1A warm bed covering made of padding enclosed between layers of fabric and kept in place by lines of stitching, typically applied in a decorative design.
- Last Saturday's Airing of the Quilts at Northampton was a crafty affair, with 250 handmade quilts lining the main street.
- A special thanks to Angie Hayes who came up with the idea and the design for the quilt, purchased the materials and made the templates.
- He had a quilt to keep him warm while he traveled and has a family waiting for him when he arrives at Walter Reed Army Medical center.
1.1A knitted or fabric bedspread with decorative stitching.
- My grandma knitted me a quilt for a wedding present and we had had it for 15 years and it was on the back of the couch.
- They showed a keen interest and curiosity in the ways that our national quilt was knitted.
- The hand knitted quilt was displayed at the guild's monthly meeting which took place in the Green School on Monday, April 10.
verb[with object] Back to top
Join together (layers of fabric or padding) with lines of stitching to form a bed covering or a warm garment, or for decorative effect.
- Why would someone go to the trouble of quilting a piece already ‘quilted’?
- The fabric is quilted diagonally and is well suited to a barn jacket styling.
- It features a 100% anti-pill polyester micro fleece upper lining and quilted nylon lower lining and sleeves.
- Example sentences
- Many of these patterns - with descriptive names such as Log Cabin, Grandma's Fan, Double Wedding Ring and Broken Star - are still popular with quilters today.
- As the first major curated exhibit of its kind, the ‘Art Quilt Project’ of 1986 brought attention to the works of non-traditional quilters.
- Many quilters use patchwork to create wall hangings.
Entry from British & World English dictionary
verb[with object] Australian informal , dated
mid 19th century: perhaps a transferred use of the verb quilt1 (with the association of quilting for protection).