Encore Presentation of the Seventh LIVE Inklingo Video

Live Inklingo Video with Linda Franz

Thank you to everyone who watched while the video was live! It was a struggle to get started but it all worked out in the end.

Please scroll down to the last image (with the play button) to watch the replay. 

On Friday night the audio and video were not synced and the picture was choppy. We finally gave up after 3 tries—but I kept working on it overnight and all day Saturday.

If you haven’t guessed by now, Persistence is my middle name.

Sewing with Inklnigo Live

I finally found a way to broadcast again but it was exactly 24 hours later than I planned. Thank you to everyone, like Barb, who came back to sew with me.

HOW TO SEW STARS
This is my longest, most demo-rich live video so far. It is jam-packed with great info. There is something for everyone.

I demonstrated simple Inklingo techniques for printing on fabric and sewing stars by machine AND by hand—or with a combination of hand and machine stitching.

Silent Garden Quilt with Inklingo

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

  • How I finished the edges of my Silent Garden quilt (Millefiori Quilts 3)
  • A chance to name the new star (I haven’t made a final decision, so it’s not too late to suggest something.)
  • What to do when a shape is not inklingo-able (yet), like the partial diamond on the side edges of my Silent Garden.
  • How to use freezer paper with an acrylic ruler to make a template for ANY shape (I used freezer paper templates for the gold part-diamonds on the edge.)
  • Gorgeous examples of stars made by Inklingo quilters
  • Judy Martin’s fabulous new Singular Stars book

How to print on fabric with Inklingo

SOMETHING FOR NEWBIES
If you are new to Inklingo, I showed what you can do with the free Diamond Triangle Square shape collection. I have heard from a few long-time Inklingo quilters who say this was a good review for them too.

  • How to prepare fabric and freezer paper to print
  • How to use the Bookmarks panel to navigate in the free shape collection
  • Printing a custom page size with the ANY shape collection
  • Rotary cutting without templates or measuring
  • Hybrid piecing (combining hand and machine piecing in the same block)
  • Circling the intersection by hand for perfect points
  • Sewing sequence for LeMoyne Star (8-pointed star)
  • Pressing technique for LeMoyne Star

I will probably do more printing in every video because it always gets such a great reaction—and that reaction is usually “This is so much simpler than I imagined!”

Un-named Star from Inklingo

SOMETHING FOR EXPERIENCED INKLINGOISTS 
Even if you have been using Inklingo for almost 12 years already, there was something for you:

  • Announcement of a new un-named star shape collection, and how it resulted from requests from quilters
  • Info about Inklingo’s precision numbers and sizes
  • Insight into how I design a shape collection
  • How to use precision corners to give you confidence

Wash tub and board

I also explained how Inklingo is a “disruptive technology.”

Did you know you can still buy washtubs and scrubbing boards on Amazon? That doesn’t mean it is the best way to wash fabric or quilts. I feel the same way about acrylic templates. You can still buy them in 2018. Wow. Who would have believed it.

Star quilt by Kathy Timmons with Inklingo

IMPORTANT LINKS MENTIONED IN THE VIDEO

Kathy in Mexico’s Flickr album of Inklingo 8-pointed stars (fussy cut) The photo above is just a small section of it! Visit the album to see close-up photos of all of the stars.

Main Stars Page (under the Shop tab on the Inklingo website)

Top Ten Tutes (on the All About Inklingo blog)

Main Beginner’s Page (where to get the free shape collection)

Cathi’s Quilt Obsession Blog  Beautiful and frequent inspiration for many Inklingo quilt designs

Barb’s Just Sayin’ Sew Blog (great article showing how she fussy cuts with Inklingo)

 

Next Inklingo Live Video

HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN WE’RE GOING LIVE AGAIN?
Yahoo Groups and subscribers did not get emails this time. The message sent to Yahoo Groups was delayed several days for some unknown reason.

The most reliable way to know what is new is to subscribe to the blog by email. I spent several days last week getting issues fixed there, so emails are being delivered again. Some quilters had not heard from me for a long time but it is fixed now.

It is a good idea to check the Inklingo Facebook Page frequently. IMPORTANT  You cannot count on Facebook to show you anything from Inklingo anymore, even when you have liked the page. Facebook changed the rules in January. They pester me all day long with messages asking me for money to show my photos and videos to the people who have already liked the Inkingo page. I only break down and pay for ads occasionally, so if you don’t visit on your own, you will miss what I share there..

Introduction to Inklingo

Please share the Inklingo videos with your friends. This one, on the Main Beginner’s Page is only 8 minutes and it explains how Inklingo works.

I still have to add Live 07 to the  summary of the other LIVE videos on the website. (Click on the Video tab.)

