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    Good morning,

    I am wondering if there is somewhere I can go to get a list of the CLLI Codes/Abbreviations you use. I can figure some of them out, but have trouble with some. I am sure after I hear them they will all make sense, but just can't put my finger on some of them. We referred to them as CLLI Codes where I use to work and we had hundreds of them. Looks like the quilting world has plenty of them too. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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    Are you asking about things like HST? That’s half square triangle. Took me awhile on this forum to figure out the abbreviations like DH for darling husband,,,
    I seem to remember someone made a list but I can’t remember who... hopefully someone else will step up who can actually help answer your question.
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    You have to be careful where you use the codes. Once I sent my book club group an email and used the DH shortcut for my dear husband. I received a call from each member of the group wondering what the DH meant, boy did they come up with some weird answers.

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    I can't take credit for this listing - her video is hilarious. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFcEbRkl8XQ
    You can also down a PDF of the Acronyms. I can't attach a pdf here. Here's the link to the listing: https://www.justgetitdonequilts.com/downloads

    Might not solve all of your questions, however, I think you will enjoy it.

    And the listings go on and on: https://harahara.net/English/resources/abbreviation.htm

    And another: https://www.abbreviations.com/acronyms/QUILT/99999

    Did find reference to the one which was originally on the forum, but the URL doesn't produce the page.

    Found another reference within forum mail: https://www.with-heart-and-hands.com...-acronyms.html this was from redcaboose1717 years ago.

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    This made me smile because a while back I got a card from Miss May's husband letting me know how she was doing and he signed the card "May's DH". Our quilter speak is contagious!

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    Thanks for all the responses. The attachments will help a great deal. I am pretty familiar with the some of the quilting ones as I refer to Jenny's Block books when I am not sure. It is more the personal ones I have trouble with....like the DH, which I thought was 'Dear Husband'. Guess I was close on that one. Again, thank you for all your assistance. The attachments will help a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NancyH View Post
    Thanks for all the responses. The attachments will help a great deal. I am pretty familiar with the some of the quilting ones as I refer to Jenny's Block books when I am not sure. It is more the personal ones I have trouble with....like the DH, which I thought was 'Dear Husband'. Guess I was close on that one. Again, thank you for all your assistance. The attachments will help a lot.
    DH can be "Darling" husband or "Dear" husband, but it can also be (depending on your mood) "D**n" Husband or even worse if your really mad at him.....

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    here are some for newbies to sewing

    a bit of a glossary.

    stash enrichment experience,
    am to polite to write the 3 letter word. fabric shopping as said in book 'particularly fun if engage in it with a close friend or even a large group of friends'

    lfs
    local fabric store

    ufo
    unfinished object

    ufp
    unfinished project

    wip
    work in progress

    frogging
    there will come a day the project working on, you'll continue working on it until finally admit to god, yourself, and another human being, that the project is unsalvageable, then and only then will you be willing to frog or rip it out, and start again,
    its called frogging because rip it sounds like ribbit, the sound a frog makes. I just call it un sewing

    hst
    half square triangle

    qst
    quarter square triangle
    hourglass

    9 patch
    3 rows of 3 squares

    jelly roll / designer rolls
    2.5 inch strips width of fabric

    wof
    width of fabric

    layer cakes
    10" squares

    charm packs
    5" squares

    fat quarters
    is a 1/4 of a yard or metre depending which measurement the quilt shop uses

    long quarter
    is the same volume as fat quarter but across whole width of fabric

    skinny
    1.5 inch strips

    bias binding
    cut fabric on 45 degrees makes good for bendy binding

    straight binding
    cut 90 degrees doesn't go round corners as well as bias

    batting / wadding
    the white or black fluffy inside that the top and backing fit onto

    fusible batting
    iron to stick top to batting before quilting

    piecing
    joining shape together to make a pattern sewn with 1/4 or scant 1/4 inch seams,

    scant 1/4inch seam
    slightly narrow then 1/4 inches to allow the thickness of thread and fabric when ironed the shape comes out at right unit size, normally says in pattern which seam allowance to use

    quilting
    joining the backing through the batting to the top by stitch or tied knots

    bosal foam other brands available
    foam batting for bag making, makes bags ect, stand up

    stabiliser
    piece of stiffer material to put behind fabric to make stronger for embroidery or collars


    fmq
    free motion quilting sewn patterns lines to sew 3 sections front, batting, backing, of quilt together needs sewing machine setting up

    Pantograph
    a map of the pattern followed by a long arm quilt machine,

    lqs
    long arm quilt machine, also called long armer

    domestic machine
    sewing machine used in home

    industrial machine
    faster machine normally stronger set up for one job for sewing for business

    serger / over locker
    many threads to make a seam cut excess fabric away, very quick

    coverstitch machine
    normally used for sewing clothing

    walking foot
    helps guide top of quilt same speed as bottom fabric, don't use reverse.

    rotary cutter
    a device like a pizza cutter but its very sharp for cutting fabric

    pinking shears,
    thought were pink shears someone didn't like and was very polite about it.
    they cut vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv shape in fabric to stop fraying.

    DH
    darling hubby

    DS
    Darling son

    DD
    darling daughter or direct debit

    am sure there are many more.

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    My DH loves to say "we are going on a FART!" fabric acquisition road trip. He tells everyone!
    Vonnie

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    My DH thought DH stood for Dumb Husband.

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