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Thread: Triangles question

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    Senior Member klarina's Avatar
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    These guys at Quilt Pro just launched a Triangle Magic little program to print squares-to-triangles sheets, something similar to thangles.

    https://www.quiltpro.com/go.php?id=Triangle_Magic_half_mainpage]https://www.quiltpro.com/go.php?id=T..._half_mainpage[/url]

    Considering that I'm absolutely afraid of triangles, what do you think is better to start making triangles:

    Buying dies for my Accuquilt cutter or buying this Triangle Magic program?

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    oh please don't be afraid of triangles.
    there is a magic way done here.. two squares rights side together, sew all four sides 1/4 in. cut corner to corner =4 sets of squares for pin wheels or what ever you want..
    I did find a utube for this.
    easy ! could be for all kinds of stuff.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekYpJzHoW6E

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    I used thangles for years. this beats all !

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    I just purchased a cd form connecting threads Triangulations It has Quarter squares 3/4' to 7.5' in 1/8" increments, half square 1/2' to 7.5" in 1/16" increments tamed geese in 1/4" increments.

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    Maybe it's just me, but the Thangles don't leave any room for error. I'd rather make a little large and trim back. I seem to get a better result that way.

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    Triangulations is the BOMB:>

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    Quote Originally Posted by chairjogger
    oh please don't be afraid of triangles.
    there is a magic way done here.. two squares rights side together, sew all four sides 1/4 in. cut corner to corner =4 sets of squares for pin wheels or what ever you want..
    I did find a utube for this.
    easy ! could be for all kinds of stuff.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekYpJzHoW6E
    ditto that . . . been piecing triangles for 20+ years. sewing them this way is the absolute best way EVER.

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    I like to use the method of printing a sheet of triangles and sewing them all at once. I have tried lots of methods and did contemplate getting the triangle magic program. I tried the quick method with two squares, but then all your seams are bias, and you are still not assured of the exact size you need. Then I discovered you can print out your triangles via online programs. Same thing as Triangulations, just a limit to the number of sizes, but for me every size I have needed was here.

    http://www.quiltingandwhatnot.ca/Hal...-Triangle.html

    http://www.quilt.com/Blocks/Triangle...Triangles.html

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    I also prefer Triangulations! I just got the new version and it is truly fantastic fun!

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    i think you should save your money and look at the easy ways to make triangle squares. the down side of using the accu-cuts and cutting triangles to sew is the bias edge that stretches and gives waves. if you always start with a 2 squares, right side together, draw diagonal like, sew 1/4" on each side of that line, cut on the line flip open and press you have 2 perfect 1/2 square triangle blocks with no stretchy bias. sometimes the (aids) may make them go faster(i dont get this but some say thangles make it so much faster) but before finding the short cuts maybe finding the technique should come first...just my thoughts. ... and i have a friend, been quilting for 30+ years...and she LOVES thangles...swears by them and insisted i tried them 6 or so years ago...i did use a couple of them...but did not really 'see' the reason...my way doesn't (take me) any longer to sew...and with the thangles you have that extra step of removing the paper...so i don't get it , but i know lots of people love them, so try out what every new way you come across and decide what technique you like best :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by OHSue
    I like to use the method of printing a sheet of triangles and sewing them all at once. I have tried lots of methods and did contemplate getting the triangle magic program. I tried the quick method with two squares, but then all your seams are bias, and you are still not assured of the exact size you need. Then I discovered you can print out your triangles via online programs. Same thing as Triangulations, just a limit to the number of sizes, but for me every size I have needed was here.

    http://www.quiltingandwhatnot.ca/Hal...-Triangle.html

    http://www.quilt.com/Blocks/Triangle...Triangles.html
    Thank you for these websites!

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    It's really NOT that difficult. Honest.

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    Oh my gosh!!! That is so neat and easy. I am going upstairs to sewing room and try one out... THANK YOU!!!!

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    Thank you for these great links!

    Quote Originally Posted by OHSue
    I like to use the method of printing a sheet of triangles and sewing them all at once. I have tried lots of methods and did contemplate getting the triangle magic program. I tried the quick method with two squares, but then all your seams are bias, and you are still not assured of the exact size you need. Then I discovered you can print out your triangles via online programs. Same thing as Triangulations, just a limit to the number of sizes, but for me every size I have needed was here.

    http://www.quiltingandwhatnot.ca/Hal...-Triangle.html

    http://www.quilt.com/Blocks/Triangle...Triangles.html

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    Thank you all for your advice.

    I'm going to save my money and start practicing the the websites posted by OHSue.

    As for Triangulations, I had not heard about this option, but it sounds better that the rest.

    Thanks!!! You guys rock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lizzytish
    I just purchased a cd form connecting threads Triangulations It has Quarter squares 3/4' to 7.5' in 1/8" increments, half square 1/2' to 7.5" in 1/16" increments tamed geese in 1/4" increments.
    I too bought "Triangulations", or rather had my LQS order it for me. It has been a God-send for me and I think overall, a bit cheaper, using ink and paper only, than buying "thangles". Also, if you are needing a size you don't have and it is after hours at the quilt store, you are not going to have to wait to do your HST's, you just print off the size you need and go for it.

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    What a great tutorial! Getting lots of tips today. I won't know what to do first. Thanks so much for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lizzytish
    I just purchased a cd form connecting threads Triangulations It has Quarter squares 3/4' to 7.5' in 1/8" increments, half square 1/2' to 7.5" in 1/16" increments tamed geese in 1/4" increments.
    I did too-mine just shipped. I can't wait! I hate triangles!! :mrgreen:

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    Here are several size grids that I use frequently:



    http://www.blockcentral.com/a-halfsq...glepaper.shtml

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    Quote Originally Posted by chairjogger
    oh please don't be afraid of triangles.
    there is a magic way done here.. two squares rights side together, sew all four sides 1/4 in. cut corner to corner =4 sets of squares for pin wheels or what ever you want..
    I did find a utube for this.
    easy ! could be for all kinds of stuff.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekYpJzHoW6E
    Thank you for this youtube site. I love it and know it will help me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chairjogger
    oh please don't be afraid of triangles.
    there is a magic way done here.. two squares rights side together, sew all four sides 1/4 in. cut corner to corner =4 sets of squares for pin wheels or what ever you want..
    I did find a utube for this.
    easy ! could be for all kinds of stuff.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekYpJzHoW6E
    Next to triangles? I hate bias edges. :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by chairjogger
    oh please don't be afraid of triangles.
    there is a magic way done here.. two squares rights side together, sew all four sides 1/4 in. cut corner to corner =4 sets of squares for pin wheels or what ever you want..
    I did find a utube for this.
    easy ! could be for all kinds of stuff.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekYpJzHoW6E
    I add one more step to this method. Starch the snot out of your fabric before you cut it into the squares. Then iron the squares together before sewing. It helps them 'stick' together so you don't have to pin them

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    Quote Originally Posted by chairjogger
    oh please don't be afraid of triangles.
    there is a magic way done here.. two squares rights side together, sew all four sides 1/4 in. cut corner to corner =4 sets of squares for pin wheels or what ever you want..
    I did find a utube for this.
    easy ! could be for all kinds of stuff.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekYpJzHoW6E
    Thanks for the link. I just watched it & am amazed at how EASY it is to make triangles, pinwheels, whatever...Can't wait to try it.

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