Simply Triangles Class Plan

by Barbara H. Cline

Stacking Birds

Class Description
In this class you will learn how to stack fabrics and fussy cut in multiple layers, and how to cut triangles from strips.

You will take home a finished top for a wall quilt (see pg 17). It's a fast, fun, and attractive project for skill levels from beginner to intermediate.

Class Length
6 hours that can be broken down into 2 three-hour classes.

Class Supply List
Simply Triangles
by Barbara H. Cline
6" x 24" rotary ruler
Rotary cutter and mat
8" 60-degree Creative Grids Triangle
Best Press spray starch (the block layout in this quilt is triangles, so this is a wonderful time to introduce Best Press spray starch which will limit the diagonal edges from stretching)

Classroom Preparation
Each student will need their own sewing station with a sewing machine.

Class Agenda

  1. Pick two large print fabrics, one with large designs and has at least a 7" repeat or more. The second fabric also needs to be a large print with at least a 7" repeat or more, but with a more subtle design. There must be a nice contrast between these two prints.
  2. Follow cutting directions on page 18. Notice the two large prints will be cut lengthwise on the center fold. Continue to cut each fabric according to directions.
  3. Lay out triangle blocks according to diagram on pg 19.
  4. Sew triangle rows together, then sew rows together.
  5. Add borders according to book's instructions (option for the borders - you can choose to make block corners instead of mitering them)