Mind blown! 💥 Lynne Hagmeier patterns for layered patchwork (video)

Have you stitched any Lynne Hagmeier patterns before? When you see the video we’re sharing today, you’re going to want to run-not-walk to get your hands on one!

Lynne HagmeierYou might know Lynne as Kansas Troubles Quilters, her pattern company—or you might know her from her 50+ fabric collections with Moda Fabrics. Or you might know her for the famous technique she’s created: layered patchwork. It’s a technique that mimics traditional piecing but promises super-simple, super-fast results. It takes some serious squinting to tell the difference between traditional patchwork and layered patchwork:

Kansas Troubles Too quilts
One of these quilts was made with traditional patchwork; the other with layered patchwork. Can you guess which is which?

Layered patchworkLayered patchwork’s pinked-edge pieces reduce cutting time, minimize bulky seams, and skip pressing steps. The raw edges of layered-patchwork blocks barely fray when washed, giving a slightly fluffy, snuggly finish. And isn’t that how we want all our quilts to look and feel? Yummy!

We met up with Lynne at Fall Quilt Market, and she was kind enough to show us how her layered-patchwork technique works with six different blocks, all featured in her book Kansas Troubles Quilters Cozy Quilts and Comforts. We couldn’t believe it—it just can’t be this easy! But see for yourself:

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Are you as pumped as we are to try Lynne’s technique? You can make the process even faster by using precut fabric bundles—simply layer, sew, quilt, and cuddle.

Galaxy of Stars quilts
Galaxy of Stars quilts: one pieced traditionally, the other with layered patchwork.

Kansas Troubles Quilters Cozy Quilts and ComfortsHere’s what quilters like you are saying about Lynne’s book:

“OMGoodness. I had to read about this technique twice not because it was difficult or poorly explained—I just couldn’t believe my eyes! Lynne’s technique is another trick I will have up my sleeve and use not only on the book’s projects but also the next time I am stuck trying to figure out how to simplify a block’s construction. Brilliant, Lynne!” –Denise

“Great ideas for making blocks look traditionally pieced using precuts and sewing along the bias. If you want to make traditional patterns this book has that also. Love having choices. Thanks Lynne for thinking outside the box for all of us quilters.” –Kathy H.

“Lynne’s layered-patchwork method of piecing is amazing. Hate making HSTs or Flying Geese? Lynne’s method cuts down the time it takes to make your beloved quilts. And once your quilts are washed, there is no raveling of the edges as the fabric is cut on the bias and/or cut with a pinked blade . . . A must have!” –Kathy L.

You’ll love the look of both kinds of quilts: cozy, country-style designs that call out “cuddle me!” Order Lynne’s book and you can instantly download the eBook for free and get started on a layered-patchwork quilt today!

Which of your fabric cuts would you use in a layered-patchwork quilt?

  • My precuts—skipping additional cutting steps sounds good to me.
  • My stash—I can see my fabric stacks looking good in these quilts.
  • My scraps—my scrappy piles would disappear into this patchwork!

Tell us in the comments!

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