EDITED VERSIONS OF LIVE 01 and LIVE 02
As I mentioned in Live 07, I am thrilled that I was able to edit Live 01 and Live 02 to remove my rookie mistakes (wrong camera view, overlapping audio). I think I can post those on YouTube. I’m still figuring out how to do that. Persistence.

I am learning with each new video. When I watch the replay, there are always things I think I could do better next time. It is a huge learning experience for me and I hope each video is Time Well Spent for you.


Click this image for the replay of Live Inklingo Video 07.

Please tell your friends about the video because they may not know about it yet.

If you missed it or if you need a review, you can watch Live 07 now, okay? Thank you for watching and thank you for visiting.

Linda & Monkey

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New to Inklingo? Order and download free shapes and start sewing in the next few minutes. Main Beginner’s Page  There are triangles, diamonds, and squares in the free collection—great for dozens of different blocks.

$10 Coupon! 11 Year Anniversary Special on the handbook

Inklingo on Facebook

A Special Group of Inklingo Quilters

If you were notified by email about this blog article, you are part of a small, special group.

Unfortunately, emails to subscribers have not been delivered properly for quite some time. I am trying to reconnect, slowly, bit by bit.

Some subscribers have not received any emails since November or December, so you might be surprised to hear from me now.

This is the fourth day in a row that I have posted something on the blog and sent email notifications to different subscribers each time. This is not normal! Usually I only post 4 to 8 times a month, and subscribers receive 4 to 8 emails a month.

Everything should be back to normal on the weekend.

Millefiori Quilts 3 by Willyne Hammerstein

WHAT HAVE YOU MISSED? 
There were new shape collections in November (Tarantella), December (Silent Garden) and January (Lucky Stars)—all designs from Millefiori Quilts 3 by Willyne Hammerstein.

You can probably tell that Millefiori Quilts 3 is my favorite of all of the Millefiori books.

Inklingo on The Quilt Show

You also might have missed Diane Kirkhart’s demo of Inklingo on The Quilt Show

Inklingo Live Video 03

Just in case you have not heard, I started doing Live Videos in December. There have been technical glitches but I’m learning and the cameras are much better now. All of the live videos are available for replay.

The first live video covers some good topics, like preparing the fabric sheets and printing. There are brief summaries under the Video tab on the website. (You are on the blog now.)

STAYING IN TOUCH
If you want to receive emails when there is something new on the blog, it is a good idea to add linda@lindafranz.com to your contact list.

Another good signal is to open the email and actually click to visit the blog. It lets the watchdogs like Google and Microsoft know that you pay attention to your Inbox. If you never open or click, Inklingo emails will be filtered into promotions or spam or just stop completely. 

All About Inklingo blog

A NEW LOOK? 
You might notice that the blog looks a little bit different but don’t worry. All of the content since 2009 is still searchable (right sidebar, or below on mobile).

I love seeing your comments. “Leave a Comment” has moved to the top.

GOOD STUFF COMING
I can hardly wait to get this all this sorted out, so we can get back to doing live videos and new shape collections. I hope you will stay subscribed for that!

On the other hand, if you need to take a break, all you have to do is click on the link in the email to unsubscribe and the emails will stop immediately. . . . but I hope you will stay to see what is coming next.

Thank you for visiting. I’m glad you clicked.

Linda & Monkey

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Inklingo on Facebook

Staying in touch with Inklingo

If you haven’t heard from me recently, you may have missed some good things!

Ricky Tims and Diane Kirkhart talk about Inklingo

Diane Kirkhart’s demo of Inklingo on The Quilt Show

Inklingo Live Video 06

My live video demo of Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses

Millefiori Quilts 3 Lucky Stars

The new shape collection for the Lucky Stars design (Millefiori Quilts 3)

A NEW EMAIL ERA
Blog emails have only been delivered sporadically for a while. If you received an email this time, you are part of a special group. I am trying to reconnect with everyone, one small group at a time.

The best way to ensure that you keep receiving emails from me is to open the email and click on the link to the blog. It signals to the watchdogs that you actually want these emails in your Inbox. Otherwise, emails will be filtered into spam or promotions folders or not be delivered at all. 

It is also a good idea to add linda@lindafranz.com to your address book or contact list.

It is a whole new era. Google (gmail) and other email services are making it harder and harder for emails to be delivered to your Inbox. They are watching what you do to determine what to deliver.

All About Inklingo blog

SEARCH AND COMMENTS HAVE MOVED
We’re trying a new blog “theme” now too.

Leave a Comment and Comments are at the top. (I love your comments!) Subscribe and Search are in the right sidebar (or moved to the end on mobile). Everything on the blog since 2009 is still searchable.

