How much extra fabric do I need for machine quilting?

How much bigger should your batting be than quilt top?

To ensure you have “wiggle” room, you want your batting to be 2” bigger all around. That means you will add 4” to the width and 4” to the length of the pieced top to determine the size of the batting layer.

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

Most quilting fabric has a usable width of about 40 inches, often a bit more. Divide 40 inches by 3-7/8 inches, the size of your squares. The answer, 10.32, is the number of 3-7/8 inch cuts you can make across the width of the fabric. Slide that back to a whole number, 10 cuts.

How much bigger should your backing 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. Press your backing.

How much extra batting do I need for a quilt?

What Size Batting Do You Need? You want your batting to be larger than your quilt top (front) by about 4″ bigger than the length and height and slightly smaller than your quilt back. In other words the backing should be the biggest of the three layers.

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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 fabric do I need for a 9 patch quilt?

Amount of Fabric Needed

For our nine patch quilt tutorial we purchased 1 1/2 yards of dark fabric and 5/8 yard of light fabric. For security, most quilters buy a quarter yard or so of extra fabric and add it to their stash if they don’t use it.

How many yards of fabric does it take to make a blanket?

You can allocate two to four yards of fabric to make a blanket. A small-size blanket like the baby blanket or crib blanket can use a yard for each piece, while the slightly bigger child blanket will need one and a half yards each.