# How do you calculate quilt binding?

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## How much bias binding do I need?

*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 two inches. This is the size of the square you need to cut for bias binding.

## How wide do I cut fabric for binding?

Cut strips of fabric four times wider than the desired width of the finished binding. For example, if you want a finished binding that’s 1/2 inch wide, cut strips that are 2 inches wide (1/2 inch x 4 = 2). Fold the strip in half lengthwise with the wrong sides together (see a in the following figure).

## How do you calculate yardage 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.

## What size should a quilt 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.

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## How much is a fat quarter binding?

One fat quarter of fabric makes approximately 5 yards of bias binding.

## How do you make a double fold quilt binding?

Open up the strips and press the seam allowances to one side. Once you have one long strip of fabric, fold it in half lengthwise, wrong sides together, matching up the two long raw edges. Press the fold. This is double fold binding!

## What are the measurements of a queen size quilt?

Standard Quilt Sizes

Bed Type Mattress Size (inches) Comforter 12 in drop
Twin XL 39 x 80 63 x 92
Full 54 x 75 78 x 87
Queen 60 x 80 84 x 92
King 78 x 80 102 x 92

## How wide should Bias Binding be for a quilt?

Generally, the width of double-fold binding is set between 2 and 2 ½ inches. If you want the binding to be the same on the front and back, then keep the width 2 inches. Furthermore, if you want the binding to be wider on the back, then keep the width 2 ½ at the back.