Sewing & Quilting Acronyms for the Uninitiated

Acronyms

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

A

B

BOM

Block Of the Month

C

D

D4P

Double Four Patch – A quilt block typically comprised of two Four-Patch blocks arranged on a diagonal.

Double Four Patch

DJ

Dear Jane – An infamous sampler quilt made by Jane Stickle in 1863. Comprised of 169 five-inch blocks each in a different pattern and all surrounded by a unique scalloped border, the quilt contains an astounding total of 5602 pieces.

In War Time. 1863. Pieces. 5602. Jane A. Stickle.

E

F

F8

Fat Eighth – A “fat” 1/8 yard piece of fabric, specifically 9″x22″

FART

Fabric Acquisition Road Trip

FHS

Free Hand Sewing

FQ

Fat Quarter – A “fat” 1/4 yard piece of fabric, specifically 18″x22″

F8

Fat Eighth – A “fat” 1/8 yard piece of fabric, specifically 9″x22″

FART

Fabric Acquisition Road Trip

FHS

Free Hand Sewing

FQ

Fat Quarter – A “fat” 1/4 yard piece of fabric, specifically 18″x22″

FW

Featherweight – A type of sewing machine manufactured by the Singer Sewing Machine Company between 1933 and 1964. Weighing only about 11 pounds, it is highly coveted by quilting enthusiasts for its light weight, portability and overall cool old-timey goodness.

Weighs only 11 pounds!

G

GFG

Grandmother’s Flower Garden – A floral design quilt made from hexagons, popularized in the 1920’s.

A vintage Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt

H

HST

Half Square Triangle

I

J

K

L

LQS

Local Quilt Shop – Also known as “that nice lady who has all your money”.

M

N

NQR

Not Quilt Related

O

OBW

One-Block Wonder

OOP

Out of Print – Refers to patterns.

OOAK

One of a Kind

OSMG

Old Sewing Machine Guy

P

PHD

Project Half Done

PIGS

Projects In Grocery Sacks

PP

Paper Piecing

Q

QST

Quarter Square Triangles

R

S

SABLE

Stash Accumulation Beyond Life Expectancy

STASH

Special Treasures All Secretly Hidden

T

TGIF

Thank God It’s Finished!

TOT

Tone-On-Tone – A printed fabric that is made by combining different shades and/or tones of the same color. Pst! A shade is any color with black added to it. A tone is any color with black and white (i.e. grey) added to it. Betcha didn’t know that!

An example of a Tone on Tone fabric

TOAD

Trashed Object Abandoned in Disgust

No, not that one.

U

UFO

Un-Finished Object – See also How to Get Rid of Your UFO’s 

V

W

WIP

Work In Progress

WOF

Width of Fabric

WOMBAT

Waste of Time, Money and Batting

X

Y

Z