Sewing and Quilting Acronyms… increase your vocabulary
I always feel a little bit sheepish when other sewists or quilters use an acronym or term that I’m not familiar with… and then sometimes I use one that makes people confused and I wonder if they are thinking this:
We’ve been discussing sewing and quilting acronyms in the SewCanShe Sewcialites facebook group a little bit, so I thought it would be fun to make a list of terms to ‘increase our vocabulary’, (wink, wink). Here you go:
BOM- block of the month.
FBA- full bust alteration.
FART- fabric accumulation road trip.
FQ- fat quarter of fabric.
HST- half square triangle.
LQS- local quilt shop.
OOAK- one of a kind.
OOP- out of print (like a vintage pattern).
PDF- who knows? but it’s the kind of pattern you print yourself.
PHD- project half done. See also UFO, WIP.
PIGS- projects in grocery sacks.
PP- paper piecing.
QAYG – quilt as you go
QST- quarter square triangle.
SA – seam allowance.
SABLE – stash accumulation beyond life expectancy.
STASH- special treasures all secretly hidden.
TOAD- trashed object abandoned in disgust.
UFO- unfinished object. See also WIP, PHD.
WIP- work in progress. See also UFO, PHD.
WOF – width of fabric.
WOMBAT – waste of money batting and time.
Do you know any more especially good ones? add them to the comments below. And FYI, I found a few of these terms on this other Sewing Acronym List while I was poking around the internet… you may want to check it out too.
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PDF is portable document file (just googled it to make sure). when my children text me and use all those typical acronyms they all use, I also make up some of my own just to add a little interest but they are not impressed.
lol, me too!
sorry, that’s portable document format for PDF
WOMBAT–Waste Of Money, Batting And Time!
Yeah, I’ve made a few of those!! LOL!
Oh, that is a GOOD one!
Lol. PDF = printable digital file. 🙂
Or yeah what she said. My husband the techie just laughed at me. 😛
PDF(Portable Document Format)
SABLE – stash accumulation beyond life expectancy
WOF – width of fabric
PIGS – Projects in Grocery Sacks
What does fuzzy or fussy cut mean?
Fussy cut is when you take the time to cut out a part of the pattern that’s printed on the fabric. Like if you want a flower to end up in a very specific spot on your bag or if you want to use that rose as an appliqué. It can even be cutting out a pocket so that the pattern matches up perfectly with the main garment.
RSFT – right sides facing together.
Only yesterday I was looking at a tutorial and thinking, "why do people need to have this written down, isn’t it obvious that right sides should face each other?", right before I sewed a right side to a wrong side… facepalm lol
Frog. Used to describe ripping out of sewn seams, knitting, crocheting .. Rip it rip it rip it.