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October 17, 2008

Quilter's Shorthand Acronyms

In the olden days, pre-computer, texting, and short-speak, the only Acronyms we might meet in a day would probably be in the newspaper; NATO, USPS, or USA and USSR...but the internet has spawned a whole host of short-write. The following are often seen when quilters are doing the writing. I'm quite sure fishermen and dog handlers and any other speciality group have an equally long list.

BOM Block Of the Month
DSM Domestic Sewing Machine as in home sewing machine, not longarm
EQ Electric Quilt, marvelous software (also seen as EQ5 or EQ6)
FART Fabric Acquisition Road Trip
FLIMSY Finished top, not quilted
LA LongArmer, professional machine quilter
LQS Local Quilt Shop
PIG Project In a Grocery Sack
SABLE Stash Accumulation Beyond Life Expectancy
SEX Stash Enhancing eXperience
STASH Special Treasure, All Secretly Hidden
TGIF Thank Goodness It’s Finished
UFO UnFinished Object
WHIMM Work Hidden In My Mind
WIP Work In Progress
WOMBAT Waste Of Material, Batting, And Time

HST Half-Square Triangle
QST Quarter Square Triangle
DWR Double Wedding Ring (quilt pattern)
GFG--Grandmother's Flower Garden
MAM Mile-A-Minute, modern version of crazy quilt block
SBS--Sunbonnet Sue


The following are general short-write seen everywhere, plus the ones that start with D, as in DH dear husband, DD dear daughter, and so on.
HTH Hope That Helps
IMHO In My Humble Opinion
IMO In My Opinion
LOL Lots Of Laughter, Laugh Out Loud
OTOH On The Other Hand
ROFL Rolling On the Floor Laughing
ROFLOL Roll On the Floor Laughing Out Loud
TY Thank You

Friday Gratitudes:
Little Lost Dogs, will work for food
Once again, the kindness of strangers
My Rob, and his kindness and generousity

6 comments:

Numismatist Facts said...

For the longest time I couldn't figure out why quilters were sending their tops to LA. Why Los Angeles? Duh....

Emsmom said...

Ah ha! Now I know why you were asking about flimsy!! Nice compilation:) And I love your "new" doxies--my sister and niece each have 2 wired haired doxies. Me, I stick to my Raggies:)
Mary

Idaho Quilter said...

Would you mind if I used your list on my blog? I will give credit you for it? My distant non-quilting family read my blog it would be helpful to them.

Bizarre Quilter said...

This is a great article. You made my smile. Your writing is witty and warm.

Loz in Oz

Brigitte said...

Thanks for the lightbulb moment! most of the acronyms I knew, but not all. I posted a LINK on my blog to tell about - hope you like it ;-)
hugs
Brigitte - German, in Poland

virtualquilter said...

Not so long ago I thought LOL was Little Old Lady, and it still springs to mind sometimes and makes this little old lady laugh even louder!
Judy B