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Thread: Thangles, are they worth it?

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    community benefactor collettakay's Avatar
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    Are thangles worth buying or in your opinion is it just as easy to mark your fabric and sew? What about accuracy?

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    The answer is a great big YES. They are worth it and they are very accurate. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:



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    There are free downloadable graph pages which you size yourself....somebody posted it here, try the search facility, and in the meantime I will check my laptop..... :D

    http://www.incompetech.com - try that and search for free graph paper, there are several to choose from which you size before printing. :D

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    Cool site, Izy.

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    What is a thangle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    What is a thangle?
    It is a trademark for a pre-printed strip of paper which you stitch on like foundation piecing, giving you very accurate triangles, but you can download the freebies on the site I posted above :D

    Try googling 'Thangles' so you can see how to use them!! :D

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    I am considering buying this CD to make triangles
    Check it out
    http://softexpressions.com/software/...angulation.php

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    My favorite method for making HST is to use the Angler 2. No marking! I love it. I found a youtube video that shows a good demo on it. It is pretty cheap and I use it ALL the time!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CDjiNwjdxQ

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    I kept thinking the same thing when I used them to make a quilt with Jane Austen fabrics. It was fun learning a new technique, but I kept wondering why I didn't just cut the strips into squares, draw the line from corner to corner and then stitch 1/4" on each side of the line for a perfectly accurate half square triangle?

    As for acuracy, some of my corners were off and I don't kow why. I like them to be Perfect. I used polka dot Moda fabric for the background and was disappointed at the fraying. I couldn't believe such an expensive fabric was so loosely woven. The fraying was made worse when I tried to remove the paper thangles.

    In spite of it all the quilt turned out great and brought over $200 at a charity auction.

    So, if you don't have good luck making half square triangles, buy the thangles. If you are still not sure, go to your quilt shop where they should have a buck a block program going and try your hand with a package that includes the pattern and fabric strips for a buck. The thangles are extra...about $6 for enough to make a large quilt.

    :wink: Good luck, jo

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    collettaKay,
    I remember a couple of posts from ShellyQ in the BOM/tutorial section and a list of square sizes/triangles needed site but can't seem to locate right now...

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/8342.page
    One of ShellyQs posts.

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