Encore Presentation of the First LIVE Inklingo Video

Live Video - Print on fabric

Thank you to everyone who watched the first Inklingo LIVE video!

Other than the sound breaking up at times (for some), it went more smoothly than I expected and I think you could sense my excitement!

I did not expect it but Facebook made the video available for replay soon after we finished it. Very cool. (We’re learning as we go along.) If you tuned in late or had to leave early, you can still see it all, here or on the Inklingo Facebook Page..

The sound will be muted until to click the little speaker icon in the bottom right corner.

UPDATE MARCH 2018
For a few minutes near the end, I was talking about one thing and showing another, but I figured out how to edit it, so it is easier to understand how to navigate in the PDFs. It is also a few minutes shorter and available on YouTube.

Please share the video with your friends.

Special thanks to Raylene, for emailing me a photo of her Passacaglia quilt top (above). It caused a sensation! Of course, in my excitement, I mispronounced Passacaglia AGAIN but I think you know what I meant. It is the brilliant design by Willyne Hammerstein in the first Millefiori Quilts book.

 

Inklingo demonstration LIVE

I was amazed that all of the equipment worked (except the printing delay) and absolutely thrilled that so many of you tuned in on such short notice. It has been viewed more than 7,300 times already.

 

Inklingo quilters around the world

WHERE ARE INKLINGO QUILTERS?

EVERYWHERE!

Your comments made it fun for me. When I skimmed through them, I found notes from quilters in New Zealand (missing above?), France, Belgium, England, Scotland, Portugal, South Africa, Argentina, Australia (including a few from Tasmania), Brazil, Spain, Denmark, . . . and Canada and the US, of course.

Isn’t it fabulous that we can be connected this way!!

I cannot tell where everyone was but quilters left comments in at least 33 different US states. In no particular order, AR, NJ, KY, IN, HI, OK, IL, WI, ID, KS, CO, FL, NC, MO, WV, AK, MI, IA, GA, TX, NM, MN, ME, PA, OH, CT, CA, AZ, UT, MD, and I probably missed some. Almost ALL Canadian provinces were represented too.

Where were you?

 

2 MINUTE CLIP

I got good feedback on the freezer paper tips near the end and despite an unexpected computer failure this morning, I was able to create a new two-minute clip, so you can get a taste of what it was like live and get two cool tips, if you are too busy printing and sewing to watch the whole thing yet. (If you are as behind as I am, the Christmas lights aren’t up yet.)

By the way, I could have mentioned that if you let the FP cool on the ironing board for a moment, the curl comes out even better.

 

Inklingo Print Dialog Box

I have done some trouble-shooting with my computer guru, Charles, and we think we know why the print dialog box froze for such a long time, and if we are right, it will be fine next time.

PRIZES – TWO $20 GIFT CERTIFICATES

When we realized there were more than 200 comments, Monkey decided we needed two prizes, so we have two prize winners!

  • Barbara Bishop
  • Sharon Kay Payne

Please contact me by email, so I can send you each a $20 Gift Certificate to use for anything at Inklingo.com.

I thought I would be able to number the comments in Facebook and use Random.com to pick a number but it didn’t work. A friend suggested that since the video lasted 60 minutes—exactly, amazing—I could use Random.com to pick a number between 1 and 60 and the winner would be the comment or email that came in at that time. Cool solution. It picked two winners from the Facebook comments. (There were fewer than 400 emails. LOL)

 

As promised, here are links to some of the pages I mentioned in the video:

I meant to show you 1 inch squares in the Index of Shapes and I showed you 1 inch hexagons instead. Can you find the SIX shape collections with 1 inch squares on your own?

 

Linda Franz Live video

I was impressed that Donna and Cynthia noticed the chocolates sitting on top of the printer but I was extremely disappointed that no one pointed out that I wore an outfit that looked like the Canadian flag (white in the center with two red bars), despite mentioning Canada several times. Monkey says, why do I even bother, eh?

Nevertheless, I am very grateful for your enthusiasm and support. Thanks to your suggestions, we have several ideas for future LIVE videos. I am looking forward to doing this again, as soon as we get some extra RAM and new USB controllers for the computer tower.

Thank you for visiting here and thank you for watching LIVE!

I hope it was Time Well Spent, so you will want to come again next time and bring a friend.

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

Books and Fabric (2 of my favorite things)

Stack of fabric printed with Inklingo

I love combining my favorite things.

Like coffee & chocolate milk. (Actually chocolate with anything.)

Fabric and freezer paper.

And books & fabric.

So . . . I print a piece of fabric to include with every book order.

 

Quilting on the Go by Sharon Burgess

Quilting on the Go by Sharon Burgess

This is the newest addition to the Shop and there is a choice of THREE Celestial Star shape collections for the cover quilt.

(LOW intro price! No wonder I need to print more fabric!)

