Bolt (fabric)

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A bolt is a unit of measurement used[where?] as an industry standard[citation needed] for a variety of materials from wood to canvas, typically materials stored in a roll. Length will vary according to the type of material measured.[1] The length is usually either 40 or 100 yards, but varies depending on the fabric being referred to, for example, a bolt of canvas is traditionally 39 yards. The width of a bolt is usually 45 or 60 inches, [2] but widths may include 35–36”, 39”, 41”, 44–45”, 50”, 52–54", 58–60” and 66”, 72", 96", and 108".


  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "How Many? A Dictionary of Units of Measurement". University of North Carolina. Retrieved 20 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-11-23. Retrieved 2013-06-09. 

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