I have Adjusted my per yard threshold up to 10.00 but that now must include the shipping. That being said I did pay 11.50 per yard for one outstanding piece. But I would only allow myself 1/2 yard.
I have adjusted down the yards i will purchase on speculation ( ie no specific project). I never ever purchased under one yard. Now I will purchase 1/2 yards more than I ever have in the past. Many online companies will not allow 1/2 yard cuts , so I do not purchase quite as much on line as I used to.