# Frequent question: How many strips quilt binding?

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

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 wide should strips be for quilt binding?

Cut enough strips (bias or crossgrain) to go around the quilt plus 8″ for cornering and seams. Strip width can vary from 2″ to 2 1/2″ and even wider if you prefer a larger binding than the traditional 1/4″ width. Quilt binding strips are generally sewn together with a diagonal seam for the most inconspicuous joining.

## How much bias tape do I need for a quilt?

The entire length of your binding should be equal to the perimeter of the quilt plus 15 to 20 inches.

## How much bias binding do I need?

*The mathematical formula for this is: Multiply the number of inches around the quilt (the perimeter) by the width of your bias binding strips. Take the square root of that answer and add three inches. This is the probably the size of the square you need to cut for bias binding.

## How much 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.

## Should quilt binding be cut on the bias?

For a square quilt straight grain binding, meaning fabric strips cut cross grain or length-wise grain, will work well. If, however, you’re binding a quilt with curved edges, you’ll want to cut bias strips for your binding. The stretch in the bias makes it easier to maneuver the binding around the quilt’s curved edges.

## What widths does bias binding come?

Commercially made bias binding is available in different widths ranging from about 1cm (1/2 inch) to about 14cms (5½ inches). Of course, if you make your own you can make any width you like. Bias binding comes in single fold bias and double fold bias.

## How much fabric do I need for continuous bias binding?

Example: 360″ of bias x 4 1/2″ wide = 1620 ÷ 42″ wide fabric = 38.57″ ÷ 36 = 1.07 yards of fabric. 220″ of bias x 3″ wide = 660 / 42″ wide fabric = 15.72″ / 36 = 0.436 yards.