Definition of quilting in English:

quilting

noun

  • 1[mass noun] The making of quilts as a craft or leisure activity:

    ‘she's taken up quilting again’
    [as modifier] ‘a quilting frame’
    • ‘There is no doubt that quilting is a creative activity.’
    • ‘To unwind, she delves into contemporary quilting - tying past to present, weaving emotions and demands into creations that present a physical reminder of a very rich, yet often troubling, cultural history.’
    • ‘A sewing group specialising in cross-stitch, embroidery, quilting and needlework meets on Mondays from 11 am to midday.’
    • ‘Classes in patchwork quilting are also held every Tuesday in August.’
    • ‘Until that point, pieced and appliquéd quilts of various kinds had predominated in North Country quilting, just as they had in other parts of the world where quilting was a common domestic practice.’
    • ‘Kids who were initially intimidated by the thought of sewing soon came to realize how fun and fulfilling quilting together could be.’
    • ‘She uses her quilting and embroidery to make delicate handbags and wall-hangings.’
    • ‘Demonstrations included quilting, decorative paper cutting, decorative stenciling, tinsmithing, woodworking, band box making, and coopering.’
    • ‘Simple vertical and horizontal forms tend to predominate, and since quilting is an additive process, a reasonably straightforward design can be given piquancy and personality by sewing in something small and unexpected.’
    • ‘Under the umbrella of ‘sewing,’ I include quilting and embroidery.’
    • ‘Today quilting may encompass traditional craft, folk art, or abstract art, and quilts are as likely to be found on a museum wall as on a bed.’
    • ‘Do any quilting experts have any pointers that I may have missed with my choices?’
    • ‘The Baptist church was the place where people not only prayed but organized their community and exchanged information, including ideas about sewing and quilting.’
    • ‘One night, we were all sitting in front of the fireplace, Mother reading to Nicholas on her lap, Catherine doing some needlework, and me quilting.’
    • ‘After a year, I quit school to live in the mountains of Virginia to learn weaving, quilting, rug braiding, oak-split basketry and other traditional crafts from the locals, and on my own.’
    • ‘The craft of patchwork and quilting dates back to ancient times when the prime purpose was warmth and protection, today it is practised internationally and it is as varied and decorative as the individual desires.’
    • ‘An important third factor for the continued strength of North Country quilting at the end of the nineteenth century was the development of a unique trade in the North Pennine Dales.’
    • ‘She decides that she'll have to take up some sort of activity, like quilting.’
    • ‘Household demonstrations include wool carding and spinning, quilting and needlework, soap making and baking in the outdoor clay oven.’
    1. 1.1 The work produced in quilting; quilted material:
      ‘green plastic quilting pads the walls’
      • ‘Scraps of cloth were saved up for quilting - any sort of cotton, corduroy, knit or synthetic fabric was free.’
      • ‘Regardless, because we think about accidents too much, he is going to get some styrofoam-type padding for the bed corners and I'm going to get fabric and quilting material to even out the rest of the space.’
      • ‘Wrinkles, crimps, ruffles, fine pleating and quilting are built into otherwise plain fabric structures.’
      • ‘Their isolation allowed strong family quilting styles with names like Log Cabin and Housetop to develop over generations, without competition from the world beyond.’
      • ‘Although allowed to weave their artistic magic via intricate quilting designs, they were not allowed any other form of artistic expression.’
      • ‘I was intrigued by the piece as I had never before seen a textile that was woven to mimic quilting actually used as the base for a quilt.’
      • ‘The exhibition featured bobbin lace, patchwork and quilting, cross stitch, canvas work embroidery, macramé, and even miniature furniture.’
      • ‘On display will be a variety of patchwork and quilting including the earliest exhibit made by Martha Jackson in Westmorland in 1790.’
    2. 1.2 The pattern of stitching used for quilting:
      ‘the quilting should suggest a ‘drawn’ line’
      • ‘The feather is a classic quilting pattern that was in fashion on embroideries by the beginning of the seventeenth century.’
      • ‘Free-motion machine embroidery, quilting and monogramming are all easier with this unique needle.’

Pronunciation

quilting

/ˈkwɪltɪŋ/