Friday, April 23, 2010

Sneaky-peek shots of a work in progress....


... are a great excuse...


... to play with a macro setting on a camera.

There will be a new pattern finished (by hook or by crook) for the Stitches and Craft Show. I'll be launching it there with a special deal... but it's a secret, ok?
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PS. On a not-so-separate matter.... Can anyone please help me out with a conversion chart from millimeters to FRACTIONS (not decimals) of inches? All the online conversions I've tried just give me decimals... and who works in three decimal places of an inch?! I cannot get my head around fractions of inches, but it seems that a lot of you quite like them.

15 comments:

SEW RED HOT said...

a conversion chart

http://www.motorcontrol.com/formulae/decimal_metric.htm

hope it helps

Tanya said...

oh- I just emailed you one too!

Liam's Mummy said...

So excited about the new pattern, cant wait to see what it is. This covers the metric markings on the sewing machine.

6mm = 1/4 inch
10mm = 3/8 inch
13mm = 1/2 inch
16mm = 5/8 inch
18mm = 3/4 inch
22mm = 7/8 inch
25mm = 1 inch

Liam's Mummy said...

oops - it should be
19mm = 3/4 inch (not 18mm)

Kathy P said...

Here's one that's easier to use than most - converts from mm to practical equivalent fractions, or the reverse - fractions to practical equivalent mm's. Might be just what you're looking for. Good luck!
http://www.edsebooks.com/paper/inchmetric.html

running thread said...

Love the pics. Intriguing .... guess all will be revealed at the craft show.

A Peppermint Penguin said...

Looks like you are covered for conversions. Can't everyone else just do metric?? I like using a 1cm seam allowance (2cm for hems, of course!) and have just transferred that habit to my bag patterns.

I received a table of waddings, listing all their different properties including thickness. But I was baffled by one that said 3/32ths. I do love saying thirty-twoths though. Silly word.

three thirty-twoths.

Yummy chain stitch btw!

Cheers,
AJ

Fer said...

Very tantalising sneak pickies!

Katherine said...

Oh, these sneak peeks are just so lovely. Mmmm... can't wait to see more!

Posie Patchwork said...

I see you have plenty of mm conversions to help you now. I know LOTS of maths geeks like to sew as it's quite numerous & spatial, things we love doing for fun. Love Posie

Adélie said...

Thanks for posting the question, Nikki, I'll try to use the links in the comments above too! 2 weeks ago I tried to use a ruler in inches to measure my items before listing them on Etsy, and double checked it on Google. I discovered that I never found the same result. And finally discovered too that an inch is divided in *16* parts and not in 10. Well, faaar too complicated for me, obviously! :)

Janice said...

I see you've got lots of suggestions, but her's one more.
http://www.hamuniverse.com/antfrac.html

Anonymous said...

Here's another one! You enter your measurement and it converts it automatically for you.

Anonymous said...

Oh dear, forgot to put the link:

http://www.efunda.com/units/fractions.cfm

Yana said...

you could type all your numbers with decimals in excel and then convert them all into fractions (right click on the cell > format cells > number tab > fraction > then select up to one digit :)