However, having a wider width than most makes figuring out the conversion/cost somewhat challenging. Not anymore ! There is a new iphone app called Fabric Calc that helps calculate the yardage needed when purchasing fabric of different widths and it also compares prices to see what is the better buy.
What a cool tool! We found out about it through the always informative Fashion-Incubator site. If you have an iphone, I highly recommend this $15 investment. Think of time you can save.