Width of Fabric

by Stacy
(Louisiana)

Dear Gloria,
I am a very new quilter. In fact I haven't sewn my first block or even cut it out. I have a lot of questions but my first question is, what does it mean when the directions of a pattern say to cut a certain measurement by the width (ex. 34 strips 2" x width of fabric).

I have searched several sites and have found yours to be the most helpful and am going to follow the steps you have suggested for beginners. Thanks so much.

ANSWER

Stacy, the width of fabric means the measurement from selvage to selvage. For example, the width of most quilting fabrics are between 42" and 44" wide. So, for your example, you would cut your strips as shown:
Fabric Width
Thanks for your question!

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