I love base 10. You know, count to ten and start over? Yes, metric system is beautifull. And easy.
10 mm = 1 cm.
100 cm = 1m.
1000m = 1 km.
How tall are you? 1, 60 m. Or 160 cm.
How simple is this? Well, just as simple as masuring weight. Simple, clean numbers. How many kg do you have? 50? 60? 72?
See? Life in metric is simple.
Than, in my beautifull metric life, something terrible happened. Quilting came along! Ok, it's not a problem that everybody's talking in half yards, half inches, 3/8, 5/8, I never really care about making a certain size quilt, so I just go along. But did you see the Olfas? No, really, did you ever look at the metric side of an olfa cutting mat? It's ok, I'll wait for you to turn it and see the back.
Saw it? Ok. Now try looking at it for an entire minute. I'll wait again.
A-ha! Came back after 15 seconds, right? Well, yes, I know I am right. You just cannot use the metric side of an Olfa. It makes you dizzy, you can't follow the numbers and you can.not.use.it.at.all.
Good bye sweet metric life. Good bye 15 cm blocks with 0.5 seam allowance and 14 cm finished block. Good bye 75x120 cm quilts.
Welcome 1/4", 5/8" and 76,2x127.