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  • Baltimore Album Quilts

    A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Back to Table of Contents Baltimore Album quilts are quilts featuring an elegant form of intricate appliqué which was very popular in mid 19th century in Baltimore, Maryland. Source: Fons & Porter Related links: Buy the kit for the Baltimore...
    Posted to The QCA Quilter's Dictionary by The Quilters Dictionary on Wed, May 4 2011
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  • Bargello

    A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Back to Table of Contents Bargello is a style of quilt piecing in which strips of fabric are first sewn in horizontal sets, then cut and arranged in vertical steps to produce interesting geometric designs which often have a wave or undulating look....
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  • Bark Cloth

    A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Back to Table of Contents Bark cloth is a textured woven, usually printed cotton fabric that was popular in the 30s-40s and 50s as an interiors fabric. The prints were often large vines, leaves and florals. Source: http://timbuktuchronicles.blogspot...
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  • Basting

    A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Back to Table of Contents Basting is the procedure of temporarily putting the three layers of a quilt together to keep the quilt layers from shifting while being quilted. Basting can be done with needle and thread, using a longer than usual running...
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  • Basting Spray

    A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Back to Table of Contents Basting spray is a spray adhesive used in place of basting pins or stitches to temporarily hold the layers of a quilt together while it is being quilted. Source: http://fredashive.blogspot.com/2008/02/machine-quilting-tutorial...
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  • Batik

    A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Back to Table of Contents Batik is a type of fabric made by covering a design area with wax or other substance to prevent dye from penetrating into that area. This fabric adds interest to a quilt. Source: QCA user Cathy (Marine Mom) in the Show &...
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  • Batting

    A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Back to Table of Contents Batting , also called wadding or stuffing, is the layer in the center of the quilt sandwich, giving it warmth and thickness. Batting can be cotton, polyester, blends, silk, or wool. Source: Keepsake Quilting Related links:...
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  • Batting Loft

    A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Back to Table of Contents Batting loft is the thickness of the batting. Source: Keepsake Quilting Related links: Get the quilt batting with the batting loft pictured above from Keepsake Quilting A discussion of batting from McCall's including which...
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  • Bearding

    A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Back to Table of Contents Bearding is the migration of fibers from the batting passing through the quilt top and forming a fuzz on the surface of the quilt, thought to be caused by static electricity. Source: http://www.quilting-tidbits.com/quilt-batting...
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  • Beeswax

    A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Back to Table of Contents Beeswax is a substance used to strengthen, stiffen, and prevent tangling by using it to coat thread prior to quilting. Source: http://www.generations-quilt-patterns.com/hand-quilting-thread-tangles.html Related links: A discussion...
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  • Betweens

    A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Back to Table of Contents Betweens are small, thin needles used for finish quilting. Sizes range from 8-12, the smaller number being a longer length needle. Source: Fons & Porter Related links: Buy the betweens pictured above from Fons & Porter...
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  • Bias

    A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Back to Table of Contents Bias is the diagonal direction across the surface of a woven fabric at a 45º angle to the line of the warp and weft. Fabric cut on the bias stretches easily and must be handled with care. A 45º angle is called a true...
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  • Bias Binding

    A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Back to Table of Contents Bias binding is strips of fabric, cut on the bias, used to enclose the raw edges of a quilt. Source: McCall's Quilting Related links: A discussion of bias binding from McCall's Quilting. Make bias tape, perfect for...
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  • Bias Square

    A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Back to Table of Contents Bias square is another way of naming half-square triangles because they are cut in half, along the bias. Related terms: Half-square Triangles Bias
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  • Big Board

    A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Back to Table of Contents A big board is a very large ironing board, usually 24" x 60", which is placed over your existing ironing board to give you a larger surface to press your fabrics. Source: Keepsake Quilting Related links: Get the "Super...
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