American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A coverlet or blanket made of two layers of fabric with a layer of cotton, wool, feathers, or down in between, all stitched firmly together, usually in a decorative crisscross design.
- n. A thick protective cover similar to or suggestive of a quilt.
- v. To make into a quilt by stitching (layers of fabric) together.
- v. To construct like a quilt: quilt a skirt.
- v. To pad and stitch ornamentally.
- v. To make a quilt.
- v. To do quilted work.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A mattress or flock-bed.
- n. A cover or coverlet made by stitching together two thicknesses of a fabric with some soft substance between them; any thick or warm coverlet: as, a patchwork quilt.
- n. A quilted petticoat.
- To stuff or interline in the manner of a quilt; supply with stuffing.
- To stitch together, as two pieces of cloth, usually with some soft substance between: as, to quilt a petticoat; in general, to stitch together: said of anything of which there are at least three layers or thicknesses, the stitching often taking an ornamental character, the lines crossing one another or arranged in curves, volutes, etc.
- To pass through a fabric backward and forward at minute intervals, as a needle and thread in the process of making a quilt.
- n. In building, a coarse, rough fabric used as a wall-lining in wooden houses.
- To beat; thrash; ‘lam.’
- To swallow; swallow (something).
- n. The point in the throat where swallowing begins.
- n. A bed covering consisting of two layers of fabric stitched together, with insulation between, often having a decorative design.
- v. To construct a quilt.
- v. To construct something, such as clothing, using the same technique.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Anything that is quilted; esp., a quilted bed cover, or a skirt worn by women; any cover or garment made by putting wool, cotton, etc., between two cloths and stitching them together; also, any outer bed cover.
- v. To stitch or sew together at frequent intervals, in order to confine in place the several layers of cloth and wadding of which a garment, comforter, etc., may be made.
- v. To wad, as a garment, with warm soft material.
- v. To stitch or sew in lines or patterns.
- v. stitch or sew together
- v. create by stitching together
- n. bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together
- Middle English quilte, from Anglo-Norman, from Latin culcita, mattress. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The round robin quilt is beautiful - I am sure the recipient will really enjoy it.”
“And this small quilt is my quilt from the Twisted Mystery 2 Challenge on Quilt Shoppe Forum - it's made by Vicki, and actually, I'd seen pictures of it before, but this is the first time I've seen it in person - it is, of course, even nicer in person than in photos.”
“For many traditional quilters, discernible blocks may always define the term "quilt.”
“In fact, the quilt is an ongoing project, and today comprises over 40,000 panels.”
“This quilt is also square and intended as a lap quilt, but it will be for me, as I love the fabrics.”
“Pictures later - as it's raining (so I can't hang it on the washing line) and the quilt is a bit big to photograph easily in the house.”
“I love her work - I was particularly taken with one featuring a lot of discharge (snippet of this quilt is the photo on the blog today) - and she's lovely to talk to.”
“The Round Robin quilt is very interesting and I love what you did with the quilting - very creative:) 6: 35 PM”
“Examining a quilt is like reading a historical document," says Stacy C. Hollander, project director and the Folk Art Museum's senior curator.”
“The availability of cloth provided women with a little more time for creative pursuits, and interest in quilt making began to grow.”
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