# You asked: How do you cut fabric for quilt binding?

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## Which way do you cut fabric for binding?

Straight-Grain Binding

1. Cut crosswise strips the desired width, cutting enough strips to equal the total length needed. …
2. Position and pin the strips perpendicular to one another with the raw edges aligned and right sides together. …
3. Trim the excess fabric, leaving 1⁄4″ seam allowances.

## How wide do I cut fabric for quilt binding?

It is really important that the corners of your quilt be square at 90 degree angles. Cut binding strips 2 1/2″ wide on lengthwise or crosswise grain of fabric. Place end of two strips perpendicular to each other forming an ‘L’, right sides together.

## How do you cut yardage for 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.

## What is the best size for quilt binding?

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.

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## How much fabric do I need to bind 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.

## Should you wash a quilt before binding it?

We’ve always finished our quilts completely before washing them for the first time. … She prefers to do that because the first washing can distort the shape of a quilt, especially one that is heavily quilted. If the binding is already done, then you’re limited in what you can do to fix the distortion.

## 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.