Nope, we are not sending the quilt to school for one of the infamous tests.
At yesterday's meeting of Fiber Art Options, grading came up. Some of our members were not familiar with the term or concept. Those with some tailoring background were familiar with it, and why it is used.
Grading is a tailors term and technique to soften the edge that is created under the top fabric when sewing multiple fabrics together.
To see an explanation of the technique, tools used and results, check out my blog http://nancygcook.blogspot.com