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Quilter's Dictionary & Acronyms ... a consolidation of previous posts

Old 02-07-2012, 02:24 PM
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The following is a compilation of many previous Quilting Board threads/posts and from other sources.
If you have any to add, please post here, and I'll include it in the future.

Hope that this helps some find their way around the ....

Alphabet Soup of Acronyms and Quilter's Lingo!
BBT = Be Back Tomorrow
BOB = Beginner’s Only Block (swap)
BOM = Block of the Month

BOW = Block of the Week

BTW = By The Way

BRICKS = 5” x 9-1/2” precuts
CHARM PACK = package of pre-cut charm squares
CHARMS = Small pieces of fabric, either squares or sometimes hexagons, all different fabrics; 5”x5”; also known as Nickels
COC = Cream On Cream
CT = Connecting Threads
D4P = Double four patch
D9P= Disappearing 9 patch

DBF = Dear/Darling Boyfriend
DC/DDog = Dear/DarlingCat/Dear Dog (spell out dog, otherwise may be mistaken for Dear Daughter)

DH, DW, DD, DS = Dear/Darling Husband, Wife, Daughter, Sister/Son (or “Darn” Husband, depending on the day and spirits, etc!!)

DGD, DGS = Dear/Darling Grandaughter , Grandson

D___ = Dear/Darling ____, for a plethora of other Dear/Darlings in our lives!

DESSERT ROLL = 5” x WOF strips x 10 strips
DIC = Double Irish Chain
DIMES = 10" squares; also known as Layer Cakes
DIY = Do it yourself

DJ = Dear Jane
DSM = Domestic Sewing Machine
DWR = Double Wedding Ring
EPP = English Paper Piecing
EQ = Electric Quilt quilting software (also seen as EQ5, EQ6, EQ7)
F8 / FE = Fat Eighth = 9” x 22”; also known as a “piglet”

F&D / FAD = Fun And Done

A non-word. No one can have too much fabric. If it were a real condition, not only would it be in the dictionary, there would be medical studies and government programs available. I'm not in denial, because you cannot deny a condition that does not exist.
FAT QUARTER = FQ = 18”x 22”
FAQ = Frequently Asked Questions

FFO = Finally Finished Object
FIU = Finish It Up
FLIMSY = Finished top, not quilted
FM / FMQ = free motion quilting

The fabric on the bottom of your stash that supports the weight of all the other fabrics.
FQ = Fat Quarter = 18”x 22”
FROG STITCHING = ripping out stitched seams (rip it, rip it)

FS = Forgotten Stash
FW = Featherweight

FW = fusible web, no brand specific

FWIW = For What It's Worth

FWS or FWSQ = Farmers’ Wife Sampler Quilt

FYI = For Your Information

GF = Girl Friend or God forbid or Grandmother' s Fan
GFG = Grandmother' s Flower Garden

GD, GS = Grand Daughter , Grand Son (sometimes adding a D=Dear in front; DGD, DGS)

GRANDS = Grand Children

GTG = Got to go or Get ToGether

.............continued in a 2nd post.................

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Old 02-07-2012, 02:27 PM
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HONEY BUNS = 1-1/2” x WOF strips x 40 strips
HP = Hand Piecing
HQ = Hand Quilting
HST = Half Square Triangle
HSY = Haven't Started Yet (pronounced hussy)

HTH = Hope That Helps

ILs = In Laws; FIL, MIL, DIL, SIL, BIL = Father, Mother, Daughter, Son/Sister, Brother; sometimes prefixed with D=Dear

IMHO = In My Humble Opinion or In My Honest Opinion

IRR – International Round Robin

ISO = In Search Of
JELLY ROLLS = pre-cut noodles rolled up and sold as a set; 2-1/2” x WOF strips

JMHO = Just In My Humble Opinion or In My Honest Opinion

KWIM = Know What I Mean?
LA = LongArmer, professional machine quilter
LAQ = Long Arm Quilter
LAQM = Long Arm Quilting Machine

LAYER CAKES = 42 x 10” precut squares; also known as Dimes
LMAO = Laughing My Arse Off!

