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Thread: Layer cake...have you made a quilt with one of these?

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    Layer cake...have you made a quilt with one of these?

    Have you made a quilt from a layer cake? I hadn't, until I took my sister's workshop last month. I just love the result! I think a layer cake may be the answer to this color challenged person! All of the fabrics look good together, and I can't say that about fabrics I select.

    This is a double slice layer cake, found originally on ...well, phooey, I can't remember the name of the place. Sometimes I seriously worry about my brain. Anyway, it was a tutorial, and I want to say Ohio Star, but I know that isn't it.

    That isn't what I meant to ask. Where can I get other patterns designed for layer cakes? Does anyone know?

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    I really like the quilt you made! Moda has a recipe page that has quilts that can be made from layer cakes.

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    Missouri star quilt company too has layer cake tutorials

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    Yes, it is Missouri Star!!! Thanks. I have also googled and found some patterns. Plus I found the "recipe page" that came with my layer cake. Now I just need more layer cakes! I can do that. (First I need to get my new credit card, as someone used mine that wasn't me...again. Third time in 5 years. None of my LQS have layer cakes, so I must order online. )

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    That's one of my favorite quilts, and a favorite site! I also like the Moda Bake Shop, which also has a ton of patterns using precuts.

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    I used a layer cake for this:

    http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransso...ice-quilt.html

    It was super fun to make and ended up looking pretty great.

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    I'm using a layer cake now to make Broken Dishes pattern quilt top. No waste at all. The layer cakes cuts into the perfect amount needed. I have started buying layer cakes instead of charm packs.
    Got fabric?

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    Just a suggestion Dina, but have you considered setting up a Paypal account to buy those layer cakes online? Many online shopping sites have this as an alternative to credit cards. I frequently purchase online through my Paypal account.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cybrarian View Post
    Just a suggestion Dina, but have you considered setting up a Paypal account to buy those layer cakes online? Many online shopping sites have this as an alternative to credit cards. I frequently purchase online through my Paypal account.
    Yes, I think that is what I need to do. My husband already uses PayPal. I just need to learn to do it. Thanks for the suggestion!!

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    Very pretty!!
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    I used a layer cake to make a large twister quilt.
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    I made a layer cake for my DD for Christmas and have three in the works now. Sure saves a lot of time and work in using the precut fabric. Wish our local stores carried a bigger selection.

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    I've found patterns in quilt magazines, too. I made a neat quilt by cutting circles out of an entire layer cake... I think it was 8" circles, then stitching the circles AND the remainder part of the 10" piece to a simple background color. Then arranged all the pieces into a quilt. The circles and squares were stitched using raw-edge applique and frayed beautifully when washed. You'll see this quilt on the Allpeoplequilt site. click on quilts using precuts... It was for a niece when she was a baby, but I chose a layer cake that would "grow" with her... not too baby-ish, not too girl-ish, either... can't remember, of course, but pretty sure it was Moda...
    LOVE layer cakes!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by running1 View Post
    I've found patterns in quilt magazines, too. I made a neat quilt by cutting circles out of an entire layer cake... I think it was 8" circles, then stitching the circles AND the remainder part of the 10" piece to a simple background color. Then arranged all the pieces into a quilt. The circles and squares were stitched using raw-edge applique and frayed beautifully when washed. You'll see this quilt on the Allpeoplequilt site. click on quilts using precuts... It was for a niece when she was a baby, but I chose a layer cake that would "grow" with her... not too baby-ish, not too girl-ish, either... can't remember, of course, but pretty sure it was Moda...
    LOVE layer cakes!!
    This sounds like a fun quilt! I will put it on my "to do" list! Thanks!! I am off to look at it now.

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    just google "free layer cake patterns" and you find a bunch. Also, Moda's website has a lot as well as MSQC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah in Brooklyn View Post
    I used a layer cake for this:

    http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransso...ice-quilt.html

    It was super fun to make and ended up looking pretty great.
    I like that! I have a layer cake that has been pining away for a project - this looks like a good one.
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    Connecting Threads has 15-18 pc layer cakes, called stack 10" squares for $9.95 each. You might have to order 2-3 but would have lots of squares.

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    Cool Books for use with layer cakes

    I bought two books with patterns just for the patterns because I do not buy layer cakes but the patterns in these books are too hard to by pass. The books are a fun read too. the way the patterns are written is that they are set up from a stand point assuming you have either 10 (layer cake) or 5 inch (charms) squares. what is fun is that each pattern has pictures and direction for a quilt make with 10 inch squares and then a pattern of a smaller similar quilt made with 5 inch squares.


    http://www.amazon.com/Schnibbles-Tim.../dp/1564779866
    quilt books with layer cake patterns

    http://www.amazon.com/Another-Bite-S...d_bxgy_b_img_y


    Here are two 3 quilts made with patterns from these books. The red quilt is made with 5 inch squares and the other two quilts a cal king and a lap quilt that are similar that are made with 10 inch or layer cake squares. I just used a scrap bag of solids I bought for the red quilt and Fat Quarters and other yardage for the other two quilts. I altered a lot for the cal king.
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    I have never used layer cakes. I enjoy choosing and matching my own fabrics too much. Great quilt.

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    I made one from layer cakes-2 I think; the pattern was the 10 minute block. I made large blocks so it went together quickly and I loved it. so did my daughter
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    Go to Jenny on MQC. She has a few to look at. Love your quilt and colors.

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    Annaquilts, your quilts are beautiful!!

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    I Made a quilt with Layer cakes called Star Cakes

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    Here's my first attempt with a layer cake - a bit busy for me but my niece I'm making it for loves it. Hope to finish it this weekend. And now that I have sewed it together I noticed I have too many of the same fabrics together.
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