I came across a measurements chart in a meme online and thought how useful that would be for canning and general homestead cooking.  But it lacked some important features like metric conversions and links to fluid ounces.  And so I updated the measurements chart for our own home use – making it clearer to use and adding the missing information.  All the cooks in my family LOVE IT!

Measurements Chart


How to use the Measurements Chart

The measurement chart is simple to use.  Each of the major volume units, such as gallons, is linked to smaller measurement units, such as pints and quarts, with dotted lines.   Where the lines leave each unit there is the number in the colored ring.  This number tells you how many of these units converts to the connected unit.

measurements chart

So, in this example, 1 gallon converts to 4 quarts.  1 gallon also converts to 16 cups.   1 quart converts to 4 cups.  And 128 fluid ounces converts to 1 gallon.

The chart also contains two blue dotted lines where you have to add two measurements together to do the conversion.

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So in this case 1 one-third of a cup converts to 1 tea spoon PLUS 5 table spoons.   And 1 two-thirds of a cup converts to 10 table spoons PLUS 2 tea spoons.

To use metric, you can use the measurements shown which are in millilitres (no – that is not a typo…that is the correct way to spell the unit).   Metric volumes are so easy.  1 Litre has 1000 millilitres in it…so using millilitres is a simple way to convert.  However some recipes have a mixture of volumes, like litres and tea spoons, so the measurements chart helps to sort out those conversions.

For more metric conversions, see this list.


So how do you get your hands on one of these measurements charts?

It is simple.  Folks who get our newsletter are sent the chart to download for free in each newsletter – so why not sign up for the newsletter….we only send one email a month or less and the next newsletter will have the link.  Just fill in the form on the right hand side of this page.

Or, if you want a copy of the measurements chart RIGHT NOW, you can buy a copy for 99c from the Books & Tools page.

Happy canning and cooking!


Measurements Chart – how to use this awesome guide

3 thoughts on “Measurements Chart – how to use this awesome guide

  • October 5, 2015 at 8:08 am

    Thanks for this. I’m actually using it to mix my natural chicken feed more than canning. Lol

    • October 5, 2015 at 8:18 am

      Great homestead use of it. I think we will all find uses outside of the canning process…but thats what I first needed it for. Thanks for the idea!

  • April 27, 2017 at 9:33 am

    Omg, I cannot WAIT to print this out! I live with a collection of creative types (writers, musicians, painters, and the like) there are about 30 of us and we share 2 kitchens. We have probably 4-5 measuring cup sets… Sort of. For some reason all sizes but 1/3 and 1 are gone! And random measuring spoons as well… Lol! Makes big dinners truly creative experiences! Ha!


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