Hi there! Welcome to "Piece a Quilt" by Joey Strange. This blog is going to be about my love of quilting!! And hopefully helping you to start one of your own. I once was a beginner and would love to help you too. Also I'll be giving tips, posting pictures of quilts, anything else pertaining to quilting, and sewing projects. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Quilting Terms for Beginnings

These terms I believe all beginning quilters should know or begin with:

  • Fabric Stash: stash of fabric bought with no project in mind. It's good to keep an assortment on hand! I have Breast Cancer and Patriotic and Flannel Fabrics in my store if you are into making those kinds of quilts. 
  • Accurate 1/4" seam: you can accomplish this one with a 1/4" foot. Comes separately from your machine.
  • yard: equals to 36" length of fabric (some fabrics are 42"-45" wide)
  • fat quarter: measures 18"x22" of fabric
  • fat eighth: measures 11"x18" of fabric
  • regular quarter or 1/4th of a yard: measures 9" wide x the length of the fabric
  • basting: long stitches used to hold fabric layers or seams in place temporarily and usually removed after final sewing
  • batting: middle layer of a quilt
  • sandwich: (I like hard salami. JK.) Actually there is a term called quilt sandwich meaning 3 layers
  • sashing: the fabric that separates the blocks
  •  bias: the diagonal direction across the surface of a woven fabric at a 45 degree angle to the line of the warp and weft
  •  binding: covers the raw edges of a quilt

Go to the site above for more quilting terms!!

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