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Thread: 7/8" of a yard

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    Ok I know my inches and yards. But how do I find 7/8 of a yard on my ruler? The pillow case I want to make says I need 7/8 to make one pillow case. Oops for my topic at the top I put 7/8" I didn't mean to put the ".

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    That's 31.5 inches.

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    I just googled it and the answer was 31.5 inches . Beat me to it

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    Thank alot ladies.

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    Isn't that a riduclous measurement considering our measuring instruments??? LOL

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    I'm thinking that eighths might have started because an eighth is half of a half of a half.

    1/2 x 1/2 x 1/2 = 1/8

    The metric system does have its advantages.

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    By the time you prewash and square up a yard of fabric, it only measures 31.5 inches anyway!

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    LMBO ghostrider...it sure seems that way sometimes :D:D:D

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    You can also multiply the 7/8 yard times 36 inches in a yard. That will give you how many inches it is, if you have future ones to do math on.

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    hi quilterj
    to figure out 7/8 yards, you divide 8 into 36 and then multiply the answer by 7.
    36 divided by 8 is 4.5
    then 4.5 times 7 equals 31.5
    this applies to all fractions.
    hope this helps.

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