Layer Cake Custard Quilt Tutorial

Layer Cake Custard Quilt Tutorial | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image credits: Fat Quarter Shop via Youtube


Are you looking for an easy quilt to make? This layer cake custard quilt from Fat Quarter Shop on Youtube is a beginner-friendly quilt you can piece. This project doesn’t need sashing or borders – super quick and straightforward, and you can also use your favorite layer cakes for this! Watch the video tutorial below to learn the step-by-step instructions.



  • one layer cake or thirty-five 10″ squares
  • 17 – 10″ squares (fabric A)
  • 3 & 1/2 yards of background fabric
  • 7/8 yard binding
  • 5 & 1/2 yards backing
  • (click here for the free pattern)

Cut the remaining eighteen 10″ squares into:

  • 4 – 4 & 1/2″ squares – 72 total (fabric B)

Cut the background fabric into:

  • 90 – 4 & 1/2″ squares (fabric C)
  • 34 – 2″ x 13″ rectangles (fabric D)
  • 34 – 2″ x 10″ rectangles (fabric E)
  • 18 – 1 & 1/2″ x 13″ rectangles (fabric F)
  • 36 – 1 & 1/2″ x 6 & 1/4″ rectangles (fabric G)

Cut binding into fabric into:

  • 9 – 2 & 1/2″ x WOF strips (fabric H)


Step 1

First, start making the custard block, and for that, you’re going to make a nine-patch. Lay five fabrics C and four fabrics B, then use a 1/4″ seam to stitch them together. Next, cut the nine-patch into quarters to have four custard units. To finish your custard block, lay out four custard units, two fabric G rectangles, press, add one fabric F rectangle in the middle, and press.

Cutting the nine-patch to create the custard quilt units
Image credits: Fat Quarter Shop via Youtube


Step 2

To make your cake block, Lay out one fabric A, two fabrics D at the top and bottom, and two fabrics E on both sides. Stitch together and press. Now, alternate your cake and your custard blocks, with no sashing and borders, to create your quilt.

Making the cake units for the custard quilt
Image credits: Fat Quarter Shop via Youtube

Layer Cake Custard Quilt Tutorial

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