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How To: Measure borders when quilting

When measuring for borders on your quilt, begin by spreading your quilt out on your work surface making sure that it is laying flat but not pulled tight. With a tape measure, measure from one edge to the opposite edge across the length of the quilt. You should measure along two or three different seam lines and cut the border material to correspond with your longest measurement.If you would like a two-inch wide finished border then you should cut your border material two-and-a-half inches wid...

How To: Clean and Maintain Your Tape Measure

Recently I was working outside forming a driveway in the rain. Working in and around the wet sand was not friendly on my tools, especially my tape measure. About halfway through the day my tape measure would need "encouragement" in order to retract to the closed postion. Not too much later, with force applied, it would remain standing out at 1ft. and the problem progressively got worse.

How To: Measure to draw portraits

It takes a lot of skill and practice to draw portraits freehand and have the proportions turn out accurately. It takes time to learn facial proportions. In this multi-part video, you'll learn how to sketch in the proportions of the face so you'll always draw faces accurately.

How To: Properly measure flour

Maggie Ruggiero, a food editor with Gourmet Magazine, and Test Kitchen demonstrate how to correctly measure flour. To properly measure flour, first spoon the flour into a measuring cup. Then level the flour in the measuring cup by taking a knife and sliding it across the top of the measuring cup. Never pack the flour into the measuring cup. If you pack the flour into the measuring cup, you will get a significant difference and increase of about three tablespoons of the flour in the measuring ...

How To: Measure men for suits

Most clothes men own can be tailored or customized to look twice as good. Learn to measure a man for a suit accurately and how to fit a suit or tuxedo from a fashion designer in this free fashion tailoring video series.

How To: Use a protractor to measure an angle

This video in the Education category will show you how to use a protractor to measure an angle. This video is from Brightstorm. In Geometry it is important to know how to measure an angle. This is a very simple and easy process. In order to measure an angle, you will need a protractor. Every protractor has a base and a center point marked on the base. You will put the center point on the vertex of the angle. Then align the base line of the protractor perfectly on one side of the angle. Now ch...

How To: Read a micrometer in mechanical engineering

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to read a micrometer. This tool allows the user to accurately measure components. They have the ability to measure dimensions accurately to within one hundredth of a millimeter. Micrometers are designed with a wide variety of styles and sizes for normal or specialized applications. Micrometers are able to measure the internal or external dimensions of a component. They are the most important basic measuring instrument used in the metal industry. There...

How To: Measure your space when drawing a landscape

In this video, we learn how to measure your space when drawing a landscape. First you want to draw a line in the middle and measure out the line to the top of the building, and create another line there. Measure the length and then measure the edge of the outside of the building. After this, find the end point for the building and measure from the top down or from the second line to the roof, then draw the line across. Measure in from the end to get the angle, then find the layout for the tre...

How To: Measure a quilt for binding

This is a great instructional video on how to measure a quilt for binding. This video teaches you about binding. First you have to get your quilt and tape measure. You need to know the size of your quilt. You have to be careful while measuring a quilt. You can measure the breadth with your measuring tape first. Then you can measure the breath as well accurately. You can take measurements down the center of the quilt. In some cases you can measure from one side, the center and the other side. ...

How To: Measure yourself for a custom fit pant

This is a very useful instructional video on how to measure yourself for a custom fit pant. This is a very simple process that is explained very clearly in this video visually. You need a measuring tape to measure yourself. The three important points of measurement are waist, hip and inseam. The first step is to measure your natural waist. The next step is to measure the fullest part of your hip. Then you have to measure the inseam of a pair of pants. Any one who watches this video will learn...

How To: Use a post hole digger as a measuring stick

Here is a simple technical to measure hole you dug with a post hole digger. Take measuring tape. Place it with the post hole digger from bottom to the end of the post hole digger. Mark each foot division on the post hole digger with a marker. So now you can measure depth of the hole you dug with post hole digger without the need of a measuring tape. If you want to dig 2 feet deep down the earth and you could not find a measuring tape to measure, but markings on the digger will help you to mea...

How To: Measure cooking ingredients

Learn how to measure cooking ingredients. Some home cooks approach cooking as an art form, a splash of this, a dash of that, and soon each culinary creation is deliciously unique. Bakers are more likely to appreciate the scientific side of cooking, relying on the careful measuring of ingredients to ensure consistent results every time they prepare a recipe. To measure cooking ingredients, you'll need a glass measuring cup for liquids, and a dry measure for powders.

How To: Measure your petticoat size for a sari

In this tutorial, we learn how to measure your petticoat size for a sari. First, measure around the waist with a measuring tape. This will be a simple measurement of your natural waistline. Next, you will need to measure the length of the petticoat. Measure from the waist down to the ankle. After this, measure out the hip area. The hip is roughly 9" lower than your waist is. After this, you will have all the measurements you need to make the petticoat the right size for your sari. Use your fa...

How To: Measure for a custom tailored dress shirt

In this tutorial, we learn how to measure for a custom tailored dress shirt. All you need is a flexible measuring tape. First, take your tape measure, and wrap it around the neck, then add 1/4". To measure the chest, wrap the tape measure under the armpit and over the blades of the shoulders. You will go across the nipple line with this measurement. When you do the waist measurement, you want to go around the widest part of the midsection. Take your tape measure and don't squeeze around the w...

How To: Read a tape measure like a professional

In this tutorial, we learn how to read a tape measure like a professional. Rulers are awkward and you can't measure something over 13 inches with them. A retractable tape measure will measure as long as you would like and it has different markings on it. It has an inch, half inch, and goes on and on. The smallest is 3 32nd's of an inch. As you become more familiar with measuring the tape measure, you will take more accurate measurements for the projects you're working on. When finished learni...

