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    What do you do with a layer cake? :oops: I saw a beautiful one at my LQS yesterday, but wasn't sure what I'd do with it.

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    It's not a dumb question. :D A layer cake is a group of fabrics from the same line. They are cut smaller than fat quarters, usually 9x11 inches. If there is enough fabric you can make a small quilt or wall hanging. Or you can buy more than one bundle and make a bigger quilt. Hope this helps. ~Cecilia

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    :D OK, I was thinking that they were the 10 in. square packs of a line of fabrics that you can easily make all sorts of things with. There are specific patterns for them too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CissyQuilts
    It's not a dumb question. :D A layer cake is a group of fabrics from the same line. They are cut smaller than fat quarters, usually 9x11 inches. If there is enough fabric you can make a small quilt or wall hanging. Or you can buy more than one bundle and make a bigger quilt. Hope this helps. ~Cecilia
    Whoooo. I never heard that term. Thanks for the info. Everytime I log on to this site I learn something new.

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    Fat Quarters, Fat Eighths and now Jelly Rolls and Layer Cakes...at least the marketing terms are getting a bit more appealing...best off is these haven't any calories.
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    I have heard of fat quarters, fat eights, 1/4 cuts, jelly rolls, now Layer cakes. Cool.
    I learn so much out here, to me no questions are dumb!!
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    Hummmm, never heard of the layer cake either. Thanks for asking this question and the info!

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    Hmmm....if it was chocholate I would probably have it with a side of vanilla ice cream....lol
    Sorry, just being silly.

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    Yep, with the names they're giving these things folks will think that quilters like to eat too huh!! LOL I think I even saw one somewhere during the bunnyhop that was called a cinnamon roll. Ohhh and just so we're not thirsty when we quilt...there's one site that has lemonade packets too. LOL

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    Hi i didn't know what a layer cake was i thought you was talking about a cake you eat, i have never heard of it in quilting thank God for this site.LOL Annette :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbsstrawberry
    Yep, with the names they're giving these things folks will think that quilters like to eat too huh!! LOL I think I even saw one somewhere during the bunnyhop that was called a cinnamon roll. Ohhh and just so we're not thirsty when we quilt...there's one site that has lemonade packets too. LOL
    now if they would name those packets salad greens, fruit cups, veggie trays or something along those lines.....i'd be more apt to buy them. then I could honestly tell DH I bought something healthy for us today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntluc
    Quote Originally Posted by jbsstrawberry
    Yep, with the names they're giving these things folks will think that quilters like to eat too huh!! LOL I think I even saw one somewhere during the bunnyhop that was called a cinnamon roll. Ohhh and just so we're not thirsty when we quilt...there's one site that has lemonade packets too. LOL
    now if they would name those packets salad greens, fruit cups, veggie trays or something along those lines.....i'd be more apt to buy them. then I could honestly tell DH I bought something healthy for us today.
    Good One. LOL

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    Thanks everyone for being so kind!! Now that I know there are books with patterns specifically for them, looks like I'll just HAVE to get one :wink: (and that layer cake I saw!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by minstrel
    Thanks everyone for being so kind!! Now that I know there are books with patterns specifically for them, looks like I'll just HAVE to get one :wink: (and that layer cake I saw!)
    Spoken like a true quilter! :mrgreen:

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    Excuse me but my question is even more dumbier: what are fat quarters etc and all those expressions? Being french-speaking (but I write, read and speak english), it is the first time I hear of this...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louise C
    Excuse me but my question is even more dumbier: what are fat quarters etc and all those expressions? Being french-speaking (but I write, read and speak english), it is the first time I hear of this...
    It's a piece of material that is 18" X 22" , a quarter yard. Called a fat quarter because it is not 18" X 18".

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    I think you mean because it's not 9" by 44" (a regular quarter yard cut), barbsbus. It's still a quarter yard of fabric, Louise, it's just shorter and fatter so you are able to do more things with it.

    If you ask me, all those jelly rolls, layer cakes, cinnamon rolls and noodles are what make FAT QUARTERS! :roll: :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by nor'easter
    I think you mean because it's not 9" by 44" (a regular quarter yard cut), barbsbus. It's still a quarter yard of fabric, Louise, it's just shorter and fatter so you are able to do more things with it.

    If you ask me, all those jelly rolls, layer cakes, cinnamon rolls and noodles are what make FAT QUARTERS! :roll: :D
    The fat quarters I purchase are 18" X 22". It is true 9" X 44" is a quarter yard but the quilt shops use the 18" X 22" for their fat quarters.

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    I will PM you.

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    If you ask me, all those jelly rolls, layer cakes, cinnamon rolls and noodles are what make FAT QUARTERS! :roll: :D [/quote]


    LOL. :oops: Now I get it. Guess that is how I got all my FAT QUARTERS! :D

    :D

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    Thanks! I've learned something again today!!

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    Plus you get a piece of the whole line without breaking the bank or emptying your wallet. They can be cut down to charms or sewn together for the fastest made quilt on earth, loll... Cindy

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