quilt

noun
\ ˈkwilt How to pronounce quilt (audio) \

Definition of quilt

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : a bed coverlet of two layers of cloth filled with padding (such as down or batting) held in place by ties or stitched designs
2 : something that is quilted or resembles a quilt a quilt of houses and parks

quilt

verb
quilted; quilting; quilts

Definition of quilt (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1a : to fill, pad, or line like a quilt
b(1) : to stitch, sew, or cover with lines or patterns like those used in quilts
(2) : to stitch (designs) through layers of cloth
c : to fasten between two pieces of material
2 : to stitch or sew in layers with padding in between

intransitive verb

1 : to make quilts
2 : to do quilted work

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Other Words from quilt

Verb

quilter noun

Examples of quilt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The Hammock Gear Burrow 20 is a good option for a top quilt, while ENO’s Vulcan Underquilt earns top honors. Kraig Becker, Popular Mechanics, "How to Set Up Camp," 2 Apr. 2019 Viard introduced new elements to classic bags—like a mini hoop handle done on the classic quilt bag. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Virginie Viard Debuts First Solo Chanel Collection," 3 May 2019 In addition to being inspiring, the pieces in the show are wildly different—a thrill—and there are quilts by artists who will be recognized by the fashion-oriented. Robert Sullivan, Vogue, "What Do You Look Like As a Quilt? A New Group Show Imagines the Quilted Self Portrait," 22 Sep. 2018 Each child will create their own patchwork sections that will be combined with others to make a quilt that will be displayed in the Kidspace. Courant Community, "Community News For The Windsor Edition," 20 Mar. 2018 Also here are two more quilts, made of small irregular squares of color, by the great Rosie Lee Tompkins. Roberta Smith, New York Times, "A Groundbreaking Show Presents a New, Inclusive Vision of American Art," 15 Feb. 2018 Circa-1950s napkins in shades of cream are reconfigured as a button-up shirt while a pair of high-waisted trousers is made from a quilt comprising 1940s suiting pieces. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "These Are the Best-Looking Sustainable Menswear Looks," 27 Mar. 2019 Most sleeping bags will work just fine in a hammock, but many campers prefer using a quilt instead. Kraig Becker, Popular Mechanics, "How to Set Up Camp," 2 Apr. 2019 Khloé bares her stomach, but Kylie, who has not yet confirmed rumors of her pregnancy, has hers conveniently and uncharacteristically covered by the quilt in both shots. Sarah Spellings, The Cut, "Kylie Jenner’s Stomach Is Conveniently Obscured in All the New Calvin Klein Ads," 22 Jan. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Emily draws on personal narratives to create modern work-wear silhouettes, incorporating female-centric traditions of quilting, mending, and applique into each of her collections. Scarlett Newman, Teen Vogue, "This Year’s LVMH Prize Finalists Focus In On Sustainability In Fashion," 27 Mar. 2019 The jacket is quilted, on-trend puffy, and comes in a pearlescent not-quite white; the pants have a little red badge that makes them look like nothing so much as renegades from a recent Prada collection. Sam Schube, GQ, "These Space-Age Olympic U.S. Snowboarding Uniforms Are Legendarily Stylish," 12 Feb. 2018 Quilt Guild holds Stash Busters Sale El Camino Quilt Guild holds a Stash Busters Sale of quilting items 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the QLN Conference Center, 1938 Avenida Del Oro. Laura Groch, sandiegouniontribune.com, "North County Community News, June 13," 13 June 2018 The cotton fabric is quilted in channels, giving it the striped look with varying textures and prints. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, "The Best Quilt Sets for a Cozy Night's Sleep, According to Textile Experts," 20 Dec. 2018 Learn about two styles of quilting in America and make a sample of your own from construction paper. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, "The circus is in town, plus Valentine's Day events. Here's what to do in Louisville," 7 Feb. 2018 Simons is celebrating American motifs at Calvin Klein, but does quilting need a Belgian high fashion edge? Samuel Hine, GQ, "Bode Is Winning the New York Fashion Race with Quilts (Yes, Quilts)," 1 Feb. 2018 Designed with quilting that echoes its curvy shape, and logo detail to delight Rainbow Brite, the collection proves that the decade of decadence can, despite its garish reputation, be ever so chic. Hayley Phelan, New York Times, "How to Be a Poolside Pinup," 27 June 2018 This popular, entertaining program is not about quilting bees and spinning wheels. Courant Community, "Community News For The Windsor Edition," 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of quilt

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

1555, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a

History and Etymology for quilt

Noun

Middle English quilte mattress, quilt, from Anglo-French coilte, from Latin culcita mattress

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quilt

noun

English Language Learners Definition of quilt

: a bed cover with stitched designs that is made of two layers of cloth filled with wool, cotton, or soft feathers

quilt

noun
\ ˈkwilt How to pronounce quilt (audio) \

Kids Definition of quilt

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a bed cover made of two layers of cloth with a filling of wool, cotton, or down held together by patterned stitching

quilt

verb
quilted; quilting

Kids Definition of quilt (Entry 2 of 2)

: to stitch or sew together as in making a quilt

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