Don’t know your sashing from your selvedge?
What the difference between a fat quarter and a long quarter is?
And why would you cut off your dog’s ears?!?*
Find out below:
¼” – seam allowance used for patchwork
LQS – Local Quilt Shop
RST – Right Sides Together
WST – Wrong Side Together
HST – Half Square Triangle
QST – Quarter Square Triangle
QAYG – Quilt As You Go
WOF – Width of Fabric from selvedge to selvedge
EPP – English Paper Piecing
FPP – Foundation Paper Piecing
FMQ – Free Motion Quilting
Dog Ears – points of fabric that extend beyond the seam allowance e.g. when HSTs have been stitched together, which can be cut off
Feed Dogs – the lower part of the sewing machine under the needle that feeds the fabric through
Selvedge – (also selvage) the edges of the fabric that run the length of the fabric
Fat quarter (FQ) – 1m of fabric cut in half across the width then each half cut in half lengthways to get four ~20” x 22” (50cm x 55cm) pieces
Fat eighth – a fat quarter cut in half ~9” x 22” (23cm x 50cm)
Long quarter – 1m of fabric cut across the WOF in four 25cm lengths
Layer Cake –10” squares sold in co-ordinating packs
Charm Square – 5” squares sold in co-ordinating packs
Jelly Roll (Design Roll/Strip Roll)– a roll of 2 ½” strips of co-ordinating fabric that looks a Swiss Roll
Dessert Roll – a roll 5” strips of co-ordinating fabric
Sashing – strips of fabric used to separate patchwork blocks.
Sampler quilt – a quilt where every block is different
Wadding (batting) – soft material used in between the quilt top and backing
WIP – Work In Progress
PhD – Project Half Done
UFO – Unfinished Object
FART – Fabric Accumulation Road Trip!
SQUID – Sewing a Quilt Until I Die