LET’S STAY IN TOUCH
Comments are great and you can email me any time. I especially like seeing photos of your Inklingo projects.

When there is something new on the blog, subscribers should receive an email. That is only 4 to 8 times a month. I only send from linda@lindafranz.com.

I have plans for more live videos and new shape collections, so I hope you will want to stay tuned.

On the other hand, if you need to take a break from emails, all you have to do is click on the link in the email to unsubscribe—but I hope you will prefer to stay.

I’m glad you are here now. Thank you for visiting.

Linda & Monkey

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Inklingo on Facebook

Inklingo’s Fresh Start

Inklingo shapes to print on fabric or paper

If you received a notification about this blog article, you are part of a small, special group.

Blog emails have not been delivered properly for a while, so I’m making a fresh start. I am creating new articles and just sending notifications to a few quilters at a time until I reach everyone again.

Inklingo LeMoyne Star

I am sorry if you have not heard from me for a while. Recently, Google (gmail) and other email services have made big changes that make it harder than ever to be a guest in your Inbox.

If you never open my emails or click on the link to the blog, my emails may not be delivered to you anymore. They might be filtered into “Promotions” or spam.

If you want to receive emails from me and the All About Inklingo blog (and I hope you do), it is a good idea to add linda@lindafranz.com to your contact list and open the emails when you receive them (approx 4 – 8 per month). I only send from linda@lindafranz.com—never anything else.

If you don’t want to hear from me, it is easy to click on the link in the email and be removed from the list but I hope you will continue to subscribe.

New blog layout

NEW BLOG LAYOUT
The new layout shows Leave a Comment and Comments at the top. Subscribe is at the side (or below, on mobile) and Search is there now too. All of the content since 2009 is searchable.

HAVE YOU MISSED THESE?
There are a few recent articles you might have missed, like . . . .

Ricky Tims and Diane Kirkhart talk about Inklingo

. . . Diane Kirkhart’s demo of Inklingo on The Quilt Show with Ricky Tims, and . . .

Inklingo Live Video 06

. . . my Live video demo of Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses with hybrid piecing (hand plus machine), and . . .

Silent Garden Star with Inklingo

. . . the Silent Garden video.

I have plans for more live videos and new shape collections, so I hope you will want to stay tuned.

I’m glad you are here now. Thank you for visiting.

Linda & Monkey

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Inklingo on Facebook

New Look for Inklingo

The blog has a new look. There are some big changes happening! I hope you like it.

Print star templates

I discovered recently that the blog notifications were not being delivered in a timely way, so you may not have heard from me for a while. I’m trying to fix that.

It’s a fresh start. I am sending notices to small groups of quilters each day until I reconnect with everyone.

Silent Garden star

When I’m not working on the blog, I’ve been sewing my Silent Garden top together.

LET’S STAY IN TOUCH
If you want to keep receiving periodic updates from me (approx 4-8 emails a month), it is a good idea to add linda@lindafranz.com as an approved sender. (This is sometimes called “white listing.”)

If you stop opening emails and clicking, you might not hear from me again or my emails might not be delivered.

You may have noticed that Google made some big changes to Gmail email recently. You might not be getting emails you used to get. Google might put blog emails into a folder called “Promotions” instead of your Inbox.

Other email providers are making similar changes and they will stop putting emails in your Inbox if you never open and click on links.

Inklingo Live Video 03

IT’S YOUR CHOICE
If you don’t want updates 4 to 8 times a month, it is easy to unsubscribe using the link in the email.

If you need help or have questions or suggestions, please let me know.

Leave a comment for Linda & Monkey

HERE’S A TIP
In this new layout, Post a Comment is at the top. I love hearing from you, so YOU have top priority.

The Search box has been moved to the side, where it was last year.

I started the blog in 2009 and it has become more and more complicated but one thing that is simple and relaxing is watching videos while you sew, so here are a few things you may have missed.

I’m glad you’re here. Thank you for visiting!

Linda & Monkey

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Inklingo on Facebook

Inklingo Live Video # 6 on Facebook Tonight

I am going to try to do a LIVE video tonight with the new “studio.”

Better cameras, better software, and lots of good things to show you!

Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses (POTC)
I will be printing and sewing Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses.

Do you know someone who has made POTC blocks but has not joined them together yet? This is for them too.

Even if you aren’t sewing a POTC, the tips and hints will help with any other design. Please tell your friends.

WHEN
The SIXTH live video will be FRIDAY FEBRUARY 16 at 7 pm Eastern Time on the Inklingo Facebook Page.

You can find out what time that is in your time zone at World Time Buddy.

