Layer Cake love ahead 💓: these squares are a piece of cake (+ fabric giveaway!)

Have your cake . . . and quilt it too!

Go beyond the style of typical Layer Cake designs and transform those yummy squares into fresh, scrappy quilts that are simple to sew and spectacular to show off. The new book A Piece of Cake will show you how.

From A Piece of Cake

Wait until you see Peta Peace’s fun quilt motifs: spools and bows, hearts and stars, and much more. And clever tips for mixing colors to get Peta’s light and playful look? That’s just icing on the cake!

From A Piece of Cake

We’re excited to have Peta here as a guest writer—all the way from Australia!—to tell us more about her new book and her love of Layer Cakes. And to go along with Peta’s beautiful new book, we’ve got a special . . .


FABRIC GIVEAWAY! Our pals at Moda Fabrics sent us a lovely Layer Cake featuring fabric from The Good Life line by Bonnie & Camille.

Martingale + Moda giveaway!

Learn how you can win the Layer Cake plus a copy of A Piece of Cake at the end of this post.

And now, here’s Peta!


Peta PeaceWhen I was little, my mum was always at the sewing machine. She sewed all the time, so fabrics, piled up and ready to be cut, were as much a part of our home as we were. Thankfully, my mum had the patience to teach me how to sew. It’s a skill that’s been super handy throughout my life.

Over the years I’ve tried all sorts of sewing, but it wasn’t until I discovered quilting that I felt like I’d found my sewing love. These days I’m lucky enough to call myself a quilt designer. So when the opportunity came along to work with Martingale and share my love of this awesome craft through a book, I was beyond excited!

I have a healthy stash of fabric sitting in my cupboard, but my go-to way of making a quilt is with precuts. The little piles of fabric goodness make choosing fabric for a quilt quick and easy, so I always make sure I have a good supply on hand. In A Piece of Cake, I share my love of precut fabrics through 14 projects that can all be made from 10″-square Layer Cakes, my favorite type of precut. There’s something for everyone inside the book!

Some quilts are fast to piece, such as Modern Spools.

Modern Spools quilt
Modern Spools

Some give a fresh twist to traditional quilt blocks, such as the Simplest Sampler.

The Simplest Sampler quilt
The Simplest Sampler

There’s even a project or two for when you’re short on time, but just really want to sew something.

Projects from A Piece of Cake
Left: Spin Pillow. Right: Bright and Breezy Runner.

No matter which project you choose, you’ll find simple and clear step-by-step instructions along with easy-to-follow color diagrams that will help you build your skills as a quilter as you make beautiful quilted memories to cherish and share.

I sure hope you’ve enjoyed taking a look at A Piece of Cake and that you’re feeling inspired to grab a Layer Cake—or to cut some 10″ squares from your stash—and get started on one of these projects soon.


A Piece of CakePeta, thank you for giving us a peek at your lovely new Layer Cake book!

Layer Cakes or stash squares: which would you use in one of Peta’s quilts first? Tell us your answer in the comments and you’ll be automatically entered to win A Piece of Cake plus the Layer Cake from Moda Fabrics! We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win. Good luck!

And remember, when you buy A Piece of Cake at ShopMartingale.com, you’ll be able to instantly download the eBook for free.

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Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The winner is Jane, who says:

“I would go first to my stash where I usually find any combination I want for a quilt, whether color-coordinated, scrappy, or in-between. Similar to the contents of the kitchen pantry I think of my stash as using, not using up. I buy yardage when I can (‘planned leftovers’) and replenish my blenders as needed, so I usually have good options to help seemingly random stash fabrics play well together, or when the precuts do not include the blenders I ‘crave.’”

We’ll email you about your prize, Jane—congratulations!

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