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!


55 Comments (leave a comment)

  • I would definitely use my precuts. I have bought many MANY precuts and this would give me a great way to use them.

    —Annette J. on March 2, 2018
  • Knowing me I would use all three methods; my precuts, my stash and my scraps. And likely even in the same quilt.

    —Virginia Smith on March 2, 2018
  • I would use my stash and my scraps. Love how this works.

    —Glenda McCarthy on March 2, 2018
  • I have a huge stash of Civil War Repro fabrics and these blocks really are suitable and look fun to do in this technique.

    —Becky DuBose on March 2, 2018
  • What a brilliant technique–pre-cuts seem made for this!

    —Karen in Breezy Point on March 2, 2018
  • Partly my stash and partly fat quarter bundles seem like my red go to.

    —Katie Peterson on March 2, 2018
  • My precuts—skipping additional cutting steps sounds good to me.

    —Kaye Walker on March 2, 2018
  • I just love Lynne Hagmeier. I watch her videos and I bought her book, I just have to finish something before I can start anything else. I will buy the 2 1/2″ squares. I know, maybe I can put a block on bags and that is really not a quilt so I can start it. I could make a gift bag for Christmas and use her method to make one of those stars. Tell her to keep thinking. 🙂

    —Kay Menefee on March 2, 2018
  • I would most definitely use my scraps. Most of them are Lynne’s fabrics!

    —Allison Evrard on March 2, 2018
  • Precuts. I would have a better chance at getting bias cuts. I wouldn’t want the raveling to occur on just beautiful quilts.

    —carol on March 2, 2018
  • Love Lynne !!!!! I’m ordering!!! Some books you just have to have yesterday!! Lol is

    🙂 You are so right, Theresa! –Jenny

    —Theresa Morgan on March 2, 2018
  • That technique looks easy and fun – can’t wait to give it a try.

    —Joyce C on March 2, 2018
  • My stash….this seems like a great idea for charity Quilts…quicker and easier so I could finish more quilts!

    —Welton Renee on March 2, 2018
  • Great technique! Precuts for me

    —Ginny Provenzale on March 2, 2018
  • Precuts for sure. She made it look so simple, but I would really like to see what one of these quilts look like after she has washed it. Should be interesting. I may try one just to see what it will do.

    —Cheryl Buchanan on March 2, 2018
  • I would use my stash and scraps and then if I liked it, I might buy a precut for another one. I have a huge stash though and looking for ways to use it.

    —Sue on March 2, 2018
  • Precuts, My stash, Scraps…all of the above.

    —Betsy on March 2, 2018
  • I can see my fabric stash looking good in these quilts!

    —Kathy Kranenburg on March 2, 2018
  • I would use my precuts so it would save time and not so much cutting.

    —Connie Hopper on March 2, 2018
  • All of the above! I love Lynn’s traditional style and colors!

    —Susan on March 2, 2018
  • Oh definitely my precuts.

    —Martha Cook on March 2, 2018
  • I can see me using any of the fabric cuts listed. I have some of all. Just depends on the quilt I was making.

    —Rilla Burnham on March 2, 2018
  • I have been saving jelly rolls of Kansas Troubles fabric for just such a quilt, and this book is full of them so now I’ll have to choose which to do first!

    —debby on March 2, 2018
  • Probably all 3 types….I have way too much waiting to be used and this just might help me get it under control…and then I could buy more fabric and watch my husband roll his eyes when I walk in with more! 🙂 These ideas are absolutely brilliant! Thank you for this video. It got my mind spinning with a ton of ideas, and that is always a good thing.

    Happy to hear you’re inspired, Mary! –Jenny

    —Mary Chasey on March 2, 2018
  • I would use any of them, I have it all!

    —Laurie Anders on March 2, 2018
  • Great to use the precuts that are just sitting around looking pretty, Lynn’s patterns are perfect

    —Jenny on March 2, 2018
  • What an interesting and clever technique . I think for me it would be great for use of my stash and scraps because I don’t do much precuts . Thank you for the chance to win

    —Catherine Denney on March 2, 2018
  • Gosh, a nice way to use my precuts, stash, and scraps — all of them!

