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Thread: Has anyone used a FabriCalc?

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    Super Member dyer804's Avatar
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    One of the members has a FabriCalc for sale and I am interested but a bit worried that it may be too complicated. I do okay using pencil and paper to figure out my yardage but it does take awhile and not at all convenient for spur-of-the moment purchases. She is offering it for a good price. What is your opinion? Thanks!

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    Super Member jrhboxers's Avatar
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    A FabriCalc is really nice to have. It is farly simple to use. But it also has a compartment on the back where the instruction manual resides. But once you get the hang of it, it is great. I love mine so much, that I bought one for my mom and she had no problem learning it and carries it everyday. HTH

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    Super Member scowlkat's Avatar
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    I, on the other hand, am much better with math in my head or on paper than using the fabricalc. I have one that I am considering selling because I found it more trouble to learn using than doing the math myself!

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    Super Member 3incollege's Avatar
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    I have one and find that it is confussing to use it. The only thing I can figure is how much backing I need to purchase. My quilt books give my that information. Thumbs down for me.

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    I have the fabric calculator type chart on my Iphone. It's easy and all visual. If I find the calculator on clearance somewhere I will probably buy it.

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    Super Member featherweight's Avatar
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    Here is a good intro to the FabriCalc. It isn't that hard to use.

    http://www.calculated.com/exports/8400/Movie2.asp

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    Thanks for the advice!

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