Has anyone used Thangles?

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Annie posted on Thu, Feb 23 2012 11:04 AM

I just learned about thangles and was wondering what you all thought about them???

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Answered (Verified) Mimi replied on Sat, Feb 25 2012 11:10 AM
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I plan on using the triangulations program when I am going to be making a large number of blocks.  If it is just a few I will continue to use the 1/4 measure and mark my block.

I like your idea Nana.  And I also make the block 1/8 bigger and cut it down.  There are so many ways each one should just pick the technique that makes you happy. 

BTW I think you were liking the asterisk block from the Craftsy BOM.  I found a pattern this AM as I was looking through magazines.  If you have Quiltmaker May/June 2010 there is a scrappy quilt made with just asterisk blocks on pages 51 -53.  Not trying to give you more to do just saw it this morning and thought of you.

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Thea replied on Mon, Feb 27 2012 1:30 PM

Annie, that is were those frixion pens come in so handy ,they just iron off and they give you a good fine line. Barbara
Oh and I love those pens - I use them mostly for my embroidery - now I don't have to worry if I draw the line wrong or if my thread doesn't cover it - I just go over it with the iron and gone... fantastic.

I use the thangles as I said earlier only for the Buck a bloc quilts and they are great - no waste of fabric and if you make your stitch smaller and crease the stitching line when you go to remove the paper it comes off so easily... they are a time saver in that the work of drawing the lines is already done for you!  I do do the grids for large numbers though - I don't mind doing a lot of things like this old school ways ...


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