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Free Patchwork Pattern - Layer Cake Quilt #1

Free Patterns Pattern - Quilt Quilt - Layer Cake

Layer Cake Patchwork Quilt

A lovely quilt to make with a layer cake. A Layer Cake has 40 squares (10"). Using a layer cake means you have co-ordinated fabrics chosen for you. You can also cut your own 10" squares or use your stash! You will also need a co-ordinating fabric.

The pattern makes 80 squares - so you can make a quilt up to 8 squares  x 10 squares (76" x 95"  - 190cm x 240cm - before borders). 9 squares x 9 squares is also a good size (85" x85" - 215cm x 215cm - before borders) So you can see this is a big quilt - it would cover a King size bed or be a Queen size with good over hang. You can also make 2 smaller quilts - choices!!
In summary the requirements are:

  • 10" squares or a Layers Cake (click here to view what's available)
  • Co-ordinating fabric - each 10" square uses a 3" strip of fabric. so 40 squares uses 120"(3m) of background fabric
  • Backing & wadding: enough to cover quilt

Other tools you will need

Cutting mat. Rotary cutter. Long ruler for use with a rotary cutter. A smaller ruler - easier to manoeuvre for the small cuts. Neutral coloured thread for sewing with - I like the Aurifil ne50 (this is a lovely fine 100% cotton thread, and I usually use a grey). General sewing supplies (thread snips, unpicker, pins, iron).

Before starting please note  all seams are joined with a  ¼” seam (unless otherwise indicated)
Also it is a good idea to read through all the instructions before starting.

Click here for instructions.

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