Quilting Terms

 
If you are new to quilting are maybe new to the online quilting world you may find that there is a bit of jargon and abbreviations that a lot of people use.  It took me a little while to sort out a few of the terms myself when I started blogging, and I had already been a quilter at that point for 10 years!  In that light, I have made a glossary of terms for any of those who may find it useful. 

 

HST
LQS - Local Quilt Shop
         – In my case this is Sew Many Treasures, or SMT.
WIP – Work in Progress.
UFO – Unfinished Objects.
WOF – Width of Fabric – usually between 42 and 44 inches.
FMQ – Free-motion quilting.

HST – Half Square Triangle – a pieced square made of 2 triangles.
Sandwiching - layering a quilt and basting or pinning the backing, batting, and quilt top together.
Fat Quarter – a 18″ x 22″ piece of fabric
Fat Eighth – a 9″ by 22″ piece of fabric.
Jelly Roll – approximately 40 strips of 2.5″ x WOF pieced of fabric, usually representing one or two piece from each fabric in a certain line.
Honey Bun – approximately 40 strips of 1.5″ x WOF pieced of fabric, usually representing one or two piece from each fabric in a certain line.
Charm Pack – a stack of about 30-40, 5″ squares representing each fabric from a designers line.

Flying geese

Chocolate Bar- a stack of about 30-40, 5″ x 2.5″rectangles representing each fabric from a designers line.

Layer Cake – a stack of about 30-40, 10″ squares representing each fabric from a designers line.

Flying Geese – a pieced rectangle with a triangle in the center the width of the block.
Bee – a quilt in which several people each make a block to contribute to a larger project.
Quiltie - a small sized wall hanging quilt; sometimes called a doll quilt.
Mug Rug - an mini place-mat sized quilt used for setting a mug on!  
BSR -  Bernina Stitch Regulator – an awesome foot for the Bernina sewing machine that uses an optical sensor to regulate the length of your stitch while free-motion quilting.