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Thangles - the only way to make HSTs from strips

Thangles PackWhat are THANGLES?  Thangles are paper template strips for turning same sized straight grain strips into half square triangles (HST). For example, if you want a 2" finished HST, you cut 2 1/2" strips of your two fabrics and use Thangles.  No more confusing math....no more 7/8" and cutting of odd sizes of fabric.  Thangles make half square triangle construction EASY, FAST and ACCURATE.

Try them today!!!   Thangles are  easy to use.   Complete illustrated directions come with each package.   You start out by cutting strips of the two fabrics that you want to turn into half square triangles.  Usually this is one light fabric and one dark fabric.  You will cut the strips 1/2"larger than the desired finished size.  (no more 7/8"!)   For example, if you want 2" finished half square triangles, you will cut your strips to 2 1/2". 

Next you layer the strips with the right sides together, light fabric on top, and pin the Thangles paper template to this fabric sandwich.  Sew on the dotted sewing lines with a small stitch and then cut on the solid cutting lines. Leave the paper on and PRESS them open.  Because you put the light fabric on top, your seams will automatically fold to the dark.  Tear away the paper (it is a special paper, so it tears away easily) and you will have PERFECT half square triangles. 

A video on using Thangles
 How to use Thangles Video

All Thangles packages are $6.00. On sale for half price!  Only $3.00 each!  The difference between packages is the number of HST's that you can make.

To order, click on the hyperlinked item name which is underlined in the description. This will take you to our shopping cart where you can enter your zip code or country for an estimate of shipping.  Please note this is only an estimate.  We always try to ship using the safest and most economical method possible.

Foreign Orders:  Your shipping may be higher than the shopping cart estimate depending on the size of the item and the destination country.  We will let you know before we charge your credit card. This does not apply to US Military addresses. We ship for free to a military address.

We accept American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa and Paypal. Questions? Visit our Help Desk, call 888-817-6577, fax 518-875-9401 or E-mail Kris

1.25 1.25" finished makes 600 HST   Order:  (TH125)
1.50 1.5" finished makes 450 HST Order:  (TH15)
1.75 1.75 finished makes 450 HST Order:  (TH175)
2.25 2.25" finished makes 300 HST   Order:  (TH225)
2.50 2.5" finished makes 300 HST Order: (TH25)
5.00 5.0 finished makes 100 HST Order: (TH05)

Thangles Shoo Fly Block PatternLook at this common block, the shoo fly pattern.  It is made of  four half square triangles and five squares in two colors, a dark and a light.  Let's say you want a 6" finished block.  This means that the individual blocks would measure 2-1/2" in the finished block.  

Cutting the squares is easy, add 1/2" to the finished measurement and  cut 3" strips.  With other methods you would have to do the 7/8" calculation (or some other calculation) and cut separate pieces to do the half square triangles.  The cutting of the squares and the preparations for the half square triangles are TWO separate steps.

With THANGLES all you do is cut 3" STRIPS!!  You cut one of the light fabric and one of the dark fabric. You use the same strips to cut the squares AND make the half square triangles.