Interactive Binding Calculator

Need to calculate how much fabric or how many strips you need
to make your binding?

Use the handy calculator below to do the math for your binding calculations.

The Binding Calculator

The calculator works in inches or centimeters … just select which one you want, then plug in your numbers! Your answer will be given in whichever unit of measurement you indicate (inches or centimeters).

Some important tips on quilt binding:

  • Straight Grain Binding is intended for quilts with straight edges.
  • You can use Bias Grain Binding on any quilt, but you MUST use it if your quilt has scallops or any curved edges. Bias binding will have the stretchiness you will need to go around those curves.  A good thing to know about Bias Binding is that it is considered to be more durable than straight grain binding.
  • If you are binding scalloped edges, be sure to measure along the scalloped edges for your length and width instead of just straight through the quilt so that you will get a more accurate measurement.

For an in-depth primer on fabric grain, check out this blog post.

A nifty notion: If you are making scalloped edges, this little tool by Quilt in a Day is great at helping you figure out how to measure and cut your scallops so they turn out even on all sides.(The image at right is an Amazon Affiliate link. If you click on it, I will get a small commission on any purchase you make.)