Textile Glossary

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QiviutHair from the musk ox. Qiviut is finer and more expensive than cashmere.
Quantitative limitSee quota.
Quasi-isotropic laminatesComposite laminates with almost isotropic mechanical properties.
Quilting"A fabric construction in which a layer of down or fiberfill is placed between two layers of fabric, and then held in place by stitching or sealing in a regular, consistent, all-over pattern on the goods."
QuotaA quantitative restraint imposed by an importing country on an exporting country - or established by agreement between the trading partners - which is designed to limit shipments of a product from the exporting to the importing country (see also MFA and A