Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14

Thread: What's your favorite layer cake pattern?

  1. #1
    Super Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Orbiting
    Posts
    1,441

    What's your favorite layer cake pattern?

    We took a road trip and DH planned in a side trip for me to Missouri Star in Hamilton Missouri. Bought several beautiful layer cakes and a unique pair of purse handles. Good prices on all of them. One was their deal of the day and was Christmas fabric, $19.95 for 40 ten inch squares. Two black and white ones, 25 ten inch squares for a total of 50 squares $19.99 each and one red and white, 25 ten inch squares also $19.99.

    I know I could cut them into fourths and have 5" charms but was wondering if anyone had a favorite layer cake (or dime) pattern. I've been trying to search the internet and browse quilt store book sections but have not found much in the way of patterns just for layer cakes.

    Thanks in advance for any help.

  2. #2
    Senior Member carolstickelmaier's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    cental Illinois
    Posts
    457
    This is what I did..Easy Quick and looks good. Cut 3 1/2 inches off one side. Sew back together mixing the fabrics. Then cut squares in half crosswise of the seam. Now turn one of the halfs around 160 degree so top is now bottom. Besure to mix fabrics. Sew back together. You now have approx. 9 1/2 in sq. Sew them together as you wish. Trick on mixing fabrics if you don't already know. When cutting off section keep piles of fabric intact. Take top fabric and place on bottom of pile...Now each piece will be matched up with a different fabric. I just made a king size comforter out of batiks and I love it. Looks very scrappy. I used 132 different batiks...most of which I had in my stash LOL. A few of my friends filled in the rest. Hope I have explained this so you can understand. If interested and need more info please PM and I will talk you through it. Carol
    Quote Originally Posted by AlienQuilter View Post
    We took a road trip and DH planned in a side trip for me to Missouri Star in Hamilton Missouri. Bought several beautiful layer cakes and a unique pair of purse handles. Good prices on all of them. One was their deal of the day and was Christmas fabric, $19.95 for 40 ten inch squares. Two black and white ones, 25 ten inch squares for a total of 50 squares $19.99 each and one red and white, 25 ten inch squares also $19.99.

    I know I could cut them into fourths and have 5" charms but was wondering if anyone had a favorite layer cake (or dime) pattern. I've been trying to search the internet and browse quilt store book sections but have not found much in the way of patterns just for layer cakes.

    Thanks in advance for any help.

  3. #3
    Super Member auntpiggylpn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Michigan. . .FINALLY!!!!
    Posts
    6,917
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by carolstickelmaier View Post
    This is what I did..Easy Quick and looks good. Cut 3 1/2 inches off one side. Sew back together mixing the fabrics. Then cut squares in half crosswise of the seam. Now turn one of the halfs around 160 degree so top is now bottom. Besure to mix fabrics. Sew back together. You now have approx. 9 1/2 in sq. Sew them together as you wish. Trick on mixing fabrics if you don't already know. When cutting off section keep piles of fabric intact. Take top fabric and place on bottom of pile...Now each piece will be matched up with a different fabric. I just made a king size comforter out of batiks and I love it. Looks very scrappy. I used 132 different batiks...most of which I had in my stash LOL. A few of my friends filled in the rest. Hope I have explained this so you can understand. If interested and need more info please PM and I will talk you through it. Carol
    This is a video that demonstrates this technique by Missouri Star Quilt company.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxC-0...ure=plpp_video

    From modabakeshop.com

    http://www.modabakeshop.com/2011/09/...pal-quilt.html

    http://www.modabakeshop.com/2010/03/...ake-throw.html
    http://www.modabakeshop.com/2012/07/...try-quilt.html
    http://www.modabakeshop.com/2012/08/...ake-quilt.html
    http://www.modabakeshop.com/2010/12/...ith-stars.html
    http://www.modabakeshop.com/2010/09/...onfection.html
    http://www.modabakeshop.com/2011/12/...-mountain.html
    http://www.modabakeshop.com/2010/01/...ool-quilt.html
    http://www.modabakeshop.com/2011/05/...ads-quilt.html
    http://www.modabakeshop.com/2012/01/...zag-quilt.html
    http://www.modabakeshop.com/2012/02/...2-reunion.html
    No one has ever become poor by giving. - Anne Frank
    Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheQuiltedPig

  4. #4
    Super Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Orbiting
    Posts
    1,441
    Thanks Carol! Sounds like a stack n whack class I took years ago. Great idea. Might mix some solids in with it for some contrast. Also, sounds like a great way to use some decorative stitches. Great idea.

  5. #5
    Super Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Orbiting
    Posts
    1,441
    Thanks Aunt Piggy! Those are beautiful quilts, my favorite out of that batch is the mountain quilt. I think it would look beautiful with a panel in the middle.

  6. #6
    Super Member kathdavis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Blue Springs, Missouri
    Posts
    2,354
    Blog Entries
    2
    Isn't that an awesome shop in Hamilton? Jennie was so pleasant and gave us personal tutorials. The shop was so light and bright, and there are tons of sample around the shop. We are going back soon.
    Kathleen

    Remember, people will see your quilts long after you are gone....NOT your housework!

  7. #7
    Super Member Dina's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    3,557
    I have a layer cake I have been wanting to use. Thanks for all the ideas!!

    Dina

  8. #8
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Finger Lakes, NY
    Posts
    1,796
    This is a table runner using a layer cake by Jenny at MSQC. The ruler is simply 45 degrees.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gp6eV...2&feature=plcp
    I don't want to brag but I can still fit into the earrings I wore in high school.

  9. #9
    Senior Member RV Quilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Coastal Bend of TX
    Posts
    338
    Blog Entries
    6
    Thanks for all the sites Aunt Piggy. Lots of great ideas with so many different looks.
    Dreams Do Come True
    Good friends are like quilts - they age with you, yet never lose their warmth.

  10. #10
    Junior Member chislett's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Newfoundland and Labrador
    Posts
    172
    Tutorial for Double Slice Layer Cake on MSQC is beautiful and goes together really fast.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.