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Quilt Math: Common Quilt Sizing Charts

January 28, 2021

Here are a few quick quilt measurement cheat sheets, to reduce your quilt math stress!  These easy charts will help you get the right measurements for your quilts without breaking out the calculator.  

In here we will answer: 

  • How much backing and binding do I need for my quilt? 
  • What size are different types of quilts? 
  • How many squares can I cut from a fat quarter?
  • How do I convert yardage measurements?

Click here to download the charts in a PDF. 

 

1. How much backing and binding do I need? 

Backing and Binding yardage chart for quilts

2. Quilt Size Chart

Common Quilt Sizes

3. Fat Quarters: How many squares can I cut from a fat quarter?

Fat Quarter Math Chart for Quilters

4. Convert yards to decimals to centimeters. 

Yardage conversion chart

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6 comments


  • I printed this quilt size and material list to put into my sewing guides folder/notebook. This will be most helpful for me when I need this information. Thank you, Sarah.

    Velma Dagley on

  • Thanks for encouraging and grooming us in this great craft

    Carmel Fernandopulle on

  • I look forward to your emails every morning. I have learned so much from you and ordered numerous times and have never been disappointed. My best buy is the lighted seam ripper and believe me it gets a workout.

    Sharon Jones on

  • Love it when I can ask a question about, how many, and can get an immediate answer. This was extremely helpful. Thank you, so much.

    Jean Gillenwater on

  • What a great thing to put on your site; learned a lot by reading the above, Thank you!

    Cheryl A Arnold on


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