Originally Posted by ladymocha
ok that Is great to know! I will actually get twice that because im doing a split bow so each side will be a different fabric so it will actually give me about 48 per yard. but thanks so much on the kudos!!!
There is an inch or so of selvage on each side of the fabric. That will reduce your cut area down to 58". If you are working with a pattern, it is best to cut all going to same way or some of your bows may look funky.
I normally get 17 bows if I cut my fabric parallel to the selvage. If I cut the other way, not as many if I have to cut all the same direction.