Re: AcuFil measurement changes
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I think I will re-eduate myself and maybe even make it easier on my self….Thank you so very much for the information it truly was VERY helpful…
Jeanniett from Texas
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Sent: Sunday, August 2, 2020 3:00 PM
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] AcuFil measurement changes
I know that using inches is "easier" if you have not gotten involved with using metric measurements - but I'd like to suggest not making the change and leaving your measurements as metric so you can learn and have an easier time in the future.
Most digitizers use metrics for design sizes. Some will list them with both measurements because they never know who might be buying their designs and don't want anyone to have to do the math (altho it's not hard for many....) Most hoop sizes are listed in metric measurements so you can start from there. If your hoop is 200x200 then you know center is 100mm going from the notches on each side of your hoop. That's 4inches since you know that 25mm = 1in and 100mm divided by 25 is going to be 4. But if your hoop is 5.5in x 7.9in (like one of mine) .... it's harder to figure out where center is by cutting those numbers in half than if you use 140mm x 197mm. Cut both of the latter #s in half. Newer Janome larger hoops that are 9.1in x 11in convert to 227mm x 275mm (the 12000, 15000, 14000 models machines) or the 550e has the 7.9 x 14in which converts to 197 x 350mm.
Obviously, it's your choice. This is just something to think about and my opinion... If you are moving designs around to group them, ungroup then center etc.... Metric makes it easier. I really wish we had all grown up doing the metric system. I didn't but have converted most of my measurements since becoming a nurse 40yrs ago, quilter 30yrs ago, and machine embroiderer 20yrs ago.
Tracy in Nashville, TN
Martha Pullen Licensed Educator