Common Terms

Just like anyone else... we quilters tend to abbreviate things.  So here are some basic quilting terms with their abbreviations.

I often reference these things in my posts & tutorials... so i figured an explanation may be needed!

BC = bias cut
BOM = block of the month
DF = double fold
FQ = fat quarter
HST = half-square triangle
LOF = length of fabric
LQS = local quilt shop
RST = right sides together
SF = single fold
SOG = straight of grain
UFO = un finished object
WIP = work in progress
WOF = width of fabric
WOW = white on white
WST = wrong sides together

There are many sites out there that have put together a full glossary of quilt terms. I don't pretend to know everything about quilting or plan on making a complete listing of terms.

Here are two good ones...

Quilt Terms - a glossary of quilting terms - Quilt Glossary