Sewing Tip: When purchasing your final fabric, get into the habit of recording the fabric's info from the bolt or roll. This information will be useful when determining how to care for the finished garment, how to work with the specific fabric at hand, and how to purchase/draft your sewing patterns so that they fit within the fabric's designated width.
The fabric's roll/bolt should include useful information such as content, type of fabric weave, width, place of manufacture, and of course, care information.
Given that almost all sewing patterns are drafted to be cut on the lengthwise grain, the width is essential in determining how much yardage you need for your project. Width consideration is especially important when working with extra wide patterns (such as flared skirts) that require to be cut on the lengthwise grain. In this case, the fabric's width (noted on the bolt/roll) should fully accommodate the extra wide pattern(s).