came across this thread Wednesday evening because I have been having a few problems with acronyms, too. I went to ajpadilla's website and made a copy of the pdf file referenced in the above post. When I closed out of that site my computer went BALLISTIC, saying I had an infection and a strange antispyware program (not the one I use) popped up to 'clean up the infection' (which I knew to X out of), but it turns out I DID indeed get a virus or infection of some kind. My DH got it cleaned up after hours and hours of work, but I just thought I'd post and let you all know what happened to me. I'll probably make a new topic on the subject, as well, because I sure don't want this to happen to others.

    To ajpadillo: It may be entirely an unusual coincidence that this happened when I was on your web site. It may be, however, that something has been imbedded into that pdf file unbeknownst to you. You might want to get someone to check it out. Viruses are no fun at all.

  15. #15
    Member ajpadilla's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Quito, Ecuador
    Posts
    72
    Truly sorry this happened to you, but this is a coincidence. I don't know if you had something else open at the time, but I can assure you we have not one, or two, but three different filters on our each of our computers and on the server where the website is hosted. In any case, we have also double-checked and verify this file is completely clean. The problem you experienced came from some other source.

  16. #16
    Super Member GrammaNan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    4,935
    HTH--Hope this Helps.

  17. #17
    Power Poster MadQuilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    ELVERTA, CA
    Posts
    15,495
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by Jshep
    Ok guys what does UFO stand for? Why would it not be UFP (unfinished projects)?
    Because UFO (Unfinished Objects) has a double meaning - whereas UFP does not. Never heard of UFP sightings. lol Theoretically, it should only be a UP because "unfinished" is one word.

  18. #18
    Super Member sewmuchmore's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    3,997
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    I know how you feel! Here's a link someone posted a while back.....LINK

    HINT: I saved that link in my FAVORITES.....I refer back to it a lot! :lol:
    Thank you I too have saved it in my favorites. :thumbup:

  19. #19
    Super Member sewmuchmore's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    3,997
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    What a great link !!!

    some more you will see here on the board

    DH=Dear Husband
    DW=Dear Wife
    DD=Dear Daughter
    DS=Dear Son
    GD=Grand Daughter (sometimes addind a D=Dear in front of some of these)
    GS=Grand Son
    SIL= Son in law or Sister in law
    DIL= Daughter in law
    BIL=Brother in law
    Grands= Grandchildren

    LOL=lots of laughs
    LMBO=laughing my butt off
    PMSL= peeing my self laughing
    TTYL= talk to you later
    TTFN=ta ta for now

    ditto :thumbup:

  20. #20
    Senior Member Caroltee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Somewhere "N" Time
    Posts
    596
    BOB = Beginnerís Only Block (swap)
    BOM = Block of the Month
    DSM = Domestic Sewing Machine
    DWR = Double Wedding Ring
    FART = Fabric Aquisition Road Trip
    FIU = Finish It Up
    FQ = Fat Quarter
    HST = Half-Square Triangle
    HSY = Havenít Started Yet
    LAQ= Long Arm Quilter
    LQS = Local Quilt Shop
    MAQ = Mid-Arm Quilter
    OBW = One-Block Wonder
    PHD = Project Half Done
    PIGS = Projects in Grocery Sacks
    SABLE = Stash Accumulation Beyond Life Expectancy
    SEX = Stash Enhancing eXperience (or eXcursion)
    STASH = Special Treasures All Secretly Hidden
    TGIF = Thank God Itís Finished!
    TOT = Tone-on-Tone
    UFO = UnFinshed Object
    WHIMM = Works Hidden In My Mind
    WIP = Work In Progress
    WISP = Work In Slow Progress
    WIVSP = Work In Very Slow Progress
    WIWMI = Wish It Would Make Itself
    WOF = Width of Fabric
    WOMBAT = Waste of Money, Batting, and Time
    WOW = White On White
    WWIT = What Was I Thinking

  21. #21
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    193
    Thank you!!! that is saved for future reference
    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    I know how you feel! Here's a link someone posted a while back.....LINK

    HINT: I saved that link in my FAVORITES.....I refer back to it a lot! :lol:

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.