How To: Measure intraocular pressure to diagnose glaucoma with a Diaton Tonometer

Attention all optometrists and ophthalmologists— there's a new tool in town, and it's called the Diaton Tonometer. Diaton's tonometer is an easy-to-use and accurate instrument for measuring intraocular pressure (IOP) through the eyelid, which makes it simple to diagnose patients with glaucoma during the early stages, so that immediate treatment and medicines can be administered. This transpalpebral tonometer is handheld, pen-like and no-contact, which provides absolutely no risk of infection....

How To: Measure a traditional 8 yard kilt

In this tutorial, we learn how to measure a traditional 8 yard kilt. First, make sure you have someone else take your measurements, don't do it by yourself. Have your waist measured first, measure about two inches above the belly button or where you want your kilt to sit. Next, measure the seat by taking the measurement around the widest part of your hips. Finally, measure the kilt length by measuring straight down from the waist line until you reach the middle of the knee cap. After this, yo...

How To: Measure pH levels with paper and meters

If you want to know the best way to get an accurate pH measurement, this shows the lab equipment needed and the processes used. When doing chemical reactions, sometimes the acidity or the basicity is important. This is usually defined as pH and measuring it can be very useful for getting the reaction right. There are a few ways to measure pH, and the simplest, cheapest, most reliable method is paper. But that's not all. See a whole lot of ways in this two-part video.

How To: Measure carry on luggage

Marilyn Bohn, of Get it Together Organizing, offers a travel tip of how to measure carry on luggage. She warns you that every carrier has a different requirement for carry on luggage, so check before you leave what your carrier requires. In order to measure your carry on luggage you use three different figures and add them together for the final result. Measure length, measure width, and measure depth. Write your numbers down and then add them together. After this, you will come up with a sin...

How To: Measure pant length

Alazzo Clothing demonstrates how to measure pant length. Measuring pant length is important when ordering clothing online or ordering custom made clothing to ensure a good fit. To measure the length of pants, place a tape measure at the top of the pants waist. Hold the tape securely and then bring it down to the bottom of the pants. You can also measure to one inch from the ground. When measuring pants length, be sure to follow the seam. Utilizing the pants waist to bottom of the pants method...

How To: Measure your jacket length

Alazzo Clothing teaches the viewer how to measure their jacket length. You'll need a flexible measuring tape first. First, put your measuring tape at the point where the shoulder and neck seams meet. From this point, you will measure down to the length desired. Measure down the front of the chest and not the back. The length you will measure will end right around where your thumb joint is. Record this amount in inches and this is your jacket length! Take this number in and get jackets tailore...

How To: Measure chest length

In this video, Alazzo clothing instructs the viewer how they should measure chest length. First, you will need a standard tape measure that is flexible. Take the tape measure and wrap it around your chest. You will want to measure around the widest part of your chest. Don't pull the tape measure too tight - this will lead to faulty results! You will need to leave room for one finger when measuring around the widest part of your chest. When you have measured, record your measurement by relying...

How To: Measure current, voltage, resistance, and continuity using a multimeter

If you own or have access to an auto-ranging or manual-ranging multimeter you can measure several different aspects of circuits, resistors, and the like. For example, you can determine the resistance, voltage, continuity, and current with the multimeter to help you determine the precision of a resistor. This guide will help you learn how to use a multimeter to perform these tasks.

How To: Measure sleeve length

This video shows you how to measure the length of someone's sleeves precisely. For it, you will need a meter, and to keep your arm straight, near your body. Begin measuring from where the arm starts, where the shoulder naturally begins to curve. Measure straight down the arm until you reach the desired length, where you want the sleeve to end. Be careful to stop at the elbow and position the meter exactly where the curve hits its peek, so that you measure will be precise, and not come shorter...

How To: Measure the waist size of your jeans

JJ Denim demonstrates how to measure the waist size of your jeans. If you are unsure about measuring the waist size of your jeans, the information can be found in a few easy steps. To measure the waist of a jean, first lay the jean flat on the ground with the back pockets facing up. Be sure that the jean is buttoned. Next, with a tape measure, measure the distance from one side of the jean to the other. With these steps, you can be assured that the waist size of the jean that you are shopping...

How To: Measure dancers for costumes

Accurate measuring is very important for ensuring the best fit on a dancer. Make sure the dancer is wearing a leotard for accuracy instead of street clothes. Girth is measured in the middle of one's shoulders, down through the body and up the other side until its met at the same point in the shoulder you started at. Make sure to measure at the fullest part of the bust. Now measure around the natural waistline. Then measure the fullest part of the lower torso, and then the inside of the leg fr...

How To: Measure your body fat

One of the easiest ways to measure body fat is by using hydrostatic weighing. It is based on Archimedes' principle, the law of buoyancy. It works by calculating body fat from measuring the amount of displaced water after a person has been immersed under water. Since muscle is denser than body fat, a person who has more muscle will displace less water than a person of the same weight with more body fat. This test is usually performed for a couple times for averaging accuracy. If the test is do...

How To: Measure your fireplace for doors

Learn how to measure your fireplace for replacement fireplace doors with this home improvement tutorial. This how to video shows you how to measure specifically for stock sized fireplace doors. You need to measure the top and bottom width and the length for the left and right. Watch this video and you can start remodeling your fireplace in no time.

How To: Measure your longboard clearance

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to measure the long-board clearance to determine the correct trucks to use. Users will need a measuring tape. The board clearance is a term used to describe the width of the deck, over top of the trucks. There will be 4 holes that make up the bracket. Users will be measuring the distance in between those holes. Measure both the front and tail of the board. The 3 types of trucks to decide from are: S6 truck, S8 truck and S10 truck. This video will bene...

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