# How many yards of binding do I need for a king size quilt?

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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 do you calculate yardage for bias binding?

Measure the edge(s) of your project that will be bound. For example, if you plan to sew bias binding around a quilt that measures 36″ x 36″, you can simply use a tape measure to measure each side. Or, in this case, you can simply multiply 36″ x 4, which equals 144″. You’ll need at least 144” of bias binding.

## How wide should I cut my binding strips?

Cut strips of fabric four times wider than the desired width of the finished binding. For example, if you want a finished binding that’s 1/2 inch wide, cut strips that are 2 inches wide (1/2 inch x 4 = 2).

## How wide should Binding be?

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.

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## 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 big is a king size quilt?

Standard Quilt Sizes

Bed Type Mattress Size (inches) Comforter 12 in drop
Full 54 x 75 78 x 87
Queen 60 x 80 84 x 92
King 78 x 80 102 x 92
Calif. King 72 x 84 96 x 96

## Do you tie a quilt before binding?

If you want to use strip binding on your quilt’s outer edges, you should tie your knots before you do your binding. On the other hand, if you want to use the pillowcase style (where you sew along the outer edges of your quilt then turn it inside out), you should do your tying after you’re done binding.

## Does binding need to 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.