Quilting For Dummies, 2nd Edition
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If you’re quilting, you’re dealing with fabric and yardages. The following chart is a useful tool to have on hand when you’re purchasing fabric yardage. You can also refer to this chart when pulling fabrics from your own stash to make sure you have enough of your fabric of choice. (Measurements are based on the standard 44-or 45-inch fabric width.)

Be sure to measure any large templates you plan to use so you don’t purchase a piece of fabric that’s too narrow for the task.

Yardage Cut Size In Inches Size In Centimeters
1/8 yd 4.5 x 44 in 11.4 x 111.8 cm
Fat eighth 18 x 11 in 45.7 x 27.9 cm
1/4 yd 9 x 44 in 22.9 x 111.8 cm
Fat quarter 18 x 22 in 45.7 x 55.9 cm
1/3 yd 12 x 44 in 30.5 x 111.8 cm
1/2 yd 18 x 44 in 45.7 x 111.8 cm
2/3 yd 24 x 44 in 61.0 x 111.8 cm
3/4 yd 27 x 44 in 68.6 x 111.8 cm
1 yd 36 x 44 in 91.4 x 111.8 cm

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Cheryl Fall is the author of 12 how-to books, has designed more than 2,500 projects for publication, and is the host of The Creative Life with Cheryl Fall on PBS.

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