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Yardage Conversion Chart

Dateline: 12/04/98

A number of viewers have been looking for a yardage conversion chart, which I have in my wallet, but have not been able to find on line. So this week, I am sharing my chart with you.

I do want to add a few pointers to using this chart.

  1. Be very careful to check the pattern pieces when you are changing the width of your fabric purchase. Even though you will get the amount stated on the chart, it won't do you any good if the pattern piece is 45" wide and the fabric is only 36" wide.
  2. Always allow for shrinkage on your purchase, especially 100% cotton. Machine wash and dry your fabric before cutting out your project.
  3. Always consider matching plaids and prints before purchasing an exact amount that is quoted on the pattern envelope.
  4. I have also made the following chart in a printable form to cut out and keep in your wallet. To presreve it in your wallet, try the new fusable vinyl.
    Fabric Conversion Chart
    Fabric Width Yardage
    32" 1 7/8 2 1/4 2 1/2 2 3/4 3 1/8 3 3/8 3 3/4 4 4 3/8 4 5/8 5 5 1/4
    35"-36" 1 3/4 2 2 1/4 2 1/2 2 7/8 3 1/8 3 3/8 3 3/4 4 1/4 4 1/2 4 3/4 5
    39" 1 1/2 1 3/4 2 2 1/4 2 1/2 2 3/4 3 3 1/4 3 1/2 3 3/4 4 4 1/4
    41" 1 1/2 1 3/4 2 2 1/4 2 1/2 2 3/4 2 7/8 3 1/8 3 3/8 3 5/8 3 7/8 4 1/8
    44"-45" 1 3/8 1 5/8 1 3/4 2 1/8 2 1/4 2 1/2 2 3/4 2 7/8 3 1/8 3 3/8 3 5/8 3 7/8
    50" 1 1/4 1 1/2 1 5/8 1 3/4 2 2 1/4 2 3/8 2 5/8 2 3/4 3 3 1/4 3 3/8
    52"-54" 1 1/8 1 3/8 1 1/2 1 3/4 1 7/8 2 2 1/4 2 3/8 2 5/8 2 3/4 2 7/8 3 1/8
    58"-60" 1 1 1/4 1 3/8 1 5/8 1 3/4 1 7/8 2 2 1/4 2 3/8 2 5/8 2 3/4 2 7/8
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