[ kwil-ting ]
/ ˈkwɪl tɪŋ /


the act of a person who quilts.
material for making quilts.
a heavily padded wrapping, as for fragile cargo.

Origin of quilting

First recorded in 1605–15; quilt + -ing1

Definition for quilting (2 of 2)


[ kwilt ]
/ kwɪlt /


verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to make quilts or quilted work.

Origin of quilt

1250–1300; Middle English quilte < Old French cuilte < Latin culcita mattress, cushion

Related forms

quilt·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for quilting (1 of 2)


/ (ˈkwɪltɪŋ) /


material used for making a quilt
the act or process of making a quilt
quilted work

British Dictionary definitions for quilting (2 of 2)


/ (kwɪlt) /


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

verb (tr)

Derived Forms

quilter, noun

Word Origin for quilt

C13: from Old French coilte mattress, from Latin culcita stuffed item of bedding
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