Origin of quilting
- 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
Related Words for quiltingcovering, lace, decoration, tapestry, brocade, needlepoint, quilting, stuff, cover, fill, bedeck, knit, decorate, embellish, stitch, sewing, embroidery, knitting, stitchery
Examples from the Web for quilting
Contemporary Examples of quilting
His wife reportedly told members of her quilting club that she, too, was carrying a pistol.The Storm of Violence That Killed Texas District Attorney Mike McLelland
April 2, 2013
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
Historical Examples of quilting
Embroidery may be added to the quilting, and this is often an improvement.Embroidery and Tapestry Weaving
I am sure Mother will want my help with her quilting this afternoon.A Little Maid of Old Maine
Alice Turner Curtis
It was drunk at every spinning-bee, quilting, or other gathering of women.Customs and Fashions in Old New England
Alice Morse Earle
(b) Quilting, banding, practice for curves and square corners.The Making of a Trade School
Mary Schenck Woolman
Among the few home occupations that have survived is quilting.Quilts
Marie D. Webster
- material used for making a quilt
- the act or process of making a quilt
- quilted work
- 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 for quilt
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.