# Question: What size should a quilt binding be?

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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

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.

## 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
Approximate Size Twin
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.

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