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How do I calculate the fabric for my binding?



         
     

 

 Follow the steps below

 

 

Measure the width of the quilt and multiply by 2

Measure the length of the quilt and multiply by 2

 

Add those two numbers together + 12

 

Divide by 43

 

This will give you the number of strips you need.

(Always round up to the next number)

 

Last, multiply the width of your desired binding by the number of strips to get the amount of fabric you need.

 

 

Example Quilt:

Quilt measures 49” x 64”

 

49”  x 2 = 98”

64”  x 2 = 128”

 

98 + 128+ 12 = 238

 

238 divided by 43 = 5.54

 

Round up to 6.  That is the number of strips you will need.

 

If you want a 2 ½” binding,  multiply 6 x 2.5 = 15”.

I always get a little more than I need in case of error.