Linda Franz

Thank you for visiting the All About Inklingo blog. 

I am a quilter, teacher, publisher, and inventor of Inklingo,  living in Ontario Canada.  Monkey is my sidekick.  He is a hand piecing snob, but I enjoy hand piecing, machine piecing, and appliqué.

Please visit my web site at  to start inklingoing today.  Don’t miss the free demo video, shape collection, patterns, and articles under Support.

Bio and contact info are on the web site.

139 thoughts on “Linda Franz

  1. Hi Patricia, I’m glad you like that one. Thank you for letting me know. I used 1 inch 90 degree hexagons for that one but it would work well with any of the 4 sizes. (0.5 inch, 0.75 inch, 1 inch and 1.5 inch) If the designs in the fabric are large or if you want to sew some of it by machine, the 1.5 inch hexagons are good. If you have questions, please ask.

  2. I just watched your fourth video. I enjoyed it very much.

    My question: I want to make the simplied version that has it’s own pinterest site…the one you showed that has the fussy cut four 90 degree hexagons. You have 3 different sizes. My guess is that it is the 1 1/2 inch 90 degree Hexagon I need to buy., but I’m not sure. Could you tell me which one?
    Thank you.

  3. I am new to this. Am very interested in learning how. I do quilting but am wanting to do English paper piecing also. This sounded like the best way to go

  4. I am new to this. Am very interested in learning how. I do quilting but am wanting to do English paper piecing also. This sounded like thewzy to go

  5. Bonjour Fran!
    Merci pour l’écriture.
    Thank you for writing.
    Inklingo est utilisé dans plus de 65 pays maintenant et malheureusement, je ne peux pas traduire dans les différentes langues que l’utilisation de la courtepointe. J’utilise souvent pour allemand, néerlandais, espagnol, français et de nombreuses autres langues.
    Inklingo is used in more than 65 countries now and unfortunately, I cannot translate into all the different languages that quilters use. I frequently use for German, Dutch, Spanish, French and many other languages.

    J’espère que votre déménagement se passe bien et que vous apprécierez en utilisant Inklingo lorsque vous êtes installés dans votre nouvelle maison. Si vous avez des questions sur la mise en route, vous pouvez m’envoyer un courriel à
    I hope your move goes smoothly and that you will enjoy using Inklingo when you are settled in your new home. If you have any questions about getting started, you can email me at

    Linda & Monkey in Canada

  6. Hello, I discovered your site thanks to a girlfriend of my French group on the Passacaglia.
    I will not use immediately your ideas and tutos because I am in the middle of moving and I wait to be installed in my house to be able to take advantage of space to create, but I found your idea super and c It is good to develop it and make us enjoy …. In the meantime I will learn how to print on cloth, how to do and what material to use as the freezer paper. I would prefer that there is a translation in French because my English is more than mediocre, I can even correct google if he is wrong in translating this post. So do not mind if sometimes the meaning is odd. In any case thank you for having developed this. Have a good day

  7. Hi Annette,
    I am happy to help. There is not a video showing how to iron but there are a few articles in the Top Ten Tutes on the blog that you should find helpful.
    The shiny side of the freezer paper has a plastic coating. It will stick temporarily to the fabric when you press it with a HOT dry iron and then it peels off neatly when you are finished, so you can use it again and again.
    Top Ten Tutes:
    includes articles about printing on fabric, freezer paper, etc.

    Quilters have been using freezer paper to stabilize fabric for printing and for applique and hand piecing templates for decades. I think it may be simpler than you imagine but if you have any other questions, please ask.

    Have you ordered the free Diamond Triangle Square shape collection yet? I do not see an account for you. That is the best way to start:

    All you need is a computer (Windows or Mac), Adobe Reader (free), and an Inkjet printer.

    There are step by step instructions and a video on the Welcome to Inklingo page on the website to make it easy to start printing on fabric.

    If you have questions about downloading, opening, or using Inklingo, please ask. The quilters I worry about are the ones who have questions but who don’t contact me.

    I am a quilter too and I am happy to help, so you can enjoy using this amazing tool. Inklingo IS the quilting tool we’ve always wanted.

    Linda & Monkey in Canada

  8. I’m looking for instructions/video on how to initially set up the fabric.

    I’ve never ironed freezer paper onto fabric. Perhaps I’m over complicating the concept. Does the freezer paper just stick to the fabric?

    Do you have a video on how to do the initial setup of fabric?

    Thanks for your time!


  9. How much are the curvy hexes a set? Also if I got the four sets how much would they cost in postage, I live in Australia. Please

  10. I love the curvy hexes, how much are they a set, and how much for postage for them all. I live in Australia?

  11. I am just joining with enthusiasm of viewiong your videos on U Tube and found good ideas ahead!

  12. How ironic! Years ago I started out hand tracing templates with pencil & when I saw Inklingo I knew this was for me! the perfect ticket! Only I don’t have to do all the work! Just print & get to it! I have MS & cannot thank you enough!

  13. I love paper piecing, this look like a great way to save some some prep time and increase sewing time.

  14. Hi Linda,I am very happy with Inklingo.I have started Passacaglia by EPP
    and have now printed four of Rosette 1.
    I enjoy your Diamonds method so much,Your instructions and DVD are wonderful.i am looking forward to going back to them with Inklingo.
    Could you please share your method of piecing the small stars in the Rosettes .I a trying to see if there is a simple continuous path.
    I pieced sections together before putting the ring together in EPP.
    Thanks again and congratulations on such a great system.

  15. Linda, I am a newbie with your product and I’m hoping the DVD helps me get more comfortable hand sewing the stars. The Y seams se to give me fits. Also will be interested to know any info regarding use of Imklingo patterns on a Cameo cutter which I too have just acquired mainly for cutting paper pieces before buying some of the Inklingo shapes.

  16. I would just like to say Thank you, Linda
    I rewashed my fabric, made sure my iron was on cotton and added a small lip of FP off the edge. It worked I am now ready to cut two pieces for two blocks.

    Thanks, Starlyn

  17. Hello, Linda

    Hope you are doing great. I recently acquired a Silhouette Cameo cutter and was wondering if it could be used to not only print my inklingo shapes but also have them cut. I love my inklingo projects and can see these two working great together. i know you have some shapes for EQ and was wondering if you have something for fabric cutters too.

  18. Hi Sheron,
    Thank you for a great suggestion. I did not know I had this option, but I found it and changed it. I hope you are having a wonderful week with time to sew! Hugs, Linda & Monkey in Canada

  19. I think the comments should be in order of the newest first. Time saver because we don’t have to scroll to the end all the time to see the latest postings.

  20. I have been asked to confirm my subscription about four times and I still don’t know if it’s been confirmed.

  21. Looks very interesting and much easy then paper piecing
    Can’t wait for the Patch Work of The Crosses Book

  22. Just got the Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses book with all the info on Inklingo! This promises to be great fun.

  23. I am a relatively new quilter, although have been using EQ7 for about a year. Am thrilled to have been introduced to your site via this year’s EQ Xmas countdown. Look forward to following you.

  24. Merry Christmas to all and to the lucky winner of the fabric. I have been following Linda for a long time and have some of her cd s but now I want to try her hexis out in the new year. Happy sewing to all.

  25. Merry Christmas!
    hope you have a great holiday and thank you for the free gift. I love those fabrics in lovely Christmas colors.

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