Tuesday 17 January 2012

Even more TLAs and other acronyms

Here are some of my favourites - although the one I use the most is when I have a CRAFT moment - Cant Find A Flipping Thing

DH = Dear (or Darn) Husband
DIY = Do it yourself
DSM = domestic sewing machine
F8/FE = Fat Eighth
FART = Fabric Acquisition Road Trip
FFO = Finally Finished Object
FIU = Finish It Up
FLIMSY = Finished top, not quilted
FM = free motion quilting
FQ = Fat Quarter
Frog Stitching = ripping out stitched seams (rip it, rip it)
HP = hand piecing
HQ = hand quilting
HST = Half square triangle
HSY = Haven't Started Yet (pronounced hussy)
NQR = Not Quilt Related (an alternative to OT)
OSMG = Old Sewing Machine Guy
PHD = Project Half Done
PIGs = Project In a Grocery Sack
PIPS = projects in process
PITS = Project In Totes
PIW = project in waiting (waiting to grow up to be a WIP)
QIMM = Quilts in My Mind
QST= Quarter Square Triangles
RTFM = Read The Flipping Manual (last resort!)
SABLE = Stash Accumulation Beyond Life Expectancy
SEX = Stash Enhancement EXperience (or eXcursion)
SID = stitch-in-the-ditch quilting
Siggies = Squares of fabric with signatures and often other info written on them
Squishie = Envelopes filled with swap fabric/blocks (squishy is the way they
STASH = Special Treasures All Secretly Hidden
TBQ = To Be Quilted
TGIF = Thank God It's Finished!
TOAD = trashed object abandoned in disgust
UFO = UnFinished Object
USO = UnStarted Object
VIP = Very Important Project
WHIMM = Works Hidden In My Mind
WIMM = Work in my mind
WIP = Work in progress
WISP = Work In Slow Progress
WIVSP = Work In Very Slow Progress
WIWMI = Wish It Would Make Itself
WOA = Work of art
WOMBAT = Waste of Money, Batting, and Time
WWIT = What Was I Thinking


  1. These are great! There were several I hadn't heard. Thanks for the education.

  2. Too, too complicated for this early in the morning. I am afraid they just make me turn off! xx

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  4. Aww, your RTFM translation is so much more polite than it is in the IT world ;o)

  5. Haha - funny - thanks for the instruction! Only knew a handful of those!


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