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 Donations of fabric and quilting materials appreciated. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 May 2021 Happy anniversary to your sourdough starter, unfinished screenplay, or quilting projects! Jonathan Vanian, Fortune, 23 Apr. 2021 Sewing circles and quilting bees are communal affairs, uniting people through fabric and fellowship. Mary Colurso | Mcolurso@al.com, al, 7 Mar. 2021 Rebecca Henry, a lawyer by trade, passed down her artistic abilities—sewing, quilting—to her daughter Akua Shabaka, who went on to attend Parsons School of Design. Shelby Comroe, Marie Claire, 8 May 2021 Many comparable products have a diamond quilting seam, but the square shape Oaskys uses is said to be more comfortable and supportive. Maren Estrada, BGR, 30 Apr. 2021 Overalls-ski suits in white quilting embroidered with red and blue motifs or in fuchsia tweed are worn with strappy sandals embellished with chains. Cécilia Pelloux, Forbes, 12 Mar. 2021 This isn’t just classic diamond-style quilting, either, as crosses, fleur-de-lis motifs and silver accents abound. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 3 May 2021 Think along the lines of quilting, canning and killing chickens. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, 23 Apr. 2021

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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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30 May 2021

Cite this Entry

“Quilting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quilting. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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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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