Calculate Fabric Required for Borders, Backing and Binding
Begin by entering the width and length of the quilt top (in inches). Be sure to take your measurements across the center of the quilt top. If measurements at the edges differ from those at the center, ease the borders while sewing. This helps to square up the quilt top and keep the borders from being wavy.
Select a border style and enter your planned border widths and fabric widths. If not calculating yardage required for borders, set the border widths to 0.
Click the "Calculate" button. Your results will appear on the right in bold text below the measurement illustration.
Measure width and length across the center of the quilt
Fabric required for backing: 3 yards
Number of seams: 1 horizontal seam
Backing dimensions: 53 X 62 inches
7 - 2.5 inch strips required for on grain binding
Fabric required for binding: 1/2 yard
The number of strips is rounded up to the next whole strip.
Yardages are rounded up to the next 1/8 yard.
* Calculations add 1/2 inch to border widths for 1/4 inch seam allowances.
** Backing margin is the number of inches that the backing extends beyond the quilt top at each edge and is necessary during longarm quilting.