Machi Layer Cake by Debbie Maddy for Moda 48030LC. 42 squares 10" x 10". 100% Premium Cotton. Click Here to View all Fabrics in Layer Cake. Machi is the Japanese word for a city. Japan has many beautiful cities – large and small – that are filled with beautiful images. From the side-by-side mix of ancient and contemporary structures to the landscape surrounding the cities, towns and villages. Even the day-to-day findings are special – the manhole covers are works of art, there are paintings on the firehouse doors, and from a gorgeous door to a remarkable fence, every nook and cranny has been thoughtfully crafted to express beauty.