Somewhere, I'm pretty sure it was this forum, a young man demonstrated how to use a layer cake to make a french braid quilt top.
If memory serves correctly, he took a 10" square and cut it into 4 equal strips (2 1/2"), then cut each strip in half with a diagonal slice in the center then sewed them on the braid with the sliced part on the outer edge and there was no waste - it made a straight edge.
I just checked tutorials and did not see it there. Any one else remember this?
I have a beautiful Christmas layer cake and I'm thinking table toppers for Christmas.