Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
Thangles, are they worth it? >

Thangles, are they worth it?

Thangles, are they worth it?

Old 08-27-2008, 09:47 AM
Super Member
Thread Starter
collettakay's Avatar
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Hyndman, PA
Posts: 1,206

Are thangles worth buying or in your opinion is it just as easy to mark your fabric and sew? What about accuracy?
collettakay is offline  
Old 08-27-2008, 09:56 AM
Super Member
Minda's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Central PA
Posts: 1,610

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

Minda is offline  
Old 08-27-2008, 10:21 AM
Super Member
Izy's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Halifax, W. Yorks, U.K.
Posts: 5,996

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
Izy is offline  
Old 08-27-2008, 11:30 AM
Senior Member
Cordelia's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Maryland/D.C.
Posts: 677

Cool site, Izy.
Cordelia is offline  
Old 08-27-2008, 12:16 PM
Power Poster
littlehud's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: SW Iowa
Posts: 32,856

What is a thangle?
littlehud is offline  
Old 08-27-2008, 12:47 PM
Super Member
Izy's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Halifax, W. Yorks, U.K.
Posts: 5,996

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
Izy is offline  
Old 08-27-2008, 04:49 PM
Super Member
bebe's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 2,842

I am considering buying this CD to make triangles
Check it out
bebe is offline  
Old 08-27-2008, 04:59 PM
KyTriplets's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 13

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!

KyTriplets is offline  
Old 08-30-2008, 04:48 PM
jojo's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 46

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
jojo is offline  
Old 08-31-2008, 03:47 AM
Super Member
retrogirl02's Avatar
Join Date: May 2008
Location: IN
Posts: 1,744

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...

One of ShellyQs posts.
retrogirl02 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
01-30-2013 08:04 AM
08-19-2011 03:57 PM
08-06-2011 05:49 PM
06-29-2011 02:28 PM
05-27-2009 04:12 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.