17 Beautiful Layer Cake Quilt Patterns

Are you looking for some new ideas for your next quilting project? Quilts are great because they allow you to express your creativity through fabric design.

They also provide comfort and warmth during cold winter nights.

Quilts are traditionally made from patchwork or appliqué fabrics sewn together using thread and needles.

The beauty of these projects lies in their ability to transform ordinary materials into something extraordinary.

There are different types of quilts but a popular choice for making a quilt is using a layer cake quilt design. We have created a list of the seventeen most amazing layer cake quilt patterns for you to try. 

17 Beautiful Layer Cake Quilt Patterns

Grandma’s Window Quilt Pattern By UndertheShamrock

This layer cake quilt pattern is simply beautiful! The quilt is bright and vibrant. It also has that nostalgic feel to it,

making it match perfectly to the name. This quilt will make a wonderful addition to any home decor.

This pattern is easy to follow, although some beginners may have some issues with the corners. The finished quilt will be 60 inches by 74 inches.

This is perfect for those who want a big and cuddly throw. You can also choose whatever fabrics and patterns you would like to make this quilt.

It is also easy to make the pattern smaller if you don’t wish to have a large throw. 

Layer Cake Toss By Myreddoordesigns

Whilst some quilts are best to have that nostalgic element, that does not mean you can’t make a modern quilt to place in your house. This one is a great example of how you can combine both old and new. 

The quilt itself is muted in terms of color, but of course, you are able to use whatever fabric you would like to make it colorful. There are multiple patterns in this layer cake quilt pattern making it very unique. 

The pattern is also really easy to follow. Unlike other layer cake quilts that are rectangular, this layer cake quilt is a square. It is 68 inches by 68 inches, which is still large enough to be a comfortable throw. 

Modern Layer Cake Square In A Square Quilt Along

Continuing with the modern theme, this next layer cake quilt pattern shows us how quilts can be modern and colorful.

This quilt is a great way to show off your favorite colors and designs. It is a fun quilt to make as well as being practical. 

The size of this quilt is 51.5 inches by 60 inches. If you do decide to make this quilt, then you should definitely consider adding borders to give it more dimension. These borders could be anything from solid fabrics to prints. 

Picket Fence Quilt Pattern By BusyHandsPatterns

This layer cake quilt pattern brings us right back to that nostalgic feeling. This layer cake quilt pattern is fun and quirky. It makes a great gift for someone special. It is also a great way to practice sewing curves. 

This quilt is a simple rectangle shape with a border around the edge. Although with this pattern there are seven sizes available.

This is perfect if you want a pattern to make for anyone. You can change the colors to be brighter or more toned down. However, it is recommended that you use a bold background when following this pattern.

Simple Layer Cake Quilt Pattern By CodmanSqCreations

If you are someone who likes life to be on the simpler side, then this is the layer cake quilt pattern for you.

This design is very simple but at the same time, it is very stunning. It is an ideal quilt to add to your collection. 

Whilst the picture shows the quilt to be made with dark and neutral fabrics, feel free to make it with bold colors.

This pattern also comes in a variety of different sizes, so you can follow the pattern to make whatever size suits your needs the most.

Confetti Star Quilt Pattern By MaterialGirlfriends

If you want a design that will show off your quilting skills, then this confetti star layer cake quilt pattern is the ideal one for you.

This confetti star quilt pattern can be made with a range of colors or you could pick a few colors you like best to make it.

The great thing is all the fabric requirements are set out for you, so you don’t have any stress no matter what style you go for. 

This quilt pattern makes a quilt that is 48 inches by 64 inches. However, it also comes with instructions on how to make the quilt bigger. 

Layer Cake Lattice By PrimroseCottages

Lattice layer cake quilt designs are the perfect way to be able to show off all the wonderful fabrics you want to include in your quilt.

Although the design might seem complicated, it is something that a beginner could make! This layer cake lattice quilt pattern has easy-to-read instructions. 

The great thing about this layer cake quilt pattern is that you can make it into three different sizes. This is perfect for making a quilt for whatever suits your needs best.

To top it off, the pattern comes with all the fabric requirements so you aren’t stuck trying to do some tricky math. 

Candy Swirls By Splendid Speck

This layer cake quilt pattern is the one to make if you want to impress those around you. The design is so intricate that it is simply stunning.

This pattern is clean and modern which makes it ideal for anyone who has a modern home. However, you make this design more quirky by opting for the colorful fabric design. 

The end result of this candy swirls layer cake pattern will leave you with a quilt that is 60 inches by 72 inches.

This is a great size quilt that could be used as a throw. The pattern also has all the fabric requirements you need. Did we mention it is free? Just when you thought this pattern couldn’t get better, it does. 

Leslie’s Layercake By MasseyCraftz

We couldn’t create this list without having a truly beginner-friendly layer cake quilt pattern. Whilst many of the patterns on the list are easy to follow, this one is ideal for beginners.

