Do you need backing for a quilt?
If your quilt top is wider or longer than the width or length of your backing fabric, you will need to piece the backing. If seams are necessary, you need to decide whether your want them to be horizontal or vertical on the back of the quilt. If your quilt is 40 to 60″ wide, horizontal seams save on yardage.
How many yo yos do you need to make a quilt?
A lap-sized quilt will require about 486 yo-yos, while a twin-size quilt will require about 1,452 yo-yos. Cut plenty of fabric circles ahead and take along with you to sew when you are waiting for appointments or on your lunch break.
How many yards do I need for a quilt backing?
Take your backing length measurement and multiply it by the number of WOFs you need. 74″ x 2 = 148″ This is how many inches of fabric you need. Now, divide that number by 36″ to get how much yardage you need. Round up to the nearest ¼ yard and you get 4 ¼ yards.