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irene s
April 6th, 2015, 07:09 PM
I have seem several mentions of fmq.
Can someone tell me what this is please?

K. McEuen
April 6th, 2015, 07:13 PM
FMQ = Free Motion Quilting.

April 6th, 2015, 07:33 PM
And BOM is Block Of the Month. I'm still not sure what MM is...my man?

April 6th, 2015, 07:43 PM
This list really helps me. There are times when I not exactly sure what the letters mean-hope this helps you too!

BOB = Beginner’s Only Block (swap)
BOM = Block of the Month
BRB = Be Right Back
BTW = By The Way
DD = Darling Daughter
DGD = Darling Granddaughter
DH = Dear Husband, Darling Husband
D9P - Disappearing 9 Patch
DS = Darling Son
DSM = Domestic Sewing Machine
DWR = Double Wedding Ring
FART = Fabric Aquisition Road Trip
FIU = Finish It Up
FMQ = Free Motion Quilting
FMMW = Free Motion Machine Quilting
FQ = Fat Quarter
GC = Grand Child
GD - Grand Daughter
GGK = Grandkids
GS = Grandson
HQ = Hand Quilting
HST = Half-Square Triangle
HSY = Haven’t Started Yet
IMHO = In My Humble Opinion
LAQ= Long Arm Quilter
LOF = Lengthwise of Fabric
LOL = Laugh out Loud
LQS = Local Quilt Shop
MAQ = Mid-Arm Quilter
MIL = Mother in Law
OBW = One-Block Wonder
PHD = Project Half Done
PIGS = Projects in Grocery Sacks
ROFL = Rolling on Floor Laughing
ROFLMBO = Roll on Floor Laugh My Butt Off
SABLE = Stash Accumulation Beyond Life Expectancy
SEX = Stash Enhancing eXperience (or Excursion)
SIL = Son-in-law or Sister-in-law
STASH = Special Treasures All Secretly Hidden
TGIF = Thank God It’s Finished!
TOT = Tone-on-Tone
TTYL= Talk to You Later
UFO = UnFinshed Object
WHIMM = Works Hidden In My Mind
WIP = Work In Progress
WISP = Work In Slow Progress
WIVSP = Work In Very Slow Progress
WIWMI = Wish It Would Make Itself
WOF = Width of fabric
WOMBAT = Waste of Money, Batting, and Time
WOW = White On White
WWIT = What Was I Thinking

April 6th, 2015, 07:48 PM
And BOM is Block Of the Month. I'm still not sure what MM is...my man?

MM can mean Main Man, My Man, Monkey Man (Bubba's husband), millimeter, -the list goes on. Most of the time, it probably means Bubba's husband. ;)

April 6th, 2015, 08:38 PM
Welcome to the Forum! I still stumble over some of the abbreviations, but the big list RiverMomm posted will help. You can copy and paste it into a "user notes" in your profiles (that is what I had to do) so you can look at it when you run into one you don't know.

April 7th, 2015, 12:05 AM
Free Motion Quilting is done on your domestic sewing machine. There are many videos on the web, esp. YouTube that demonstrate technique. Also many books with tips & patterns. It requires a darning foot. The stitching pattern is made as you move the quilt sandwich under the needle. It's a technique that requires practice.