You’ve Got Mail – Layer Cake Friendly Quilt Project


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  • Meg in Colorado

    Jenny, I love the You’ve Got Mail quilt. I would like to make it someday and may buy that beautiful fabric to keep me motivated. I am a beginning quilter and get so many great ideas from your tutorials. Thanks!

  • KareninVA

    What are the advantages of sewing all the way around the squares to make 1/2 square triangles vs. marking lines down the middles of the squares in both directions and sewing 1/4 inches from the lines and cutting them apart? Does your way keep them from stretching? Also, what math do you use to do the squares your way? Like the ease of making them your way. Great tutorial! Thank you.

    • BeckyMSQC

      Hey Karenin- The biggest advantage to doing the way Jenny teaches is the time and ease of it. The less measuring and cutting we have to do is the faster we can get a quilt top done. The squares already give us pattern so there is no need to do any furthering measuring.

      This is a link that will help you out with the math on the HQT.

  • Vaunda

    Is squaring up a 9 patch the same as other squares.

  • Jane Baier

    How many Layer Cakes does it take to make a King Size quilt? Maybe you could include yardage requirements in your transcripts, so we would quit bugging you about this subject…
    Thanks, Jane

    • J Hack

      I have the same question: how many layer cakes and charm packs would it take to make a king quilt in the “you’ve got mail” design?

  • Carolyn

    Love all of your tutorials. For this quilt how many across and down. If I purchase 3 layer cakes and 3 charm packs would that get me a king size?

  • Gayle Peterson

    Like to find the pattern. Like to make it

  • quiltnewbie

    Jenny, you say to put them all going the same direction but it seems that the envelope flaps are actually back to back and not going all the same way or does it just dome out like that?

  • Deborah Waldin

    Hi! I am a huge fan of both Missouri Star Quilt Co. and pre-cuts! With the exception of one thing: the pinked edge! I notice in a lot of your tutorials that the pinked edge is not on your charm packs! Do you cut the edge off? Can we get the packs without the pinked edge? I think it hurts my 1/4″ seam! I think a straight edge is much better! Your thoughts and comments?




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  • suewes

    Sorry of this is a duplicate post…has anyone done this with sashing between the blocks? I would like to machine quilt it myself and would use qayg method to join…thoughts? Pictures? Thanks