Simple quilts from Me and My Sister Designs – Layer-Cake style! (+giveaway)

Get ready for more sensationally simple quilts from Me and My Sister Designs—and this time, they’re all made with lovely Layer Cakes!

Designing sisters Barb and Mary are famous for those little tricks that make simple blocks look more complex than they truly are. And in Easy Layer-Cake Quilts, they’re at it again! Put your precious Layer Cakes to work in 11 quilts that are easy AND as pretty as can be.

A Layer Cake, a background fabric, and a border fabric are about all you need to begin any of the quilts. And just look at all the fun-to-stitch projects you can create—choose from:

Cake Walk quilt
A stitch-and-flip Cakewalk quilt

Chevrons, Anyone? quilt
A Chevron-style string quilt

Off-Center Log Cabin quilt
This off-center Off the Grid quilt

Pieced Flower quilt
And a pretty pieced-flower quilt (for those who love flowers but are allergic to appliqué)

Let this dynamic duo teach you how to whip your Layer Cakes into tasty quilts—for cuddling, for giving, or just because!

We’re happy to welcome Barbara Groves and Mary Jacobson back to Stitch This! as guest writers today. Tell us about your latest book, Layer-Cake ladies!


Me and My Sister DesignsLayer Cakes! For us there couldn’t be a more fitting name for a fabric precut. After all, it’s our favorite dessert in the form of fabric, and it doesn’t get much better than that! So it would make perfect sense for us to create a new book just to celebrate a wonderful precut.

Easy Layer-Cake Quilts features 11 projects, each made using Layer-Cake precuts. All of the quilts are designed for confident beginners and beyond. None are overly time intensive, and most can be completed in a few days.

So, what is a Layer Cake?

Layer Cake is a term trademarked by Moda Fabrics to describe a bundle of 42 precut fabric squares that measure 10″ x 10″. Each Layer Cake usually contains at least one square of each fabric from an entire fabric collection.

We LOVE Layer Cakes . . . and here are 10 reasons why!

House quilt1. We love that when we purchase a Layer Cake, we get a piece of everything in a fabric collection.

2. We love that it’s an affordable way to get our fabric fix when we can’t decide which fabrics to buy off the bolt.

3. We love that we can hide Layer Cakes in our purses when bringing them into the house and keep our purchases top secret.

4. We love that they fit easily in our stashes.

Flower Pot quilt5. We love that when we talk about Layer Cakes, our husbands think we’re talking about food.

6. We love that patterns that use Layer Cakes are fast, fun, and easy.

7. We love that we don’t need to have any idea of what we might be making when we purchase Layer Cakes. We know we can find something to do with them in Easy Layer-Cake Quilts!

8. We love Layer Cakes because we’d rather be sewing than cutting.

9. We love Layer Cakes because we get four times the fabric of a charm square.

10. We love Layer Cakes because they’re low-cal!

We hope you enjoy our latest book and can find projects to create something beautiful with your favorite Layer Cakes! For best results, be sure to read the “quilt recipes” carefully before baking/sewing!


Easy Layer Cake QuiltsBarb and Mary, thanks for sharing your new book with us—you being here is icing on the (Layer) Cake!

What do you love most about Layer Cakes—less cutting, easy fabric fix, low-cal? 😊 Tell us your answer in the comments and you’ll be automatically entered to win a copy of the Easy Layer-Cake Quilts eBook! We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win.

Ready to serve up a Layer-Cake quilt with Me and My Sister Designs? Order Easy Layer-Cake Quilts at our website and instantly download the eBook version for free.

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