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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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    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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    Thanks Jaci. I will make a copy of this to keep beside the computer!

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by annthreecats
    Great list. What is IRR?
    International Round Robin

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    Thank you Jacquie for the list.

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    bookmarked...drives me crazy these codes...

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    Love it!Thanks, I am printing it off to memorize it!

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    Here's a few more to add to the list .......

    ISO = In Search Of

    OP = Original Poster

    PM = Private Message

    PP = Previous Poster
    PP = Paper Piecing

    QAYG = Quilt As You Go!

    SAW = Stack And Whack

    SS = Sunbonnet Sue



    Jaciqltznok .... Perhaps you could keep adding to your master list, and then post it periodically to help those who are getting lost and confused in the Alphabet Soup of Acronyms??

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    I haven't seen WOMBAT before, love it!!! :)

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    Adding some more as I see them being used or as I think of them .........

    Charm Packs = 5" x 5" precuts

    DJ = Dear Jane

    Dessert Rolls = 5" x WOF precuts

    F&D / FAD = Fun And Done

    Fat Eighth = 9" x 22"

    FQ = 18"x22"

    FWSQ = Farm Wife Sampler Quilt

    Honey Buns = 1-1/2" x WOF precuts

    Jelly Rolls = 2-1/2" x WOF precuts

    Layer Cakes = 10' x 10" precuts

    OP = On Point

    OT = Off Topic

    PIF = Pay It Forward

    Turnovers = 6" triangle precuts

    (thought it may be helpful to add sizes for Jelly Rolls, FQ etc.)

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    Sunbonnet Sue is also abbreviated as SBS.

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    Great lists :D:D:D

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    Thank you, thank you! I bookmarked it. I am new to a lot of things I see on here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynnie25
    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 :)
    I think that the Quilter's PMS is a good cure for the OTHER PMS!!! :D :D :D :D :D

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    thank you for the abbrevations i printed it off to keep handy so i can decifer them on this digest :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by NauDeeGal
    Quote Originally Posted by annthreecats
    Great list. What is IRR?
    International Round Robin

    Thanks.

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    Too funny! Thanks!

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    thanks for the codes. I sometimes get lost in them, or have to stop and think what they could be.:)

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    Here's a few more:

    PIPS-Projects in Pretty Sacks
    PIZB-Project in Ziploc Bag
    QTIS-Quilt Top in Strips
    QWOB-Quilt Without Border/Binding
    NTBB-Needs To Be Bound
    POI-Put Off Item
    PPO-Project Put Off
    NESY-Not even Started Yet
    SQUIDS-Some Quilts In Drawers
    Orphans-Leftover Blocks
    QTFDD-Quilt Top Finishing Deficit Disorder
    FS-Forgotten Stash

    :):)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacelady
    I have one that could be added to the list: SABLE - Stash accumulated beyond life expentancy
    :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mariposa
    Here's a few more:

    PIPS-Projects in Pretty Sacks
    PIZB-Project in Ziploc Bag
    QTIS-Quilt Top in Strips
    QWOB-Quilt Without Border/Binding
    NTBB-Needs To Be Bound
    POI-Put Off Item
    PPO-Project Put Off
    NESY-Not even Started Yet
    SQUIDS-Some Quilts In Drawers
    Orphans-Leftover Blocks
    QTFDD-Quilt Top Finishing Deficit Disorder
    FS-Forgotten Stash

    :):)
    PNTBF - Project Needs to Be Found (should be some place!)
    or
    Piece Needs to Be Found

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