So I was very surprised when my hubby just showed me this!
In his sewing room (yes, we have separate sewing rooms! lol), where he makes kites and canvas bags, he uses measuring tapes a lot! They are always great for measuring circumferences, like when he's making a duffle bag. And NOW he knows why so many times, things just didn't go together quite right!
Over the course of 48" of this tape measure, it added 5/8 of an inch! Holy cow! That's HUGE!
Here's the proof!......
Needless to say, we have checked all the measuring tapes in the house (with a machinist's ruler), and have thrown out the evil-doers!
Beyond the quilting and piecing issues, if I had used those tapes to take my measurements while losing weight......that could have been really discouraging! Right!?! lol
Anyway, hoping to have some pics of quilty stuff soon. I just spent the last 4 days cutting up my xmas fabrics for 5 different quilts! My friend Pat is heading up a mystery quilt at our guild, and I thought to make it a xmas theme. Well, since they were all pressed and ready for cutting, I figured, "kit up several quilts while I'm cutting for the one!" And now my xmas stash is nearly gone! I think I have enough left to piece for the backs, and that's it! SWEET!