Wondering how you can use that layer cake precut package you just bought? There are lots of different ways to cut it up for use in quilts and sewing projects.

### 1. Four 5″ squares

The finished size of the squares will be 4-1/2″ when sewed into a quilt.

### 2. Eight 2-1/2″ squares

The finished size of the squares will be 2″.

### 3. Nine 3″ squares

The finished size of the squares will be 2-1/2″. You will have an extra 1″ strip on two sides of the square (shown in the diagram in gray.)

### 3. Five 2″x 10″ strips

The finished size of the strips will be 1-1/2″ x 9-1/2″.

### 4. Two half-square triangles

Sew together two triangles to make a 9″ half-square triangle block.

### 5. Four quarter-square triangles

Sew together four triangles to make a 8-1/2″ quarter-square triangle block.

### 6. Eight half-square triangles

Cut the block in half vertically and horizontally, then cut again diagonally from top to bottom corners to make eight small triangles. Sew together two triangles to make a 4″ half-square triangle block.