108″ backing is great for king or queen sized quilt, but a touch overkill for baby blankets. Now everyone get their supplies: pencil, paper, calculator, your quilt top and something to measure it with (cutting mat or measuring tape), that half empty bottle of Advil or the rest of the wine.
How much backing fabric do I need for 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.
How do I calculate how much backing I need for a quilt?
Take your backing length measurement and multiply it by the number of WOFs you need. 74″ x 2 = 148″ This is how many inches of fabric you need. Now, divide that number by 36″ to get how much yardage you need. Round up to the nearest ¼ yard and you get 4 ¼ yards.
How many fat quarters do I need for a queen size quilt?
I printed these out on cardstock and use them all the time. I recently read that it takes about 30 fat quarters for a queen sized quilt and 40 for a king sized quilt; not sure about the double size, but I’d guess 20 or so since the above is increased by 10. A full sized quilt is about 81 X 88 inches.
How much bigger does quilt backing need to be?
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 big is a queen size quilt?
Standard Quilt Sizes
|Bed Type||Mattress Size (inches)||Comforter 12 in drop|
|Twin XL||39 x 80||63 x 92|
|Full||54 x 75||78 x 87|
|Queen||60 x 80||84 x 92|
|King||78 x 80||102 x 92|
How do you calculate yardage for quilt backing?
If your quilt is wider than 60″, you may use one or two vertical seams to piece the backing.
- Quilt top length x 2 + 12. Divide by 36″ to determine yardage.
- Example for a 70×84″ quilt top: 84″ x 2 = 168″. 168″ + 12 =180″. 180″ divided by 36″ = 5 yards.
How much backing do I need for a 5 WEL reel?
A five-weight reel generally takes between 80 to 120 yards of backing, depending on the line being used, reel arbor size, and design. When you get up to bigger fish or outfit sizes you might want to move up to 30 lb. backing.
What size quilt can I make with 12 fat quarters?
All you need for a great sized lap quilt is 12 fat quarters! This quilt will finish around 57″ x 70″. A great lap size quilt that comes together so quickly!
Should the batting be the same size as the backing?
The batting also needs to be larger than the top but not larger than the backing. I can always trim the batting if it is too large but harder to make it bigger if too small, although I have pieced batting together as needed with satisfactory results it is always best to do that before sending it to the longarm quilter.
How much bigger should your batting be than quilt top?
As for your batting and backing, they should be both cut 6-8 inches larger than the quilt top.
Do I quilt or bind first?
Binding a Quilt: a Complete Tutorial. Binding a quilt is the final step in finishing. Before you bind, you need to somehow “quilt” your quilt. This means to attach the front and back, with batting in between.