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15 Jaw-Dropping Layer Cake Quilt Patterns

Hop on the precut quilt pattern trend! Design a stunning quilt in gorgeous colors with this list of free layer cake patterns.

By: Ashley Jones, Editor, FaveQuilts.com
Updated August 07, 2019
Layer Cake Quilt Patterns

If there's one thing quilters can't get enough of, it's free quilt patterns that are made specifically for precut fabrics. Layer cakes, square precuts that are larger than charm squares, are becoming increasingly popular with quilters, mainly because they're incredibly easy to work with and are budget-friendly. If you've been saving up your layer cakes for the perfect quilt project, then you'll love this collection of jaw-dropping layer cake quilt patterns.

This collection of layer cake patterns and tutorials is fantastic for any level of quilter, and features beginner patterns like simple nine patch quilts to more advanced quilts that use combinations of traditional quilt designs. This list of layer cake patterns includes holiday quilts as well, so you can get a head start on Christmas quilting without breaking the bank. Whether you're new to quilting or are an old pro, these fun and free layer cake patterns are exactly what you need for your next quilting project.

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One of the best parts about quilting with layer cakes is that you can make a simple quilt in no time at all. Perfect for baby quilt patterns or rag quilts, the easy quilt patterns featured in this list are great if you're short on time or are quilting with a tight budget. If you're new to quilting, these layer cake tutorials and patterns are a definite must-read.

1. Quick and Cuddly Rag Quilt

This smart tutorial also shows you how to make rag quilts using a few variations. This amazing project saves you time but still produces the soft and fuzzy results that everyone loves.

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Quick and Cuddly Rag Quilt

2. Piece O' Cake Quilt

Layer cake quilt patterns are an interesting way to feature layer cakes: packages of coordinating 10x10 squares of fabric. The Piece O' Cake Quilt pattern uses one layer cake and 2 yards of fabric to create a top the size of a twin quilt.

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Piece O' Cake Quilt

3. Baby's Day Out Quilt

The Baby's Day Out Quilt is a fun, easy baby quilt pattern for the busy quilter! You can make this quilt with fat eighth precuts or layer cakes, so if you have scraps laying around, this is your chance to use them. Even better, there are no seams to match on this quilt except at the corners.

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Baby's Day Out Quilt

4. Baby Boy's Blue Rag Quilt

This Baby Boy's Blue Rag Quilt uses sky blue and calming white layer cake squares to make an adorable and comfortable baby blanket for a little boy.

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Baby Boy's Blue Rag Quilt

5. Speedy Strips Layer Cake Race Quilt

Jelly roll race quilts are quickly becoming popular with their ease and quick design. When you're looking to make something similar, but bigger, you'll want to try this Speedy Strips Layer Cake Race Quilt.

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Speedy Strips Layer Cake Race Quilt

6. Holiday Nights Layer Cake Pattern

Get ready to show off your favorite holiday printed fabric with a free quilt pattern that's perfect for using up your layer cakes. This Holiday Nights Layer Cake Pattern uses large flying geese to create a combination quilt that embraces traditional quilting and Christmas colors but still has a modern edge.

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Holiday Nights Layer Cake Pattern

7. Ombre Layer Cake Baby Quilt

Quilting has never been so simple than with this quick and easy Ombre Layer Cake Baby Quilt. Stunningly gorgeous, this fast quilting tutorial is great for beginner quilters and shows you how to whip up a baby quilt in no time at all. Just pick a layer cake in vibrant shades of your favorite color and arrange the squares from dark to light to create a pretty ombre effect.

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Ombre Layer Cake Baby Quilt

8. Sudoku Quilt Tutorial

"My focus in quilting is usually scrappy, and the Sudoku puzzle is perfect for that. I love using scraps for quilts, home decor and also my original designs." -Carole from frommycarolinahome.com

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Sudoku Quilt Tutorial

9. Huge Flying Geese with Layer Cakes Quilt

“I’m often thinking about making traditional quilt blocks bigger and faster. By using layer cakes, with minimal cutting, and the no-waste flying geese method, this quilt whips up quickly. It is one of my own go-to patterns for gifts and donations.” -Jen Eskridge from reannalilydesigns.com

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Huge Flying Geese with Layer Cakes Quilt

10. Chrysalis Lattice Quilt Pattern

While everyone loves a quick and easy quilt project, advanced quilters love putting their quilting skills to the test.

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Chrysalis Lattice Quilt Pattern

11. Snowball Fight Layer Cake Pattern

Get ready to completely wow your friends and family by making this more complicated layer cake pattern This makes a fantastic long-term quilt and is a fabulous way to show off your talent by creating a jaw-dropping quilt.

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Snowball Fight Layer Cake Pattern

12. Verna's Layer Cake Quilt

Learn how to make a quilt that makes the perfect queen bedspread when you check out this fabulously floral free quilting pattern. Verna's Layer Cake Quilt uses one layer cake, 3 fat quarters, and some additional fabric to create the perfect feminine bedspread for your home.

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Verna's Layer Cake Quilt

13. Tidal Pool Layer Cake Pattern

There's nothing more inspiring or beautiful than nature, which is what makes this Tidal Pool Layer Cake Pattern so stunning. Mirrored after the different shades of color in the ocean and the life found in tidal pools, this free quilting pattern is perfect way to bring nature into your home.

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Tidal Pool Layer Cake Pattern

14. Pretty Persimmon Layer Cake Pattern

Nothing says fall like going out to collect fresh persimmons for pies and other tasty goodies. You can bring the sweetness of persimmons into your next fall quilt with this Pretty Persimmon Layer Cake Pattern.

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Pretty Persimmon Layer Cake Pattern

15. Green Gables Quilt Pattern

Bring the beautiful colors of autumn into your home with a quilt reminiscent of Canada in the fall with this Green Gables Quilt Pattern. This pretty layer cake pattern is perfect for channeling your inner Anne Shirley and is a wonderful way to make a beautiful fall quilt with rich oranges and emerald greens.

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Green Gables Quilt Pattern
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