# Quick Answer: How much extra backing do I need for Longarm Quilting?

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## How much bigger should my quilt backing be?

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 space do you need for a long arm quilting machine?

To comfortably operate you must allow a minimum of 2 feet around the entire sewing machine. This allows the head of the machine to move freely throughout the quilting space and access to all sides of the table. See Figure 1 & 2 for measurements needed to house your longarm machine.

## How much material do I need for the backing of a queen size quilt?

The total yardage needed for a queen size quilt varies with the pattern and fabric used. 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.

## How do you calculate yardage for quilt binding?

How to calculate the yardage necessary for binding

1. Determine the perimeter of the quilt by adding together two times the length and two times the width of the quilt. …
2. Divide the number of inches of required binding by 40. …
3. Multiply the number of strips (7) by the width of the strip (2½”) and you need 17½” of fabric.
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## Is a longarm quilting business profitable?

Total annual profit depends upon your fee structure and the number of orders you complete. If you charge by the square inch, a basic longarm service on a queen size quilt will earn you just under \$100, with a king size coming in at \$125.

## What is the going rate for long arm quilting?

– Overall Simple Edge 2 Edge or Border 2 Border: 2 cents per square inch. – Overall Complex Edge 2 Edge or Border 2 Border: 2.0 to 2.5 cents per square inch. Complexity of design determines the price. Starts at 5.0 cents per square inch.