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Post by Heather on 2010-09-24, 06:55

that compares inches to mm's and pounds to grams. It sure would be helpful to have something so that we could tell quickly. If no one has one, I will go looking for one or try and make one up to make it easier for us. Very Happy
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Post by admin on 2010-09-24, 08:01

DISTANCE
To convert Multiply by
Inches to centimeters 2.54
Centimeters to inches .39
Feet to meters .30
Meters to feet 3.28
Yards to meters .91
Meters to yards 1.09
Miles to kilometers 1.61
Kilometers to miles .62
1 mile = 1.6km; 1km = .62 mile; 1 ft. = .30m or 30cm;
1m = 3.3 ft.; 1 inch = 2.54 cm
WEIGHT
To convert Multiply by
Ounces to grams 28.35
Grams to ounces .035
Pounds to kilograms .45
Kilograms to pounds 2.20
1 oz. = 28g; 1g = .04 oz.; 1 lb. = .45kg; 1kg = 2.2 lb.

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Post by admin on 2010-09-24, 08:01

PS I am not that smart I got that online
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Post by Heather on 2010-09-24, 15:24

The closest I can figure out as in guessing -

1.5 mm strips are 1/16 inches
3 mm strips are 1/8 inches
5 mm strips are 1/4 inches
10 mm strips are 3/8 - 5/8 inches.

I don't think these are exact and I may be entirely wrong. If so, please feel free to correct me. I find that different companies make their 1/8 inch paper a bit larger or smaller width than others. All the paper that I buy is not exactly the same width. It could be that the strips are initially from different countries and just labelled as close as possible to the measurements of the country that is selling their product.
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Post by Quill Me on 2010-09-25, 00:43

Heather, some of the quilling books have the equivalent measurements in them. I know Malinda Johnson's book has an inch and cm ruler on one page that is very handy to have open.
I think several other books have that as well.
After a while I know the conversion off by heart e.g. I always know 20cm = 8" as this is a common cake tin measurement LOL

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Post by admin on 2010-09-25, 01:25

I have a seamstress tape measure that has cm's on on side and inches on the other. I had it out on the weekend as the book twirling paper which the kids love to use is in inches but in Australia we use cm's so I found that easier to use and they learned how to convert or just measure with a tape which cost me all of $1 in the cheap shop. Normally I have my cutting board under what ever I am doing and use the cm's on that but it does have inches. I like having under everything I do so I can cut or glue with no mess or marks to my table. not sure if that is of any help. You can also pick these up in the dollar stores for around $5. I especially like using them with new students as they tend to get carried away with glue and it wipes off easily plus they have the cm's in from of them to measure out their strips
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Post by quillingsavy on 2010-09-30, 01:43

Hey thanks, now you're reminding me of the converting part of physics Razz!
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Post by Heather on 2010-09-30, 02:05

Does anyone have a chart to tell us the difference in the weight of papers? That is one that has me perplexed. We use 20 lb (too thin) 24 lb (okay) up to 80 lb paper which I have for the glossy paper and is acceptable. I have no idea what the cardstock is.
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Post by Quill Me on 2010-09-30, 03:09

This link may help or confuse you further
http://www.thepapermillstore.com/cardstock-weights/

The link below has the English and American equivalents
http://www.scrapbookboutique.com.au/s/105/PAPER---CARDSTOCK-WEIGHT-CONVERSION-CHART.html Laughing

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Post by Heather on 2010-09-30, 03:25

Bronwyn Thank You! That is exactly what I was looking for. The second link is perfect. The nearest I can tell to matching quilling paper is 104 gsm is equal to 70 lb paper weight. Elizabeth Mead's book says to use paper around 100 gsm.
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