Don’t laugh. This next printable in our Cheat Card series is based on one of our most popular articles. Really! If you’ve been sewing forever， and work with fractions every day， it may seem crazy to you that someone wouldn’t know how to read a measuring tape. But if you step back for a momentpersonalized gifts for girlfriend， and look at that tape measure (or ruler for that matter) with the eyes of a new sewer， all those little unidentified marks might seem a bit intimidating. As one of our original commenters said， “Thank you so much for sharing this. I am definitely the kind of person who was too scared to ask a dumb question! You’ve made my life so much easier!”？accent pillow case baby floor
There are two measuring charts below： one shows an eighth inch breakdown and the other goes all the way down to sixteenths. Each chart is available in three different backgrounds.？
Our Measuring Tape Cheat Card is the size of a standard business card： 2” wide x 3？” high. It’s small enough to tuck into your wallet or tack up on the bulletin board in your sewing room.
All six designs print out on one 8？” x 11” sheet of paper from which you can cut out the cards. You may want to print on a heavier card stock (80 to 100lb cover is a good option) or print on regular paper then glue that lighter weight sheet to a stiff backing material prior to cutting. There are crop marks on each card to help you get a perfect slice.？
This is the second installment in our Cheat Card series. You may also want to print out the Yardage Conversion Cheat Cards. In both cases， the cards are set-up on the same variety of pretty backgrounds. Pick your favorite design and build a set， or cut them all out to share with your sewing friends.？
Is there a cheat or hack you’d like to have as a handy card？ Leave us a comment below and we’ll add it to our list.？
The Measuring Tape Cheat Card is available here as a .PDF file. Click the image below to download. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader， which is a free program. We’ve minimized the file size， but still， please be patient with the？download process.
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Thanksgiving is here, and there’s no better time to show your loved ones how much you appreciate them. I’ve always loved this time of year because it inspires us to reflect on the beauty and blessings in our lives. It’s a time to spend with family and friends, to share delicious food and familiar stories that never get old, and to revel in the gratitude we don’t often enough take the time to express.
Good morning, my DIY friends.? Remember when Cutting Edge Stencils reported a leopard pattern trend awhile back?? From walls to curtains, we’ve been spotting this wild print all over home decor and we love the way it adds a dose of exotic chic to any space.? Are you looking to take a walk on the wild side of home decor?? Then we’ve got a super simple stencil project that is sure to impress.