My wife comes and asks me whether or not she has enough fabric to complete a project. She gives me a square footage of what we have on hand and then a yardage — not square yardage — called for by the instructions:
I double check just in case, but nowhere does it state a width on the page. So then I think to myself, "there must be some standard width then, that's common or universal to textiles?", except a Google search later my conjecture is unceremoniously debunked.
Is the author going senile or is there some secret trick to converting one-dimensional units into two that only the textile industry is privy to?