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    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.

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    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
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    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.

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    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
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    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.

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    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.

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    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.
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    I have a layer cake I have been wanting to use. Thanks for all the ideas!!

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    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
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    Thanks for all the sites Aunt Piggy. Lots of great ideas with so many different looks.
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    Tutorial for Double Slice Layer Cake on MSQC is beautiful and goes together really fast.

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    Twister. I have the 10 in tool and the smaller 5. Fast easy to cut looks great.Use waste in scrappy boarder Layer cake use 10

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    Thanks for all the patterns, printed them all.
    Ive been wanting to know what to do with layer cakes.

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    I did the ruby pearl quilt pattern from moda using brown for sashing..just gorgeous!
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    All else fails....go to Missouri Star Quilt Company for ideas.....Jenny loves the precuts of all sizes...........
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