quilting

noun

quilt·​ing ˈkwil-tiŋ How to pronounce quilting (audio)
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 The quilt gracing the entrance to Nashville’s Audrey was sewed by Andrea Williams, a descendant of a member of the famed Alabama quilting collective, Gee’s Bend. Ellen Fort, Saveur, 8 May 2024 Meanwhile, musician Questlove was dressed in a black outfit designed by a Black quilting group called the Gee Band and designer Greg Lauren. Kerane Marcellus, Essence, 2 May 2024 This sewing machine comes with 12 stitches, which isn’t a lot but more than enough for basic sewing, crafting, or quilting projects for kids. Nor'adila Hepburn, Southern Living, 25 Apr. 2024 In a row of pews toward the back sat members of The East Los Angeles Stitchers, the quilting group Molina co-founded over a decade ago. Gustavo Arellano, Los Angeles Times, 28 May 2023 Doan herself began her professional quilting career at a time of crisis. Ayelet Waldman, The New Yorker, 30 Mar. 2024 People around here can recognize her quilting rows even on an unsigned quilt. Seyward Darby, Longreads, 27 Feb. 2024 The quilting and fabric colors up the style side of things, while heating areas (including in the shoulders!) keep this coat as functional. Meghan Carney, Field & Stream, 4 Jan. 2024 Avid quilters and new hobbyists alike will enjoy Juki’s sewing and quilting machine. Sharon Brandwein, Southern Living, 11 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of quilting was in 1598

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Cite this Entry

“Quilting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quilting. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

quilting

noun
quilt·​ing
1
: material that is quilted or used for making quilts
2
: the process of quilting
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