Measuring Tools


Fabric Measuring Tools

A precursor to today’s hem gauges, t-square rulers, and French curves, the tape measure continues to rest at the heart of the fabric measuring tool family. An idea developed by the ancient Romans, the tape measure first appeared as marked strips of leather and was used more like a standard ruler than a tape measure. The tape measure was first patented on January 3, 1922 as the spring tape measure. Though not officially considered a sewing tool, the device was frequently used to measure the width, length, curve, and hem of fabric. By the 1930s, the predecessor of today’s most important fabric measuring tool was being mass-produced throughout the world.
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    Folding Magnifier

    Product #: 105447

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  • Dritz Magnetic Snap - .75
    $7.88 / Package
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    Dritz Magnetic Snap - .75"

    Product #: 100919

    $7.88 / Package

    Designer: Dritz

  • Quilt Sew Ruler

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    Quilt Sew Ruler

    Product #: 100065

    Regular Price: $6.78 / Package

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  • Lance Double Sided 24'' Ruler

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    Lance Double Sided 24'' Ruler

    Product #: 100063

    Regular Price: $7.94 / Package

    Sale: $7.15 / Package

    Designer: Lance

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