Most often, basting refers to long stitches used to hold the the top, batting, and backing of a quilt together. These stitches are removed when the quilt is completed. You can also "baste'"with curved pins or spray adhesive.
Also known as the lengthwise grain, straight grain, or straight-of-grain; the warp runs parallel to the selvage edges. It is made up of threads that run parallel to the length of fabric as it comes off the bolt.
When a quilt's blocks are arranged on-point, a setting triangle is used to fill in the jagged edges left around perimeter of the quilt,
Selvage edges keep fabric from fraying. The selvage is tightly woven and runs along the outermost edges of the lengthwise grain.
This term refers to the three layers of a quilt: the quilt top, the inner quilt batting, and the backing fabric.
On-point quilt blocks are arranged with their corners pointing up and down. They are sewn in diagonal rows that leave uneven edges around the perimeter of the quilt. These openings are later filled with triangles .
In this type of hand appliqué, the edges of the appliqué shapes are turned under with the tip of the needle as they are sewn, rather than being turned and secured before sewing.
This term describes the thickness of batting. Puffy batting is considered high loft; thin batting is low loft.
Stitches that are sewn parallel to the seams of components in a quilt. The stitching is done very close to the seam and preferably on the side of seam that does not have seam allowance pressed underneath.
The grain of the fabric refers to the way threads are arranged in a piece of fabric.
To target and cut a specific printed motif from fabric, rather than randomly cutting yardage.
A neutral colored "wall" where quilters hang quilt blocks to preview their layout. The wall is often covered with flannel or bating so the blocks stay in place without pinning.
Color value is how dark or light a color is. When quilting fabrics are cut from colors of the same value, they blend when sewn next to each other.
Fabric squares are lined up for sewing and fed through the machine one after another without breaking the threads between them. This is sometimes called "assembly-line piecing."
Sewing one or more smaller pieces of fabric onto a larger background, by hand or by machine.