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Question from Jeanie:

How do I convert square yards to linear yards? I know the width of the fabric is 54" wide. I am at a loss of what the formula is to figure this out; please help! Thanks!

Hi Jeanie,

There are 36 inches in a yard so 54 inches is 54 × 1/36 inches × yards/inch = 1.5 yards. The area of a piece of fabric is the length time the width and hence, in your situation the length is the area divided by the width, in other words

length = area/1.5 yards.

I hope this helps,

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