“You just need to go to your LQS and purchase a few FQ and BSS to complete this project.” WHAT?

 

Did you know that quilters have their own shorthand? When I first started quilting, I had no idea what all the “code words” meant—it was like reading a cryptic message. Here is a list of some quilting acronyms’ you may come across…

 

4P

Four Patch

9P

Nine Patch

AOD

All Over Design

BOM

Block of the Month

BSS

Basic Sewing Supplies

DIY

Do It Yourself

DSM

Domestic Sewing Machine

E2E

Edge to Edge

EPP

English Paper Piecing

FG

Flying Geese

FMQ

Free Motion Quilting

FPP

Foundation Paper Piecing

FQ

Fat quarter

FW

Fusible Web

HP

Hand Pieced

HQ

Hand Quilted

HST

Half Square Triangle

HIPS

Hundreds of Ideas Piling Skyward

LAQ

Longarm Quilter

LOF

Length of Fabric

LQS

Local Quilt Store

MQ

Machine Quilted

OBW

One Block Wonder

PhD

Project Half Done

PIP

Project in Progress

PP

Paper Piecing

QAYG

Quilt as You Go

QCR

Quick Curve Ruler

QOV

Quilt of Valor

QST

Quarter Square Triangle

RBR

Row by Row

RR

Round Robin

RST

Right Sides Together

SA

Seam Allowance

SID

Stitch in the Ditch

SNW

Stack n’ Whack

SOG

Straight of Grain

SPI

Stitch per Inch

STABLE

Stash Accumulation Beyond Life Expectancy

TBQ

To Be Quilted

TOT

Tone on Tone

UF

Unfinished

UFO

Unfinished object

WIP

Work in Progress

WITHWIT

What in the heck was I thinking?

WOF

Width of fabric

 

Please share with us some of your favorite abbreviations!