Quilt Acrynoyms

Alphabet Soup of Acronyms and Quilter's Lingo!BBT = Be Back Tomorrow
BOB = Beginner’s Only Block (swap)
BOM = Block of the Month

BOW = Block of the Week

BTW = By The Way

BRICKS = 5” x 9-1/2” precuts
CHARM PACK = package of pre-cut charm squares
CHARMS = Small pieces of fabric, either squares or sometimes hexagons, all different fabrics; 5”x5”; also known as Nickels
COC = Cream On Cream
CT = Connecting Threads
D4P = Double four patch
D9P= Disappearing 9 patch

DBF = Dear/Darling Boyfriend
DC/DDog = Dear/DarlingCat/Dear Dog (spell out dog, otherwise may be mistaken for Dear Daughter)

DH, DW, DD, DS = Dear/Darling Husband, Wife, Daughter, Sister/Son (or “Darn” Husband, depending on the day and spirits, etc!!)

DGD, DGS = Dear/Darling Grandaughter , Grandson 

D___ = Dear/Darling ____, for a plethora of other Dear/Darlings in our lives!

DESSERT ROLL = 5” x WOF strips x 10 strips
DIC = Double Irish Chain
DIMES = 10" squares; also known as Layer Cakes
DIY = Do it yourself

DJ = Dear Jane
DSM = Domestic Sewing Machine
DWR = Double Wedding Ring
EPP = English Paper Piecing
EQ = Electric Quilt quilting software (also seen as EQ5, EQ6, EQ7)
F8 / FE = Fat Eighth = 9” x 22”; also known as a “piglet”

F&D / FAD = Fun And Done

FABRIHOLIC: 
A non-word. No one can have too much fabric. If it were a real condition, not only would it be in the dictionary, there would be medical studies and government programs available. I'm not in denial, because you cannot deny a condition that does not exist.
FAT QUARTER = FQ = 18”x 22”
FAQ = Frequently Asked Questions

FFO = Finally Finished Object
FIU = Finish It Up
FLIMSY = Finished top, not quilted
FM / FMQ = free motion quilting

FOUNDATION FABRIC: 
The fabric on the bottom of your stash that supports the weight of all the other fabrics.
FQ = Fat Quarter = 18”x 22”
FROG STITCHING = ripping out stitched seams (rip it, rip it)

FS = Forgotten Stash
FW = Featherweight 

FW = fusible web, no brand specific

FWIW = For What It's Worth 

FWS or FWSQ = Farmers’ Wife Sampler Quilt

FYI = For Your Information

GF = Girl Friend or God forbid or Grandmother' s Fan
GFG = Grandmother' s Flower Garden

GD, GS = Grand Daughter , Grand Son (sometimes adding a D=Dear in front; DGD, DGS)

GRANDS = Grand Children

GTG = Got to go or Get ToGether

HONEY BUNS = 1-1/2” x WOF strips x 40 strips
HP = Hand Piecing
HQ = Hand Quilting
HST = Half Square Triangle
HSY = Haven't Started Yet (pronounced hussy)

HTH = Hope That Helps

ILs = In Laws; FIL, MIL, DIL, SIL, BIL = Father, Mother, Daughter, Son/Sister, Brother; sometimes prefixed with D=Dear

IMHO = In My Humble Opinion or In My Honest Opinion

IRR – International Round Robin

ISO = In Search Of
JELLY ROLLS = pre-cut noodles rolled up and sold as a set; 2-1/2” x WOF strips 

JMHO = Just In My Humble Opinion or In My Honest Opinion

KWIM = Know What I Mean?
LA = LongArmer, professional machine quilter
LAQ = Long Arm Quilter
LAQM = Long Arm Quilting Machine

LAYER CAKES = 42 x 10” precut squares; also known as Dimes
LMAO = Laughing My Arse Off!

