Bag Making Patterns Club

  • Some examples of our bag designs
  • Some examples of our bag designs
  • Some examples of our bag designs
  • Some examples of our bag designs

Conversion Tables

In the world of quilting we usually operate under the Imperial system of measurement, with quilt blocks made up in inches, and fabrics bought by the yard. We realise this can be confusing at times when large parts of the world are now working on a Metric system of measurement, with centimetres and metres and so we have put together this quick "ready reckoner" to help you convert quilting measurements when you need to.

It is important to have a good understanding of how these two measurement systems convert, so that you make sure you buy enough fabric to finish your quilt, and that your blocks finish up the correct size!


Imperial Metric Metric Imperial
1 inch = 2.54 centimetres 1 centimetre = 0.3937 inch
1 yard = 36 inches  
1 yard = 91.44 centimetres  
1 yard = 0.9144 metres 1 metre = 1.093 yards

To Convert

Type in the value you wish to convert and click the equals sign "=".

Inches to Centimetres
Multiply by 2.54
For example: 5 inches = 12.7 centimetres (5 x 2.54 = 12.7)
Centimetres to Inches
Divide by 2.54
For example: 28 centimetres = 11 inches (28 ÷ 2.54 = 11)
Inches to Metres
Multiply by 0.0254
Metres to Inches
Divide by 0.0254
Yards to Metres
Multiply by 0.9144
Metres to Yards
Divide by 0.9144

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