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Binding Charts

for both Bias Cut and Straight Cut Binding

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There are two basic types of binding, straight grain binding (which includes cross grain binding) and bias binding. Straight grain binding is binding that is cut in strips along the grain of a piece of fabric parallel to the selvedge. Crossgrain binding is also cut in strips along the grain but it is cut from selvedge to selvedge. Bias binding is binding that is cut at a 45 degree angle from the selvedge. For a general overview of how to attach binding, see the tutorial on Quilt Binding Basics.

Bias Cut Binding*
Cut width of binding Fabric needed to make binding lengths of: 
  0 to 200" 200 - 350" 350 - 500"
1" 1/2 yd 5/8 yd 3/4 yd
1 1/2" 5/8 3/4 7/8
2" 5/8 7/8 1
2 1/2" 3/4 7/8 1 1/8
3" 3/4 1 1 1/8
3 1/2" 7/8 1 1 1/4
4" 7/8 1 1/8 1 3/8
4 1/2" 7/8 1 1/8 1 3/8
5" 1 1 1/4 1 1/2

 

*The mathematical formula for this is: Multiply the number of inches around the quilt (the perimeter) by the width of your bias binding strips. Take the square root of that answer and add two inches.  This is the size of the square you need to cut for bias binding. 

For more information, download the illustrated tutorial.  This extensive illustrated tutorial discusses not only three types of bindings and when they should be used but also six other edge finishes. Complete instructions are given for six different methods of making bias binding, including two for continuous bias binding. Yardage charts are included for each method. In addition, this tutorial includes information on how to attach bias binding to your quilt, how to create mitered corners, and offers three different methods of joining the loose ends of the binding. A sneak peek is available here.
 

Straight Grain Binding
Cut width of bindingFabric needed to make binding lengths of:
  0 to 150" 150 to 200" 200 - 350" 350 - 450" 450-500"
1" 1/4 1/4 1/3 3/8 1/2
1 1/2" 1/4 1/3 1/2 5/8 5/8
2" 1/3 1/3 5/8 3/4 7/8
2 1/2" 1/3 1/2 3/4 1 1
3" 3/8 1/2 7/8 1 1/8 1 1/4
3 1/2" 1/2 5/8 1 1 1/4 1 1/3
4" 1/2 5/8 1 1/8 1 1/2 1 1/2
4 1/2" 5/8 2/3 1 1/4 1 5/8 1 3/4
5" 5/8 3/4 1 1/3 1 3/4 1 7/8

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