quilting

[kwil-ting]

Origin:
1605–15; quilt + -ing1

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quilt

[kwilt]
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

quilter, noun
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quilt (kwɪlt)
 
n
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
 
vb
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.  informal (Austral) to strike; clout
 
[C13: from Old French coilte mattress, from Latin culcita stuffed item of bedding]
 
'quilter
 
n

quilting (ˈkwɪltɪŋ)
 
n
1.  material used for making a quilt
2.  the act or process of making a quilt
3.  quilted work

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Word Origin & History

quilt
c.1300, "mattress with soft lining," from Anglo-Fr. quilte, O.Fr. cuilte "quilt, mattress" (12c.), from L. culcita "mattress," of unknown origin. Sense of "thick outer bed covering" is first recorded 1596. The verb is 1555, from the noun.
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Example sentences
In wintry weather, you can count on weekends dedicated to quilting, dancing or
  dinner theater.
Flannel, corduroy, cotton and denim work well for quilting.
It can join quilting and bread making as formerly necessary arts now pursued as
  hobbies.
Courses are run throughout the year in such crafts as weaving and spinning,
  quilting and basket making.
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