A Wee Quilt

March 7, 2009 at 11:42 am 9 comments

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Oh, I couldn’t really resist the chance to join in, it’s such a fun group of talented crafters.  So…I joined.  I’m in a swap!  Lookie over there on the right at the DQS6 button.  It’s the 6th round of a doll quilt swap. 

After looking at my swap partner’s blog, and reading about what fabrics she loves, I dove into my ‘Darla’ stash and started in on my favorite part.  I quickly made a pillow out of ticking and then quickly followed with a pillowcase.   While I was making these little lovlies, I was thinking about what design I should make for the doll quilt.  I kept thinking of triangles.  I hadn’t attempted triangles until now and I knew this was just the project to do them.  Then, I remembered a recent purchase from my LQS, bought on impulse because someone in line in front of me was going on and on about them and how they make triangles so accurately, quickly and easily.   Sign me up!  They’re called ‘Thangles’.  Strips of printed half square triangles let you make 20 or so squares in about 10 minutes.  So, as I was doing my second round of Thangles squares, I thought I’d make a little tutorial for you, even though they are incredibly easy. 

Take two strips of fabric and put right sides together.  There are many sizes of widths of Thangles, the one I have is for 2 1/2 inch strips.  (Perfect for Jelly Rolls by the way…)

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Then, sew along the dotted lines, on either side of the solid line, two per square.

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Using your everyday crafting scissors (and not your best sewing shears since you are cutting through paper) cut on the solid line.

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One side will already be without a dog ear, trim the other side so that it looks the same.img_doll50001

Next, tear away the paper.

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Open up and there you have it! 

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They are just as the woman told me – quick and accurate.  Now…go rock your own Thangles.

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9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Leah  |  March 7, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    This is going to be a beautiful quilt.

    And I love the thangles – might have to get some as I haven’t ventured into triangles myself yet!!

  • 2. littlebluecottage  |  March 7, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    Thank you Leah. I totally am loving the triangles I think because the Thangles are giving me confidence. I love your blog by the way.

    Tina

  • 3. diane  |  March 7, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    Oh wow, your winner is my daughter and she is one lucky girl. She will be thrilled! Thanks! and your blog is wonderful, I’m glad I found you!

  • 4. Tacha  |  March 7, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    Those thangles sound like a terrific idea!

    I am thinking about using Darla too for my DQS6!

  • 5. susan  |  March 8, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    oh i thought we were going to get to see a pic of all your triangles!!! you tease
    i love that fabric

  • 6. Amy @ parkcitygirl  |  March 9, 2009 at 8:45 am

    Love those darla prints – have fun :)

  • 7. Katy  |  March 10, 2009 at 4:02 am

    I need to get me some thangles – I want to do triangles for my doll quilt too!!!

  • 8. amandajean  |  March 10, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    i have heard of thangles, but never knew how they worked. thanks for explaining it here!

  • 9. randi  |  March 18, 2009 at 5:39 am

    What a concept! Too fun!

    Darla is my absolute favorite line. I have a quilt in mind for it too, but I am waiting to find the time to make it!

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