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    A little help converting measurments please.

    Hi.

    I need help converting measurments to european standards.

    When you talk about wheight of fabric you talk about oz. I can easily convert oz to grams but then I run into trouble.

    Oz per square something I guess but square what??? Inch??

    20" means 20 inch right?

    Are there different inches? I know they use inches in the UK but are they the same as yours over there? Just to make sure google converts everything the way I want to.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Inches are inches and feet are feet but US gallons are different, at least from Canadian gallons. 20" is 20 inches, as 20' is 20 feet.
    Don't feel bad, it's difficult for us Canadians too, we used to use Imperial, then the country switched to metric, and now we use a mixture of the two. We still weigh ourselves in pounds and measure our height in feet and inches, but we use meters of fabric to sew and liters of gas to go kilometers an hour. When we travel stateside, all of a sudden, 60km/h becomes 40mph and 50kmh becomes 30mph.
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    I had the same issue, found this though!
    http://www.convertunits.com/from/oun...(square+meter)

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    Conversion is overrated. Most major sewing companies (Dritz, Singer etc) make measuring tapes with both Imperial and Metric systems on them. Pick up a tape like that and you can just use the given measurements. In so far as area is concerned, unless you are a total gram weenie the difference between a yard and a meter in terms of fabric weight is negligible. Just use the same figure. If you are a total gram weenie... life is too short. Relax
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    Modzilla Firefox and other browsers all do quick conversion - type the number of 0z "convert gram -and hit search and the answer will show in the title bars.
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    Google will do conversion for you. Type in "convert x oz/sq yd to g/sq m" (where x is the number of ounces per square yard) and it'll pop up with the amount of grams per square meter. Note that this works for other units of measure (feet to meters, F to C, et cetera).

    Hope it helps!
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    Why worry about how much is one or the other? Unless you are weighing a whole project...
    2.8oz fabric is heavier than 1.1 oz fabric. Given the choice, go with the lighter one. Your kilometers may vary of course. Just sew the thing and when it's done weigh it on the scale of your choosing, ounces or grams or whatever. My underquilt came in at 1lb 11oz, in its stuff sack, despite using m50 for the shell. I was happy with it, however, and used it twice so far.
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