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    Senior Member Rosie the "Ripper"'s Avatar
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    I have been reading a fantastic, whimsical book called JOY OF QUILTING by Helen Kelley and I came across a wonderful new word in her book that I had never heard of. I was wondering if anyone on the board knows what a "fangle" is? I will expose the meaning after some of you guess.

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    I grew up the phrase "new fangled". Like: Mable got one of those new fangled washing machines.

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    Fangled, hummmm, maybe anything that is used in a new way? That's a good word. Maybe if you don't tell us, we will always be able to use the word and it will be correct, no matter how we use it. LOL

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    I agree with clynns.

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    I too, grew up with the expression 'new fangled' roughly meaning something new to the market. I'd guess that the actual definition means something like designed or created.

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    Isn't that like a watchmacallit? LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    I grew up the phrase "new fangled". Like: Mable got one of those new fangled washing machines.
    Me too!!! My mom used to say that all the time :lol:

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    No one is even close yet!

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    how about "how can I fangle this queen quilt under my throat space?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    I grew up the phrase "new fangled". Like: Mable got one of those new fangled washing machines.
    That is how we used it. Curious to know how it is used in the book.

    BTW.... how do you like the book?

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    At Google Books you can read several chapters of her book for free. I read everyone of her articles in Quilters Newsletter. She was one of a kind.

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    It means new fashioned, right?

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    It is modern or in a new way.

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    "to fashion" or can be a foolish invention

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    Quote Originally Posted by Great-great granny
    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    I grew up the phrase "new fangled". Like: Mable got one of those new fangled washing machines.
    Me too!!! My mom used to say that all the time :lol:
    Me three! I say it occasionally.

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    A tangle with fangs? I've always used it as new fangled or fancy invention. I learned 2 new quilting words this week too...quilt poop and thread turds. Can't wait to throw those into a conversation! :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan
    A tangle with fangs? I've always used it as new fangled or fancy invention. I learned 2 new quilting words this week too...quilt poop and thread turds. Can't wait to throw those into a conversation! :lol:
    There's also thread vomit. Aren't we charming!
    "I do not understand how anyone can live without one small place of enchantment to turn to."
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess
    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan
    A tangle with fangs? I've always used it as new fangled or fancy invention. I learned 2 new quilting words this week too...quilt poop and thread turds. Can't wait to throw those into a conversation! :lol:
    There's also thread vomit. Aren't we charming!
    Okay, those three are new to me.
    Sadiemae

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    This is a test for Upload Files from a Website

    I have heard new fangled or old fangled I have also heard (sounds like, not sure of sp) fa-na-gule, (I am trying to fanagule this queen size quilt onto my small machine.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gramie bj
    I have heard new fangled or old fangled I have also heard (sounds like, not sure of sp) fa-na-gule, (I am trying to fanagule this queen size quilt onto my small machine.)
    That would be finagle, as in using some sort of trick to get something.

    Is the definition for fangle strictly according to Helen or is it a real definition? The definition you'd find in the dictionary would be something new fashioned.

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    The Urban dictionary defines it as a picture that makes an ugly girl look good. Also is a term used by gangs in reference to other members of the same game. It also defines some usages of the word that I chose not to repeat.

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    Tangle = "A large twisted mass" according to Webster. Oh, what a tangled web she weaves with her lies is the phrase I grew up with in my era.

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    I have no idea.

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    I loved her articles. I will have to look for her book. I'm sure I would enjoy it. I need to see the word used in a sentence before I guess the meaning.
    Sue

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    Helen Kelley's THE JOY OF QUILTING is one of the most enjoyable books I have read. It is a collection of short stories about quilting and her adventures. You would all enjoy it.

    This is her explanation - "This afternoon I have been taking my 'fankle' apart, bit by bit. A fankle is what Scottish needleworkers call a snarly mess. Until I met people who do large, counted thread pictures and kept their flosses in controlled assortments, I thought that everyone's embroidery threads were in a fankle."

    Some days I feel as though my quilting is in a fankle.

    Get the book. You will love it! Thanks everyone for guessing!

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