When you go to the store and have fabric cut, its unrolled from a bolt and cut. When its unrolled to be cut it that the width or length??
Q2: When the fabric is folded in half, fold is at the bottom, raw edges at the top. Which way is width?? and length?? thank you B.

If you unfold it you can get a better idea.your confused because its folded.
The width is goes from selvage to selvage. the selvage is the finished  taped edge.
The cut edge is the length.  So the width is going to be 45" wide or it would be
54" wide for decorative fabrics.  

The reason why the fabric is folded in half most patterns need two copies of
Each.  If you are cutting out a pattern ...the arrows on the pattern should
Go in the same direction as the selvages.
You didn't explain what you are making.


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