SQUARE INCHES - multiply length x width
BASTING - machine quilting stitches spaced to approximately 4 inches apart, horizontally and vertically, to secure top, batting, and backing in preparation for hand-quilting
BINDING - usually a 2 1/2 inch wide, bias-cut strip of fabric, folded and sewn around perimeter of quilt:
Full machine binding - attached to back and then machine stitched to front of quilt
Machine half binding - machine stitched to front of quilt only
Hand-finished binding - machine applied to front of quilt, folded over, and then hand stitched (blind-hem) to back
EDGE-TO-EDGE (PANTOGRAGH) - overall, continuous, repeating patterns in rows over the entire quilt
CUSTOM QUILTING - quilting created to enhance the individual quilt top design, fabric, and style. EXAMPLES INCLUDE:
Cross-hatching - 2 sets of parallel lines crossing one another to create a diagonal grid; effective around appliques
Stitching-in-the-ditch - quilting in the seams
Meandering - continuous curving line; can be used as overall or accent; density varies
Stippling - tiny continuous motion meandering, effective in "lifting" areas of interest such as appliques; varies in density
Heirloom quilting - Dense custom quilting, usually containing a variety of individualized patterns and techniques to fit the quilt top
Freehand - creative free movement of the quilting machine without using a pattern; may include drawing, echoing, feathering, etc.
Motifs - coordinated patterns to fill specific areas of quilt, such as blocks, borders, and sashes.
Turning - layering the quilt top and backing with the right sides together along with batting; sewing around the perimeter with space to "turn" the layers inside out. Hand stitching the opening. (No binding necessary.)