Easiest-ever Layer Cake quilts for beginners: 4 pretty picks (+ fabric giveaway!)

Me and My Sister DesignsGot a Layer Cake—a tasty stack of coordinating 10″ precut squares—but not sure how to use it? If you’re a beginner, you could simply sew your favorite squares together and wind up with a simple but pretty quilt. But why do that when you’ve got Me and My Sister Designs to make things more fun? (That’s them! >>>)

Barbara Groves and Mary Jacobson are ALL about simple: simple fabric choices, simple cutting, simple sewing. So you can rest assured that the patterns in their two books on Layer Cake quilts—Easy Layer-Cake Quilts and Easy Layer-Cake Quilts 2—are a cakewalk!

Here’s why the sisters are in love with Layer Cakes:

1. Fabric picks are a no-brainer—all the squares in a Layer Cake are designed to coordinate. Done!

2. Cutting time is, well—cut! And the cutting guides that Barb and Mary include with every pattern show you how to cut your fabrics so waste is at a minimum.

3. Sewing time . . . Well that’s where the fun REALLY begins! The sisters work their patchwork magic and you simply follow along, step by step. Sewing with the sisters is a piece of cake!

Whether you’re looking for a Layer Cake quilt for beginners or you’re a seasoned quilter who just wants a quick quilt to sew, look no further than the sisters’ books on the subject. You can:

Take a traditional trip Around the Block:

Around the Block quilt
Around the Block from
Easy Layer-Cake Quilts II

Create a color-happy neighborhood:

Suburban quilt
Suburban from
Easy Layer-Cake Quilts: Barb and Mary added fun machine-quilted motifs in between the houses, including a clothesline and a bicycle. So cute!

Zigzag around your sewing room:

On the 45 quilt
On the 45 from
Easy Layer-Cake Quilts 2: simply divide Layer Cake squares in three equal portions to make this lively design.

Or grow a quilt of fabric flowers:

Flower Power quilt
Flower Power from
Easy Layer-Cake Quilts: don’t let the design fool you—it’s a snap to grow this garden!

See more quilts from Easy Layer-Cake Quilts and Easy Layer-Cake Quilts 2:

Easy Layer-Cake Quilts Easy Layer-Cake Quilts 2

Of course, Barb and Mary are fabric designers for Moda too—their bright color palette is instantly recognizable and always makes us smile. If you love their style, you are going to love our giveaway today!


Win a copy of BOTH of the sisters’ Layer Cake books PLUS a Frolic Layer Cake from Moda!

To enter your name in the drawing, tell us:

What do you love most about Layer Cakes?

  • Instant coordination—fabric selection is so much easier.
  • Less cutting, more sewing.
  • I don’t have a Layer Cake yet, but they sure look yummy!

Share your answer in the comments and you’ll be automatically entered into our random drawing. We’ll choose TWO lucky winners and we’ll notify you by email if you win. Good luck! And if you’re ready to start baking a Layer Cake quilt with Barb and Mary today, you can order Easy Layer-Cake Quilts and Easy Layer-Cake Quilts 2 at our website and we’ll send you an email to instantly download the eBook versions for free.

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Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The winners are Alice and Jan.

Alice says, “I love the instant coordination AND they are ready to go so more time sewing! Plus, no calories!!!”

Jan says, “I love that the fabric is coordinated for you & the steps saved in cutting – sometimes! I just love Me & My Sister fabrics & books. Their projects & fabrics are always so bright & happy & cheery!”

We’ll email you about your prizes, winners—congratulations!


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