Saturday, March 17, 2012
Buck A Block- Thangles
I am working on a small project while I finish my larger block of the month which has been in the works for quite awhile now. This is a Thangles Buck a Block where you purchase a pack of Thangles half square triangle (HST) paper templates. Choose two colors and make strips (WOF) 2 1/2 inches wider that your finished size. Put your two colors together, right sides together, and pin on the Thangles template. The template is the same width as your fabric. You can pin it together and then trim the sides if you need to.
Sew the half square triangles, slice down the middle, open and press to keep the fabric from stretching. Then you hold the seam allowance, paper and fabric, and pull the larger piece of paper. It's made to tear off easily so you don't have to change your stitch length.
You are probably going to cut some fabric into squares or other shapes to piece with your template HSTs.
When you finish your two blocks each month, we go back into the store- any time we want, it's not a class--and we receive our next fabric and pattern for $1. At the end of 12 months we will have 24 blocks. At that time you can sew them together for a wall hanging, sash them or create some interesting borders around each and have any size quilt you want.
We had two color choices, my two tone green or the orange with a magenta/maroon. I liked the orange one with the flowered background she had for a demo but I thought the green combo might work well with a large amount of fabric I have that could be used for the backing. They will offer a finishing kit to make the ones pictured on her blog but of course I can make my own instead.
You can see the demonstration quilts at the quilt shop link below.
Susie Q Quilting, Eureka MO
Here is a Thangles demo- I think they are pretty picky about uploading their photos and such so I will just give you the link and you can look around. Thangles Link How Thangles Work