A layer cake is 42 squares which measure 10 inches by 10 inches and are cut from a designers collection of fabrics.
There are many uses in quilting for layer cakes, some patterns are designed specifically with layer cakes in mind. Layer cakes are folded neatly in half and shipped in a flat rate priority envelope.
The 30's styles of fabrics are beloved and continue to be produced with the same flavor of colors and print styles we enjoy seeing made up into quilt projects. Little flower prints, animals, dots, children skipping rope and criss cross patterns adorn this fabric in pinks, reds, blues, teal greens, lavender and yellows.
This style of fabric collection is called a pre-cut, in this case, the Moda fabric company pre-cuts and packages these squares.