Definition of Quilting

1. Noun. Stitching through layers of fabric and a filling so as to create a design.

Generic synonyms: Embroidery Stitch, Sewing Stitch
Derivative terms: Quilt, Quilt

2. Noun. A material used for making a quilt, or a quilted fabric.
Generic synonyms: Cloth, Fabric, Material, Textile

Definition of Quilting

1. n. The act of stitching or running in patterns, as in making a quilt.

Definition of Quilting

1. Noun. A layer or layers of quilted padding. ¹

2. Noun. (nautical archaic) A coating of strands of rope for a water vessel. ¹

3. Noun. The practice of creating quilts ¹

4. Verb. (present participle of quilt) ¹

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Definition of Quilting

1. material that is used for making quilts [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Quilting

quillwort family
quilt show
quilted bedspread
quilted suture
quilting (current term)
quilting bee

Literary usage of Quilting

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1887)
"1098*4, dated February 16, 1875, granted to the same inventor" (thatis, to Louis Dryfoos, as assignee of Beck as inventor). " That machine was for quilting ..."

2. Voigtländer and I in Pursuit of Shadow Catching: A Story of Fifty-two Years by James Fitzallen Ryder (1902)
"The quilting was to be followed by a dance in the evening. ... quilting frames were formed of four wooden pieces about eight feet long four inches wide, ..."

3. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1914)
"102: б'.З-СП 815-32. O.-N. '14; Same. No. Am. 200: 576-91, 738-70, 923-30. O.-D. '14. quilting. Art of quilting. RR Goodnow. 11. ..."

4. The Female Prose Writers of America: With Portraits, Biographical Notices by John Seely Hart (1866)
"THE quilting PARTY. A THREE-SEATED sleigh, gorgeous with yellow paint and gilding, drawn by two horses and a leader, stopped with a dash by the door- yard ..."

5. Lyrics of Sunshine and Shadow by Paul Laurence Dunbar (1905)
"THE quilting DOLLY sits a-quilting by her mother, stitch by stich, Gracious, how my pulses throb, how my fingers itch, While I note her dainty waist and her ..."

6. The Americans at Home: Or, Byeways, Backwoods, and Prairies by Thomas Chandler Haliburton (1854)
"... however, of a quilting which I did not share with Mr. Sibthorpe, though I wished for him many times during the afternoon. It was held at the house of a ..."

7. The Olive and the Pine by Martha Perry Lowe (1893)
"1 THE quilting. HIGH up among the attic beams There is a great old airy room : The golden sun in silence streams Adown the roof, and cheers the gloom. ..."

8. Art in Needlework: A Book about Embroidery by Lewis Foreman Day, Mary Buckle (1907)
"A most legitimate use of padding is in the form of quilting, where it serves a useful as well as an ornamental purpose. To quilt is to stitch one cloth upon ..."

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