Monday, November 5, 2012

Precuts Layer Cakes Part 1

It seems that I am forever playing catch up these days. Ever see a dog chase its tail? Well that is me. And the tail is winning, I just can't catch it. LOL
In September the precuts club started again. This time I am doing Layer Cakes. I thought I would share some of the projects I did to present to the club. All of the projects in this post are from the Moda Bake Shop. (A fantastic place to find great quilts and gift ideas).
First up. this little gadget bag. It takes only 3 layers and very little time. After I made mine I matched three layers and rolled them (1 for each of the club members) and used them as a little give-away.

This pattern is called Pillows Gone Wild. I chose this simple square in a square as the first pillow pattern. Another fast and fun project. I am really loving making pillows. I think I have to change to an overlapping back so that I can rotate the pillows around.

One of my Coworkers sent me a link to this pattern as soon as she saw it. Potholders. Always fun to make. I am not sure if any of you are like me, but my pot holders take a lot of abuse. When I do cook, I am a messy cook. This potholder is two quilted layers so you use it like an oven mitt.

These take one layer each. They are magnetic so you can add a magnetic clip and then use it for notes, or patterns, or things that inspire you. They are burner covers from the dollar store, a layer of mod podge, a layer cake. Let it dry, another layer of mod podge and let it dry again. The pattern instructed that you spray paint the edges, but I just hot glued ribbon on the sides.

This one is a fun pattern. It is a place mat, and a table runner. Just make as many place mats as you need for your family, then add buttonholes and buttons, put them together and you have a cute runner.

My favorite of this group is Owlivia. I think it uses 4 layer cakes. Simple sewing and adorable stuffy, or pincushion.

I still need to get a picture of the quilt, which is hanging in the shop.

Still need to catch up on fall market and layer cakes part 2 and my daughter's shower....oh so much.
Happy stitching.


  1. I'll have to look up the Moda Bake Shop. The Owl would be cute to make for Abigail! All the patterns are good! The gadget bag would make good stocking stuffers! Hmmm...

  2. Very cute! You have been busy!


  3. I don't know what a layer cake is, but those projects are adorable! I like the idea of a round place mat.

  4. It sure doesn't look like the tail is winning to me! Some very cute projects in there. Thanks for my mind is churning with new ideas...just what I didn't need!

  5. You have some really cute projects going on lately;) Keep up the creativity;) Maybe you aren't chasing the tail, but keeping it occupied so you can get stuff done;)
    Happy Quilting!!

  6. You've been busy with lots of cute projects. I think that little owl's relative may just jump into my daughter's Christmas stocking...time permitting!