This calculator calculates the amount of fabric required to bind your quilt given
the quilt's dimensions (width and length) and the binding strip width.
The calculator provides 2 calculations:
To use the calculator, specify the width of the fabric (the calculator defaults to a value of 43 inches) along with the width and length of the quilt, and the desired binding strip width. The calculator provides:
Note on Flange Binding: a flange binding consists of 2 fabric strips sewn together along the long edge; the two strips may be of different fabrics. One strip is 1/4" wider than the other to account for the seam allowance when sewn together. If you are making a flange binding and need to calculate the yardage required, simply run the binding calculator twice, once for each strip taking care to specify the correct binding strip width for each strip.
Slit 'N Sew Drunkard's Path Template
Our Drunkard's Path templates are among the most popular in the market with over 15,000 sets sold! Why? Because with the Slit 'N SewTMmethod you do curved piecing by sewing straight so even confident beginners can do it! Explore the versatility of the Drunkard's Path with these templates which are available in 4 sizes: 4 inch finished, 6 inch finished, 8 inch finished, and 12 inch finished.
"Regular" Binding Calculations
Bias Binding Calculations
Bias strips are cut on the diagonal from a square or rectangular piece of fabric
(see diagrams to the right).
The calculator calculates how much fabric is needed using both approaches:
In both cases, the calculator adds some margin to the calculation to ensure there is adequate fabric and so you don't need to cut bias strips all the way to the corners of the square or rectangle. (Such strips would be very short and not as useful.)
This calculator is designed and copyrighted by Quilter's Paradise. It is available free to use strictly for non-commercial, personal purposes only. Quilter's Paradise makes no warranty or representation as to the calculator's quality, performance or accuracy, and, in no event, will be liable for any damages resulting from its use. When calculating the amount of fabric required, the calculators calculate what is needed given the information provided. The user of the calculator is responsibile for determining if they want to add additional "just in case" fabric to the calculation and, if so, how much. The user assumes the entire risk as to the calculator's quality, performance and accuracy.
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