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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Quilting acronyms

Thanks for the comments and good wishes for my knee, I know it's going to get better and better!!

We got our 100th follower yesterday, welcome Jeanne!  Everyone, please visit her at Ark Angels Quilting  - she just got a new Janome DC2011 woot woot!

And Cindy weighs in as #101, welcome Cindy!  Visit her at Cindy Quilts (I think!)

I wanted to share this acronyms list I found on J's Quilting Blog, some of them are so appropriate - I have a lot of those 401's!

The list:

•BOM=Block of the Month

•Charms=Small pieces of fabric, usually squares or hexagons, all different fabrics
•Charm packs=package of pre-cut squares
•CQ=Crazy Quilting (traditional quilt pattern with embellisments)
•COC=Cream on Cream

•DJ=Dear Jane (a traditional quilt pattern)
•D4P=Double Four Patch
•DIC=Double Irish Chain
•Dimes=10" squares
•DIY=Do It Yourself
•DSM = Domestic Sewing Machine

•EQ=Electric Quilting software, now EQ5,6, or 7

•F8=Fat 1/8th or 9"x 22"
•FART = Fabric Acquisition Road Trip
•FIU=Finish It Up
•FLIMSY=pieced top
•FQ=Fat Quarter
•Frog Stitching=rip it, rip it....ripping stitches out
•FW=Featherweight (Singer) sewing machine
•FW=Fusible Web (be care to iron this one, sew with the above)

•Giterdone=Get 'er Done! Term most often used for ancient or dreaded projects
•GFG=Grandmother's Flower Garden, a traditional quilt pattern

•HP=Hand Piecing
•HQ=Hand Quilting
•HST=Half-Square Triangle
•HSY=Haven't Started Yet

•Jelly Rolls=pre-cut fabric strips, rolled up and sold in a set

•LA=Long Armer, professional machine quilter
•LAQ=Long Arm Quilting machine
•LQ=Liberated Quiltmaking, free form quilting without striving for precision or perfection
•LQS=Local Quilt Shop

•MAQ=Mid-Arm Quilter

•Nickles=5" squares
•NQR=Not Quilt Related, as in board or group off topic, topic and it's oppostie QR

•OBW=One-Block Wonder
•OSMG=old sewing machine guy, your go-to fellow for repairs

•PFD=fabric that is Prepared For Dying
•PHD=Project Half Done
•PIGS=Projects in Grocery Sacks
•PIM=Project in Mind
•PIPs=Project in Progress
•PITs=Projects in Totes
•PIW=Project in Waiting (not yet a WIP)
•PP=Paper Piecing

•QAYG=Quilt As You Go-A quilting/piecing process which incorporates sewing together a block and quilting it at the same time.
•QUIMM=Quilt In My Mind
•QUTD=Question Of The Day: quilting group or board top for discussion that day
•QR=Quilt Related and NQR: it's opposite
•Quilt Candy=Small charm pieces of fabric, folded up to look like candy
•QST=Quarter Square Triangles

•RR=Round Robin (quilt exchange, passing around a group taking turns with it)

•SABLE=Stash Accumulation Beyond Life Expectancy
•SAQM=Small Arm Quilting Machine
•SaS=Steam a Seam iron on double faced interfacing/non stitching product
•SEX=Stash Enhancing eXperience (or eXcursion)
•SID=Stitch In (the) Ditch, quilting technique
•Siggies=Squares of fabric with signatures and other info on them
•SnW=Stack 'n Whack, pile them up and cut them all at once block pattern
•SQ=Simply Quilts
•Squishy=Envelopes filled with swap fabric or gifts sent/received in the mail
•STASH=Special Treasures All Secretly Hidden
•SUI=Shopping Under Influence (usually with a friend)
•SWAN=Swap Without a Name

•TBQ=To Be Quilted
•TGIF=Thank Goodness It’s Finished!
•TIC=Triple Irish Chain, a traditional quilt pattern
•TOAD=Trashed Object Abandoned in Disgust
•TUFO=Tuesday UFO night, also WUFO etc.

•UFO=UnFinished Object
•USO=UnStarted Object

•VIP=Very Import Project

•WHIM=Work Hidden In Mind
•WHIMM=Work 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
•WOA=Work Of Art
•WOF=Width of Fabric
•WOMBAT=Waste of Money, Batting, and Time
•WOW=White On White
•WWIT=What Was I Thinking

•YBR=Yellow Brick Road, a popular quilting pattern
•YoYo=a circle of fabric, gathered and sewn into a puffy circle; also one who makes them

•401 F=Fabric for Retirement
•401 P= Patterns for retirement

I just realized yesterday was 9-10-11 on the calendar.  Today there are many ceremonies remembering 9/11; whichever way you decide to remember it, have a great day everyone...

Sew forth and sew on til later


  1. Wow, thanks for the welcome. I didn't expect that and I was also excited to be number 100 of you followers!
    The list of quilt acronyms is great! Thanks for sharing.

  2. If you count fans like me who follow you through Slow Pokes, you've got more that you think. Glad the knee is on the mend. Acronyms drive me nuts!


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