LMBO = Laughing My Butt Off!!
LOL = Laugh Out Loud; or Lots of Laughter
LQS = Local Quilt Shop

MAM = Mile-A-Minute (modern version of a crazy quilt block)
MAQ = Mid-Arm Quilter

MGBTQ = Must Get Back to Quilting

NESY = Not Even Started Yet
NICKELS = 5" squares; also known as Charms
NOODLES = 2 1/2" by width of fabric; also known as Jelly Roll strips
NQR = Not Quilt Related (an alternative to OT)

NTBB = Needs to Be Bound

OBTW = Oh By The Way
OBW = One Block Wonder

OP = Original Poster

OP = On Point

ORPHANS = Leftover Blocks
OSMG = Old Sewing Machine Guy

OT = Off Topic

OTOH = On The Other Hand

PC = Politically Correct

PC = Pony Club (Farmers’ Wife Pony Club Sampler Quilt
PFD = fabric that is Prepared For Dyeing
PhD = Project Half Done

PIF = Pay It Forward; sending something to someone, because it feels good!; free or for postage only.

PIGLET = 9” x 22”; also known as Fat Eighths

PIGs = Project(s) In Grocery Sack(s)
PIPs = projects in process

PIPS = Projects in Pretty Sacks
PITs = Project In Totes
PIW =Project In Waiting (waiting to grow up to be a WIP)

PIZB = Project in Ziploc Bag

PM = Private Message
PMS = Pizza, M&Ms and Sewing

PNTBF = Project (or Piece) Needs To Be Found ( or Finished) 

POI = Put Off Item
PP = paper piecing

PP = Previous Poster

PPO = Project Put Off

QAYG = Quilt As You Go

QB = Quilting Board
QIMM = Quilts in My Mind
QOTD = Question of the day, Quick off topic discussion or quilting off topic discussion
QR = Quilt Related
QST= Quarter Square Triangles

QTFDD = Quilt Top Finishing Deficit Disorder

QTIS = Quilt Top in Strips

QUBBY = Quilter's Hubby 

QUILT CANDY = Small charm pieces of fabric folded up to look like candy

REVERSE STITCHING = Frog Stitching (see above)
ROFL = Rolling On The Floor Laughing

ROFLOL = Rolling On The Floor Laughing Out Loud

RR = Round Robin
SABLE = Stash Accumulation Beyond Life Expectancy
SAQM = Short Arm Quilting Machine
SaS = Steam a Seam

SAW = Stack and Whack

SBS = Sun Bonnet Sue or Sun Bonnet Sam
SEX = Stash Enhancement eXperience (or eXcursion)
SID = stitch-in-the- ditch quilting

SIL= Son In law or Sister In law; sometimes prefixed with D=Dear, DSIL

SIGGIES = Squares of fabric with signatures and often other info written on them
SnW = Stack and Whack

SQ = Simply Quilts 

SQUIDs = Some Quilts In Drawers

SQUISHIE = Envelopes filled with swap fabric/blocks (squishie is the way they feel!)

SRE= Silk Ribbon EmbroiderySS = Sunbonnet Sue or Sunbonnet Sam
STASH = Special Treasures, All Secretly Hidden

SWEET SIXTEENS = Fat 1/16 yard = 9” x 11”
TBQ = To Be Quilted
TGIF = Thank God It's Finished!

TIA = Thanks In Advance
TIC = Triple Irish Chain
TOAD = Trashed Object Abandoned in Disgust
TOT = Tone On Tone
TUFO = Tuesday UFO night group/WUFO = Wednesday UFO...etc.

TURNOVERS = 6” half-square triangle precuts (80 triangles per bundle/turnover)

TY = Thank YOu

UFO = UnFinished Object
USO = UnStarted Object
VIP = Very Important Project
WHIMM = Works Hidden In My Mind
WIMM = Work 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 (or Material), Batting And Time
WOW = White On White
WWIT = What Was I Thinking

WWYD = What Would You do?
xxQG = someplace something Quilting Guild
YBR = Yellow Brick Road
YoYo = A circle of fabric gathered to form a puffy circle


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