Thursday, April 29, 2010

Jargon of the Week - Quilt Sandwich

Jargon of the Week

Have you heard the term quilt sandwich?  It always makes me want to giggle.  So, what is a quilt sandwich?  A sandwich is not something you eat while taking a break from your quilting.  It's not at all edible. 

A quilt sandwich is the layers of your quilt.  You have 3 layers (typically): Fabric on top, batting in the middle, and fabric on the bottom.  You can make mini quilt sandwiches to practice your quilting skills on (a really fun thing to do) or big quilt sandwiches that you make into finished quilts.

So, what's describe a sandwich as? 

sand•wich [sand-wich, san-]

1. two or more slices of bread or the like with a layer of meat, fish, cheese, etc., between each pair.
2. open sandwich.
3. something resembling or suggesting a sandwich, as something in horizontal layers: a plywood sandwich.

-verb (used with object)
4. to put into a sandwich.
5. to insert between two other things: to sandwich an appointment between two board meetings.

1755-65; named after the fourth Earl of Sandwich (1718-92)
I suppose we can give them this jargon.  Definition number 3 is pretty close to what a quilt sandwich is.

Want to see a quilt sandwich in action?  Go to this post from a few weeks ago. 

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