FABRICS FAQ : textile glossary


Textile Terms begin with 'Q'

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qiviut

Underwool of the domesticated musk ox that is considered the rarest and most luxurious wool fiber in the world. Fleece is not shorn from the musk ox, but it is shed naturally and removed from the guard hairs as it becomes visible.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper

quaternary cleaner

A sanitizing cleaner, the active ingredient of which is quaternary ammonium compound. The active ingredient is cationic. Its primary use is for the cleaning and disinfecting of hard surfaces.
CATEGORY : Finish
SOURCE :     Hillyard - The Cleaning Resources

quilting

Two or more layers of cloth with padding between that is stitched by hand, machine, or chemical methods, usually in a pattern.
CATEGORY : Fiber
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper