- a coverlet for a bed, made of two layers of fabric with some soft substance, as wool or down, between them and stitched in patterns or tufted through all thicknesses in order to prevent the filling from shifting.
- anything quilted or resembling a quilt.
- a bedspread or counterpane, especially a thick one.
- Obsolete. a mattress.
- to stitch together (two pieces of cloth and a soft interlining), usually in an ornamental pattern.
- to sew up between pieces of material.
- to pad or line with material.
- to make quilts or quilted work.
Origin of quilt
Examples from the Web for quilter
Cox has been quilting for 20 years and her latest book is The Quilter's Catalog: A Comprehensive Resource Guide.Quilts for Obama
May 16, 2009
“We want everything you took from Quilter, the papers first,” he said.The Cattle-Baron's Daughter
About artists and their work Mr. Quilter has, of course, a great deal to say.
On the general principles of art Mr. Quilter writes with equal lucidity.
Mademoiselle Giraud was a quilter, and sometimes worked at Madam Galley's, which procured her free admission to the house.The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau, Complete
Jean Jacques Rousseau
How closely the lines are drawn depends wholly upon the ambition and diligence of the quilter.Quilts
Marie D. Webster
- a thick warm cover for a bed, consisting of a soft filling sewn between two layers of material, usually with crisscross seams
- a bedspread or counterpane
- anything quilted or resembling a quilt
- to stitch together (two pieces of fabric) with (a thick padding or lining) between themto quilt cotton and wool
- to create (a garment, covering, etc) in this way
- to pad with material
- Australian informal to strike; clout
Word Origin and History for quilter
late 13c. (late 12c. as a surname); agent noun from quilt (v.).
c.1300, "mattress with soft lining," from Anglo-French quilte, Old French cuilte, coute "quilt, mattress" (12c.), from Latin culcita "mattress, bolster," of unknown origin. Sense of "thick outer bed covering" is first recorded 1590s.