This quilt is perfect for layer cakes! Whether you make your own layer cakes or purchase them from your favorite quilt shop – this will work!
There are no points in the quilt, making it super quick to sew up and finish in a weekend.
I have found that the fabric with big prints is perfect for this quilt, as it shows off those fun prints perfectly.
I’ve made this quilt block before – using some fun eye spy fabrics… but it was time to sew this block up again and make something new.
While I didn’t have layer cake squares, I simply cut my own. Follow the video to see how the process is – but it will be using a smaller piece than the layer cake.
If you are like any other quilter around here, you’ll probably have a layer cake or two sitting on your shelf. Time to dust it off and get using them!
The great thing about this way of making your blocks – you aren’t cutting up your wonderful large print patterns into tiny pieces. They are staying big and cute and wonderful! That’s the reason you bought the fabric in the first place, isn’t it? The large print, the cute colors… but finding the pattern that will work for that is sometimes not so easy.
Let’s get cutting those up into 10″ squares and playing around with pairing them up.
What is a Layer Cake?
A layer cake is a piece of fabric that is cut to the size of 10″ x 10″
They can come all together in a collection of the full fabric line, or they can be cut by yourself from the stash that you have on hand.
Either works – and they are the perfect size for layering together and cutting together. They can really make sewing a quilt quick and simple.
32 — 10″ X 10″ squares (layer cake or cut your own!)
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You can watch the video here.
How to Sew the Quilt Block video:
1- Lay 2 – 10” x 10” squares together, right sides facing
2- Sew all the way around the block 1/4” seam
3- Draw a line from corner to corner for both corner
3- Pinch only one fabric and pull apart from the other, snip a small hole in the center where the four drawn lines meet
4- Cut only the fabric with the drawn line on all the drawn lines
5- Open the four corners and press *notice that there will be NO perfect points
6- Square up block to 13”
*Repeat this process for a total of 16 blocks (or as many as you’d like for your quilt)
Quilt Top Assembly
- Sew 4 of blocks 1 together – watch the if you have multiple blocks that are similar
- Repeat for a total of 4 rows
- Lay the rows out in correct order
- Sew the rows together to complete the quilt top
- Layer with backing and batting to finish
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