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#22694 Feb 17, 2008

I don't know how to do what I need to do. I am cutting a quilt and I

need to cut strips 2 and 3/16th in width. My rulers are in 8ths. Any

hints on how to do this? (BTW - I grew up in Canada and have a metric

mind). I'm not at home right now - in the middle of Washington, DC and

can't really use my own tools sitting at home or run to a quilt shop

to help myself. Thanks in advance!



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#22695 Feb 17, 2008

In a message dated 2/16/2008 10:34:49 PM Mountain Standard Time,

highmuckmuck@... writes:

I don't know how to do what I need to do. I am cutting a quilt and I

need to cut strips 2 and 3/16th in width. My rulers are in 8ths. Any

hints on how to do this?

3/16ths would be the same as 1.5 8ths so if your ruler only does 8ths, I

guess you will have to estimate what is half way between 1 and 2 8ths.

And gosh, that seems like an odd instruction but what do I know! :) Good

luck.

Kay........ who thinks "someone" will come up with a much more brilliant

answer than mine. LOL



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#22696 Feb 17, 2008

3/16 is halfway between 1/8 and 1/4. So you could draw a fine line on

the half way mark with a sharpie or similar. 'Half way' shouldn't be

too hard to 'guesstimate' ;-)

Trish

-from NSW Australia



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#22697 Feb 17, 2008

Hi, unless you need it to be absolutely accurate this is what I'd do. I'd mark the half way point between the 2 1/8 (=2 2/16) and 2 1/4 (= 2 4/16) line with a pen or eyeball it and then use this line for cutting the strips. Maybe I'm missing something but I think that should work. HTH Barb



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#22698 Feb 17, 2008

Well duh! Thanks Barb and Trish. (I just love reading the answer that

seems so obvious. It's too late I can't think that hard :) )

I hope it doesn't affect the outcome. This sashing piece will go on

the diagonal of the triangle. Here goes nothing!







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#22712 Feb 17, 2008

If you don't want to 'guess' at 1/16th then try to find a ruler that has 16ths. Find your mark and then either use a piece of post it notes or colored tape. Or I might even use a permanent marker. Depends on what I had at hand. Painters tape or masking tape would work also.

Peggy in TX

To: 430_440_630_640_730@yahoogroups.comFrom: Snoopy1954@...: Sun, 17 Feb 2008 00:42:44 -0500Subject: Re: [430_440_630_640_730] 3/16th



In a message dated 2/16/2008 10:34:49 PM Mountain Standard Time, highmuckmuck@... writes:I don't know how to do what I need to do. I am cutting a quilt and Ineed to cut strips 2 and 3/16th in width. My rulers are in 8ths. Anyhints on how to do this?3/16ths would be the same as 1.5 8ths so if your ruler only does 8ths, I guess you will have to estimate what is half way between 1 and 2 8ths.And gosh, that seems like an odd instruction but what do I know! :) Good luck.Kay........ who thinks "someone" will come up with a much more brilliant answer than mine. LOL**************Ideas to please picky eaters. Watch video on AOL Living. ( ---Links-Are-Forbidden---





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#22714 Feb 17, 2008

Have you tried making this item with using the 8ths inch marking that

is larger than the 1/16th?

When I see instructions for odd size cutting, I use the 1/8th marking

that is larger and do the item out of scraps and the finish item

measures correctly. I figure this is due to the thread that takes up

some of the measurement.

Ellen B



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#22738 Feb 17, 2008

I think someone had a lot of nerve to ask anybody to cut 3/16! Hmmmph!

--- In 430_440_630_640_730@yahoogroups.com, "highmuckmuck"



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#22740 Feb 17, 2008

Most tape measures that carpenters use (like the retractable ones) have 1/16

increments on them. I use them all the time...

sunny






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