- 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.
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.
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.
A brightly colored quilt.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- a bedcover made of two layers of cloth filled with down, cotton, wool, etc. and stitched together in lines or patterns to keep the filling in place
- anything used as a quilt
- anything quilted or like a quilt
Origin: Middle English quilte from Old French from Classical Latin culcita, bed, mattress from Indo-European base an unverified form kwelek- from source Sanskrit kūrcaḥ, bundle, roll
- to make or stitch as or like a quilt: to quilt a potholder
- to sew up or fasten between two pieces of material
- to line or pad with a quiltlike material
- quilter noun
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- A coverlet or blanket made of two layers of fabric with a layer of cotton, wool, feathers, or down in between, all stitched firmly together, usually in a decorative crisscross design.
- A thick protective cover similar to or suggestive of a quilt.
- To make into a quilt by stitching (layers of fabric) together.
- To construct like a quilt: quilt a skirt.
- To pad and stitch ornamentally.
- To make a quilt.
- To do quilted work.
Origin: Middle English quilte, from Anglo-Norman, from Latin culcita, mattress.
- quiltˈer noun