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Gale Posted: Sun, Mar 14 2010 3:12 PM

I am working on a quilt in which you're supposed to put squares on the corners of rectangles, draw a line, and stitch on the line to make triangular things in the corners. I had 124 little squares to do and was dreading drawing all those lines-I have carpal tunnel syndrome and I know it would have taken several sessions to get it all done. Then I remember that about 15 yrs ago I bought something called The Angler that I had never gotten around to using. I got it out (miracle that it was easy to find), taped it onto my machine, and it's wonderful!! I didn't have to draw a single line and all my triangles are perfect. Yay!! I knew I bought that thing for a reason.

I briefly toyed with the idea of buying the newer version but as long as this one is working for me I'll keep using it. I marked the position with some of that ruler marking tape since it covers my bobbin case and I can't keep it on there all the time. This way I don't have to do the alignment every time.

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I agree, Gale! I gave my old one to my niece. :-)

 


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Nana replied on Sun, Mar 14 2010 3:28 PM

The angler is a great tool as long as you can get it secured to your sewing surface.  One of my sewing machines didn't have a perfectly flat surface and the angler wanted to move everytime I used it.  However it works great on the other machines.

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Kris replied on Sun, Mar 14 2010 5:23 PM

Gale,

I keep mine in place no matter what project I'm working on. It doesn't get in the way and I can move my sewing machine without disturbing it.

Fantastic tool.

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I love the angler 2...what is the difference in the original and the 2??  I think there are not many people who like drawing those lines on the squares but we do like the effect you can get with those HST's

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Gale replied on Sun, Mar 14 2010 10:03 PM

Helen Bell:

I love the angler 2...what is the difference in the original and the 2??  I think there are not many people who like drawing those lines on the squares but we do like the effect you can get with those HST's

I think the newer version is made of that clingy vinyl so it sticks to your machine bed without tape.

 

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Kris replied on Sun, Mar 14 2010 11:22 PM

Nope you still need to tape it down. The new one lets you make bigger blocks.

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Nana replied on Sun, Mar 14 2010 11:42 PM

Kris

I was getting ready to drag mine out because I thought it was an Angler 2 and I have to tape mine.  Now I can leave it in the drawer.

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Gale replied on Mon, Mar 15 2010 12:24 AM

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Nope you still need to tape it down. The new one lets you make bigger blocks.

I saw the vinyl one on a blog-I just looked again and it's called Clearly Perfect Angles. You can see it on this blog (scroll about 1/4 of the way down). But my old fashioned Angler works fine so far so I'll stick with it. Funny thing is I saw that blog post after I found and used my old Angler so it was a weird coincidence. I would have been upset if I had drawn 124 lines on 124 blocks and then read that blog post and remembered I had the Angler.

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Gale:

Helen Bell:

I love the angler 2...what is the difference in the original and the 2??  I think there are not many people who like drawing those lines on the squares but we do like the effect you can get with those HST's

I think the newer version is made of that clingy vinyl so it sticks to your machine bed without tape.

 

no Gale, sorry but I have the Angler 2...what is the angler like

 

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Gale replied on Mon, Mar 15 2010 12:14 PM

Helen Bell:

Gale:

Helen Bell:

I love the angler 2...what is the difference in the original and the 2??  I think there are not many people who like drawing those lines on the squares but we do like the effect you can get with those HST's

I think the newer version is made of that clingy vinyl so it sticks to your machine bed without tape.

 

no Gale, sorry but I have the Angler 2...what is the angler like

 

I found out the vinyl one is a different brand of the same thing-I posted a link in my other reply above. I don't know what the difference is between 1 and 2. I think someone said that 2 is bigger and does bigger pieces of fabric. I was using pieces about 2-3/4" and it wouldn't have worked with them much bigger.

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