# How much fabric do I need for a quilt back?

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The quilt backing needs to be larger than the quilt top to allow extra for fabric that is taken up during quilting and for stabilization when using a quilting frame. Always add 8″ to both the length and width measurements so you have an extra 4″ of fabric all around.

## How do you calculate backing?

To find out how much backing or batting fabric you need, follow these few steps:

1. Measure your quilt top. …
2. Determine the usable width of your bolt of fabric.
3. Establish if your fabric is directional.
4. We always add 4 inches of extra material to all sides of the quilt (that’s 8″ more in width and length).

## How much fabric do I need for the back of 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.

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## How much backing do I need for a double 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 do I figure out how many yards of fabric I need for a quilt?

A yard of fabric is 36 inches long, so divide the length of fabric required, 11-5/8 inches, by 36 inches. The answer is 0.32 yard (refer to the decimal conversion above if necessary). Bump up the yardage to compensate for errors or shrinkage during pre-wash—in this case, 1/2 yard.

## What is the size of a standard 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 many yards of fabric do I need for a 108 queen size quilt?

If you purchase two yards of 108″ wide backing at \$17.99, your total is \$35.98. That is a savings of over 50% or \$35. Bonus, you will have enough fabric for your binding. The average queen-size quilt (84″ by 92″) will require 7.5 yards of backing and .

## How many fat quarters do I need to make a quilt?

Fat Quarter Pile Up. All you need for a great sized lap quilt is 12 fat quarters!

## How many meters of fabric do I need for a queen size quilt?

Based on a standard queen comforter size of 90 inches wide by 95 inches long, you need a bare minimum of 11 yards, but 12 yards adds extra for straightening the fabric. Purchase an additional one to two yards if the fabric has a pattern or stripes you must match.

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## How much batting do I need for a queen size quilt?

Common Quilt and Batting Sizes

Mattress Type Mattress Dimensions Pre-packaged batting size
Double/Full 54″ x 75″ 81″ x 96″
Queen 60″ x 80″ 90″ x 108″
King 76 – 78″ x 80″ 120″ x 120″
California King 72″ x 84″ 120″ x 120″

## Can I use a sheet for quilt backing?

We’ll talk about this in more details, but here’s the short story: you can ABSOLUTELY use bed sheets for quilt backs! … No piecing together a quilt back! This is the best benefit – just buy a sheet big enough to back your quilt and you don’t need to piece it together!

## What to use for backing a quilt?

Quilting cotton (whether plain or patterned) is overwhelmingly the most popular choice, though patterned can be tricky to piece on a large-scale quilt. Pro Tip If you want a patterned backing on a large quilt but don’t want to take the time to align the fabric, you can use simple bed sheets.