How do I calculate how much fabric I need for a quilt?
Multiply the number of strips required by the width of block. In our example, this would by 5.5″ times by 3 strips = 16.5″ of fabric. Thus, in order to cut 18 5.5″ squares out of 45″-wide quilting cotton, we will require 16.5″ (almost half a yard) of fabric measured along the selvage edge.
How much fabric do I need to back a quilt?
Take the length of your quilt and double it, adding a half yard to your total. The extra half yard is allowance for shrinkage and uneven cutting. If you have a quilt top that is 70 inches per side, you need at least 140 (+18) inches for the back. Ideally you want this in one length, or two 79″ lengths.
How many yards of fabric do I need for 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.
What is the best size for a lap blanket?
Lap Blanket Size: A lap blanket is made to fit over a wheelchair or someone in a sitting position. Lap blanket sizes typically range from 32″ to 48″ wide by 35″ x 40″ length.
What is a high loft quilt?
Loft is another measure of a quilt’s warmth based on its height/thickness. To give you an idea: • Light Loft is the equivalent to 300 GSM or two blankets. • High Loft is the equivalent to approximately 450 GSM or 3 blankets. • Super Loft is the equivalent to 500 GSM or 5 blankets.