Layer Cake, Jelly Roll & Charm Quilts

Layer Cake, Jelly Roll & Charm Quilts

  • David Charles

Jelly Roll, Layer Cake and Charm Quilts provides seventeen beautiful projects that show you how to get the most from pre-cut fabric bundles. The projects range from smaller lap quilts to full-sized bed quilts and each is made from one jelly roll, layer cake or charm pack (or a combination), making the quilts quick and economical. Using the latest fabrics, the authors provide a main quilt and an alternative color way for added versatility. Simple step-by-step instructions and illustrations make c

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  • 3AM Mom "quilter604" says:
    119 of 122 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Chech their math with this book, June 28, 2010
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    3AM Mom “quilter604” (Arvada, CO United States) –

    This review is from: Layer Cake, Jelly Roll & Charm Quilts (Paperback)
    I was excited to get this book. The patterns while nothing new are pleasant and I thought nice to have a number of simple ones all in one place. I also thought it might be a good book to recommend to a new quilter. They often purchase these cuts of fabric to get lots of variety at a lower price tag.
    This morning I decided to dive into the Charming Flowers pattern from the book. I pulled the fabrics from my stash, I was excited. Then reality hit. I had read the preface to understand what sizes, shapes and amounts were standard for the book. the first pattern talked about making 4 1/2 inch finished squares from the 5 inch charm patches. I have been quilting long enough to know that you cannot make right triangles that way. In the text of the directions you are instructed to cut 5 3/8 inch squares. That is ok if you are cutting from yardage but I thought the premise was to use the packs you buy at the quilt store. Sorry I did not see the 3/8 inch supplements to the pack when I bought them, nor would it look good to sew that on.
    All right I will look at another. I skipped to Diamonds at Large. What a pretty quilt and since they are all right triangles, I figured we would not have the same problem. The directions tell you to save the 2 1/2 by 7 1/2 inch strip that you trim off to use for the borders and binding. Once again the math does not quite work. You will not have enough strips even if you cut the remaining 4 pieces from the layer cake stack.
    Well I gave up after that. Any quilt book that fails so miserably at basic math cannot get my recommendation. It would make any newbie quilter tear their hair out.
    If you are looking for some great straight forward patterns get one of Eleanor Burns books in at least the second edition.Egg Money Quilts: 1930’s Vintage Samplers

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  • M. Harrington "tlc*stitches" says:
    71 of 71 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Layer Cake, Jelly Roll & Charm Quilts, July 6, 2009
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    M. Harrington “tlc*stitches” (Foley, MO USA) –
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    This review is from: Layer Cake, Jelly Roll & Charm Quilts (Paperback)
    This is an excellent resource book for those of us who have lots of fabrics, layer cakes, jelly rolls and charm packs and don’t know what to do with them!! I am a pattern/book person – I need suggestions and ideas from patterns/books, and this is just the book for me. I like the color photos and detailed instructions to make several different kinds of quilts. I would highly recommend this book to everyone – those who need the suggestions from books and those who just need some fresh, new ideas for their fabric stash.

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  • Amazon Customer "Quilter51" says:
    69 of 70 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    I love this book!, May 28, 2009
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    Amazon Customer “Quilter51” (Arlington, VA United States) –

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    This review is from: Layer Cake, Jelly Roll & Charm Quilts (Paperback)
    I just got the book in the mail, sat down and went through it and I love almost every pattern!! The patterns are origial, bright, and most of them are easy to intermediate. I have the first book and while I like it, I can see already that this book will get used more. If aready started on the flower quilt made with two charm packs.

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