P

padding stitch (n)
paintbrush
painted lady
painters tape (added 11/18/15)
paint pen
paisley
palate (sense of taste)
palette (paint board)
Palladian
pallet (temp. bed)
pallette (armor)
panache
paneled
panini (singular and plural)
pan-fry (v)
panko (updated 9/19/17)
pantaloons (both singular and plural)
pantdress
pant leg
pantsuit
pantyhose
paper (not papers in materials lists)
paper-piece (v)
paper-pieced (adj)
paper piecing (n)
paper towels (not “paper toweling”)
paper trim (Paper Frill is a brand name)
papier-mâché
par excellence
parslied (adj)
Parsons table
particleboard
part time (n)
part-time (adj, adv)
passé
pass-through
pasta (see Pasta List)
pate (pastry, only in food copy)
pâte (pastry, butter)
pâté (meat spread)
patinaed (adj)
patterned paper
patternmaker
PB&J
peanut butter (peanut butter adjectives aren’t hyphenated, unless meaning is unclear)
pea pod
Pekinese stitch (n)
pendant (adj, n)
penelope canvas
penne (see Pasta List)
penny rug (n, adj)
per annum
per capita
per diem
perle cotton
perlite
permanent press (n)
permament-press (adj)
pelmet
per se
Persian
pertussis (aka whooping cough)
petit four (sing)
petits fours (pl)
petit point
petit-point (adj)
Ph.D.
Phillips screwdriver
phosphorous (adj)
phosphorus (n)
photomural
phyllo
picante sauce
piccata
pickup (n, adj)
pièce de résistance
piecrust
pied-à-terre
Pilates
pillowcase
pillow sham
pillow slip
pimiento
piña colada
pinch pleat (n)
pinch-pleat (v)
pinch-tuck (n, v)
pincushion
pin dot (n)
pin-dotted (adj)
pineapple
pinecone
pine nut
pinnable (added 7.8.15)
pinstripe (n)
pinstriped (adj)
pinup
pin-worthy (added 7.8.15 as an exception to our combining forms rule)
piper cleaners (use “chenille stems” in craft projects) (added 9.14.17)
piping hot (adj)
piqué (fabric)
pizzazz
pizzelle (singular); pizzelles (plural)
place card
place mat
place setting
planter’s punch
plasterboard
plaster of Paris
plastic bag (resealable; not “self-sealing”)
plastic-foam (adj)
plastic wrap (not “clear plastic wrap”)
playroom
plissé
poblano
po’boy
polka dot (n, adj only in quilting copy)
polka-dot (adj)
polyethylene (sheet)
Poly-Fil (trademarked)
poly-pellets
polyresin
polyurethane (liquid)
polyvinyl chloride
pomegranate
pom-pom (all uses)
pool house
poolside
popcorn (not “popping corn”)
popcorn cluster stitches
popover
poppy seeds
Popsicle (trademarked; use “freezer pop(s)”)
pork chop
porte cochere
porterhouse (T-bone and loin cut of steak)
portiere
portland cement
portobello
poster board
poster paint
posthole
posthole digger
postmodern
potager
potato chip
pot-bound (adj)
pot filler (n, adj)
pot holder
potluck
pot pie
potpourri
pot rack
pot sticker (see Pasta List)
pouf
poufy
power food
prairie point
Prairie School
Prairie style
precrafted (don’t use; better to use factory-built)
precut
prediabetes
prepasted
preshrink (v)
presser foot
press cloth
presto, change-o
prewash
Prize Tested Recipes® Contest
prizewinning
prosciutto
protégé (male)
protégée (female)
Provençal
provincial
Provençale (cooked with garlic, onion, olive oil, mushroom, and herbs)
pueblo (style)
puff pastry
pull-on (adj)
pullout (n, adj)
pull over (v)
pullover (n, adj)
pumpkin-carving (adj)
punch needle
punch-needle pattern
punchwork
puree
purpleheart (wood)
PVC (OK as adj)

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