Shortcut Quilt: Layer Cake Lollies - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

Shortcut Quilt: Layer Cake Lollies

Get ready to sew up something sweet with our new Shortcut Quilt pattern: Layer Cake Lollies! This quilt is super simple and quick to stitch up when using one of our favorite precuts – the Layer Cake. A Layer Cake is a stack of 10” pre-cut fabric squares, the perfect size to get sewing fast! The Layer Cake Lollies Quilt may look complicated, but it comes together in no time. 


Believe it or not, this free quilt pattern comes in five sizes! You can use this pattern to make your quilt in a Crib, Lap, Twin, Queen, and King size. This quilt can be made with one patterned Layer Cake and solid yardage.

You can pick up the Layer Cake Lollies Quilt Kit to make your quilt with these beautiful prints in soft colors. We even have a matching Backing Set to help you finish up your quilt!

The FREE Layer Cake Lollies Quilt Pattern features instructions to make the 56.5″ x 56.5″ quilt featuring the Flowers For Freya fabric collection by Linzee McCray for Moda Fabrics. We also have a new video tutorial that will give you all the tips and tricks on putting this delicious quilt together!

So, let’s get quilting! Follow along with Kimberly as she walks you through the Layer Cake Lollies step by step!

If you’re reading this on email, click this link to watch the video.

Some of our quilty friends sewed up Layer Cake Lollies in a variety of fabrics. We think they’re pretty sweet!

Share with #LayerCakeLolliesQuilt

We hope you decide to make your own Layer Cake Lollies Quilt, and if you do, be sure to share your quilt using #LayerCakeLolliesQuilt and #ShortcutQuilt and tag us (@fatquartershop) so we can see and share your work!

Happy Quilting!

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  1. I have a question regarding the queen-sized quilt. Directions say 3 Layer Cakes are needed. ??? Can’t a 10″ square be cut into 2-4.5″ squares, 4-2.5″ squares, and 2-2.5 x 4.5″ squares? That would mean that 50-10″ squares are needed, not 100. Quite a bit of fabric waste with the current directions.

    1. Hi Denise, you could get by with the number of squares you’re suggesting. For our part, we used certain prints from the Layer Cakes and wanted to ensure that there’s plenty of room on the 10″ square in case there’s a miscut.

      1. When I started cutting I realized for the throw size (56 x56) I can get enough for 2 quilts out of a single layer cake so it seems the queen would allow for cutting the way you mentioned ..since it only uses 36 of the 42 layer cakes it seems there is wiggle room for misfits as well

    2. It seems to me that you are right. Instead of cutting C&D to the side, they could be cut on top or bottom since the width would be 5″ and the height would be beyond the 9 1/2″ needed so long as the Jolly Bars are cut accurately.

  2. I just watched the video on YouTube and couldn’t believe how easy and fast this quilt would be to make. And the color scheme is beautiful.

  3. I just sketched out the measurements on graph paper and I believe you can use a Jolly Bar for this pattern. At least for the lap size.

    1. Hello! Our website was temporarily down for maintenance yesterday so the links appeared to be broken. If you try it now it will work.

  4. I tried to download that pattern and got an error message. Is there another place to download the pattern? Thank you.

    1. Hello! Our website was temporarily down for maintenance yesterday so the links appeared to be broken. If you try it now it will work.

  5. I would love to make this quilt and I do have a Flowers for Freya layer cake. Are you able to tell me which 6 squares you took out for the throw size.