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

When the pair met, Boden told Neal that his words inspired her to make a quilt with white lilies, to symbolize new life. CBS News, "Woman meets "guardian angel" who donated liver. It wasn't the first organ he'd given away.," 1 July 2019 Like a quilt made up of different fabrics, these values and interests are the thread that holds a solution together, the almost invisible backbone that plays a critical role in bringing differing opinions to a mutual agreement. Steven P. Dinkin, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Homelessness: Many sides of the same coin," 23 June 2019 In a serene, spongy wetland in Voyageurs National Park, a remote quilt of forests and lakes that blankets northern Minnesota, Tom Gable is investigating a violent slaying. Ben Goldfarb, National Geographic, "The secret lives of fish-eating, beaver-ambushing wolves of Minnesota," 21 June 2019 As a gift to Lonnie, a quilt honoring Louisville's famous son was on display next to the new logo and design proposals for the entrance of the airport and a wall that will bear his image. Sarah Ladd, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville airport unveils Muhammad Ali logo to go with new name," 6 June 2019 Dan Vickery, the winner of this week’s episode, learned the basic principles of design—from construction and carpentry to color and textiles—through growing up on a farm and working at his family’s quilt shop. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "Meet Dan Vickery, The Winner of Bravo's Best Room Wins Episode Seven," 13 June 2019 Along with the quilt exhibit, there will be a sewing exhibit featuring different types of textiles and a variety of items used by women in their sewing projects. courant.com, "Community News For The Farmington Valley Edition," 10 June 2019 The quilt featured images of Ali on the front of a newspaper and various pictures of him in the ring. Sarah Ladd, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville airport unveils Muhammad Ali logo to go with new name," 6 June 2019 Campus Quilt is dedicated to turning your old clothes into lasting memories in the form of fun and functional t-shirt quilts. Country Living, "TURN YOUR OLD CLOTHES INTO A T-SHIRT QUILT!," 5 Mar. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Her many interests include painting, sewing, quilting, and rug braiding. courant.com, "Jean Woolverton," 19 June 2019 As a nod to women’s more traditional activities, there is a club quilting department with about 35 members. Ruth Sowby Rands, latimes.com, "On the Town: Women’s organization holds annual tea, honors one of its members," 17 June 2019 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

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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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