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Thread: What is a mutter?

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    Senior Member Lizzytish's Avatar
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    Hi
    At our childcare center we are making a quilt with children aged 1-9 years old. We are entering it into a quilt show in March.

    We purchased some quilting stories and in the book "Quilting Now & Then" it states:

    "And when she had the shapes all marked she got her scissors ready. To cut each piece precisely she had hands both firm and steady.

    Those ladies cut each tiny piece by hand without a mutter, But now we have a great deice that's called a rotary cutter."

    I tried googling it but had no luck.

    Can someone help me? ;-) Thanks

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    A mutter is when you say words under your breath, usually complaining ones.

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    sounds to me like they are saying they cut the pieces without complaint.

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    RIGHT but no prize?

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    I agree....they cut it by hand without complaining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by isnthatodd
    A mutter is when you say words under your breath, usually complaining ones.
    ditto..."without a complaint"

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    no idea, sorry.

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    mut·ter (mtr)
    v. mut·tered, mut·ter·ing, mut·ters
    v.intr.
    1. To speak indistinctly in low tones.
    2. To complain or grumble morosely.
    v.tr.
    To utter or say in low indistinct tones.
    n.
    A low grumble or indistinct utterance.

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    well I never heard of a diece, thought maybe it was misspelled device?

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    I am thinking that some of those hands doing the cutting were sore, swollen, arthritic ones... it is not surprising that they would mutter while cutting :D:D:D

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    without a complaint, without a sound

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    Ok That makes sense I was thinking of some kind of tool they use to use. Silly me.

    Thank you for setting me straight now I can explain to the children and teachers what a mutter is.

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    Well it is hard to come up with a rhyme for cutter! So mutter must mean complaint!

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    mutter-----german for Mother lol, but I guess that is not what they are talking about.:)

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