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This isn't just for fabric, but carpet and all sorts of material on rolls. A linear metre simply means 1 metre length off the roll. It says nothing at all about the width, which is usually more than a metre for fabric, but for some things may be much less. The width should be specified elsewhere in the description, to allow you to calculate how much to buy. ...


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The instructions you've posted call for "two 43" x 65" pieces of fabric." While there are a wide variation of fabric widths available, the standard US widths are (approximately) 45" and 60". As this piece easily fits into a length of 45" fabric (which is often actually closer to 43"), it stands to reason that the pattern is calling for the more common 45" ...


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If each statue is 1.25x as large as the original, its volume will be 1.25 cubed, or a little over 1.95 times the volume of the original. If you can find out the weight of the original and the specific gravity of the stone of which it is carved, you can calculate the volume of stone in the statue and use that to calculate how much concrete you would need for ...


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A linear meter is just a single meter of distance. Contrasting it to a square meter, which is one meter by one meter in two perpendicular directions, or a cubic meter which is one by one by one meter in three perpendicular directions, this is a single meter (39.37" or 100 cm) in one direction (hence 'linear'). The distance of the other direction(s) doesn't ...


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From my knitting experience, the empirical way to find out would be a swatch - make N stitches, then rip it out. Measure how much thread you used and divide by N to get a rough estimate of thread per stitch. If you want to calculate it from first principles, you also need to take into account the fabric count. For example, 14-count Aida has 14 holes per ...


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This is not trivial , and from your questions it sounds like you have little experience. For openers you will need a remarkable elastomeric mold in several sections . and some way to hold it together against the high pressure of the concrete ; roughly 1400 pounds /square foot of mold surface at the bottom.You will need a vibrator. Probably silica sand with ...


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I just returned from the JOANN Fabrics and Crafts web site. A search of "fabric" resulted in hundreds of returns, no surprise there. What was a surprise was a "standard" width is not standard. I found material as narrow as 19" and as wide as 72". This reference is USA only, as I don't know if standards in the countries using the metric system will be ...


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An alternative to making swatches but still getting measurements from embroidery you have done, work with pre-cut lengths and count what you have done with a given number of lengths. This will work best if you work a fair block or a lot of smaller blocks, so you can use several lengths and have something to count. This will obviously work when you can ...


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