Marsunia, here is an updated yardage requirement for the coverlet as shown in the image - my previous post was for a bedspread, not a coverlet! Using 54 inch wide fabric, the coverlet would require 8 yards of fabric for a Queen, and 11.5 for a King. If you ordered 42 inch wide fabric you would be forced into 3 cuts for the width, which would be wasteful. But, you could order the same yardage as 54 inch wide fabric and put a contrasting band around the sides and bottom to achieve your standard 14 inch drop. Hope this is not too confusing!