The design is still gorgeous but remains simple enough a beginner could follow it. 

This beautiful layer cake quilt was originally designed for a child. However, there are different sizes with the fabric requirements for each size included in this pattern.

We absolutely love the three-dimensional effect this layer cake quilt pattern results in. 

Layer Cake Coin Quilt By She Quilts A Lot

This beautiful layer cake quilt pattern makes you feel calm just by looking at it.

The layer cake quilt is made from soothing shades of blue that make it look like you are wrapped in the ocean. Of course, if blue isn’t your color you could change it. 

This pattern is really easy to follow but you are left with a stunning layer cake quilt. This is a quilt that does not take long to make and the result is worth it. 

Layer Cake Custard By Fat Quarter Shop

There is something that is truly brilliant about seeing a layer cake quilt that has a clean design. This layer cake custard pattern is no exception.

It is an incredibly simple design that is sure to please. You don’t have to worry about being too fussy with this pattern because it is very forgiving. 

You can use any fabric you want for this layer cake quilt but we recommend using a neutral tone such as white or cream as the base. The design is very pretty and would go well in any room of your house. 

Spot On Quilt Pattern By aBrightCorner

Since layer cake quilts are made with squares, it is very rare to see anything resembling a circle.

However, this layer cake pattern comes very close. The design of this layer cake quilt pattern is eye-catching and clean. 

You won’t find yourself struggling to keep up with this pattern. It is fairly straightforward and doesn’t require much time to complete.

You could make this a neutral quilt or add some color to it depending on your style. 

Chevron Layer Cake Quilt Pattern By Patchwork Posse

Chevron is one of our favorite patterns. There is nothing quite like the way they look. They are often

seen as a classic pattern and this chevron layer cake quilt pattern proves why. It is a perfect example of how a simple pattern can look so good. 

The fabric requirements for this pattern are minimal. What we love about this design is that they have contrasting colors on the quilt. 

Lap Quilt Pattern By ComeWhatMayCreations

This layer cake quilt pattern is another fantastic option for beginners. This pattern is quick and simple to put together.

We love the fact that you end up with a really intricate-looking layer cake quilt. This layer cake quilt pattern also does not waste any fabric! 

Depending on the size you want, either a lap quilt or baby quilt, this layer cake pattern sets out all the fabric requirements for you.

With Love Layer Cake Quilt Pattern By gigisthimble

If you want to add some love to your life then this is the layer cake quilt to make. It is a great choice for Valentine’s Day. If you are feeling romantic, this is the perfect quilt to create. 

We love the idea of having a layer cake quilt with hearts. It brings a smile to our faces every time we think about it.

All you need to do is pick out a few fabrics that you like and start making your own version of this lovely quilt. This pattern tells you everything you need to know about making this quilt.

Hidaway Quilt Pattern By Thimble Blossoms

It doesn’t get much more intricate than this pattern. We love how detailed it looks. This is definitely going to be one of those quilts that will last forever. 

All the things required to make this pattern are set out for you. 

Cake Dash Quilt Pattern By QuiltyLovebyEmily

We thought we would end this list with a stunning and bright layer cake quilt. We were drawn to the pattern of this quilt as well as how bright and beautiful it is. 

This is the layer cake quilt to make if you want to add a smile to your face. It is also an easy quilt to make so beginners should be fine with it. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

What Exactly Is A Layer Cake Quilt? 

It is not uncommon to think that a layer cake quilt is a design of a quilt. Whilst this is partially true, layer cake quilts refer to quilts that are made up of pre-cut 10 by 10-inch squares.

So essentially layer cake quilts are a pack of fabric that is already cut to size. 

Many layer cake quilt patterns follow this but will have you cut the fabric yourself. You will still end up with squares that are 10 by 10 inches but these squares might be made from a few different fabrics. 

How Big Of A Quilt Do Layer Cake Patterns Make? 

The size of your layer cake quilt will be completely dependent on the pattern that you are making. The standard quilt pattern uses around 42 10 by 10-inch squares for the quilt.

However, the size of the quilt will be based on the pattern you are following. 

For example, some layer cake patterns will just require putting the squares together. However, some layer cake patterns require you to add a border that will make the quilt slightly larger.

This is why it is best to follow a pattern as they will give you the size of the quilt you will end up making. It makes choosing the right pattern so much easier. 

How Much Fabric Will I Need For A Layer Cake? 

Most layer cake patterns require 10 by 10-inch squares of fabric. If you are making a layer cake quilt that requires 40 squares then you’ll need around 4000 square inches of fabric. This is around 3 yards of fabric.

Final Thoughts

A layer cake quilt can be very versatile and fun to create. There are many different ways in which you can use them.

From using them as throw blankets or bedspreads to using them as wall hangings. They can also be used for baby quilts, children’s quilts, and more. 

We hope that this list of layer cake quilt patterns has helped you find the perfect one for you. Please share this article if you found it helpful. Thank you for reading and enjoy quilting!

Amanda Brown

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