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# How many inches are in (fraction/decimal) of a yard

08-01-2016, 08:24 AM
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How many inches are in (fraction/decimal) of a yard

One yard = 36 inches

1/36 = 0.028 = 1 inch (some stores sell fabric and trims by the inch)
1/8 = 0.125 = 4-1/2 inches
1/6 = 0.167 = 6 inches
1/4 = 0.250 = 9 inches
1/3 = 0.333 = 12 inches
3/8 = 0.375 = 13-1/2 inches
1/2 = 0.500 = 18 inches
5/8 = 0.625 = 22.5 inches
2/3 = 0.667 = 24 inches
3/4 = 0.750 = 27 inches
7/8 = 0.875 = 31-1/2 inches

Decimals are rounded to nearest thousandth of an inch (0.000)

Fraction review

1/8
1/6
1/4 = 2/8
1/3 = 2/6
3/8 = 1/4 + 1/8
1/2 = 2/4 = 3/6 = 4/8
5/8 = 1/2 + 1/8 = 3/8 + 1/4
2/3 = 4/6
3/4 = 6/8
7/8 = 1/2 + 3/8 = 1/4 + 5/8 = 3/4 + 1/8

Last edited by QuiltnNan; 08-02-2016 at 11:14 AM. Reason: correcte 7/8 numbers per member request
08-01-2016, 09:17 AM
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08-01-2016, 10:37 AM
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CorrectioN:

7/8 = 1/4 + 5/8

Not 1/4 + 3/8
08-02-2016, 04:30 AM
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I have all this on a laminated card that I carry in my purse along with another laminated card with mattress dimensions, quilt sizes for that mattress in inches and what size batting to use. You would not believe how many times I've had to pull in out in fabric shop's to help a customer out. I think I downloaded and then printed it out from Pinterst.
08-02-2016, 04:31 AM
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Thanks for the post.
08-02-2016, 05:53 AM
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Thank you! It's nice to have a chart to refer to, rather than always doing the math.
08-02-2016, 07:02 AM
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Thanks for the cheat sheet for this old memory
08-02-2016, 07:35 AM
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Originally Posted by bearisgray
CorrectioN:

7/8 = 1/4 + 5/8

Not 1/4 + 3/8
Many may just copy and paste the first post for their own use.
To be sure they have the CORRECT info, you may want to ask one of the moderators to edit your post, so that it is correct.

Always good info to have!!
.... For those of us in Canada, we often float between metric and imperial, and need to be able to convert between the two.
08-02-2016, 08:30 AM
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thank you--it is always the 3/8 yd that I have to calculate into inches.
08-02-2016, 11:09 AM
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.... For those of us in Canada, we often float between metric and imperial, and need to be able to convert between the two.[/QUOTE]

I was just wondering - do you have a chart for this you could share? I buy patterns from all over and sometimes have to convert the measurements and it would be great to have this in a chart!
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