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Thread: I need some help on binding amounts!!

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    I need some help on binding amounts!!

    I've made a lap quilt for my nephew...... 52" x 64". I did the math and will need 232" (6 1/2 yds) of binding to go around the edge. I don't remember how much binding you get (2 1/4" wide) from 1/2 yard of fabric using the continuous method. I know someone here will be able to tell me..... at least I hope someone will.

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    Thank you, thank you, NanaCsews2. What a great chart. I'm printing it to put it in my quilting folder of must know facts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NanaCsews2 View Post
    Holy Moly Batman.....this is a super duper chart and amount of information. Thank you for sharing
    Yes that is a real picture of my hometown Temecula, California. We feature premiere Wineries, World Class Golf Courses, Pechanga Indian Casino and Hot Air Balloons

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    If one tends to misplace charts - which I do -

    A fairly easy way for me to figure out 'how much I need'

    Figure out the perimeter of the item - (the length of the four sides) - I add at least 20 inches to allow for corners (on a big quilt to allow for possible shifting of where to splice for corners and joining the ends

    multiply by the width of the binding

    and divide that by (usable width of fabric x 36)

    In your case, this is how I would figure out how much I needed.

    perimeter length multiplied by width of binding = square inches of fabric needed
    (52 + 52 + 64 + 64 + 20) * 2.25) = square inches of fabric needed
    252 * 2.25 = 567 square inches

    square inches of fabric needed divided by (how many square inches are in a yard)
    567 / (40 * 36) = exact yardage needed

    567 / 1440 = .39375

    This, of course, does not allow for pattern matching, or any extra for cutting errors.

    3/8 = 0.375
    1/2 = 0.500

    I would buy at least 1/2 yard of fabric for a 2.25 inch binding on a 52 x 64 item

    The show off way of entering it in my calculator would be like this:

    ((2*52 + 2*64 + 20) * 2.25) / (40*36) = .39375
    Last edited by bearisgray; 10-08-2012 at 07:44 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
    If one tends to misplace charts - which I do -

    A fairly easy way for me to figure out 'how much I need'

    Figure out the perimeter of the item - (the length of the four sides) - I add at least 20 inches to allow for corners (on a big quilt to allow for possible shifting of where to splice for corners and joining the ends

    multiply by the width of the binding

    and divide that by (usable width of fabric x 36)

    In your case, this is how I would figure out how much I needed.

    perimeter length multiplied by width of binding = square inches of fabric needed
    (52 + 52 + 64 + 64 + 20) * 2.25) = square inches of fabric needed
    252 * 2.25 = 567 square inches

    square inches of fabric needed divided by (how many square inches are in a yard)
    567 / (40 * 36) = exact yardage needed

    567 / 1440 = .39375

    This, of course, does not allow for pattern matching, or any extra for cutting errors.

    3/8 = 0.375
    1/2 = 0.500

    I would buy at least 1/2 yard of fabric for a 2.25 inch binding on a 52 x 64 item

    The show off way of entering it in my calculator would be like this:

    ((2*52 + 2*64 + 20) * 2.25) / (40*36) = .39375
    I think the original question was 'using the continues method' will this work for that ???
    Yes that is a real picture of my hometown Temecula, California. We feature premiere Wineries, World Class Golf Courses, Pechanga Indian Casino and Hot Air Balloons

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    I usually cut 8-10 strips WOF. No math here. I save any leftovers for scrap bindings.
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    ​Since I hate math, the chart is super!

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