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    How many layer cakes...

    Will it take to make a queen size disappearing 4-patch?
    Thanks in advance!
    Last edited by sewmuch2learn; October 27th, 2019, 08:06 PM.

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    #2 Sew all day and all night - no cooking allowed.
    #3 Start a new quilt before the last one is finished - must return to #1.

    #2
    Re: How many layer cakes...

    This info from an old Missouri Star pin on Pinterest: "A standard layer cake has 42 pieces of 10 inch fabric.
    1 – Twin quilt
    2 – Queen quilt"
    So I guess the short answer is 2, but idk if it makes any difference the pattern you are doing. I am not a good math person so maybe somebody else will come up with a different answer.

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      #3
      Re: How many layer cakes...

      When I saw your name on your post I was feeling sort of sorry for you cause at first I thought your name was "sewmuchtoclean"-- that would be sad huh.

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        #4
        Re: How many layer cakes...

        I got this on web: Just two 42-piece layer cakes will create an 85″ square quilt using a 9-by-9 layout of the 10″ squares!
        Blessed are the children of the piecemakers for they shall inherit the quilts!

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          #5
          Re: How many layer cakes...

          Are you planning on using the layer cake for background also? If not, you will need yardage instead of the second layer cake.

          And if 2 layer cakes are not quite enough, then borders are your friend!
          Vonnie

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            #6
            Re: How many layer cakes...

            I found this tutorial using a layer cake and some yardage. This quilt measures 75x90. Maybe you can use this as a guideline.
            https://reannalilydesigns.com/2013/1...h-layer-cakes/

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              #7
              Re: How many layer cakes...

              Thank you. I'm not a math person either, and I knew I had seen the info before.

              Quilter's Rules:
              #1 Buy fabric - no matter how much you already have.
              #2 Sew all day and all night - no cooking allowed.
              #3 Start a new quilt before the last one is finished - must return to #1.

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                #8
                Re: How many layer cakes...

                You'd need about 1 & 1/2 print layer cakes and the same amount of background fabric to make a disappearing four patch into a queen size.

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