TURN ON THE SOUND
When you find the video on the Inklingo Facebook Page there is no sound until you hover over it and click on the speaker (lower right corner).

REFRESH!
The video should to play immediately. If it doesn’t,  please try refreshing the page. That should get it going.

TONIGHT . . . OR TOMORROW?
The reason I say I will “try” to do a live video tonight is that there will be plumbers in the house this afternoon doing some work, including replacing our water softener. We already know we are the last job of the day. If they are here late, I will do the live video some time Saturday instead. Maybe afternoon. .

I have everything ready and I am excited to be using the new equipment, so I really want to do it tonight. If I can’t, I will let you know on Facebook, so you know when to tune in, okay?

If you miss it LIVE event, you will be able to watch the replay here within a few days.
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Introduction to Inklingo

This short video is a good intro to Inklingo, so you might want to watch or re-watch it before LIVE # 6.

Just in case you missed them, there is a summary of the other LIVE videos on the website. Click on the Video tab.

If you leave a LIVE comment, it is fun to know where you are while you watch.. .

In some of the other LIVE videos, groups of friend have watched “together” and left comments back and forth for each other. Everything is more fun with friends, so I hope you will bring a friend too.

See you later!

Linda & Monkey

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New to Inklingo? Order and download free shapes and start sewing in the next few minutes. Main Beginner’s Page  There are triangles, diamonds, and squares in the free collection—great for dozens of different blocks.

$10 Coupon! 11 Year Anniversary Special on the handbook

Inklingo on Facebook

LeMoyne Star 8 inch – Sale Extended!

I started writing this three days ago, to remind you about the end of the special low intro price on the new LeMoyne Star 8 inch shape collection.

There has been a happy distraction (more below), so—good news—Monkey has extended the deadline until tomorrow night (Saturday) at midnight. Only $20.
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These are just a few of the 16 inch blocks you can make with the shapes in the new LeMoyne Star 8 inch shape collection . . .
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Millefiori Quilts 3 Lucky Stars

. . . in addition to Lucky Stars (Millefiori Quilts 3).
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Print diamonds on fabric or paper

As usual, you do not need papers or acrylic templates or special rulers when you print the shapes on fabric or freezer paper with Inklingo.

Also, as I mentioned in 5th LIVE Inklingo Video on Facebook, there is no “squaring up” at the end.
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Live Video 05 with Linda Franz

LIVE VIDEO
The stars on the chair in the photo were made by machine with the Diamond Triangle Square shape collection.  It’s FREE ($20 value).

There is a short VIDEO on the Welcome to Inklingo page on the website to help you start printing. I always recommend starting with the free shape collection because it includes the first chapter of The Inklingo Handbook (pages H5 – H48) too.

Also, in the 5th LIVE Inklingo Video on Facebook, I shared piecing and pressing instructions .

LIVE on Facebook has been popular so . . .
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Snow at Inklingo headquarters

. . . I braved the snow (and yucky slush in the parking lots) to get out in the real world to get help face-to-face from the pros.

FOCUSING ON THE GOOD NEWS
There were two big issues that were driving me crazy: camera focus and my focus—showing the wrong camera or screen while I was demonstrating.

I am not a geeky person. Almost everything I know about technology I learned from Google but I needed to take a deeper dive into figuring out the best way to do the LIVE videos, so I got help and met some great people.
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New Video Equipment for Inklingo!

This is just a small part of it.

There are even more empty boxes and packaging all over the living room (my office) because I have new equipment, new cameras, new converters, new HDMI and SDI cables—don’t ask, I don’t know either—and a new computer arrangement, so I think I have solutions for BOTH focus issues.

The next live video on Facebook should be the best one yet.
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Go Canada Go!

WHEN LIVE?
Now the Winter Olympics presents a new complication. When should I do the next LIVE video?

I probably won’t be watching the Olympics but I suspect many of you will, so I have decided not to go up against the Opening Ceremony tonight.

If you have suggestions, please let me know. I’m still thinking about when to go live with my new stuff.

SUBSCRIBERS
By the way, I also changed the subscription software for the blog. This is the first time I’m using it to announce a new blog post. I hope it reaches everyone. If you have questions about it, please email me at linda@lindafranz.com.

In the meantime, Monkey says, don’t forget the sale ending. Also, it’s time to stop playing with gear and get busy with the recycling bin.

Linda & Monkey

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New to Inklingo? Order and download free shapes and start sewing in the next few minutes. Main Beginner’s Page  There are triangles, diamonds, and squares in the free collection—great for dozens of different blocks.

$10 Coupon! 11 Year Anniversary Special on the handbook

Inklingo on Facebook