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Thread: Do you buy Layer Cakes... now there are Cake Mix Recipes to use with them

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    Do you buy Layer Cakes... now there are Cake Mix Recipes to use with them

    They are from MODA and are pretty clever. http://blog.modafabrics.com/2017/01/weve-got-cake/
    You lay the paper on the layer cake, sew on the lines, and get perfect blocks every time. Pretty clever.
    Here's a link to how they work http://www.fatquartershop.com/cake-mix-recipe-1
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    ​Pretty clever!

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    Interesting. There are some cute quilt patterns. Who thinks up all this stuff anyway?

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    Interesting. Love the idea -- I work with grid paper all the time so I may try to make my own.
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    I saw that and may buy a packet to see how they work since I have a few Layer Cakes that have to be used.
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    Thank you for sharing the links about Cake Mix Recipes. I didn't know about them.

    I liked the moda fabrics video where the quilt maker snaps her fingers to cut and assemble the blocks. It reminded me of the show, Bewitched, where she touched her nose and magic happened.

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    I have always liked Moda fabrics and have purchased a lot of them. I think this concept is a really great innovation. It is true that you could do this the traditional way- but if you had a couple of layer cakes on hand and needed a quick quilt-why not take a short cut. I love the idea.

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    Yes, MSQC, Jenny did a tute using this awhile back, but I don't remember the title......

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    The idea is good but personally I find lots of inspiration on the Moda Bake Shop site. You can search for layer cake "recipes" and they are free.

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    Sounds like a good idea to get perfect blocks. Thanks for sharing.

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    Thanks for the link. Looks very interesting!

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    I have cake mix 1&2, little cheaper at MSQ. I don't purchase layer cakes, but you can make them from yardage if you want. I have not did the cake mix yet, but watched the tutorial on youtube and like it.
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    I saw them on one of Jenny Doan's videos not long ago. They look like they would be fun. Something a little different to do.

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    I love the Cake Mixes. I bought all the different sets when I first saw how they worked. I copy them on vellum and have never used sewn on the original papers. I can sew a few blocks when I don't have much time. I keep a stack of blocks all sewn with the same solid color and I have enough for a quilt in no time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
    I love the Cake Mixes. I bought all the different sets when I first saw how they worked. I copy them on vellum and have never used sewn on the original papers. I can sew a few blocks when I don't have much time. I keep a stack of blocks all sewn with the same solid color and I have enough for a quilt in no time.
    sounds like a great system.
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    Well, isn't that clever. I have a few layer cakes (from Moda) lying around, waiting to be used. I thought I was going to cut them down to charm packs and that just hasn't happened. I will have to check these out! Thank you for sharing.

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    Love this idea. I haven't found them locally yet but I am hoping they will be available soon. My bee is doing a swap this year where one person provides each member a 10 inch square of focus fabric and we make them a block (they determine the size) then the next month we return all the blocks to them so they can make a friendship quilt.

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    Ever wonder why they call quilting fabric by tempting food names? Candies, cakes, bake shop, and now cake recipes. Given the size of most quilters, why do they do this to us?
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    I don't like to use 'cheater' methods. I really enjoy the whole process of cutting, piecing, layering, quilting and binding.
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    that is awesome. thanks for the link.....

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    I also love the idea of Moda's Layer Cake, Cake Mix recipes. Its such a clever idea! I'm hoping to buy some of the recipes in the near future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
    I love the Cake Mixes. I bought all the different sets when I first saw how they worked. I copy them on vellum and have never used sewn on the original papers. I can sew a few blocks when I don't have much time. I keep a stack of blocks all sewn with the same solid color and I have enough for a quilt in no time.
    What size paper do you copy them on, since I assume the pages are 10-inch squares? Do you take them to a commercial copy place?
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    Quote Originally Posted by #1 AAA quilter View Post
    I don't like to use 'cheater' methods. I really enjoy the whole process of cutting, piecing, layering, quilting and binding.
    Why would this be considered cheating?? It is still the whole "process". For many that have limited time for a project it would be a great way to get the quilt done quickly and accurately.

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    These are not cheater methods. They are convenience methods..no different than paper piecing. Plus I like the sound of convenience better than "cheater".

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