Adjective "quilted" definition and examples

(Quilted may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


A 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.
  1. '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.'
  2. 'I roll over, snuggling deeper into the warm quilts, hoping to slip back into sleep.'
  3. 'She buried herself even deeper in the warm quilts.'
  4. 'He slept on bracken, the only concession to comfort a down quilt and a patch of woollen red plaid, often seen wrapped around him as he went about his business.'
  5. 'She could feel the warm quilt wrapping her body, cushioning her bruises.'
  6. 'Father stirred fretfully, trying to throw off the heavy quilts.'
  7. 'Shop your thrift stores for sheets, blankets, and quilts to use as tablecloths and window coverings.'
  8. 'Her interests were sewing, knitting, cooking, gardening, carding wool for quilts and making feather pillows.'
  9. '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.'
  10. 'They showed a keen interest and curiosity in the ways that our national quilt was knitted.'
  11. 'The quilt with the numerous calico prints provides more surface design than the quilts made from plaincolored fabrics.'
  12. 'the roof space should be insulated with a glass-fibre quilt at least 100 mm thick'


Join together (layers of fabric or padding) with lines of stitching to form a bed covering, a warm garment, or for decorative effect.
  1. 'There were also quilted and block-printed jackets on show.'
  2. 'These quilts, which had been pieced by Mama's mother, and then quilted by her and her sister, had been tucked away, put in reserve, and not because they were being temporarily stored for the summer.'
  3. 'It features a 100% anti-pill polyester micro fleece upper lining and quilted nylon lower lining and sleeves.'
  4. 'The fabric is quilted diagonally and is well suited to a barn jacket styling.'
  5. 'We quilted the covers with parallel lines of stitching, 2 1/2 inches apart; you can omit the quilting if you prefer.'


Punch (someone)

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    1. resembling a quilt, as in texture, design, stitching, etc.

    2. padded, filled, or stitched in the manner of a quilt.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "jackets can be quilted."

    "cushions can be quilted."

    "coats can be quilted."

    "waistcoats can be quilted."

    "covers can be quilted."

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    Mid 19th century: perhaps a transferred use of the verb quilt (with the association of quilting for protection).