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

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## How many yards do I need for a quilt?

Backing fabrics: 3–5 yards because you want enough for a standard-size quilt. If you end up needing more, you can select a second fabric and piece the back.

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

For example, with a 14-inch drop, a twin quilt typically is 70 inches wide and 90 inches long. Seventy multiplied by 90 equals 6,300, plus 20 percent equals 7,560, divided by 1,296 equals 5.8, rounded up is 6. Each of the top and underside requires a minimum of 6 yards of fabric.

## How do I calculate 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 many yards do I need to make a full size blanket?

A yard of fabric will always be 36 inches long, but they vary in width from 36 to 60 inches. Let’s say that the yard of material you want to use is 36 inches long and 60 inches wide; you will need up to three yards of fabric to make a full-size blanket.

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## What size is a full 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 much bigger should the backing be than the quilt top?

Size of the back: must be at least 6″ wider on each side, top and bottom, than your quilt top. A total of 12″ larger than your quilt top. Trim the top and bottom edges of your backing so they are straight and square.

## How many yards is a twin XL?

Twin Extra Long Flat Sheet: 66″x102″. This equals a little over two and three-quarter yards of 66″-wide fabric. Full or Double Flat Sheet: 81″x96″. This equals, lengthwise, a smidge over two and two-third yards of 81″ fabric.

## How many yards is a twin?

One twin sheet yields approximately 6 yards. That is about 2+ in the fitted sheet (52″), 2 3/4+ (66″) in the flat sheet and two fat quarters in the pillow case. Can’t beat that at the fabric store!

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