ABC’s of Quilting

List of terms, abbreviation, tools and practices used in quilting and sewing.

~ A ~

Applique

~ B ~

Backing

Batik

Bias

Binding

Block of the Month (BOM)

Border

~ C ~

Chain Piecing

Charm Pack (5″)

Cornerstone

~ D ~

Domestic Sewing Machine (DSM)

Dresden

~ F ~

Fabric

Fabric Acquisition Road Trip (FART)

Fairy Frost

Fat Eighth

Fat Quarter (FQ)

Fear of Binding (FOB)

Flange

Flying Geese (FG)

Free Motion Quilting (FMQ)

~ H ~

Half Square Triangle (HST)

~ J ~

Jelly Roll

~ L ~

Layer Cake (10″)

Length of Fabric (LOF)

Local Quilt Shop (LQS)

Long Arm (LA)

Long Arm Quilter (LAQ)

Lock stitch

~ M ~

Measure twice, cut once

Mid Arm Quilter (MAQ)

Mystery Quilt (MQ)

~ N ~

Needle down

~ O ~

One Block Wonder (OBW)

~ P ~

Paper Piecing (PP)

Pattern without Fabric (PWF)

Pin, pin, pin

Press often

Projects half Done (PhD)

~ Q ~

Quilt as you go (QAYG)

~ R ~

Right Sides Together (RST)

Rotary Cutter

Round Robin (RR)

Row by Row

Ruler

~ S ~

Sashing

Scissors

Seam Allowance (SA)

Seam Ripper

Selvage

Special Treasures All Securely Hidden (Stash)

Spider

Stack and Whack (SnW)

Stash Accumulated Beyond Life Expectancy (SABLE)

Stitch in the Ditch (SID)

~ T ~

Thank God It’s Finished (TGIF)

Thread

Tone-on-Tone (TOT)

~ U ~

Unfinished Object (UFO)

~ V ~

Very Important Project (VIP)

~ W ~

Walking Foot

Waste of Money, Batting and Time (WOMBAT)

Width of Fabric (WOF)

What was I thinking (WWIT)

Work in Progress (WIP)

Work in Queue (WIQ)

Work in Slow Progress (WISP)

Works Hidden in My Mind (WHIMM)