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# Thread: ric rac ribbon; where to get really fat ones and is 1/4 of an inch more or less than 3/8???

1. I m used to cm you see :oops:

2. 1/4" is smaller than 3/8"

3. don't be embarrassed, sunnyhope. you should watch me in the grocery store, trying to figure out how many ounces there are in something marked in metric. i'm totally and hopelessly confused by the whole system. :lol:

4. i am gettin better at inches but those small numbers really confuses me and in this country we use cm and km when we drive, not miles and we use grams and kg instead of ounches and stuff so its a bit of a change to be honest :wink:

5. I just searched WIDE RIC RAC and found some at this site that is 18mm (3/4 inch) http://www.ribbonsgalore.com.au/shop...ort=20a&page=2

6. 1/4 = 2/8 and therefore it is less than (smaller than) 3/8

Think of 3/8 as bigger than a 1/4 but less than 1/2

7. Originally Posted by sunnyhope
i am gettin better at inches but those small numbers really confuses me and in this country we use cm and km when we drive, not miles and we use grams and kg instead of ounches and stuff so its a bit of a change to be honest :wink:
I do have the same problem as you, sunnyhope. I got a ruler with inches to make quilts with the pattern from USA. :wink:

panda

1/4 = 2/8 and therefore it is less than (smaller than) 3/8

Think of 3/8 as bigger than a 1/4 but less than 1/2
:? :? :? :? :? :? :? :? :? :? thts to confusing,lol

9. Sunnyhope---from 1/8" to 1" in increments.....hope this helps....

1/8
1/4
3/8
1/2
5/8
3/4
7/8
1 inch

And here is a link to some really jumbo rick rack

10. Originally Posted by Marcia
Sunnyhope---from 1/8" to 1" in increments.....hope this helps....

1/8
1/4
3/8
1/2
5/8
3/4
7/8
1 inch

And here is a link to some really jumbo rick rack
1/8 inch = 0.125 inch = 3.175 mm
2/8 inch = 1/4 inch = 0.250 inch = 6.35 mm
3/8 inch = 0.375 inch = 9.525 mm
4/8 inch = 2/4 inch = 1/2 inch = 0.500 inch = 12.70 mm
5/8 inch = 0.625 inch = 15.875 mm
6/8 inch = 3/4 inch = 0.750 inch = 19.05 mm
7/8 inch = 0.875 inch = 22.225 mm
8/8 inch = 4/4 inch = 2/2 inch = 1.000 inch = 25.4 mm

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11. Originally Posted by sunnyhope

:? :? :? :? :? :? :? :? :? :? thts to confusing,lol
Sorry, I guess I can't help myself when the drafter wants to come out and play. :wink:

12. and there are people that see no reason to learn fractions - there IS a use for knowing/understanding them

:)

13. Originally Posted by bearisgray
and there are people that see no reason to learn fractions - there IS a use for knowing/understanding them

:)
DH has been messing up on some of his measurements. He has been cutting stuff too short. He even uses the old addage: Measure twice - cut once. I finally noticed that it depended on his tape measure. The old one was all in fractions. The new one has fractions on one side and decimals on the other. It still confuses him.

14. I have a friend that is from Japan. All the measuring drove her crazy when she first moved to America. She always used a ruler with metric on one side and standard American on the other. She always carried the ruler in her purse so she could get it out and compare the metric measurements she understood to the American.

15. Don't know where you live, I was at the San Diego Quilt Show last week and a vendor was there selling rick rack in all sizes. If you are close to any large cities, you might watch for quilt shows in your area, there is usually a vendor there. Good luck.

16. i m in NORWAY so i m pretty far away from the land of goodies and all sorts :wink:

17. My tape measure has metric on one side, inches on the other. I use that tape for conversion, close enough for me.

18. hi you can also try www.homesew.com i always buy my from them

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