How do I calculate how much fabric I need for a quilt binding?
How to calculate the yardage necessary for binding
- Determine the perimeter of the quilt by adding together two times the length and two times the width of the quilt. …
- Divide the number of inches of required binding by 40. …
- Multiply the number of strips (7) by the width of the strip (2½”) and you need 17½” of fabric.
How do you calculate fabric 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 much yardage do I need for bias binding?
for both Bias Cut and Straight Cut Binding
|Cut width of binding||Fabric needed to make binding lengths of:|
|0 to 200″||200 – 350″|
|1″||1/2 yd||5/8 yd|
How much fabric do I need for continuous bias binding?
Continuous Bias Formula
- 360″ of bias x 4 1/2″ wide = 1620 ÷ 42″ wide fabric = 38.57″ ÷ 36 = 1.07 yards of fabric.
- 220″ of bias x 3″ wide = 660 / 42″ wide fabric = 15.72″ / 36 = 0.436 yards.
How do you calculate fabric?
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.