Supplies and AccessoriesSome questions and answers about needlecraft supplies and accessories.
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Fabric Count ConversionsThe count of a fabric is the number of holes per inch. The larger the count the finer the fabric.
To find the Evenweave count equivalent to an Aida count, double the count: for example, 14 count Aida is the same as 28 count Evenweave. This is because if you are working on Evenweave a full stitch is usually made over 2 holes rather than one in Aida.
Fabric Count Conversion TableIf you know the count per inch, per cm or per 10 cm, look up the equivalent in the table.
|Count (per inch)||Count (per cm)||Count (per 10 cm)|
|10||3.9 or 4||39 or 40|
|15||5.9 or 6||59|
|18||7 or 7.1||71|
Fabric SizesFabric is supplied in several widths, depending on the manufacturer and type of fabric, the most common being 110 cm (43 inch) and 160 cm (63 inch).
- A Fat Quarter is a half metre length of half width material - so the width of a fat quarter depends on the full width of the material
- A Metre Half Width is a one metre length of half width material
AfghansAfghan (14 count Aida) fabric is supplied in multiples of a half panel with an extra half square all the way around the edge from which you make the fringe. The size depends on the fabric type.
- Palisade (7 inch squares of 14 count Aida): A whole panel is 7 by 5 squares; a half panel is 5 by 3 squares
Whole Panel Half Panel
- Anne Cloth (5 inch squares of 18 count Aida): A whole panel is 9 by 7 squares; a half panel is 7 by 4 squares; a quarter panel is 4 by 3 squares
Whole Panel Half Panel Quarter Panel