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What is a linear meter?

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 ...
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How much fabric is needed in this instructional?

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 ...
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How to take the measurements of a plus-sized woman?

Guides for measurements are frequently extremely limited; most commercial patterns are sized by bust, waist, and hip alone-- perhaps inseam if you're lucky. However, measurements for fitted garments ...
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How much concrete to order?

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 ...
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What is a linear meter?

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 ...
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How much thread do I need when cross-stitching a pattern?

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 ...
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How much concrete to order?

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 ...
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How to take the measurements of a plus-sized woman?

There's a lot of related considerations for how to apply the measurements, not just the locations where you take them. But I'll limit this to just where to measure. Regardless of the person's ...
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What measurements should I request from people when crocheting custom made-to-order swimwear?

I have number of thoughts on this coming from a design and sewing background…not a crochet person though…but have worked with stretch fabrics and knits. The standard measurements that you have ...
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How much fabric is needed in this instructional?

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 ...
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How much thread do I need when cross-stitching a pattern?

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 ...
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