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Thread: Question about Thousands of Bolts website

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    Question about Thousands of Bolts website

    I know I could write to them, and they'd answer me, but just thought someone here, who was on line anyways, might know:
    I can't find anywhere on the site where it says how wide the fabric is, unless it's the extra wide.
    Am I just not seeing something that's in plain view?

    For instance http://www.thousandsofbolts.com/inde...displaycount=9
    You know that feeling when you've finished all your quilting projects and your studio is perfectly clean????

    Me neither.

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    I now assume fabric is 40 inches wide. Some is wider like 42 or 43. HTH

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    You'll get more accurate response if you e-mail them

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    I would presume all cotton, quilt type fabric to be 44-45 inches wide unless it specifically says otherwise in the description because that is the size of the looms it is woven on.
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    Lately, fabric has been closer to 42". Like everything else, we're getting less for more!

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    I've ordered from them a lot, and if the pieces are WIDE, they say so in the pictures. I'm usually looking at end cuts, ie; 15" x WOF. Those are usually 42" - 44". You get more fabric with an end cut than a fat quarter for almost the same price. My quilts are usually scrappy, or groups of scraps of one color, so the end cuts work out well.

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    since they sell name brand manufacturers/fabrics, i would think the widths would be somewhere between 42"-44". i order from them a lot and have gotten a lot of stonehenge or bali/hoffman batiks end of bolt pieces. today even if a fabric should measure a good 45" wof, it is not 45" of usable fabric due to the manufacturer's marking in the selvage. the selvages can take up at least 2" of fabric if not more.

    i think the standard usable today is around 42".
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    When I'm figuring yardage I always count on only 40" of usable fabric. Anything more is just a bonus.

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    Thanks for the responses, I'm off to email them!
    You know that feeling when you've finished all your quilting projects and your studio is perfectly clean????

    Me neither.

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    I order from them frequently and I always end up with 42" usable fabric after cutting off 3/4' of selvedges.

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