Triangle Boot Camp


I’ve started a new quilt, that I designed for a class I’m teaching in June called Triangle Boot Camp.

My method of sewing triangles involves sewing them together as squares first and then slicing them in half.


It’s easier because the point of the triangles doesn’t get eaten by your feed dogs, you don’t have to worry about the bias stretching, and it produces very accurate units.


Plus, there’s no waste when you sew the flying geese.

I designed the quilt so that the students will learn how to piece half square triangles, quarter square triangles and flying geese units to create the blocks and double pinwheels for the border. My students should be triangle experts by the time class is over.

The bonus for me is that this is a nice stash busting project. I’m using all my pink and purple fat quarters in this quilt. I did buy yardage of a gray print that has a suede look to it for the background triangles. I find that in a scrappy quilt like this one, it’s best to use one fabric for the background, so the eye has a place to rest.

What are you working on?

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