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sizograph scale
Sat, Jan 23, 2016 1:13 PM
Posted by Vicky
I am looking for an item manufactured by The Graph Menagerie called a Sizograph Scale. It was a cardboard wheel that allowed you compute the size of a design area of counted cross stitch on different sizes of fabric. The copyrite was 1977, so I don't expect you young folks to remember it. :)
  • Reply from Micheal
    Monday, January 25, 2016 5:29 PM
    Sorry, I attempted to Google this item and only came up with Glass Menagerie. I have never heard of this item but it sounds like a great one to have on hand. Go to top
  • Reply from Robyn
    Wednesday, January 27, 2016 5:56 AM
    Although unable to find the one you mentioned I wonder if it is similar to the LoRan Stitch converter. This product is 2 plastic circles with measurements which rotate independently, showing the number of stitches and the size according to which fabric count you choose. A google search shows they are available and gives pictures. It has also been around from the late seventies. Good luck. Go to top
  • Reply from NANCYE G
    Wednesday, February 03, 2016 8:43 AM
    FYI - You can easily figure out the size yourself. Divide the number of stitches by the count of the fabric. For instance, your size is 140 x 140 stitches. You want to use 14ct aida. Divide 140 by 14 and end up with 10. Your stitched size would be 10 x 10 inches. Many online cross ship companies that sell fabric have a built in calculator tool that will do this for you. WARNING -- this will be your stitched are -- you should add four to six inches to your fabric to allow wiggle room for framing or being slightly off center.. If you are stitching a piece that will be t0 x 10 inches stitched your should buy 14 x 14 or 16 x 16 inches of fabric Go to top