Quilting Terms for Beginners (A-M)


Today’s the 13th free quilting class with tips for beginners, guided by Janeen van Niekerk.  We’re giving everyone two weeks more to catch up on finishing the first three quilting projects: the fussy cutting project, the ‘beginners quilt, or ‘miracle’ quilt as I call it, and the modern quilt or ‘pixel’ quilt, as Janeen calls it. free  glossary with quilting terms So, today we’re going to study the language of quilting. We have created both a list with abbreviations and a glossary of quilting terms for you to familiarize yourself with.


The long list of quilting terminology is cut in half. Half this week, and the other half next week. We don’t want to overload you (wink).



Bonus Freebie: Quilt  Glossary Reference Chart

Next week, as a reward for all your quilting study, I’ll be giving you a freebie: a pretty downloadable chart with nice patchwork borders and all the quilting terms explained. You’ll be able to laminate it and keep it with your quilting tools.




Terminology for our Quilting for Beginners Course

Glossary of Quilting Terms (A-M)


Quilting Acronyms

These terms are most often used by the quilters clan. Some of these quilting abbreviations are half-decent logical terms, but others are wicked and whimsical.

quilting terms and quilting abbreviations


These acronyms enable you to read personal quilting blogs – most useful – but they don’t really teach you how to make a quilt.

So then, here are the most useful terms that beginning quilters should know.

Glossary of Quilting Terms, A to M

applique quilting terms glossary for beginning quilters

batting quilting terms glossary for beginning quilters
Also see: What is Insul-Bright – batting ?

bias  quilting terms glossary for beginning quilters





















That’s it for now. Next time quilting terms for beginners,  N  to Z.



Janeen van Niekerk, Quilting Instructor



Janeen van Niekerk,  glossary quilting terms


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About Quilting Instructor Janeen van Niekerk

how to make a quilt patterns janeen van niekerkOur latest news of quilt making instructor Janeen van Niekerk is that she has just launched a brand new paper piecing magazine.


Quilt artist Janeen van Niekerk is an avid quilter. In particular, she’s an accomplished paper piecing designer. She does it all with a passion.

Janeen’s prolific range of hand-made quilts (she takes commissions for personalized, stylish portrait quilts), as well as her unique quilt patterns (think quilts featuring safari animals and trees, or kids toys) are inspired by her environs; she lives in sunny Pretoria in South Africa, with her husband and kids.

Janeen offers her quilts designs & paper piecing patterns for individual sale Out of Janeen’s 230+ quilt patterns for sale, these are my top 5 Paper Piecing Quilt Patterns, Animals and Flowers. All really beautiful!!

Janeen van Niekerk (spelled by some as Janine van Niekerk) is also part of the Free Block of the Month -club, offering a free paper piecing quilt block pattern, each month. Check it out here:FREE Block of the Month class at Craftsy.com


Quilting Pattern Library & Other Training Courses

purple_quilts_owl  This gorgeous owl quilt pattern is both included in one of Janeen’s books as well as being available for individual sale. Don’t you just love this quilt design?

The owl and all Janeen’s other patterns are for sale here at Craftsy. BTW. Crafty also has other quilting, sewing and other craft workshops, which I encourage you to check out, by clicking either the banner below, or the link above.

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Or,… continue your journey with Quilting patterns, tutorials and ideas  featured here at FineCraftGuild.com (beyond Janeen’s quilting course).


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