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Do you dislike converting cm (centimeters) to inches? Here is a handy dandy converter so you don't have to struggle with the math! If you run across a purse pattern on my site that is listed in centimeters and you only "think" in inches, figure out exactly how much material you need without stress! Also, learn about such sewing terms as jelly rolls, fat quarters, and layer cakes.

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Note: 1 Inch = 2.54 cm, 1 Feet = 30.48 cm, 1 Feet = 12 Inch

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    Some Basic Fabric Conversions:
  • 15 cm. - 20 cm. = 1/5 yd.
  • 25 cm. - 30 cm. = 1/3 yd.
  • 50 cm. = 5/8 yds.
  • 40 cm. - 45 cm. = 1/2 yds.
  • 55 cm. = 5/8 yds.
  • 60 cm. = 2/3 yds.
  • 65 cm. = 3/4 yds.
  • 75 cm. - 80 cm. = 7/8 yd.
  • 90 cm. = 1 yd.

Fat Quarter Measurements -

Fat Quarters - 18" x 22"
Fat 16ths - 9" x 11"
Fat 1/8ths - 11" x 22"

Jelly Rolls - usually sold in packs of 40, these are 2 1/2" by the width of the fabric (44" - 45")

Layer Cakes - Usually sold in packs containing 40, these are 10" squares of fabric.

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