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

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## How many inches of binding do I need?

The entire length of your binding should be equal to the perimeter of the quilt plus 15 to 20 inches. Using a Binding Tool makes the process even easier!

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

Yardage to Buy for Double Fold Binding

Yardage of Fabric to buy for 3/8″ or 3/4″ Double Fold Binding
Approximate Size Queen
84″ x 92″
1. Inches of Binding 352”
2. Yardage to buy for 3/8″ finished width of Binding 3/4 yd.

## How do you calculate 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 is a fat quarter binding?

One fat quarter of fabric makes approximately 5 yards of bias binding. The length of the binding varies depending on how wide your strips are cut. Lightly starch and press fat quarter to remove any wrinkles.

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## How do you make endless bias binding?

How to Make Continuous Bias Tape

1. Cut the Square on the Diagonal.
2. Stitch the Triangles Right Sides Together.
3. Mark the Strips Parallel to the Longest Sides.
4. Bring the Short Ends Together.
5. Offset the Rows by 1 Strip.
6. Stitch Seam and Press Open.
7. Cut Continuous Bias Tape Strips.
8. Press the Continuous Bias Tape.

## How wide should Bias Binding be?

It typically comes 1/2 inch and 1 inch wide–which is sometimes packaged as “quilt binding”. Double-fold bias tape has a variety of uses, mostly as a binding over raw edges. It can be used around arm holes and edges (yellow vest), as a waistband and around leg holes (the perfect diaper cover).

## How do I figure out how much fabric I need?

Figure out how much fabric you need with this formula:

1. Width of fabric divided by width of one piece equals the number of pieces that fit into width (rounded down to the whole number).
2. Total number of pieces divided by number of pieces that fit into width equals number of rows you need.

## How wide do I cut fabric for binding?

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). Fold the strip in half lengthwise with the wrong sides together (see a in the following figure).