Friday, November 16, 2012

Product Demo: The Angler 2

I recently needed to make some triangle corners for my Holiday Lane Pillow, so I got out my Angler 2 to make the job easier.  The Angler 2 is a cool little tool that makes half-square triangle units, like Flying Geese and Snowball blocks, much simpler to sew.

So, I thought it might be a good time to do a little demo for you.  You'll need the tool, a sharp pair of scissors and some tape.  Cut out the key on the tool according to the package instructions.

Place the key under the presser foot, and place your needle down in the marked dot.

Make sure the key is parallel with the side of your presser foot, then lower your foot to hold the key in place.  Get the The Angler 2 and fit it around the key.  Make sure everything looks straight and tape it down.  (Sorry, I forgot to take a picture of taping it; I taped the front and sides.)  Remove the key, but keep for later use.

And you're ready to go!  For sewing a seam right down the middle of a square (to make a triangle corner), just line up the nearest corner with the center line.  I like to sew just a teeny bit off to the right, so I adjusted for that. 

Flip, press and trim your block.  It's personal preference whether to trim those background triangles or not.  I do, just to eliminate bulk. 

If you have lots of triangles to sew, this method is a real time-saver compared to marking a line down the middle of all those squares, and is much more precise than eye-balling it.  Can't wait to get my pillow done and share it as part of the blog hop.   My debut date is November 28.  

holiday lane pillow blocks

I've also been working on my Sunflower Rail Fence Quilt.  Yippee!  I finished quilting it and am sewing the binding on.  I should have it finished right after Fall is over.  : /  Oh well, it will be ready for next year.  So I'm a year early.  Right?

quilting curvy lines on my sunflower rail fence quilt

The Angler 2 is available in the store.

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  1. Thank you for the excellent tutorial. I have Angled 1 and I love it.
    Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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