# How many yards does it take to make a pillow?

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## How much fabric does it take to make a pillow?

A standard bed pillow measures 20-by-26 inches; it needs 5/8 yard of 54-inch fabric. A queen-size pillow is 20 by 30 inches; it needs 1 1/8 yards. A 20-by-36-inch king pillow needs 1 1/4 yards. More fabric may be needed to match patterns or stripes, but pillows usually are so small that’s not an issue.

## How much fabric do I need to make a 16×16 pillow?

fabric {1/2 yard is good for a 16 X 16 or smaller pillow}

## How many yards of fabric do I need for a 22 pillow?

Basic Square Pillow

SIZE Fabric Repeat: 0″ TRIM
16″ 1/2 yd 2 yds
18″ 1/2 yd 2 1/4 yds
20″ 2/3 yd 2 1/3 yds
22″ 2/3 yd 2 1/2 yds

## How do you measure yards for pillows?

One piece of fabric 54 inches wide and 16 1/2 inches long produces two cushion pieces. If you need more cushion pieces, multiply the number of sets by the cut length. For example, if you need eight cushion pieces, multiply the cut length of 16 1/2 by 4 and divide by 36 for the number of yards of fabric.

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## How much bigger should a pillowcase be than the pillow?

Opt for a pillowcase measuring 1/2 to 1 inch longer than the pillow length and 2 1/2 to 4 inches wider than the pillow width, if you’re buying a ready-made pillowcase.

## How do you measure fabric for a pillow?

1. Measure the dimensions of your pillow. To determine the size rectangle you’ll need, add 1 inch (2.5 cm) to the height for the seam allowance, and multiply the length by 2, then add 6 inches (15 cm). (For example, an 18-inch [45.5 cm] pillow insert would require a 19-by-42-inch [48.5 cm by 106.5 cm] rectangle.)

## How much trim do I need for a pillow?

To get started, you will need about 1 yard of fabric for every two pillows (18-inch square), as long as the fabric is at least 45″ wide from selvage edge to selvage edge.

## How many yards is an 18×18 pillow?

Sizing Up Fabric Needs for Pillow Covers

Dimensions (Length by Width) Amount of Fabric Needed for 1 Pillow Cover (Using 54-inch Wide Fabric with No Pattern Matching)
16 x 16 inches 1/2 yard
18 x 18 inches 5/8 yard
20 x 20 inches 3/4 yard
30 x 30 inches 1 yard

## How much feet is a yard?

1 yard is equal to 3 feet, which is the conversion factor from yards to feet.