How much fabric do I need to bind a king size quilt?

How do I calculate how much fabric I need for a quilt binding?

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 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
1 1/2″ 5/8 3/4
2″ 5/8 7/8

How much fabric do I need for continuous bias binding?

Continuous Bias Formula

  1. 360″ of bias x 4 1/2″ wide = 1620 ÷ 42″ wide fabric = 38.57″ ÷ 36 = 1.07 yards of fabric.
  2. 220″ of bias x 3″ wide = 660 / 42″ wide fabric = 15.72″ / 36 = 0.436 yards.
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How do you calculate fabric?

Figure out how much fabric you need with this formula:

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