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!!