Star Cakes Quilt Pattern – free with a video tutorial from Fat Quarter Shop!


A few years ago Fat Quarter Shop offered me some fabric so I could sew up their latest Shortcut Quilt Pattern, the Star Cakes Quilt, and look how cute it turned out!

This shortcut quilt was just as fun to make as my other ones have been. I learned a new way to make 8 half square triangles from 2 layer cake squares (a layer cake is a stack of 42 pre-cut 10” squares). I had hardly any waste from my layer cakes – but it was really pretty waste, lol!


The Star Cake block is so pretty – both classic and modern at the same time! For this quilt I needed 1 print layer cake (I used Paradiso by Kate Spain for Moda), 1 solid layer cake, and 2 more yards of solid fabric for the sashing and borders. It’s a big quilt top too – a generous twin at 72” x 90”.

See all the pretty layer cake fabric bundles at Fat Quarter Shop.

You can watch Kimberly’s fun video tutorial above or on YouTube and download the free Star Cakes Quilt Pattern here.

Happy Quiltmaking!

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