Layer Player Quilt

Welcome to another great tutorial from Quilted Works! One of our fantastic quilt designers, Julie Macfarlane, designed this quick and easy Layer Cake Quilt. She used the new fabric line by American Jane called “Pot Luck.”

  • 1 Layer Cake
  • 1/2 yard fabric for binding
  • 53″ x 60″ piece of batting
  • 2 1/2 yards fabric for quilt back

Select a Layer Cake. Divide the Layer Cake into 21 pairs, making sure that the fabrics coordinate well and create a contrast with each other.

Place two contrasting layer cake pieces right sides together and stitch 1/4″ seam along the two parallel sides. Then, also stitch a seam at 1 1/2″ (from the edge of the fabric) on these same sides.

Now we are going to cut two strips off of each side. First, cut 1 1/4″ from the edge, then move your ruler to cut a second 1 1/4″ strip. It helps to place the stitch line directly on the 1″ mark of your ruler. Do this to both sides, and you will end up with 4 strips.

Using the remaining center piece 5″x10″, stitch again at 1/4″ and 1 1/2″ on the short (5″) sides of the fabric. Trim them the same way as above. You will end up with 4 pieces.

To reassemble the blocks, first sew the short sides onto the center 5″ square, then press.

Next, trim the long strips to 8″ and sew onto the top/bottom of the blocks. Press your finished block.

The finished block size will be 8″ square. You will then begin laying the blocks out with 6 blocks across and 7 rows down. Every other block is rotated 90 degrees. Arrange the blocks to your liking and sew the rows together.

45″ x 52″ Quilt 

We hope you all have a great time making this quilt! For information on kits, please visit our website at
Barb Johnson with Julie Macfarlane for Quilted Works

Old Glory Quilt

Hello quilting friends! We are Quilted Works and we are so excited to be sharing our very first Moda Bake Shop project! Today we are sharing with you a fast and easy tutorial for creating hour glass blocks using a Layer Cake. We had so much fun creating this quilt and know that you will all love it.

(Old Glory Gatherings by Primitive Gatherings)

  • 2 Layer Cakes
  • 1/2 Yard Inner Border – 1040-39G (RED)
  • 1 3/4 Yard Outer Border – 1077-19 (BLUE)
  • 5 3/4 Yards Backing Fabric
  • 3/4 Yard Binding – 1040-43G (NAVY)

Begin by separating the Layer Cakes into LIGHTS (all the beiges) and DARKS (all the reds & blues)

Select one DARK and one LIGHT fabric square and place them with right sides together.  Pin all sides.


Sew 1/4″ seam around the entire 10″ square. When you come within 1/4″ from the corner, simply leave your needle down, and pivot the fabric to continue sewing around the square.

Your entire square will be sewn closed. Repeat with the remaining Layer Cake squares – sewing one DARK and LIGHT together. (Image below shows the 1/4″ stitching all around.)

Next we will be cutting the squares into 8 pieces. Place your square onto the cutting board. Do not reposition your square after making any of the cuts. First, cut diagonally both ways (from corner to corner), then cut vertically and horizontally at 5″.

Press each piece towards the dark fabric.

This is what your pieces will look like:

Mix up all your pieces and then re-pair them together with one BLUE piece and one RED piece.

Match the center of them together, pin, and sew 1/4″ seam. 

Now you have a finished “Hour Glass” block! It should measure 6 1/4″ and will end up being 5 3/4″ finished.

Repeat this process until you have created all the hour glass blocks.

Now we are ready to start laying out our blocks and forming rows. Make sure to rotate every other block 90°. Arrange the blocks until you are happy with the color placements.

Sew together in rows, making sure to pin well so that everything is lined up perfectly.

This quilt is 11 blocks across and 13 rows down.

Attach the borders.
INNER Border: cut 7 – 2″ strips from the RED fabric. Attach sides first, then top and bottom.
OUTER border: cut 7 – 6 1/2″ strips from the BLUE fabric. Attach sides first, then top and bottom.

Baste, Quilt and Bind your quilt as desired!


Finished Quilt Size is approximately 81″ x 92″.

We hope that you’ll come visit us at  If you create a quilt using this tutorial, we would love to see it – be sure to link up to the Flickr Group here. Kits for this Moda Bake Shop project can be purchased on our website and will be eligible for free U.S. shipping! We have loved sharing our first project with you and hope to have many more to share.

Quilted Works