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    Help!!!

    Oooooooomg. THIS is why I hate buying things I love without a clear purpose. I am NO good at it! Ok, so I bought 2 layer cakes of Pom Pom De Paris by Moda which I LOVE. However, I can't find anything to do with it! I'm the kind that usually finds a pattern and buys what I'm supposed to, to go with it... (Whenever I step outside my box like this I am always reminded as to WHY I operate that way! lol)

    What I found that I wanted to do is http://www.modabakeshop.com/2012/08/...ake-quilt.html but it's not going to work because that is very clearly lights and darks and I have more lights and mediums, with a couple darks. I am making this for someone very very dear to me and want it to be just right! I thought about doing the hourglass pattern, but she wasn't a fan of it, liking "squares" more than "triangles". I know I could make that one by buying white as the light, but I have two layer cakes and don't want to buy more if I can avoid it. PLEASE help me come up with something (relatively easy, but not boring)
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    Missouri Star Quilting has a great pattern tutorial called "Double Slice". It's simple and it doesn't require contrast. Here it is: http://quiltingtutorials.com/all/dou...uilt-tutorial/
    I've done the same thing, but sliced it three times in each direction. I don't use straight cuts - instead I cut at an angle.
    Hope this helps!

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    I haven't tried any of the "layer cakes" or rolls, or whatever the companies call them. They are really pretty to look at
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    I did the doublE slice pattern with Tonga batiks and it turned out fabulous

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    Why not do a simple thing like a Big Block Quilt where you showcase the fabric without cutting it? I do not know how many pieces come in the layer cake, but if you sew them 8 per row and 10 rows in total you should be fine for with and length. It is simple but effective cottage pattern that showcases the fabric - no sashing, no borders, just blocks and binding and backing of your choice. Good luck! Here is a beautiful example with Amy Butler fabric http://michellesweblog.typepad.com/g...st-modern.html
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    I've had the same trouble with layer cakes. It looks like a great idea to have all the fabrics and colors but then 'what to do' with them. I went online and bought extra fabric by the yard from same like of Moda and worked into a quilt I recently finished. I still have one layer cake to use up I'm going to look up the Double Slice and maybe it will be the answer.
    Glad I'm not the only one who winds up in a quandry of what to do with expensive things I've bought.

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    Amy Butler's fabrics add so much contrast and variety you can make something beautiful with large squares.
    Love it.

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    The large Twister quilts are easy but require the large twister ruler. They are made with the layer cakes
    Sewflower

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    If you google "Pom Pom De Paris Quilt images" - you should get a whole bunch of quilts using the Pom Pom De Paris - when you find one you like just click on it and it should take you to a website where it was made. I found one that uses charm squares (one fourth of a layer cake) that looked very cute - its called Brocante Schnibbles Charm Pack Pattern- it was on the FatQuartershop.com website. Good luck.

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    How about this one? It's a free pattern. I just downloaded it to make sure it works.
    http://www.redroosterquilts.com/shop...quilt-pattern/

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    I have the 10 mintue block book. THey used this fabric. Made 10 mintue blocks,with the dark brown in the middle. and the stripe fabric going one way Blocks 4 across and 6 down.


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    This one is pretty. I love the circles. http://sewhappygeek.co.uk/index.php/...inky-party-11/

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    Thanks! Ill check all those out!! I was looking at Jacobs Ladder... Think I coukd do that with a layer cake?
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    A layer cake can be cut into 1/4's, and you get 4 charm packs. Lots of patterns for charms.

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    Use Google to find 10 minute quilt block tutorial and it's free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LyndaOH View Post
    Missouri Star Quilting has a great pattern tutorial called "Double Slice". It's simple and it doesn't require contrast. Here it is: http://quiltingtutorials.com/all/dou...uilt-tutorial/
    I've done the same thing, but sliced it three times in each direction. I don't use straight cuts - instead I cut at an angle.
    Hope this helps!
    Cool pattern! Thanks Lynda!

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    I recently made Spaghetti Junction from Anka's Treasures Livin' Large 2 pattern book. I didn't use a layer cake, but it calls for 10 inch squares. Check it out here http://www.ankastreasures.com/item_3...ng-Large-2.htm. I love her patterns. I've made six quilts from her books-- so far.

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    Oh, i like that!!! Ill be looking for that book!!
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    it's wonderful for companies to put together their collections in such ways as jelly rolls, layer cakes, etc., but would it bother them to come up with a pattern sample for using their collections?

    Quote Originally Posted by LLWinston44 View Post
    Oooooooomg. THIS is why I hate buying things I love without a clear purpose. I am NO good at it! Ok, so I bought 2 layer cakes of Pom Pom De Paris by Moda which I LOVE. However, I can't find anything to do with it! I'm the kind that usually finds a pattern and buys what I'm supposed to, to go with it... (Whenever I step outside my box like this I am always reminded as to WHY I operate that way! lol)

    What I found that I wanted to do is http://www.modabakeshop.com/2012/08/...ake-quilt.html but it's not going to work because that is very clearly lights and darks and I have more lights and mediums, with a couple darks. I am making this for someone very very dear to me and want it to be just right! I thought about doing the hourglass pattern, but she wasn't a fan of it, liking "squares" more than "triangles". I know I could make that one by buying white as the light, but I have two layer cakes and don't want to buy more if I can avoid it. PLEASE help me come up with something (relatively easy, but not boring)

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    I'm using the flora layer cake to do a key hole block quilt. Look at that from Jenny Doan tutorials. It's squares well rectangles and looks fun and fast!!
    *Rachel*

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    I LOVE the Jenny Doan tutorial on using the layer cakes. Another one to add to my bucket list! If I live until I finish everything I want to do, I'll be a REALLY old lady! Thanks for sharing. You guys are the best!

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    Many of the fabric manufacturers do have quilt patterns on their websites showing ways to use their fabrics and precuts.
    I really think the Double Slice is a fantastic and easy quilt to make using the layer cakes or just cutting your own 10" blocks. The tutorial video is clear and easy to follow!
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    Why not try the old 10 minute block quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfosa421 View Post
    I did the doublE slice pattern with Tonga batiks and it turned out fabulous
    Can you post a picture? I've been wondering how it would work up in a batik and would love to see yours.

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    Well I've seen a bunch of great ideas.

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