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Thread: A Quilters Language!

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    Ok I'm confused! I see so many abreviations for this and that like LQS...I think that means LOcal Quilt SHop then I'm lost on anything else, then I see "Layer cakes, jelly rolls, and so many others I can't think of...is there a place here that has meanings for these? I really don't mean to sound stupid but I honestly don't know!
    It's like texting, older folks spell out the full words but the kids...well I couldn't read anything they say! Can someone please help me with this. I hope I'm not the only one here...Good Lord I'm embarrassed! Ha! :oops:

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    Layer cakes are 10" squares.
    Jelly rolls are 2 1/2" strips width of fabric.
    Charm packs are squares, usually 5".
    Turnovers are triangles.
    Honey buns are like jelly rolls only 1 1/2" strips.
    I you go to the search feature there are a lot of posts for abbreviations.

    We all had to learn these...

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    Ha! :lol: I always thought Charm Packs had to be something charmingly cutsie or the same color. Size never entered my mind! Thank You so much for the help! :thumbup:

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    Here's one list that will be a start for your new vocabulary:


    http://quiltinggallery.com/2009/04/2...ters-acronyms/

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    how about the DS DIL DH and all that....even I get confused sometimes on those....and I don't consider myself computer illiterate. =)

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    Acronyms can make you crazy, have figured out most of the ones used here. You'll work them out too. :)

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    The one that drives me crazy is DSIL or SIL. Son in law or sister in law???? I have seen both...

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    Have to go by context on some of them!

    DH - H is usually for "husband" - depending on the circumstances, the D does not always stand for "dear"

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    Have to go by context on some of them!

    DH - H is usually for "husband" - depending on the circumstances, the D does not always stand for "dear"
    Oh my gosh! I never thought of that! That is just too funny!

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    On the info you've sent from the link, I copied over and pasted into Word Office for future reference. Then will print after I feel I have what I think is the blunt of the "Language Of Quilters" I'll put it on the back of my desk wall. Thanks all!!

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    ■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

    Here are some, you can google Acranyms for regular ones in email/text use, and quilting acranyms also.

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    At my house, PHD also stands for Piled Higher and Deeper

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    Don't worry...we were all there too at some point!

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    Whew....glad someone finally asked the same question I had about all those initials!

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    Quote Originally Posted by donnalynett
    Whew....glad someone finally asked the same question I had about all those initials!
    Never be afraid to ask, I responded, but didn't know myself, just google searched and found these to share.

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    Don't worry your not the only one. When I first started here I thought LQS was a chain store like Joanns and I didn't know about them because they wern't in my area.

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    ladies what is the name of a long arm that is highly recomened that does not give trouble?

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbrose
    ladies what is the name of a long arm that is highly recomened that does not give trouble?
    I have a friend who gets to 'test drive' all long arm machines, and she does the huge long arm show in Baltimore MD each April, I've been asking her the same questions, and LOTs from everything I hear from everyone.
    She is totally sold on Gammill, and the Inteliquilter computer system not the Statler that comes with Gammill.
    I saw an impressive demo of the Prodagy long arm, love the table, and it can have Inteliquilter, but she shared that there were problems with delivery & parts missing.
    We don't have any long arm dealers here, we have Baby Lock & Bernina's machines, but the big ones like Gammill or Tin lizzy or APQS, no one is near, Gammill is in MN from me in ND.

    Test drive any machine, find out the responsiveness of the dealer, are they very helpful, or crabby? Do they do warrenty work? Set up machine? Prices are not cheep, and not to say other machines are also good. But I personally think, support service, lessons, set up, warrenty, and friendliness of dealer to support 'you' is important also. Then user friendly, you want a machine that has a 1 month learning curve, not 6 months and struggling. You want a machine that YOU can handle, some are great for programmed patterns, some don't do well with free motion quilting (heavy & bulky), so what do you want to do? Are you going into business? Bread & Butter is from pentos not free style, production makes the dollars. If this is just for yourself, a small/mid arm size, maybe a couple for friends..then Baby Locks current machine is very user friendly, buy extended warrenty.
    DO test drive machine & dealer (support).

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    it's like learning a whole new language - you have to use it awhile to make it stick in your brain!

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    thanks for info

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    Have to go by context on some of them!

    DH - H is usually for "husband" - depending on the circumstances, the D does not always stand for "dear"
    I know, you meant darling, right?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbrose
    ladies what is the name of a long arm that is highly recomened that does not give trouble?
    I've been doing a lot of research also on this. Everyone says most important is to "test drive" machines, as many as you can. Next, great service by dealer.
    I'm in a remote area, only HQ 16-18 between Baby Lock & Bernina dealer, not the heavy duty long arms. I tested & have heard a lot of people like Gammill, it's like a catalac of cars. But I had also tested one seldom heard of Prodegy, and I was very impressed with this. I've also heard back from nearly every brand owner, that they love their machines, and seldom complaints. Sort of like sewing machines, you have Pfaff, Bernina, Janome, Baby Lock and then down to under $100 sold at chain stores.
    Get what you can afford, but also what your purpose is.
    Do you want to be able to add a computer system to it?
    Pricy also, but you have Inteliquilter, Statler, down to Qbot. Do you want to do free style quilting more? Prodegy has great visibility, all from sitting down. Research, test drive, check service, and good luck.

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    I'm sure that you are talking about the Prodigy. There isn't a lot of advertising about this machine - the main advertising for this machine are the owners themselves. Very competitive priced and check out the longarm machines for sale - you never see one listed - that should tell you what the owners think of this machine. I've had mine for five years and wouldn't trade it for any of the other brands!

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