Everyone loves layer cakes (Forty 10" squares) but what do you do with them? Here are ten simple ideas to get you started:
- Join together in a grid (5 x 8) for a single bed or 6x6 for a lap quilt. You will need to add borders to make it large enough.
- Join together with 2" sashing in between - this makes the layer cake go further.
- Put a two inch border around each 10" square then join together. This makes a quilt even larger than just using sashing.
- Set 25 layer cake squares on point - then add setting triangles, two borders and you have a pretty large, simple, effective quilt. Patterns available.
- Cut each 10" square into two rectangles. Join rectangles together into long thin columns. When joining columns together use a stagger so that you get a "brick wall" effect.
- As for number 5 but with sashing.
- Cut each 10" square into two triangles by cutting on the diagonal from point to point. Join two different triangles together to make a half square triangle unit. Join in rows and columns in a pleasing arrangement.
- As for number 7 except set on point. Super effective for not much extra effort.
- Lay squares on top of each other and cut more than one at a time to a specific pattern (eg scattered squares). Pattern available.
- Make a disappearing nine patch. Pattern available. This uses 1/2 a layer cake (plus one 5" square scrounged from your stash) to make a cot quilt OR use a whole layer cake to make a lap sized quilt.
Want to find out more, or see more details of the patterns. Buy my booklet on simple layer cake ideas. This has diagrams and measurements for different sized quilts.
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