LMBO = Laughing My Butt Off!!
LOL = Laugh Out Loud; or Lots of Laughter
LQS = Local Quilt Shop

MAM = Mile-A-Minute (modern version of a crazy quilt block)
MAQ = Mid-Arm Quilter

MGBTQ = Must Get Back to Quilting

NESY = Not Even Started Yet
NICKELS = 5" squares; also known as Charms
NOODLES = 2 1/2" by width of fabric; also known as Jelly Roll strips
NQR = Not Quilt Related (an alternative to OT)

NTBB = Needs to Be Bound

OBTW = Oh By The Way
OBW = One Block Wonder

OP = Original Poster

OP = On Point

ORPHANS = Leftover Blocks
OSMG = Old Sewing Machine Guy

OT = Off Topic

OTOH = On The Other Hand

PC = Politically Correct

PC = Pony Club (Farmers’ Wife Pony Club Sampler Quilt
PFD = fabric that is Prepared For Dyeing
PhD = Project Half Done

PIF = Pay It Forward; sending something to someone, because it feels good!; free or for postage only.

PIGLET = 9” x 22”; also known as Fat Eighths

PIGs = Project(s) In Grocery Sack(s)
PIPs = projects in process

PIPS = Projects in Pretty Sacks
PITs = Project In Totes
PIW =Project In Waiting (waiting to grow up to be a WIP)

PIZB = Project in Ziploc Bag

PM = Private Message
PMS = Pizza, M&Ms and Sewing

PNTBF = Project (or Piece) Needs To Be Found ( or Finished)

POI = Put Off Item
PP = paper piecing

PP = Previous Poster

PPO = Project Put Off

QAYG = Quilt As You Go

QB = Quilting Board
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

QTFDD = Quilt Top Finishing Deficit Disorder

QTIS = Quilt Top in Strips

QUBBY = Quilter's Hubby

QUILT CANDY = Small charm pieces of fabric folded up to look like candy

REVERSE STITCHING = Frog Stitching (see above)
ROFL = Rolling On The Floor Laughing

ROFLOL = Rolling On The Floor Laughing Out Loud

RR = Round Robin
SABLE = Stash Accumulation Beyond Life Expectancy
SAQM = Short Arm Quilting Machine
SaS = Steam a Seam

SAW = Stack and Whack

SBS = Sun Bonnet Sue or Sun Bonnet Sam
SEX = Stash Enhancement eXperience (or eXcursion)
SID = stitch-in-the- ditch quilting

SIL= Son In law or Sister In law; sometimes prefixed with D=Dear, DSIL

SIGGIES = Squares of fabric with signatures and often other info written on them
SnW = Stack and Whack

SQ = Simply Quilts

SQUIDs = Some Quilts In Drawers

SQUISHIE = Envelopes filled with swap fabric/blocks (squishie is the way they feel!)

SS = Sunbonnet Sue or Sunbonnet Sam
STASH = Special Treasures, All Secretly Hidden

SWEET SIXTEENS = Fat 1/16 yard = 9” x 11”
TBQ = To Be Quilted
TGIF = Thank God It's Finished!

TIA = Thanks In Advance
TIC = Triple Irish Chain
TOAD = Trashed Object Abandoned in Disgust
TOT = Tone On Tone
TUFO = Tuesday UFO night group/WUFO = Wednesday UFO...etc.

TURNOVERS = 6” half-square triangle precuts (80 triangles per bundle/turnover)

TY = Thank YOu

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 (or Material), Batting And Time
WOW = White On White
WWIT = What Was I Thinking

WWYD = What Would You do?
xxQG = someplace something Quilting Guild
YBR = Yellow Brick Road
YoYo = A circle of fabric gathered to form a puffy circle

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Wow...thanks for the extensive list!
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This should be a sticky!
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I hope there is not a test
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QuiltE, you have been busy putting this together. That is one way to keep the winter blues at bay :-)
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Originally Posted by MamaBear61 View Post
QuiltE, you have been busy putting this together. That is one way to keep the winter blues at bay :-)
Long time no see, MamaB ..... have you been in the sunny south?
No, I didn't do it this winter .... I started it last spring when I first came to the Board, and just kept adding to it. I tried awhile ago to post it, but for some reason it wouldn't let me. Hey ... you should come and join us and do the Pony Club quilt!

AnitaSt .. hope it helps!

ScissorQ ... no clue what a sticky is!

Erstan ... looks like you have been around more than long enough, and could write the test!
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Wow, what a list!!
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Thanks! My favorite is TOAD. Been there done that.
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WOMBAT gave me the best laugh. I've had that once or twice.
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