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Purchase 3 yards of cotton blend quilting fabric (Wash and Wear). Choose coordinating colors and patterns. You can blend solid colors with each other or you can make combinations in printed ones or even in plain colors.

## How much fabric do I need for a lap quilt?

For example, if you’re into a small lap quilt, your fabric width should be 36 inches, while the length should be 48 inches. Heading towards the medium lap quilt, the fabric you need to buy should increase by 30 inches wide and 60 inches long. However, 45 inches by 60 inches work well for a large lap quilt.

## What is the average size of a lap quilt?

While sizes may vary, most lap quilts measure between 36 inches and 48 inches along each side. A 36-by-48-inch rectangle is a standard lap quilt size, as is a 36-by-36-inch square.

## How many yards do I need for a lap quilt backing?

Take your backing length measurement and multiply it by the number of WOFs you need. 74″ x 2 = 148″ This is how many inches of fabric you need. Now, divide that number by 36″ to get how much yardage you need. Round up to the nearest ¼ yard and you get 4 ¼ yards.

## What is the best size for a lap quilt?

Lap — Lap quilts can be square or rectangular, depending how you decide to make them. There’s a lot of leeway where lap quilts are concerned, and you can make yours in nearly any size you choose. A good place to start is around 52 inches / 132 cm by 52 inches / 132cm, up to 52 inches / 132cm by 78 inches / 198cm.

## How many fat quarters are needed for a lap quilt?

All you need for a great sized lap quilt is 12 fat quarters!

## How do I calculate how much fabric I need?

Figure out how much fabric you need with this formula:

- Width of fabric divided by width of one piece equals the number of pieces that fit into width (rounded down to the whole number).
- Total number of pieces divided by number of pieces that fit into width equals number of rows you need.

## What size is a lap throw?

Lap Blanket Size: A lap blanket or “lapghan” is made to fit over a wheelchair or someone in a sitting position. Lap blanket sizes typically range from 32″ to 48″ (81-122 cm) wide by 35″ x 40″ (89-102 cm) in length.

## What size are hospice lap blankets?

About Hospice patients need Lap Blankets

Suggested approximate size for lap blankets is 4’x5′ (minimum).

## How do I figure out how many yards of fabric I need for a quilt?

If your quilt is wider than 60″, you may use one or two vertical seams to piece the backing.

- Quilt top length x 2 + 12. Divide by 36″ to determine yardage.
- Example for a 70×84″ quilt top: 84″ x 2 = 168″. 168″ + 12 =180″. 180″ divided by 36″ = 5 yards.

## How much bigger should the backing be than the quilt top?

Size of the back: must be at least 6″ wider on each side, top and bottom, than your quilt top. A total of 12″ larger than your quilt top. Trim the top and bottom edges of your backing so they are straight and square.

## What is the standard size of a lap robe?

Lap Robes should be long enough and wide enough to cover a patient sitting in a wheel chair. A good finished size for the lap robe is approximately 40 inches by 60 inches. Some patients are confined to a bed for various reasons so a lap robe might be the length of a hospital bed.

## How many 5 squares does it take to make a lap quilt?

To make a 54” x 67.5” throw quilt, you will need 180 five-inch squares. You will need 5 charm packs to make a quilt of this size. For a larger throw quilt that is 63″ x 72″, you will need 224 5 inch squares arranged in a 14 square x 16 square grid. A project this size will require 6 charm packs.

## How big is a wheelchair lap blanket?

A lapghan-sized blanket, which is around 30″ x 40″, is ideal for many people, particularly those who spend a lot of time in chairs like the wheelchair-bound.