    —Estie on March 2, 2018
  • my precuts I LOVE it

    —Rho on March 2, 2018
  • Actually, I could use any or all of the mentioned fabrics; I have a huge KT stash!! I love the warm feeling that quilts made with Lynn’s fabrics have.

    —Carmen on March 2, 2018
  • What a neat idea. Why didn’t I think of that? I would use any and all fabrics I had for this technique,but precuts would make it super easy.

    —Janice Hixon on March 2, 2018
  • As a beginning quilter, this looks so simple! I would use precuts. Thanks for the video.

    —Cheryl on March 2, 2018
  • Great way to use precuts. The ones with pinked edges sometimes throw me off but they are perfect for this method. I’m sure my stash and scraps would come in handy too.

    —Diane S on March 2, 2018
  • Love these methods! I’d be using my precuts for sure!! Great use for them!!

    —Janet L. on March 2, 2018
  • Would use my précis that have been waiting for patterns and some of my stash to finish off. Thanks.

    —Louise Mease on March 2, 2018
  • What a great method of quilting. I would use one of my many precut jelly rolls that have the pinked edge. It would make a great baby quilt.

    —Joanne L Wilson on March 2, 2018
  • I would use precuts because I like the pinked edges.

    —Frances Claassens on March 2, 2018
  • All of them! Precuts, stash, and scraps! What a wonderful technique!

    —Nancy C on March 2, 2018
  • I would like to try it on my stash. I love Lynn’s book & fabric.

    —Patricia Anderson on March 2, 2018
  • Precuts prevail!

    —S Brewer on March 2, 2018
  • My scraps

    —Hilda Krebs on March 2, 2018
  • Love the way scraps, stash pcs, & precuts can all be used together to create easy unusual units to put all in a useful quilt! Thx for the video it has given me more confidence in the L-P method.

    —Gwen DeSeure on March 2, 2018
  • My scraps and stash…love her work… happyness04431@yahoo.com

    —Anna brown on March 2, 2018
  • Scraps, Scraps, Scraps – I LOVE Scraps!

    —Linda Ahn on March 2, 2018
  • I could use my stash and learn from another quilter making quilts the easy way. It will take some reading from this book to change my ways. Thank you Lynne

    —Althea Klosterman on March 2, 2018
  • Probably a combination of my stash and my precuts.

    —Christi on March 2, 2018
  • I’m not sure I would use the technic, maybe the quilts end up being more heavy.

    A. Bouwman on March 3, 2018
  • I just love using Lynne’s techniques to use up all my scraps. This book combines the traditional looks with getting them done quickly, so more scraps leave and I can get more!

    —Sherry on March 3, 2018
  • I might try this technique with all three sources of fabric. But my stash is the largest, followed by my scrap pile.

    —Linda Towers on March 3, 2018
  • I would definitely use my stash with a little help from the scraps pile to make layered patchwork. Thank you for the ideas, Lynne!

    —Audrey on March 3, 2018
  • Wow, this brings me hope for using my scraps for beautiful quilts after
    all !!

    —Marta on March 4, 2018
  • Precuts – flannel looks great in Lynne’s patterns.

    —Judy B on March 4, 2018
  • I’ve actually done this. The edges that I sewed really close- fray and the top piece comes loose in some spots. The ones I sewed a bit further in on, frayed quite a bit- I have strings hanging off on fact. That being said, I love that quilt. I used a honey bun on top of charms. It’s really cool.

    —Sara on March 5, 2018
  • I would use my stash of scraps and then some to make oodles and oodles of the blocks in this book. Wouldn’t it be fun to do two or three versions of each block, civil war, contemporary and possibly modern? Ooh the ideas are churning in my mind — I can see them now!

    —Sue F on March 6, 2018
  • Great way to make me use those beautiful cuts instead of just viewing them.

    Wren on March 11, 2018

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