# How many inches of binding do I need for a queen size quilt?

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## How many strips of binding do I need for a queen size quilt?

For example: a queen size quilt may be 102” x 112” —-> 102 + 102 + 112 + 112 = 428 + 10 = 438 ÷ 40 =10.95 =11 strips cut on the width of fabric. Many patterns will tell you how many strips to cut.

## How do I figure out how much binding I need for a quilt?

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.

## What is the best size for binding?

The standard choice is 2 1/4″ or 2 1/2″ depending on how wide you want your finished binding to look. They are both attached in the same way. Consider the thickness or loft of your quilt as this will affect the finished look of the binding. I like a narrow look so I chose 2 1/4″.

## How wide should I cut my binding strips?

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).

## How much binding do you need for a baby quilt?

The entire length of your binding should be equal to the perimeter of the quilt plus 15 to 20 inches.

## What size strips for bias tape maker?

Usually, strips should be twice as wide as the size of the finished tape. On these tape makers, you can see some numbers. I have ½ inch and 25 mm tape makers – that’s the width of the final strips.

## Should quilt binding be cut on the bias?

For a square quilt straight grain binding, meaning fabric strips cut cross grain or length-wise grain, will work well. If, however, you’re binding a quilt with curved edges, you’ll want to cut bias strips for your binding. The stretch in the bias makes it easier to maneuver the binding around the quilt’s curved edges.

## How much bias binding do I need?

for both Bias Cut and Straight Cut Binding

Cut width of binding Fabric needed to make binding lengths of:
1″ 1/2 yd 5/8 yd
1 1/2″ 5/8 3/4
2″ 5/8 7/8
2 1/2″ 3/4 7/8

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

Based on a standard queen comforter size of 90 inches wide by 95 inches long, you need a bare minimum of 11 yards, but 12 yards adds extra for straightening the fabric. Purchase an additional one to two yards if the fabric has a pattern or stripes you must match.

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