A Wee Quilt
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…)
Then, sew along the dotted lines, on either side of the solid line, two per square.
Using your everyday crafting scissors (and not your best sewing shears since you are cutting through paper) cut on the solid line.
One side will already be without a dog ear, trim the other side so that it looks the same.
Next, tear away the paper.
Open up and there you have it!
They are just as the woman told me – quick and accurate. Now…go rock your own Thangles.