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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 November 05, 2020
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. Gingham Quilted Blanket Pattern

This quilting tutorial comes with downloadable patterns for blanket sizes ranging from crib to king-sized, so you can be sure you will have a gorgeous gingham quilt that will fit wherever you need.

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Gingham Quilted Blanket Pattern

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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Layer Cake Disappearing 9-Patch Baby Quilt

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

Made using two layer cakes, this beginner quilting project is absolutely perfect if you're new to quilting, and is a super simple pattern that pieces together in no time. 

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Easy Peasy Chevron Quilt Tutorial

11. Easy Peasy Disappearing Nine Patch Quilt

Perfect for using layer cakes, this Easy Peasy Disappearing Nine Patch Quilt can be pieced together in no time and finishes at the size of a large throw quilt.

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Easy Peasy Disappearing Nine Patch Quilt

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

Create a sensational new star quilt pattern with your most vibrant layer cakes. Now's your chance to get really bold with your color choices; there's no better design to use than a stellar star quilt pattern like this.

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Neon Starry Terrain Quilt

14. Christmas Collection Quilt Pattern

This quilt is comprised of 4 basic blocks. A Square, A 4 Patch, a Half Square Triangle, and a Quarter Square Triangle. Then just mix them all up and play until you get that perfect patchwork balance to make you smile.

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Christmas Collection Quilt Pattern

15. Rainbow Coin Quilt Pattern

Feel free to use up your favorite jelly rolls or layer cakes when making the strips for your coins to give this pattern an added benefit and save some actual coin! 

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Rainbow Coin Quilt Pattern
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