One Yard
One Yard – The selvage runs along the yardstick in this photo.  The fabric has been folded from selvage to selvage.

A yard measures 36 inches or 3 feet. A yard of fabric is 36 inches by whatever width is listed on the bolt. A yard of most cotton fabric is 36 inches by 44/45 inches.

Backing fabric for quilters has gained in popularity recently.  A yard of backing fabric is usually 36 inches by 108 inches.  If you would like to purchase 108″ fabric from Amazon, click here.

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