# How wide should Binding be on a quilt?

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## How do you measure for 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 bias binding for a quilt?

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.

## What is a self binding quilt?

Self-binding is a quick and easy way to bind small quilting projects. Also known as fold-over binding, a self-binding is made from excess backing fabric that’s trimmed to size and folded to the front side of the quilt to enclose the raw edges.

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