Terminology

Listed below are some terms that will help guide you through your projects.
  • Backstitch: Stitching back over the preceding stitch. This is often done at the beginning and end of sewing a seam on a sewing machine. 
  • Binding: The final step in making a quilt (or other sewing project) that covers the raw edges of the quilt top, batting, and backing. 
  • Bundt Pan: A ring pan with ridges often used to make bundt cake. 
  • Cream: Creaming a mixture simply means beating the fat and sugar together so that air bubbles are incorporated into the mixture. These air bubbles allow the batter to rise while in the oven. 
  • Double-Turned Hem: A hem that is turned twice before sewing the seam. 
  • Hem: Folding and sewing an edge of a piece of cloth, fabric, etc. 
  • Mandoline: Kitchen device used to slicing and cutting.
Mandoline

  • Press: Iron.
  • Pullets: A group of chickens that are all female. 
  • Seam: A line formed by sewing. 
  • Seam Allowance: (also known as inlays) Distance between the edge of the fabric and the stitching line.  
  • Slip Stitch: A concealed stitch for sewing folded edges (as hems) made by alternating running the needle inside the fold and picking up a thread or two from the body of the article. (Source: Merriam-Webster Dictionary)
  • Straight-Run Chicks: Refers to a group of chickens where the gender is not identified. 
  • Straight Stitch: The basic, standard stitch on most sewing machines; but, this stitch can also be done by hand. These are individual stitches made without crossing or looping the thread. 
  • Tying-Off a Quilt: One method of finishing a quilt that ensures the quilt top, batting, and backing are bound together. This is an easier, faster method than hand- or machine- quilting.

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