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

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The quilt backing needs to be larger than the quilt top to allow extra for fabric that is taken up during quilting and for stabilization when using a quilting frame. Always add 8″ to both the length and width measurements so you have an extra 4″ of fabric all around.

## How many yards of fabric do I need for a full size 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 fabric do I need to back a quilt?

Take the length of your quilt and double it, adding a half yard to your total. The extra half yard is allowance for shrinkage and uneven cutting. If you have a quilt top that is 70 inches per side, you need at least 140 (+18) inches for the back. Ideally you want this in one length, or two 79″ lengths.

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## How much bigger should the backing be than the quilt top?

Size of the back: must be at least 6″ wider on each side, top and bottom, than your quilt top. A total of 12″ larger than your quilt top. Trim the top and bottom edges of your backing so they are straight and square.

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

Typically, three horizontal strips of fabric are pieced together to cover a queen-size quilt. For example, if your finished quilt width with allowance is 126 inches, you need 3 1/2 yards of fabric to go across it.

## How much 108 backing do I need for a quilt?

You need a quilt back that is at least 103”x 110” (just add 4” to each side). If you quilt back is 108” wide, you will need at least 110” aka 3.05 or 3 1/8 yards (110 divided by 36). We suggest you also add 1/8 yard for shrinkage which means you need to purchase 3 ¼ yards.

## How big is a full size quilt?

Standard Quilt Sizes

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

## Can I use a sheet for quilt backing?

We’ll talk about this in more details, but here’s the short story: you can ABSOLUTELY use bed sheets for quilt backs! There’s a few obvious benefits to this: No piecing together a quilt back! This is the best benefit – just buy a sheet big enough to back your quilt and you don’t need to piece it together!

## How much fabric do I need for a 9 patch quilt?

Amount of Fabric Needed

For our nine patch quilt tutorial we purchased 1 1/2 yards of dark fabric and 5/8 yard of light fabric. For security, most quilters buy a quarter yard or so of extra fabric and add it to their stash if they don’t use it.

## How many fat quarters do I need to make a quilt?

Fat Quarter Pile Up. All you need for a great sized lap quilt is 12 fat quarters!

## How do you pick fabric for a quilt?

5 Tips for Picking Quilt Fabric

1. Tip 1: Pick a pre-cut.
2. Tip 2: Stick with one designer.
3. Tip 3: Mind the fabric print scale.
4. Tip 4: Choose fabric that you LOVE.
5. Tip 5: Use GO! Quilt.