Save Money Making Smaller Pre-Cuts!
Layer cake squares are used in many quilt patterns. The large size of the 10″ squares is perfect for showcasing a beautiful fabric line (you’ll find examples here and here).
But what if you have a beautiful pack you want to use in a quilt that isn’t designed for them? It’s good to know that 10″ squares can be economically cut into several smaller sizes.
The following chart from Bright Linen shows some of what can be cut from a 10″ layer cake square.
Moda provides more cutting options. Get the PDF to print from here.
Sherri from A Quilting Life has written 10 tips for working with Layer Cake squares. Her first tip is to cut them into smaller pieces. As she says:
“At first thought, this one might not make sense. But you can get two charm packs from a layer cake and still have fabric left over to cut strips for bindings or borders. This makes it more economical than buying the other fabrics separately.”
She goes on to suggest using layer cake squares for half-square triangles, as well as other tips for working with them.
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