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Thread: has anyone ever used thangles????

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    Super Member bebe's Avatar
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    I have thangles in every size. I love to use them when I make 1/2 square triangles. They come in various sizes starting at 1 inch and up to the 4 inches. There is a website to look the up. Thangles.com. I find them easy to work with and accuracey is great!!!!! Worth their $$ and time they save you!!!!!

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    Hi Bebe, Have you one of them there thangle quilts to show us.

    Love to have a pic please :D

    Elle

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    I do not have capability to send pictures of my work. I have used them many times to make blocks for my swap and accuracey is good. Check out the website?


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    I've used them and I really like them. :D

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    I have them, but,never got the chance to try them out. I think I'll pull them out of hiding and try them, the next time I need triangls.

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    I've used them and think they're the greatest thing since sliced bread.

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    I have them for 2" half square triangles and they are great! Worth every penny!

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    Good to use when making a bunch of 1/2 squares gives you accurate points. Easy to use and relieves strss of making triangles. Ladies you need to try them. I have used them for years. I find them as agreat investment.

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    I've never tried them but I'm sure they're great. You can print something very similar at this website, which is what I do when I have to make a lot of hst's.

    http://www.quiltingandwhatnot.ca/Half-Square-Triangle.html

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    I use 'em. They're great. I used them for my Round Robin block center and I used them on one of the borders I put on someone's block.


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    Sorry, hate to be the only negative person here. I have them in all the sizes, joined a buck a block group and one thangles were required. It was my first experience with them and I was not happy. When I made the HST with a stripe fabric, the stripes were going in the wrong direction on half of them. The same thing might happen with a plaid fabric. But I had to use them and those blocks still are not my favorite. If they had provided a wider piece of fabric I would have done them 'my way'. I just feel that I can make HST's much faster by sewing 1/4 inch on each side of the center. I have a piece of tape on my machine to follow and never have a problem with them. The other reason I did not like them is that they are too much like paper piecing and that is the least of my favorite things to do. The points might be perfect but I hate tearing that paper off the backs of them.
    By all means give thangles a try and decide if it's what you like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterflyspain
    Hi Bebe, Have you one of them there thangle quilts to show us.

    Love to have a pic please :D

    Elle




    I just love it when you proper English ladies talk Western! The tip-off is "Have you"--What you SHOULD have said is "Ain't you got one of them there thangle quilts to show us?" Bwwaaaahaaahaaaa!

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    what did you do with all yur left ovewr thangles?

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    I have tons of them. I purchased a whole set while at a quilt show and the only ones I've used are the 2.5 and 4 inch. But not many. There was a thread on here a few weeks ago from a lady that needed them for a project and couldn't afford to buy them. I offered to send her what she needed but never got a response from her. I have a pattern of a hunters star quilt that uses them, but am very hesitant to start it after this last ordeal. I believe the pattern is called Orien Star.

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    I'll take some I just love them!!!!!!!

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    I think I'd rather keep them in case another project comes up rather than be sorry and short. Just in case. I just know I won't be using stripes or plaids from now on. When the time comes to clean out my sewing room I'll let everyone know. No offense I hope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twistedstitcher
    I've never tried them but I'm sure they're great. You can print something very similar at this website, which is what I do when I have to make a lot of hst's.

    http://www.quiltingandwhatnot.ca/Half-Square-Triangle.html
    Thanks for this link! I love these!!! :)

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    I've made lots of quilts using them and love them. It's sort of like paper piecing but ALOT easier hahahaa...

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    Right on Cathy I love them. Good way to kinda cheat!!!!!1
    HEHEHE!!!!!!

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    I was able to print off all but the 2-1/2, not sure what the problem is, it just says "page can not print" My sister bought my mom several sizes and I've "borrowed" a few, these are more in my price range!

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    I tried them and did not like them at all. All that mess after pulling of the paper and the little bits that stayed behind. YUK! I get perfect half square tris by making them a little bit larger and squaring them up after sewing. It takes a little more time but perfect every time. No paper mess and the money spent on paper can be spent on FABRIC!
    Connie

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    I just made a quilt last year using Thangles, I love them too, I am making two quilts this year with them. The first one is my picture. These make quilting so easy and help you learn accuracy. This is a great way for a newbie to take up quilting

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    I've done the buck-a-block. I really like using thangles. As for the paper problem. My eleven-year-old loves to do that part for me. :D

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    I haven't used Thangles, but I have used Triangles on a Roll which I believe is nearly the same thing. I made this wall hanging one day while playing around with T on R just to see if it was easier. It was!

    The colors look faded in this pic, but you get the idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twistedstitcher
    I've never tried them but I'm sure they're great. You can print something very similar at this website, which is what I do when I have to make a lot of hst's.

    http://www.quiltingandwhatnot.ca/Hal...-Triangle.html
    thanks so much for the link I am going to give it a try... !

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