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Thread: Bias Binding Help Needed

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    Senior Member bjcombs2022's Avatar
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    Is there a measurement table some place that will tell me how much fabric I will need for a 2 1/4 inch binding that has to go around a king size quilt that is 392 inches?

    Bonnie, in Missouri where the sun is shinging, the sky is blue and the snow is melting!

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    I'm not really sure, but I saw a YouTube video for a bias ruler and it says you can get about 250-280 inches of 2 1/2 bias from a half yard of fabric. Obviously, more if you go smaller than 2 1/2".

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gJN2dyYlIQ

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    quilterscache.com has a formula for the math.

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    If you are making continuous bias binding, a 34 X 34 inch square will yield 410"...

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    And if your quilt is square/rectangular, it doesn't have to be on the bias...

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    Around 10 strips WOF sewn together should give you plenty, that comes to about 2/3 to 3/4 of a yard. Someone correct me if I'm too far off.
    Oops, reread and you wanted bias. I think someone already gave you a good measurement for that.

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    392 (linear measurement of all four edges) X 2.25 (width of binding) = 882 square inches (the square root tells you that you need about a 30" sq of fabric or similar - 42" X 21" )

    I add some extra square inches to the measurement of all four sides to allow for the seam allowance to sew your trapezoid together and for a bit of fudge factor. Rather than 392, I would start with 440. 440 X 2.25 = 990 (square root: 32 square inches)

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    Thank you all so much for your replies! I was guessing I was going to be short of fabric and you confirmed it! Thanks for the help!

    Bonnie

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    i just figure how many 2 1/4 inch cuts i can get out of a yard and then times that X 40 inches long. then see if that is enough.

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