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quilting

[kwil-ting] /ˈkwɪl tɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act of a person who quilts.
2.
material for making quilts.
3.
a heavily padded wrapping, as for fragile cargo.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; quilt + -ing1

quilt

[kwilt] /kwɪlt/
noun
1.
a coverlet for a bed, made of two layers of fabric with some soft substance, as wool or down, between them and stitched in patterns or tufted through all thicknesses in order to prevent the filling from shifting.
2.
anything quilted or resembling a quilt.
3.
a bedspread or counterpane, especially a thick one.
4.
Obsolete. a mattress.
verb (used with object)
5.
to stitch together (two pieces of cloth and a soft interlining), usually in an ornamental pattern.
6.
to sew up between pieces of material.
7.
to pad or line with material.
verb (used without object)
8.
to make quilts or quilted work.
Origin
1250-1300; Middle English quilte < Old French cuilte < Latin culcita mattress, cushion
Related forms
quilter, noun
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  • In wintry weather, you can count on weekends dedicated to quilting, dancing or dinner theater.
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  • Courses are run throughout the year in such crafts as weaving and spinning, quilting and basket making.
  • Family and senior citizen activities such as bingo and quilting take place in the recreation room.
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  • The four day festival is sure to keep quilting enthusiasts busy.
British Dictionary definitions for quilting

quilting

/ˈkwɪltɪŋ/
noun
1.
material used for making a quilt
2.
the act or process of making a quilt
3.
quilted work

quilt

/kwɪlt/
noun
1.
a thick warm cover for a bed, consisting of a soft filling sewn between two layers of material, usually with crisscross seams
2.
a bedspread or counterpane
3.
anything quilted or resembling a quilt
verb (transitive)
4.
to stitch together (two pieces of fabric) with (a thick padding or lining) between them: to quilt cotton and wool
5.
to create (a garment, covering, etc) in this way
6.
to pad with material
7.
(Austral, informal) to strike; clout
Derived Forms
quilter, noun
Word Origin
C13: from Old French coilte mattress, from Latin culcita stuffed item of bedding
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Word Origin and History for quilting

quilt

n.

c.1300, "mattress with soft lining," from Anglo-French quilte, Old French cuilte, coute "quilt, mattress" (12c.), from Latin culcita "mattress, bolster," of unknown origin. Sense of "thick outer bed covering" is first recorded 1590s.

v.

1550s, from quilt (n.). Related: Quilted; quilting. Quilting bee attested from 1824 (see bee).

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