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 This isn’t just classic diamond-style quilting, either, as crosses, fleur-de-lis motifs and silver accents abound. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, "Drake and Chrome Hearts Designed a Rolls-Royce Cullinan That Takes Goth Style to a New Level," 3 May 2021 Think along the lines of quilting, canning and killing chickens. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, "Clog in your kitchen? This Kentucky artist takes flatfooting worldwide during COVID-19," 23 Apr. 2021 In 2017, the year after Thorpe graduated, Richards brought a long-arm quilting machine home. BostonGlobe.com, "He was an MVP basketball player. Now his star is rising as an art quilter," 15 Apr. 2021 These black Bottega Veneta sandals combine the quilting trend with another popular footwear trend: the square toe. Sarah Boyd, Forbes, "9 Accessories Trends To Try For Spring And Summer 2021," 15 Apr. 2021 The interior also sports signature quilting, along with embroidered Speed badging on the headrests and a Speed plaque in the treadplate. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, "Bentley’s New Continental GT Speed Convertible Is a 650 HP Beauty Fit for Spring Touring," 13 Apr. 2021 The longtime Henrietta Street resident enjoyed researching her family genealogy, attending Scottish clan gatherings, quilting and spending time with her two pets, Miss Pris and Prudence. Frederick N. Rasmussen, baltimoresun.com, "Paula K. Montgomery, former chief of school library media services for the state Department of Education, dies," 9 Apr. 2021 The artwork itself is based on quilting and weaving, juxtaposing the sharp lines of the concrete exterior. Michael Alpiner, Forbes, "Hotel Marcel Set To Become The First Passive House Hotel In The US," 5 Apr. 2021 The rooflet structure looks woven together, in part driven by their exploration of quilting. Eva Hagberg, Curbed, "BRANDT : HAFERD Envisions a Roof Pavilion for Students in East New York," 17 Mar. 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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6 May 2021

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