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Pieces to Yardage Area Calculator

This calculator determines how much fabric is needed if you want to cut a given number of fixed-sized pieces. The amount of fabric is expressed as length (in yards) of a piece of fabric the width of which is specified by you. (The calculator defaults to a value of 43 inches.)

You enter the dimensions of the piece of fabric you wish to cut and the number of such pieces that you want to cut. Then, click the Calculate button.

Two calculations are performed since the amount of fabric required may depend on how the pieces are cut. In the second calculation, the width and length are reversed from the first calculation. (See the example in the picture below.)

Please note that the amount of fabric to cut is the calculated amount of fabric rounded up to the nearest 1/8 yard.
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Enter the width of the fabric (default is 43 inches).

Enter the dimensions (in inches) of the pieces you want to cut.

Width (inches):

Length (inches):

Enter the number of pieces you want to cut


 yards if pieces are cut  inches wide by   inches long

You will need to cut  yards.

 yards if pieces are cut  inches wide by   inches long

You will need to cut  yards.


This calculator is designed and copyrighted by Quilter's Paradise. It is available free to use strictly for non-commercial, personal purposes only. Quilter's Paradise makes no warranty or representation as to the calculator's quality, performance or accuracy, and, in no event, will be liable for any damages resulting from its use. When calculating the amount of fabric required, the calculators calculate what is needed given the information provided. The user of the calculator is responsibile for determining if they want to add additional "just in case" fabric to the calculation and, if so, how much. The user assumes the entire risk as to the calculator's quality, performance and accuracy.

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