# Quilt Yardage Calculator

Quilt Yardage Calculator

## Results

Total Quilt Top Area (in square inches):

Total Border Area (in square inches):

Total Fabric Area Needed (in square inches):

## Quilt Yardage Calculator Formula:

1. Determine Quilt Dimensions:
2. Calculate Total Quilt Top Area:
• Multiply the length (L) by the width (W) to find the total quilt top area in square inches. `Total Quilt Top Area (in square inches) = Length (L) x Width (W)`
3. Add Extra Fabric for Borders (Optional):
• If you plan to add borders to your quilt, determine the desired width of the borders (B). If you’re not adding borders, skip this step.
• Calculate the total border area by adding the border width to both the length and width of the quilt and then multiplying them. `Total Border Area (in square inches) = (L + 2B) x (W + 2B)`
4. Calculate Total Fabric Area:
• If you’re not adding borders, the total fabric area needed is the same as the total quilt top area from Step 2.
• If you’re adding borders, subtract the total border area from the total quilt top area to get the fabric area needed. `Total Fabric Area (in square inches) = Total Quilt Top Area - Total Border Area (if applicable)`
5. Convert Square Inches to Square Yards (Optional):
• If you prefer to work with square yards instead of square inches, you can convert the total fabric area by dividing it by 1,296 (since 1 square yard equals 1,296 square inches). `Total Fabric Area (in square yards) = Total Fabric Area (in square inches) / 1,296`

Now that you have the total fabric area needed in square inches or square yards, you can take this measurement to your fabric store and purchase the appropriate amount of fabric. Remember to consider any additional fabric you may need for backing, binding, or other quilt components.

This quilt yardage calculator provides a simple way to estimate how much fabric you’ll require for your quilt project, whether you decide to add borders or not.