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Quilters’ Acronyms

  • BOB = Beginner’s Only Block (swap)
  • BOM = Block of the Month
  • DSM = Domestic Sewing Machine
  • DWR = Double Wedding Ring
  • FART = Fabric Aquisition Road Trip
  • FIU = Finish It Up
  • FQ = Fat Quarter
  • HST = Half-Square Triangle
  • HSY = Haven’t Started Yet
  • LAQ= Long Arm Quilter
  • LQS = Local Quilt Shop
  • MAQ = Mid-Arm Quilter
  • OBW = One-Block Wonder
  • PHD = Project Half Done
  • PIGS = Projects in Grocery Sacks
  • SABLE = Stash Accumulation Beyond Life Expectancy
  • SEX = Stash Enhancing eXperience (or eXcursion)
  • STASH = Special Treasures All Secretly Hidden
  • TGIF = Thank God It’s Finished!
  • TOT = Tone-on-Tone
  • UFO = UnFinshed Object
  • WHIMM = Works 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
  • WOF = Width of Fabric
  • WOMBAT = Waste of Money, Batting, and Time
  • WOW = White On White
  • WWIT = What Was I Thinking

Thanks to The Quilting Cat for permission to republish.

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This post was published on April 20th, 2009. Post topics: Other Stuff.

9 Responses to “Quilters’ Acronyms”

  1. grace says:

    LOLOL I LIKE these ones .. not quite your traditional acronyms .. sweet!

    Thanx for sharing these Mich and Quilting Cat for permission to repost :D



    grace’s last blog post..April Wordle

  2. peggyann says:

    my cousin gave me another one simililar to HSY…

    WILTS — what I’d Like To Start.

    peggyann’s last blog post..Spring’s here

  3. I love these. There should be one for all the quilt books and magazines I accumulate. Maybe “PORN – publications of ruinous nature.”

    And I’m really overdue for SEX. . .

    threeundertwo’s last blog post..Finished for Friday: Obama and Ort Report

  4. Karen says:

    These are great! This one will be my “slogan” for a short time: FIU (finish it up).

  5. This is nice. Thanks for sharing. Some of those I never knew.

    Judy Laquidara’s last blog post..The Long Road Home

  6. Birgit says:

    Great, thanks a lot. It helps to read some blogs better. Birgit

  7. […] The real meaning of certain acronyms can be a a total mystery sometimes, especially to a new quilter. Familiarize yourself with important quilting acronyms, such as those in this list at the Quilting Gallery. […]

  8. Bob says:

    I love acronyms. I would say that I was PMSL, but that might be a bit NSFW. LOL
    .-= Bob’s latest post: Fresh UFO activity in Manchester airspace =-.

  9. stewyscrewy says:

    PMSing preparing material for strip piecing

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