# How many yards of fabric do I need for a patchwork quilt?

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

Most quilting fabric has a usable width of about 40 inches, often a bit more. Divide 40 inches by 3-7/8 inches, the size of your squares. The answer, 10.32, is the number of 3-7/8 inch cuts you can make across the width of the fabric. Slide that back to a whole number, 10 cuts.

## How many yards of fabric do I need to make a quilt?

You’ll need approx. 1.5 yards of fabric with 42 inches of width to make a quilt of 36” x 50”. If you pick a quilt size larger than 42 inches, it may cost you up to 3.5 yards of fabric. The only idea that stands between you and quilting is the quilt calculator.

## How many squares does it take to make a patchwork quilt?

How Many Squares – Quilt Making Basics

Square Size Fat Quarter Half Yard
3″ 42 7 W x 6 H 84 14 W x 6 H
3 1/2″ 30 6 W x 5 H 60 12 W x 5 H
4″ 20 5 W x 4 H 40 10 W x 4 H
4 1/2″ 16 4 W x 4 H 36 9 W x 4 H

## How many yards of fabric do I need to make a queen size quilt?

A standard queen size quilt that is 88 inches wide and 96 inches long takes about 8 yards of fabric for the front of the quilt and another 8 yards of fabric for the back of the quilt, depending on the pattern and fabric you choose.

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## 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 yards do I need for 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.

## What size is a 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

## 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.
7. Time to color your project.
8. Don’t be afraid to try more variations.

## What size is a single patchwork quilt?

UK/ US Mattress and Quilt Comparison

UK Bed Size UK Dimensions US Finished Quilt Sizes
Cot 28” x 52” (2′ 6”) 36” x 54”
Single 36” x 75” (3′) 54” x 90”
Double 54” x 75” (4′ 6”) 72” x 90”
King 60” x 78” (5′) 90” x 108”
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## How many yards does it take to make a full size fitted sheet?

Full or Double Flat Sheet: 81″x96″. This equals, lengthwise, a smidge over two and two-third yards of 81″ fabric. The fabric is wide enough, however, that you can turn it the other way if the print works sideways. Widthwise, the fabric equals 2.25 yards of 96″-wide fabric.