Adeline's Flat IronAdeline’s Flat Iron is a 3-color, 3-fabric quilt in a horizontal setting. It measures approximately 72 x 72 inches. Because the base of the triangle is wider than it is tall, an extra row is added to the length to make this quilt almost square.

This design uses the Inklingo 4 & 2 inch 60° Triangle Collection. I colored the blocks in EQ7 with fabrics from Toscana and Stonehenge by Northcott.

Adeline (Smith) DeLong was my 3rd great grandmother in my paternal grandfather’s line. Her husband, William DeLong, was a blacksmith. I’d like to think that if they couldn’t afford commercially available flat irons, William would have made his wife a pair or ideally a set of three flat irons. Two irons would be heating on the stove while the third was in use.

Farmer’s wife, ironing in kitc... Digital ID: 93948. New York Public Library
[click photo to view at NYPL and click photo there for larger view]
The triangle shape of the flat iron block is reminiscent of early ironing implements.



Adeline's Flat Iron

Adeline’s Flat Iron
72 x 72 inches
(Note: There is not a seam in the middle of the finished yellow triangle blocks.
It only shows as a result of creating the block in EQ7)

9020-442 Toscana Delphinium
9020-442 Toscana Delphinium

9020-520 Toscana Sunflower
9020-520 Toscana Sunflower

9020-10 Toscana White Picket Fence
9020-10 Toscana White Picket Fence

Purchase and download:

Inklingo 60° Triangle Collection

The Inklingo Handbook

Cheat Sheet

(Download from website or print from collection)

 For more information about Inklingo, click here.
Copy the information below to a printed Cheat Sheet.
I don’t have a copy of this collection so I couldn’t finish filling in the chart below but you can use the information from the collection to figure the sizes to cut and print. To figure fabric yardage, see the section “Planning a Quilt” in the Inklingo collection.




# of Shapes

Cut & Print

Page # in shape collection

Fabric 1

2″ triangles 756
Binding strips 8 strips  //  //

Fabric 2

  2″ triangles 742



2″ half triangle sets 14 left & right sets



Fabric 3

  2″ triangles 490



4″ triangles 245



2″ half triangle sets 14 left & right sets



4″ half triangle sets 7 left & right sets



Want to check my math? The Adeline Flat Iron Math PDF is here.

Quilt blocks are pictured on the Math PDF.

You can also use the information above to make this quilt using 60° Triangle Rulers. Check the Store tab in my blog header under Rulers for 60° Triangle Rulers. Just be aware that some rulers measure the triangles from top to bottom instead of along the side so the finished size of your blocks and quilt might be different.

Additional Colorways

Adeline1 recolor

Adeline’s Flat Iron
Recolor 1

3951-23 Stonehenge
3951-23 Stonehenge

3954-197 Stonehenge
3954-197 Stonehenge

3934-195 Stonehenge
3934-195 Stonehenge


Adeline2 recolor

Adeline’s Flat Iron
Recolor 2

This one is my favorite!

9020-85 Toscana Wild Orchid
9020-85 Toscana Wild Orchid

9020-830 Toscana Lilac
9020-830 Toscana Lilac

9020-10 Toscana White Picket Fence
9020-10 Toscana White Picket Fence


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