Posted on February 01, 2017 by Jenn Thurston | 1 comment
It's been a while since I've done a tutorial, and when our Moda rep showed us this awesome new product they were releasing I just knew that this was the perfect tutorial post! She was even kind enough to leave a sheet behind for me to try, and it worked beautifully!
It's called a Cake Mix Recipe Pad, and it's a pad of these printed pages. This technique is almost like paper piecing / foundation piecing but much easier to understand and follow, so if you've never paper pieced before there is nothing to worry about (I know you can do this!)
1. Pick out two 10" x 10" blocks, I used what we had on hand and made sure there was enough contrast between the two
2. Place the fabric right sides together, the paper on top with the print facing up (you'll stitch on this), and pin in place
3. Look for the star that says "start", this will be where you start stitching on the dotted lines
** TIP: you can shorten your stitch, or you can stitch on the dotted lines with no top thread and no bobbin to make them perforated so they are easier to tear the paper off **
4. Can you believe that's basically it? Just keep stitching on the dotted lines until you have no more dotted lines unstitched
5. Once you have followed the stitching line all the way around (making sure you have no dotted lines unstitched)
6. Cut on the solid lines
7. You will have small two large squares and ten small squares. Peel off all the paper (this is where either pre-stitching or using a smaller seam allowance is very helpful!)
8. Tear off the paper and press (no squaring up necessary!!)
9. Decide on the layout you would like to use (they have plenty of examples in the Cake Mix pattern)
10. Sew your blocks together
11. That's it! One Cake Mix Recipe page, two 10" x 10" blocks of fabric made two of these blocks measuring 7 1/4" x 7 1/4"
Can you imagine how fast a quilt would go together using this technique?
Cake Mix - Each Cake Mix Pad with 45 recipe cards will make 450, 2-1/4" x 2-1/4" finished half square triangles and 90 4-1/2" x 4-1/2" finished half square triangles.
Check out our assortment of Layer Cakes to make this fun project!