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Thread: Thangles, are they worth it?

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    Super Member retrogirl02's Avatar
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    http://qi.yarnslave.com/Blocks/Trian...Triangles.html

    Ah, here's the one. I knew I had it somewhere....planned to use it for the bear paw that my son is anxiously awaiting. Now you can make your own and see for yourself if they're helpful. I've used these for a sample block and I was very happy with it. My only problem was that the pattern I used for the triangles was small and not that straight when I cut my squares, which made them look off even though they were on point.

    Hope this helps. Happy sewing!

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    I have used the paper method and even ordered all sizes of the interfacing kind But then I discoverd El Burns method and now I can make any size perfect and no cost or paper to deal with.
    Do watch her videos on useing squares to make 8 half sq triangles. So easy and you get perfect half sqs because you square them up. I never could get perfect ones when cut exact size, some would just not be right and some would stretch out of shape.

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    I really prefer to draw the line and sew on either side. I never have to worry about having the right size, or paying someone when I can just do it myself for nothing. It's not hard and if your worried about being exactly on, you can always draw the line up the middle and then draw the "sew on" lines on either side.

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    ONce I was introduced to THANGLES .. a way to have perfect triangles.. I was amazed and never looked for other aids. I rely on they.. and they never ........NEVER let me down..

    So I vote YES.. but.. I once I am hooked, I like my small world..

    Check out quilt shows.. there are always little classes or demonstrations and vendors.. I love these oppertunties.. I found this Thangle thing out during a demonstration after a quilt own went to market.

    So.. Hooked on THANGLES.. I vote yes.
    Ellen

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    I went ahead and just marked my fabric and drew angles. The results are under the International Round Robin Round 1 thread. I'll just repost the pic here, too.

    [IMG]http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o...y/SD530646.jpg[/IMG]

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    WOW!!!

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    Colletta - THAT is fabulous gal!!! so all the debating and you went and did it yourself, so that shows what talent you got going on there, well done!!

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    you are one talented quilter!

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    Beautiful

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    You definately don't need the Thangles. That is beautiful!

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