How much backing fabric do I need for a queen size quilt?
Typically, three horizontal strips of fabric are pieced together to cover a queen-size quilt. For example, if your finished quilt width with allowance is 126 inches, you need 3 1/2 yards of fabric to go across it.
How many yards 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.
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 inches of backing do I need for a quilt?
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 much bigger should the backing be than the quilt top?
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.
How big is a queen size 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|