Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: How much fabric for backing? Lap and Queen size quilts

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Beautiful BC
    Posts
    544
    Blog Entries
    1

    How much fabric for backing? Lap and Queen size quilts

    My local chain fabric shop has a huge sale on New Year's Day. I am planning two quilts between now and May. One will be lap sized, the other a queen.

    Please give me an idea of how much backing fabric I may need for each size.

    Thank you.
    Proud Parent of two Dwight Canada Students

    http://dwightcanada.org/

  2. #2
    Power Poster alikat110's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Waco, Texas
    Posts
    14,966
    Blog Entries
    9
    This greatly seems on the pattern used and the dimensions of the completed quilts.

  3. #3
    Super Member EasyPeezy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    2,144
    This can vary a lot. Here's a calculator for backing and batting. Hope this helps.http://www.quiltersparadiseesc.com/C...Calculator.php

  4. #4
    Super Member patchsamkim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Fox Valley Wisconsin
    Posts
    1,926
    For a queen size I usually figure about 6 yards. Lap quilts can vary in size, but 4 yards should be enough for most lap quilts. If you don't have enough, you could piece what you have, and add a border of another fabric to make the quilt back larger.

  5. #5
    Super Member dunster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Albany, Oregon
    Posts
    9,959
    It also depends on the width of the backing fabric, how much piecing you're willing to do, and whether you're using a longarmer who wants 4" all around vs. doing it yourself and being satisfied with only an inch or two. Sometimes you can drastically reduce the amount of fabric needed just by putting an attractive stripe across the backing using scraps or orphan blocks.

  6. #6
    Super Member Iamquilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Central Minnesota
    Posts
    1,752
    Blog Entries
    3
    since I hand quilt all my quilts -- for a queen size which I make 90x108 I will get 7 yds. I wash my fabric before and that allows for shrinkage and enough for binding.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.