Layer cakes are curated bundles of 10" squares of coordinating precut quilt fabric from a designer's collection. Layer cake fabrics are a quick & easy way to make big beautiful quilts! Make quilting a piece of cake with our wide selection of quilting 10" squares in a variety of colors, themes & styles from top fabric designers. Use the filters below to browse & buy layer cakes fabric right here.
What are layer cakes in quilting? Well, in the quilting and sewing world, layer cakes are simply 10” fabric squares that are precut! The term “Layer Cake” was coined by Moda Fabrics, but it is also sometimes referred to as precut quilt squares and 10” squares. Many fabric manufacturers have their own creative names for these awesome precuts, but “layer cake” tends to be more commonly used. You’ve probably seen a smaller version of layer cakes before called “Charm Packs.” The difference between these two precuts is simply the size, Charm packs being 5” x 5”, whereas fabric layer cakes are 10” x 10”.
You may be wondering about how much fabric is in a layer cake. Most precut layer cakes and layer cake fabric bundles include 42 precut fabric squares, but sometimes the amount of fabric varies depending on the manufacturer. When you purchase layer cakes for quilting, you can get straight to sewing - no need to spend your valuable time measuring and cutting!
For quilters who haven’t sewn with layer cake fabrics and are curious about how large a quilt they can make, we have the answer for you! Typically, (not including borders) a single pack of quilt layer cake squares is enough to make a twin quilt. When you buy quilting 10" squares, keep in mind that you'll need more to make a larger quilt - two layer cakes will make a queen quilt and so on.
New to working with precut fabrics for quilting? Click here to download our free PDF guide to precut fabric, then shop our wide selection of precut fabric for quilting and buy layer cakes with confidence. We think you’ll be amazed at what you can create when you buy layer cake fabrics here at Missouri Star!
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