I know I should be able to do math in my head; I also know I should eat more fruits and vegetables and actually use my gym membership. I could continue to pretend all these things are going to happen, or… I could find some little workarounds. Our Cheat Card is a handy reference table that converts common yardage amounts into inches and centimeters – no math-in-your-head required. It’s small enough to tuck into your wallet or tack up on the bulletin board in your sewing room.

Our Yardage Conversion Cheat Card is the size of a standard business card: 2” x 3½”. All six designs print out on one 8½” x 11” sheet of paper from which you can cut out the cards (there are handy crop marks to help guide your trimming). You may want to print on a heavier card stock (80lb cover is a good option) or print on regular paper then glue that lighter weight sheet to a stiff backing material.

Keep one card in your bag, one at home by your cutting table, share them with friends. Of course, we know you could totally do it all in your head, but you need that brain space to remember to buy more spinach and find your workout gear.

This is the first installment in our Cheat Card series. You may also want to print out the Measuring Tape Cheat Card, Sewing Machine Needles Cheat Card, Basic Shapes #1 Cheat Card: The Circle, Basic Shapes #2 Cheat Card: Common Straight Line Shapes, and Basic Shapes #3 Cheat Card: Common Angles. These five sets of cards are set-up on the same variety of backgrounds. Pick your favorite design and build a set, or cut them all out to share.

IF YOU’D PREFER TO HAVE JUST ONE PAGE WITH ALL SIX CARDS, WE OFFER THAT FOR JUST $1.99 IN OUR ETSY SHOP. CLICK HERE TO JUMP TO ETSY.

The Yardage Conversion Cheat Card is available here as a .pdf file. Click the image below to download the item. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is a free program. Please be patient with the download process.

  

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Deborah
Deborah
3 years ago

Try as might for some reason Try as might for some reason none of the conversion charts would print . I have all the right software and I did everything . finally I changed my setting to grey scale . I would have liked those lovely charts in color , but they just would not print . Yes I have plenty of color in my cartriges but reading the other comments I see I was not the only one having a problem . another option is using the PRINT SCREEN buton at top of keybord and paste into paint program… Read more »

Judi
Judi
3 years ago

Thank you!

Thank you!

JuneP
JuneP
3 years ago

When I try to print the PDF,

When I try to print the PDF, it comes up blank.  Can you help me?

Violet Chen
Violet Chen
3 years ago

This is wonderful! Maybe in

This is wonderful! Maybe in one of your future sets you could help us with converting yardage for different widths. Most of the newer digital patterns assume the ”standard” 44” so I always buy too much or too little of the single and double width fabric. 

Cathie Jones
Cathie Jones
3 years ago

Hello, You don’t know how

Hello, You don’t know how useful this chart are going to me. I am French (metric for me), I live in England (Imperial) and I love sewing and I collect patterns from all around the world on the net. (USA/yards is one of my source). Thank you ever so much.

marianne
marianne
3 years ago

Perfect!

Perfect!

Jan G
Jan G
3 years ago

Doesn’t matter what I do, I

Doesn’t matter what I do, I cannot get these to print.  Very disappointed!

Shane D
Shane D
3 years ago

How nice! Thank you for this

How nice! Thank you for this thoughtful gift! I’ll make one for my sister too! : – )

Becky Martino
Becky Martino
3 years ago

Thank you.  Just what I was

Thank you.  Just what I was looking for.

Boosmith
Boosmith
3 years ago

Thanks so much!

Thanks so much!

Regina Harris
Regina Harris
3 years ago

Thanks for a wonderful set of

Thanks for a wonderful set of cards. I printed  on medium weight card stock and cut apart. I then laminated each card, punched a whole in the upper left, and placed on a key ring. The extras will be nice little gifts for my sewing and quilting buddies.

Patsy Becker
Patsy Becker
3 years ago

Wow, how nice is  this.  One

Wow, how nice is  this.  One of my main problems is fractions and conversions.  Thank you so very much for this.  I did use the card stock and it is just perfect.  Can’t wait for more tips.

Patsy

khughes
khughes
3 years ago

Thank you!! This is awesome

Thank you!! This is awesome and made my day. Taking a vacation day tomorrow from work so I can sit at my sewing machine. Perfect timing:) Looking forward to your other cards!

DebS
DebS
3 years ago

Very convenient printable. I

Very convenient printable. I’ve printed and laminated a set already and put one in my wallet! Can’t wait to see what other surprises you have in store. 🙂

June Bug
June Bug
3 years ago

Had problems printing, but

Had problems printing, but saved it first and then printing it wasn’t a problem.

Love this.. watch a lot of UK sewing videos and this CM will help alot.  Thanks so much.

Linda R. W.
Linda R. W.
3 years ago

I can not print this no

I can not print this no matter what.  It has nothing to do with loading, my printer just spits out blank pages!  Very disappointing. 🙁

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago

Thank you for the tip! I had

Thank you for the tip! I had the same problem as Linda, but it worked fine after I chose “Print as image”.

Lanetta
Lanetta
3 years ago

Thanks for this!  I always

Thanks for this!  I always have to pull my phone out and try to look up the conversion on the internet.  I will be keeping one of these in my wallet for sure.

Nene
Nene
3 years ago

For some reason I cannot

For some reason I cannot print out the cards.  I have tried several times but is impossible.  Someone else with the same issue?

Annette Mills
Annette Mills
3 years ago
Reply to  Nene

Yes, I’m not able to load the

Yes, I’m not able to load the PDF.  It is just blank. I do this all the time, so I’m not sure why…

wekebu
wekebu
3 years ago
Reply to  Annette Mills

What browzer are you using?

What browzer are you using?

Nene
Nene
3 years ago

Hi Liz!  I will keep trying

Hi Liz!  I will keep trying because I think we have some kind of issues with our Internet service.  Thank you for your kind response.

nieves67
nieves67
3 years ago

very good, I’m french and

very good, I’m french and that will help me a lot !!

Why not do a tea towel or a mug rug with this print to have it all the time.

Thanks a lot

wekebu
wekebu
3 years ago
Reply to  nieves67

A tea towel!  What an

A tea towel!  What an excellent idea.  I have liquids I use for printing on fabric leftover from a project. Great idea.

Isond
Isond
3 years ago

I can’t believe it! I just

I can’t believe it! I just bought myself a laminator and this was on my list! I couldn’t find anything pretty online so I decided to make my own… Luckily I didn’t get to it!

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