Convert Inches to Yards for Retail Fabric Cutting
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In the United States, fabric stores often sell fabric by the following yardage measurements:

⅛ yards = 0.125 yards
¼ yards = 0.25 yards
⅓ yards = 0.333 yards
⅜ yards = 0.375 yards
½ yards = 0.5 yards
⅝ yards = 0.625 yards
⅔ yards = 0.667 yards
¾ yards = 0.75 yards
⅞ yards = 0.875 yards

However, customers often ask for fabric by inches, especially when they are designing in the moment. A customer may ask, "How many yards is 50 inches?" or "How much does 50 inches cost?" Determining inch measurements on a calculator is time consuming. A fabric store worker may find it easier to scan through a table of conversions. This can be done in view of the customer, for added clarity.

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Inches Yards Yards
1 0.03
2 0.06
3 0.08
4 0.11
5 0.14 ¼
6 0.17 ¼
7 0.19 ¼
8 0.22 ¼
9 0.25 ¼
10 0.28
11 0.31
12 0.33
13 0.36
14 0.39 ½
15 0.42 ½
16 0.44 ½
17 0.47 ½
18 0.50 ½
19 0.53
20 0.56
21 0.58
22 0.61
23 0.64
24 0.67
25 0.69 ¾
26 0.72 ¾
27 0.75 ¾
28 0.78
29 0.81
30 0.83
31 0.86
32 0.89 1
33 0.92 1
34 0.94 1
35 0.97 1
36 1.00 1
37 1.03 1 ⅛
38 1.06 1 ⅛
39 1.08 1 ⅛
40 1.11 1 ⅛
41 1.14 1 ¼
42 1.17 1 ¼
43 1.19 1 ¼
44 1.22 1 ¼
45 1.25 1 ¼
46 1.28 1 ⅓
47 1.31 1 ⅓
48 1.33 1 ⅓
49 1.36 1 ⅜
50 1.39 1 ½
51 1.42 1 ½
52 1.44 1 ½
53 1.47 1 ½
54 1.50 1 ½
55 1.53 1 ⅝
56 1.56 1 ⅝
57 1.58 1 ⅝
58 1.61 1 ⅝
59 1.64 1 ⅔
60 1.67 1 ⅔
61 1.69 1 ¾
62 1.72 1 ¾
63 1.75 1 ¾
64 1.78 1 ⅞
65 1.81 1 ⅞
66 1.83 1 ⅞
67 1.86 1 ⅞
68 1.89 2
69 1.92 2
70 1.94 2
71 1.97 2
72 2.00 2
73 2.03 2 ⅛
74 2.06 2 ⅛
75 2.08 2 ⅛
76 2.11 2 ⅛
77 2.14 2 ¼
78 2.17 2 ¼
79 2.19 2 ¼
80 2.22 2 ¼
81 2.25 2 ¼
82 2.28 2 ⅓
83 2.31 2 ⅓
84 2.33 2 ⅓
85 2.36 2 ⅜
86 2.39 2 ½
87 2.42 2 ½
88 2.44 2 ½
89 2.47 2 ½
90 2.50 2 ½
91 2.53 2 ⅝
92 2.56 2 ⅝
93 2.58 2 ⅝
94 2.61 2 ⅝
95 2.64 2 ⅔
96 2.67 2 ⅔
97 2.69 2 ¾
98 2.72 2 ¾
99 2.75 2 ¾
100 2.78 2 ⅞
101 2.81 2 ⅞
102 2.83 2 ⅞
103 2.86 2 ⅞
104 2.89 3
105 2.92 3
106 2.94 3
107 2.97 3
108 3.00 3


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