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Thread: Do you Thangle??

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    Super Member Maggiesmom's Avatar
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    Does anyone use Thangles when they quilt? I noticed the lovely BOM quilt posted and wondered if others had done BOM's or use Thangles.

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    I have used thangles. They came in a kit. They were okay. I don't know that I would buy them. I can make an acceptable half square triangle with other methods.

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    I use them for really small HST. THere is a site that has a print out similiar so you can do your own for free. Sorry can't remember the site, maybe someone else can remember.

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    Just another item to spend money on and I would rather buy FABRIC! Plus I have EQ where I can print out paperpiecing templates if I need them, say for flying geese. I make my HST the quick piecing way, cutting out a large square, draw lines, and sew 1/4" each side of line and then cut on line. The next question you will have is how do I do this, right?I have to go through my files and find the formula, and will post it under tutorials.

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    Yes, I use them all of the time. They are quick , easy and accurate. Just bought "Trianglulations" for my computer, but I haven't tried it yet. I'm working on 4 BOM. (Civil War, Chestnut and Vine, primitive Calendar Girls, and Buck a Block with 30's fabric) I don't always finish in the proper month, but I am keeping up on most.

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    i can't stand them. they do not rip well from the fabric.

    the paper is far to thick for paper piecing.

    the LQS here does a buck a block BOM with thangles.

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    I use them. You can also download HST triangle gridded paper to try the technique out. The site is: www.blockcentral.com/a-halfsquaretrianglepaper
    Be sure that your printer prints exactly the size it says it's printing. Some printers don't print exactly and the preferences in the printer have to be adjusted.

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    I like BOM's, I do my own versions in between projects. I'm doing one at the LQS and I've done a couple here on the QB. I've never tried thangles, though.

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    A LQS did a buck a block BOM quilt a few years ago and I signed up for it. I didn't care for using the Thangles but I really do like the accuracy I achieved with them. My blocks and the intersections were spot-on accurate. I didn't like the ripping the paper part though.

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    I hate spending money on something I can do quite as well. I just made 396 HST by drawing a set of squares (3x3) in a grid on the lighter fabric, drew the hypotenuses (hypoteni?) then sewed a quarter inch to each side of the hypotenuse, pressed, then cut apart and pressed open. It was pretty quick and the money I saved on thangles (paper to buy to throw out? Not my style) can be used elsewhere (think: fabric--woo hoo)

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