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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan
    I think Eleanor Burns has that pattern. her son is named Orion. go to Quilt In a Day (her site).
    The Thangles Orion Star pattern is not an Eleanor Burns pattern. It is a Thangles pattern.

    Eleanor Burns also has a pattern called Orion Star but it is not the Thangles pattern.

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    Info please on the gizmo. I'm always looking for easier. Thanks a bunch

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    I'm making my third buck-a-block with Thangles. We get the strips for a buck each month at our LQS. I'm doing it for the third year in a row. They are an easy way to make a quilt and you don't have to choose fabric. She has it all cut for you into strips, and then you buy a finishing kit to set it together. I'm not good at picking colors that go together.

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    I AGREE. I purchased this and print out whatever sizes and quantities I need...........

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    I started the Orion Star pattern using thangles a couple of years ago but got stuck when I couldn't find batiks in the colours I wanted. So many ideas, so little time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    If you're into using Thangles you should really consider purchasing the Triangulations CD. 25$ or so for an endless amount of papers for ANY size you want forever and ever;> No rulers, no fuss, no thinking. Just the way I like it.
    I agree; in the long run it is cheaper.

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    I purchased the Trianglulations software and just tracing paper from the $ store to make my own. It saves a lot of money and I have any size of HST that I might need right on hand.
    You can also go to quilt pro.com and they have triangle magic software and it is even in 1/8 increments. It is a little cheaper and you can either order it w/a cd or download for even cheaper. I want to try it also

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    I have made the Thangles Orion's Star that you asked about. I don't know how to link to one of my previous posts, but if you check my listing of topics and look under "I have been busy" message there is a photo of my quilt called Northern Lights. thanks ARE accurate - no doubt about it. Having to tear off all those little pieces of paper is a bummer but easy to do sitting in front of the TV and keeping your hands busy. Remember to shorten your stitch length a little and fold them over first, then they tear off easily. There ARE other ways to make this quilt as talked about above, but Thangles worked well for me. But them at a quilt shop. Okay, I CAN learn new things - here's the link to my photo?http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-129491-1.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    If you're into using Thangles you should really consider purchasing the Triangulations CD. 25$ or so for an endless amount of papers for ANY size you want forever and ever;> No rulers, no fuss, no thinking. Just the way I like it.
    My solution, exactly. I nearly went nuts trying to make hst's until I got my LQS to order me the CD Triangulations. No more problems, easy as can be and I can print any size I want.

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    The best question is: Where was the world Thangles started and how long ago. Than-gles.

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    Here is a good demonstration blog about Thangles. I've been making them for years, without a template. Who knows!

    http://www.sews.com/quilting/thangles/thangles.html

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    I have some Thangles but have never used them as I bought this book, my quilting bible: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rotary-Magic...9093476&sr=8-3 ,about the same time and use her method, measure up and trim down, for example 3 7/8" squares = "4, I then treated myself to this Eleanor Burns ruler http://www.eleanorburns.com/shoponli...?i=24805&page= and have never had any trouble with doing HSTs fast and correct, less messing about than paper templates IMO

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    If you want batiks, Sylvie, to to www.batiksetc.com . The owner of that shop in VA is also an outstanding teacher.

    I hope it isn't verbotten to make an unsolicited plug on this board.

    Jane

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    Quote Originally Posted by QultingaddictUK
    I have some Thangles but have never used them as I bought this book, my quilting bible: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rotary-Magic...9093476&sr=8-3 ,about the same time and use her method, measure up and trim down, for example 3 7/8" squares = "4, I then treated myself to this Eleanor Burns ruler http://www.eleanorburns.com/shoponli...?i=24805&page= and have never had any trouble with doing HSTs fast and correct, less messing about than paper templates IMO
    Those methods use squares to make HST. Thangles uses rectangles. Once you've cut your strips to 2.5 it's not possible to make a 2 inch HST using any square method. You are either stuck with the Thangles or you can use the "Gizmo."

    The Gizmo can be found here, http://sallyschneider.com/

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    Thanks for the info. Will check it out. Finding it difficult to find batiks in pastel colours - no pattern, but truthfully I haven't looked in a year or so.

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    I have used Thangles for years and love them...but do have friends who have gotten the Triangulations cd and they love it, so may have to check out that option. I love the Thangles because they work with strips of fabric cut to size, no waste, and work great for scrap quilts.

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    I bought the pattern and thangles several years ago. Haven't done it yet, but it is on my list!

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    I've made two hunter stars and I can't recall any Y seams. Go to quilterscache to fine a free cut and paper piecing pattern. It's easy.....

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    Yes I have made this one with thangles it makes it perfect but there is a lot of paper to rip off. But while your working on it , they stay nice and neat while they are being stored . Here is my project still not done needs another border not sure what I want to do yet. I might put the zig zag just on the top and put dark blue on 3 sides it's a king size quilt. Still in thinking mode...

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    the trianglations software uses the squares; you sew on the marked lines and then cut them apart. I just today bought thier latest upgrade because it uses 1/16 increments also; the older version used 1/8th which I can deal with but trying to cut to 1/16th; what a pain. I do civil war quilts and there alot of them there.

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    I love the colors as well as the designs; you did a great job

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    This is GORGEOUS!!! I keep looking a this pattern as I have often seen it in the back of magazines and would love to try it, but wasn't sure about the whole Thangles thing either. Will also look up that Triangualtions CD that has been mentioned.

    Thanks everybody for your input!!

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    Have you ever used the Ta-Da Triangles?
    It's my favorite way to make HST's

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    Love your quilt. I really should get back to mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Great-great granny
    What are 'Thangles' - I opened the link, but couldn't figure out how "Thangles" related to anything on it. Think it's my "ole" timers?????
    Hi-They are also called triangles on a roll. You can print off your own at www.blockcentral.com. Very easy to use and makes your half-square triangles very accurate.

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