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 11-27-2012, 08:10 #1 kapten New Member   Join Date: Nov 2012 Location: Sweden (not famous for cheese and watches as Switzerland are) Europe Posts: 6 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.
 11-27-2012, 08:29 #2 Debi Jaytee     Join Date: May 2010 Location: Thunder Bay, ON Hammock: hennessy exped asym View my gallery 2 Posts: 915 Images: 2 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. __________________ Debi
 11-27-2012, 08:40 #3 Bubba     Join Date: May 2010 Location: Ontario, Canada Hammock: WBBB 1.7 SL Tarp: WB Superfly Insulation: WB and UGQ Suspension: Whoopies & Webbing View my gallery 52 Posts: 5,364 Images: 52 Here's a converter: Ounce per square yard to grams per square metre. __________________ Don't let life get in the way of living.
 11-27-2012, 08:38 #4 craige     Join Date: May 2012 Location: Midlothian, Scotland Hammock: DIY End Channel Tarp: DIY Winter tarp Insulation: Zeppelin and sb Suspension: Amsteel UCRs View my gallery 4 Posts: 975 Images: 4 I had the same issue, found this though! http://www.convertunits.com/from/oun...(square+meter)
 11-27-2012, 08:43 #5 Ramblinrev     Join Date: Apr 2008 Location: Milton, PA Hammock: Hennessey Explorer Ultralight Tarp: Hennessey Hex Insulation: HH Super Shelter Suspension: ring buckle View my gallery 101 Posts: 7,416 Images: 101 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 __________________ I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy. "Bless you child, when you set out to thread a needle don't hold the thread still and fetch the needle up to it; hold the needle still and poke the thread at it; that's the way a woman most always does, but a man always does t'other way." Mrs. Loftus to Huck Finn We Don't Sew... We Make Gear! video series Important thread injector guidelines especially for Newbies Bobbin Tension - A Personal Viewpoint
 11-27-2012, 08:45 #6 Wise Old Owl     Join Date: Aug 2009 Location: Paoli, PA Hammock: HH A-sym snake skins, hex tarp Tarp: General's Custom Insulation: Hammock Gear 3/4 Suspension: tree hugger View my gallery 15 Posts: 448 Images: 15 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. __________________ There was an Old Man with a owl, Who continued to bother and howl; He sat on a rail, And imbibed bitter ale, Which refreshed that Old Man and his owl.WOO
 11-27-2012, 10:52 #7 FLRider Prefers life at 12 MPH.     Join Date: Jun 2011 Location: Gainesville, FL Hammock: DIY Gathered End Tarp: DIY Asym Insulation: DIY Modular Quilt Suspension: Whoopies/MSH View my gallery 14 Posts: 3,982 Images: 14 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! __________________ North Florida Bike Tour Planning Thread (3/23-30/2014) "Just prepare what you can and enjoy the rest." --Floridahanger
 12-04-2012, 21:38 #8 Theosus Senior Member   Join Date: Apr 2012 Location: Florence, SC Hammock: Hennessy Exped Asym Tarp: Hennessy hex fly Insulation: Hammock Gear TQ/UQ Suspension: Wingardium Leviosa Posts: 315 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. __________________ For more info, read: My personal blog

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