A Crafter's Life

Lexicon of Quilters’ Acronyms

I will continue my series on my Minimalism Journey in my next post, but today I am at a show called Trends and I get to hear Mary Fons (of Fons & Porter…the daughter of the original Fons) speak; and take a class from Annie Unrein of byAnnie.com (maker of those adorable purse and bag patterns and creator of ByAnnie’s Soft and Stable). I am very excited!

So I am going to focus on quilting in this brief post today – words related to quilting as a matter of fact.

Whistler Studio has a new line of fabric called Sew Hope Full (I came across it while looking at “fabric porn” online). It is filled with humorous acronyms related to quilting, many of which I have never heard of before and I thought you might enjoy (though you might have heard these before…):

  • PhD – Project half Done
  • WOMBAT  – Waste of Money, Batting and Time
  • SABLE – Stash Accumulation Beyond Life Expectancy
  • UFO – Un Finished Objects
  • WHIMM – Works Hidden in My Mind
  • PIGS – Projects in Grocery Sacks
  • WISP – Works in Slow Progress
  • TGIF – Thank God It’s Finished
  • HIPS – Hundreds of Ideas Piling Skyward
  • STASH – Secret Treasures all Secretly Hidden

These crack me up and I can completely relate to “WHIMM”!

Do you have anymore to add to this list to share? Feel free to make some new ones up and share with us!

8 thoughts on “Lexicon of Quilters’ Acronyms”

      1. He he, if only! I think each one of those applies…..you should see my living room, it is my art room 😉 you look in one direction, it looks fine and normal ish, turn around and art supplies and work in progress is piled high, I will take a photo and do a blog post one day, when I have a tidy ish work space……if it ever gets tidy??

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