The definition of a quilt is a bed covering or blanket made from layers of fabric around a layer of batting with the layers are stitched together in a design or pattern.(noun)
A blanket on your bed that contains a decorative series of interlocking square fabric pieces on one side, a batting in the middle for warmth and a flat fabric backing on the other side is an example of a quilt.
To quilt is to stitch and join together different kinds of fabric to create a decorative blanket or bed cover.(verb)
When you take a bunch of different squares of fabric and you sew them together in a pretty pattern to make a bed covering, this is an example of when you quilt.
See quilt in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME quilte < OFr < L culcita, bed, mattress < IE base *kwelek- > Sans kūrcaḥ, bundle, roll
See quilt in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English quilte
Origin: , from Anglo-Norman
Origin: , from Latin culcita, mattress.
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