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    Yeeeessshhhh !!! need help with foriegn measures

    50cm = ?
    25cm = ?
    15cm = ?
    12cm = ?
    5cm = ?

    25mm = ?
    6mm = ?
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    Are you trying to convert to inches or something else in metric? If you have a pc google conversions for metrics and you should get all you need. here's one of my favorites:

    http://www.worldwidemetric.com/measurements.html
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    What pattern are you using?
    Even here in Australia (we are metric) the majority of our pattern only have the fabrics quantities in metric (eg instead of 1/2 yard it would say 50 cm or 1/2 metre) but our cutting plan is usually in inches. You could say that we have to be a bit bilingual here LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by lfstamper View Post
    Are you trying to convert to inches or something else in metric? If you have a pc google conversions for metrics and you should get all you need. here's one of my favorites:

    http://www.worldwidemetric.com/measurements.html

    working with a brain injury here.
    think I got the gist of what to do on that site.
    not sure I understand the (mm) part.
    6mm = 0.23622"...............don;t understand in my head what it is saying.

    25cm = 9.84252" am assuming this is just over 9"
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    Quote Originally Posted by woody View Post
    What pattern are you using?
    Even here in Australia (we are metric) the majority of our pattern only have the fabrics quantities in metric (eg instead of 1/2 yard it would say 50 cm or 1/2 metre) but our cutting plan is usually in inches. You could say that we have to be a bit bilingual here LOL
    it is to make a baby travel change pad quilted.
    have to understand first.
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    50cm = 19 and 5/8"
    25cm =about 9 and 7/8"
    15cm = about 5 and 7/8"
    12cm = 4 and 3/4 inches
    5cm = just a whisker under 2"

    25mm = 1"
    6mm = pretty close to 1/4"

    I hope this helps a bit, are you able to get rulers from your stationery store that has centimetres and milimetres? Then you could just put it on your inch ruler and convert them that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by woody View Post
    50cm = 19 and 5/8"
    25cm =about 9 and 7/8"
    15cm = about 5 and 7/8"
    12cm = 4 and 3/4 inches
    5cm = just a whisker under 2"

    25mm = 1"
    6mm = pretty close to 1/4"

    I hope this helps a bit, are you able to get rulers from your stationery store that has centimetres and milimetres? Then you could just put it on your inch ruler and convert them that way.
    thanks woody...that makes much better sense.
    will look for the ruler on ebay right now.
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    Maybe we need to have a metric measuring tape swap for those in the USA.

    Most measuring tapes in Canada have both metric and imperial measurements as do school rulers.

    Quilting rulers are all in inches here.
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    I feel your pain. As part of Europe we switched to metric, although I was taught in Imperial. All weights and measures are sold by the kilo and metre.
    Luckily most quilt patterns are in inches (although we have to buy our fabric by the metre )

    2.5 cm and 25mm are the same length - 1".
    cm or centimetre is 1/10th of a metre. mm is millimetre, a thousandth of a metre.
    A metre is 39" long.

    Virtually all our tape measures are two-sided. All I do is flip mine over. If you need me to send you one, pm me.
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    Maybe this will help with the thinking process:

    If one compared a meter to a ten dollar bill (Think ONE THOUSAND PENNIES)

    One meter (39.37 inches) = 1000 pennies
    One centimeter = 10 pennies (1/100 of the meter - think perCENT or CENTS in a dollar)
    One millimeter = 1 penny (1/1000 of a meter - or 1/10 of a centimeter)

    The simpler way of doing it is to just get a ruler, measuring stick, or tape measure with both units on it and measure using the guide.

    The approximate equivalents are:

    One meter - one yard plus 3-1/2 inches

    One centimeter - a couple of threads more than 3/8 of an inch

    6 millimeters - about 1/4 inch

    2/3 of a centimeter - about 1/4 inch

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