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Easy Layer Cake Quilt Top Tutorial

Easy Layer Cake Quilt Top Tutorial

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Hi Everyone!

This layer cake quilt is fun because it uses the super simple and beginner friendly half square triangle technique. I used a layer cake so it was even easier!  I made all the hsts and then I used my nifty design board to make a special layout.  I didn’t have a specific layout in mind when I started, I just played around with it until I found something that was cool and stood out to me.  Here are some pretty pictures and the video tutorial for ya! Let me know what you think!

Easy Quilt Top Made with a Layer Cake

layer cake quilt tutorial

That’s how I came up with this “arrow” shape with the lighter fabrics creating this subtle pattern.  The fabric is a Moda layer cake in the Lush Uptown fabric line.  This quilt top is a good lap size measuring 54 x 64. You may not be able to find this layer cake anymore, but here is a great place to find a layer cake to make this project!

quilt in a basket

Are you a quilter? Check out my 10 Tips Every Quilter Should Know post… it’s a good one and I bet you’ll find it helpful!

Layer Cake Quilt

Precut fabrics are phenomenal for getting quilts done quickly and easily! They are so dynamic, but not hard.

layer cake quilt tutorial

I really love the subtle design of this… it’s like a surprise when you look closely 😉

Close up of the Quilting

long arm quilting close up

My Mom took this quilt top one when she was visiting so she could use her long arm to quilt it for me.  I think she did a great job!

quilt close up layer cake

Here is a close up from the front.

child using quilt at football

This is how this quilt is being used most of the time… yep my daughter is in there somewhere at an early morning football game for my son ;).

Add a Border to Your Quilt

Want to add a border to your quilt?  Here is a great post and video tutorial that teaches you just that!

Head on over to YouTube and check out the tutorial!  Don’t forget to give me a thumbs up and subscribe!


Friday 27th of March 2015

I would love to try this! I've never bought a layer cake though.Are they all the same as far as how many squares are in each layer cake? Do I need to buy more than one?


Friday 7th of November 2014

This is lovely! I think I'm going to make something similar for my mom for Christmas... Thanks for the tutorial :)


Thursday 16th of October 2014

I am thinking THIS could be my beginner quilting project!

June cariss

Monday 15th of September 2014

Hi Melanie, just want to say how much I love all your tutorials , I have been inspired to try all sorts of new ventures from watching, I make lots of your lovely ideas and the care home my mum is in sell them to raise extra funding for treats for the residents. So a very big thank you. June x

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