# How many yards of binding do I need for a king size quilt?

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## How much fabric do I need for the binding on a king size quilt?

The entire length of your binding should be equal to the perimeter of the quilt plus 15 to 20 inches.

## How do you figure out how much binding you need for a quilt?

How to calculate the yardage necessary for binding

1. Determine the perimeter of the quilt by adding together two times the length and two times the width of the quilt. …
2. Divide the number of inches of required binding by 40. …
3. Multiply the number of strips (7) by the width of the strip (2½”) and you need 17½” of fabric.

## How much material do I need for binding?

Divide the total perimeter by the usable width of the binding fabric – for most fabrics that’s 40″, but for extra-wides it could be up to 104″ – and round up to a whole number; this is the number of strips you’ll need to cut. Now multiply the number of strips by 2½ to get the quantity of fabric you need off the bolt.

## How do you calculate yardage for bias binding?

Measure the edge(s) of your project that will be bound. For example, if you plan to sew bias binding around a quilt that measures 36″ x 36″, you can simply use a tape measure to measure each side. Or, in this case, you can simply multiply 36″ x 4, which equals 144″. You’ll need at least 144” of bias binding.

## How do you calculate fabric for bias binding?

*The mathematical formula for this is: Multiply the number of inches around the quilt (the perimeter) by the width of your bias binding strips. Take the square root of that answer and add three inches. This is the probably the size of the square you need to cut for bias binding.

## How wide do I cut fabric for binding?

Fabric Cutting

The standard choice is 2 1/4″ or 2 1/2″ depending on how wide you want your finished binding to look. They are both attached in the same way. Consider the thickness or loft of your quilt as this will affect the finished look of the binding. I like a narrow look so I chose 2 1/4″.

## How many yards of binding do I need for a queen size quilt?

Yardage to Buy for Double Fold Binding

Yardage of Fabric to buy for 3/8″ or 3/4″ Double Fold Binding
Approximate Size Queen
84″ x 92″
1. Inches of Binding 352”
2. Yardage to buy for 3/8″ finished width of Binding 3/4 yd.

## How much backing do I need for a queen size quilt?

The average queen-size quilt (84″ by 92″) will require 7.5 yards of backing and . 875 yards of binding so let’s just round up to 8.5 yards.

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## How wide should I cut my quilt binding strips?

Cut the binding strips to a width of 2.75”. This is my favorite width for double fold binding— not too narrow and not too wide but just right in my opinion. Cut the binding strips with a rotary cutter and quilting ruler just like you cut strips to make 9-patch blocks in my 9-patch quilt tutorial.

## How wide should Binding be?

Cut enough strips (bias or crossgrain) to go around the quilt plus 8″ for cornering and seams. Strip width can vary from 2″ to 2 1/2″ and even wider if you prefer a larger binding than the traditional 1/4″ width. Quilt binding strips are generally sewn together with a diagonal seam for the most inconspicuous joining.

## How many yards do I need for 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.

## How much material do I need calculator?

Length in feet x Width in feet x Depth in feet (inches divided by 12). Take the total and divide by 27 (the amount of cubic feet in a yard). The final figure will be the estimated amount of cubic yards required.