Question: How much backing do I need for a queen size quilt?

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.

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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