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# Thread: How to order Fractions of yards using Decimals

1. How many times have you been to an online store and you don't need a whole yard or even a half, but maybe just 1/3 of yard?
Do you know the correct fractions you can use to order just that amount?

Here you go..your very own handy dandy chart of fractions done in Decimals.

Fabric is usually purchased "by the yard", 36 inches, or a fraction of a yard. Fabric is traditionally manufactured in 44" widths; however, recently some manufacturers have shortened that to 42". These measurements explain what the length of the fabric cut is when you buy a fraction of a yard.

1/8yd = .125 = 4.5"
1/4yd = .25 = 9"
3/8yd = .375 = 13.5"
1/3yd = .333 = 13.5"
1/2yd = .5 = 18"
5/8yd = .625 = 22.5"
2/3yd = .666 = 24"
3/4yd = .75 = 27"
7/8yd = .875 = 31.5
1yd = 1 = 36"

hope that helps you when ordering so you are not OVER buying in these times of \$\$\$\$ crunches!

PDF file

Word doc.

2. Thamks for sharing this information. It will be a great help when I can order online!! :D :thumbup: :thumbup:

3. thanks for the chart

Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
How many times have you been to an online store and you don't need a whole yard or even a half, but maybe just 1/3 of yard?
Do you know the correct fractions you can use to order just that amount?

Here you go..your very own handy dandy chart of fractions done in Decimals.

1/8yd = .125
1/4yd = .25
3/8yd = .375
1/2yd = .5
5/8yd = .625
3/4yd = .75
7/8yd = .875

1/3yd= .333
2/3yd=.666

hope that helps you when ordering so you are not OVER buying in these times of \$\$\$\$ crunches!

4. I have just updated this and will also be making it into a word and PDF file as well!

FIles have been added..thanks and enjoy!

5. What great info. Thanks.

6. Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
How many times have you been to an online store and you don't need a whole yard or even a half, but maybe just 1/3 of yard?
Do you know the correct fractions you can use to order just that amount?

Here you go..your very own handy dandy chart of fractions done in Decimals.

Fabric is usually purchased "by the yard", 36 inches, or a fraction of a yard. Fabric is traditionally manufactured in 44" widths; however, recently some manufacturers have shortened that to 42". These measurements explain what the length of the fabric cut is when you buy a fraction of a yard.

1/8yd = .125 = 4.5"
1/4yd = .25 = 9"
3/8yd = .375 = 13.5"
1/3yd = .333 = 13.5"
1/2yd = .5 = 18"
5/8yd = .625 = 22.5"
2/3yd = .666 = 24"
3/4yd = .75 = 27"
7/8yd = .875 = 31.5
1yd = 1 = 36"

hope that helps you when ordering so you are not OVER buying in these times of \$\$\$\$ crunches!
Shouldn't it say 1meter=36" ? It doesn't make sense this way.1yard = 36" = 91.4 cms or .914mm Sorry to sound like a knit picker.

7. Jaqi...1/3 yd isn't 13.5" it is only 12". That needs to be corrected on your measurements in the above list. Thanks for the good reference. crafty_linda_b

8. Thanks!

9. Originally Posted by yellowsnow55
Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
How many times have you been to an online store and you don't need a whole yard or even a half, but maybe just 1/3 of yard?
Do you know the correct fractions you can use to order just that amount?

Here you go..your very own handy dandy chart of fractions done in Decimals.

Fabric is usually purchased "by the yard", 36 inches, or a fraction of a yard. Fabric is traditionally manufactured in 44" widths; however, recently some manufacturers have shortened that to 42". These measurements explain what the length of the fabric cut is when you buy a fraction of a yard.

1/8yd = .125 = 4.5"
1/4yd = .25 = 9"
3/8yd = .375 = 13.5"
1/3yd = .333 = 13.5"
1/2yd = .5 = 18"
5/8yd = .625 = 22.5"
2/3yd = .666 = 24"
3/4yd = .75 = 27"
7/8yd = .875 = 31.5
1yd = 1 = 36"

hope that helps you when ordering so you are not OVER buying in these times of \$\$\$\$ crunches!
Shouldn't it say 1meter=36" ? It doesn't make sense this way.1yard = 36" = 91.4 cms or .914mm Sorry to sound like a knit picker.
A meter is approximately 39". This chart is for people ordering fabric from or in US stores where the yard is the usual measurement.

10. Thanks for the info. It's always a hassle trying to figure out the fractions.

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