quilting

noun
quilt·​ing | \ ˈkwil-tiŋ How to pronounce quilting (audio) \

Definition of quilting

1 : material that is quilted or used for making quilts
2 : the process of quilting

Examples of quilting in a Sentence

Her hobbies include knitting and quilting.
Recent Examples on the Web Lexus chose to trim its sleek two-plus-two from the fabric of square one rather than snipping at the fine quilting of its chunkier four doors. Larry Griffin, Car and Driver, "Tested: 1992 Lexus SC400 Rewrites the Sport Coupe Formula," 26 June 2020 The Black+Decker Allure Professional Steam Iron gets high marks from the quilting crowd for the point of the soleplate (which is used for detail work) and for its ease of cleaning. Jolie Kerr, CNN Underscored, "Does steaming your clothes really sanitize them? We find out," 25 June 2020 They can be purchased at the Gee’s Bend Quilting Collective, which also sponsors quilting retreats. Kelly Kazek | Kkazek@al.com, al, "The colorful folk-art quilts of Gee’s Bend, Alabama," 1 June 2020 The unique quilting style of a group of residents has been recognized as an important form of folk art. Kelly Kazek | Kkazek@al.com, al, "The colorful folk-art quilts of Gee’s Bend, Alabama," 1 June 2020 Double-lined with comfortable, cotton quilting material, they can be worn alone, but also have a sleeve to hold an N95 mask. Peter Hartlaub, SFChronicle.com, "‘Mother’ of AIDS quilt stitches familiar fabric for coronavirus masks," 3 May 2020 The quilting group at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church in Wilsonville didn’t start out with intention of changing lives in places like the Bronx or Stamford, Connecticut. oregonlive, "Wilsonville church quilting group goes national in the fight against the coronavirus," 22 Apr. 2020 Her father, Richard, was a builder and architect; her mother, Ella (Henry) Gatliff, was a homemaker who had a quilting business. Richard Sandomir, BostonGlobe.com, "Betty Pat Gatliff; her forensic sculptures solved crimes," 15 Jan. 2020 Her father, Richard, was a builder and architect; her mother, Ella (Henry) Gatliff, was a homemaker who had a quilting business. Richard Sandomir, BostonGlobe.com, "Betty Pat Gatliff; her forensic sculptures solved crimes," 15 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of quilting

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of quilting was in 1598

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4 Jul 2020

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“Quilting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quilting. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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quilting

noun
How to pronounce quilting (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of quilting

: the activity or process of making a quilt
: the material or stitching that is used in making quilts

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