Date: 12-22-2003, 01:10 PM (1 of 3)
I am going to try and sew a simplicity pattern#5369 which calls for 2.25 yards of fabric 45" wide. One fabric I liked on www.fabrics.com is 39" wide. Is there a conversion table I can use, or should I abondon buying that fabric and get a 45" wide fabric.
For all those for buy from fabric.com, the site does not let me buy fabric in fractions of yards. So, if I need 2.25 yd of fabric, I am stuck with buying 3 yards of fabric!
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Date: 12-22-2003, 04:51 PM (2 of 3)
|Make up a strip of paper 39" wide (you can use pieces of newspaper cut to width and taped together). Lay out your pattern pieces paying careful attention to what must go on the fold, what direction the pieces must lay, etc. Arrange it a couple of times to find the most efficient layout and that will be your yardage.||
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Date: 12-23-2003, 08:01 AM (3 of 3)
My conversion chart (from Sew News Magazine) says 2 1/4 of 45 inches is 2 1/2 of 39 inches. So, if you have to buy three yards you should have no problem. Unless, of course, some of the pieces are too wide for the 39 inch fabric.
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