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Still trying to learn the lingo

Old 02-07-2011, 01:50 PM
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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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Old 02-07-2011, 01:50 PM
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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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Old 02-07-2011, 01:53 PM
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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

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Old 02-07-2011, 01:56 PM
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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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