If the size of your seam allowance is the regular ¼”, the ideal width for your quilt binding strips will range from 2” to 2 ½”. It all depends on your preferences. It can also be wider if you prefer a larger binding than the standard ¼” seam allowance width.
How do you measure binding?
How to calculate the yardage necessary for binding
- Determine the perimeter of the quilt by adding together two times the length and two times the width of the quilt. …
- Divide the number of inches of required binding by 40. …
- Multiply the number of strips (7) by the width of the strip (2½”) and you need 17½” of fabric.
How much binding do I need for a full size quilt?
The entire length of your binding should be equal to the perimeter of the quilt plus 15 to 20 inches.
How much binding do I need for a twin quilt?
Yardage to Buy for Double Fold Binding
|Yardage of Fabric to buy for 3/8″ or 3/4″ Double Fold Binding|
|63″ x 87″|
|1.||Inches of Binding||300”|
|2.||Yardage to buy for 3/8″ finished width of Binding||5/8 yd.|
How many yards of fabric does it take to bind 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.