 

Patchwork of the Crosses

Patchwork of the Crosses

It is hard to believe I’ve been promoting fussy cutting with Inklingo since 2009. More than 8 years already!

 

Quilted Diamonds 2 with DVD lesson

Quilted Diamonds 2 with 2 hour DVD lesson

This is the book I recommend to anyone who wants to learn how to hand piece with a running stitch because it includes a 2-hour lesson on DVD (and fabric).

 

The Patchworks of Lucy Boston by Diana Boston

The Patchworks of Lucy Boston by Diana Boston

One of my favorite quilt books of all time, even though it does not include patterns.

 

Millefiori Quilts 3 by Willyne Hammerstein

Millefiori Quilts 3 by Willyne Hammerstein

LOW intro price on pre-orders!

The first shipment is due next week (weather permitting) and I’ll be including fabric with this book too.

 

Fabric printed with Inklingo

It doesn’t take long to print a whole stack.

Another favorite thing is . . . thinking about each quilter who receives the book with the fabric.

I hope she follows the instructions to print a second sheet . . .

 

Print on fabric with Inklingo

. . . with the FREE Diamond Triangle Square shape collection . .

 

Rotary cut on the lines

. . . rotary cut . . .

 

Sew with a running stitch

. . . and sew by hand or by machine . . .

 

Inklingo FREE LeMoyne Stars

. . . to make two pretty LeMoyne Stars.

 

Portable hand piecing

That’s what I was thinking about when I sewed these yesterday.

I sewed one by hand “al fresco” and the other by hand “al desko,” keeping an eye on email.

I can sew perfect 8-pointed stars by machine when the weather is bad.

 

Introduction to Inklingo

If you are new to Inklingo, this VIDEO on the Welcome to Inklingo page on the website explains how to print on fabric with your Inkjet printer.

Are you subscribed? There is more coming!

I have more to say about Celestial Star, fussy cutting, and Sharon’s beautiful book, so please subscribe (top of right side-bar). That way, you won’t miss anything.

SPECIAL INTRO PRICE

As usual, the new Clamshell Edges and Celestial Star shape collections and book are on sale at a super-low price for a few days only.

 

Please donate to the Red Cross

DONATING TO THE RED CROSS

Please remember that if you donate at least $15 to the American Red Cross between September 3 and September 10 and let me know (linda @ lindafranz.com), I will give you the new Clamshell Edges 3.5 inch shape collection, FREE.

Let’s all send good thoughts to everyone in Irma’s path and everyone who is impacted by Harvey—and remember to count our blessings for all of our favorite people and things.

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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

The Case of the Diamond Necklace – Clue # 8

The Case of the Diamond Necklace COTDN mystery quilt

This is it! I hope you like the Case of the Diamond Necklace as much as I do!

The suspense is over. This is the final scene. Of course, just like any good mystery, there is one final plot twist in Clue # 8.

COTDN Clue # 8 (10 pages, PDF to download)

 

Introduction to Inklingo

If you are new to the site, please watch the video on the Welcome to Inklingo page on the website. It will help you get started printing on fabric.

 

Print diamonds on fabric

I hope you have been telling your friends about how you print on fabric for the COTDN mystery quilt. It is for beginners AND for experienced Inklingo quilters.

 

The Case of the Diamond Necklace Mystery Quilt COTDN

ARE YOU SUBSCRIBED?

Detectives should subscribe to the blog and follow the Inklingo Facebook page. Beautiful photos and videos were posted again this week.

We have covered some dazzling info in the mystery clues! You should have become more familiar with the resources on the website and the two methods of fussy cutting that we use with Inklingo.

You should be confident that you can sew ANY pieced hexagon with a running stitch, no matter what the shapes and no matter whether the shapes are available from Inklingo.

By the way, the clues for the Case of the Secret Garden (COTSG) and the Case of the Stranger in Margaritaville (COTSIM) are still on the blog, and they are great for beginners too.

 

The Case of the Diamond Necklace Mystery Quilt

I can hardly wait to see and share your mystery quilts too! Thank you for being part of the adventure.

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

Inklingo Online Resources Part 3

Inklingo on YouTube

Inklingo Online Resources include dozens of videos on YouTube and this week we added a new one.

 

How to Open Inklingo PDFs

INKLINGO DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS – NEW VIDEO

You don’t have to be a geek to use Inklingo to print on fabric!

Almost all quilters download and open an Inklingo PDF within 10 or 15 minutes of placing their very first order. This video summarizes the three steps in only 84 seconds. Cool, eh?

I am available for “tech support” too.

It is necessary to have copy protection but it is as simple and friendly as possible, so you can spend more time sewing!

 

Introduction to Inklingo

INTRODUCTION TO INKLINGO – OLD VIDEO

Once you have opened your first PDF, you will want to watch the video on the Welcome to Inklingo page on the website and follow the step by step instructions for printing your first sheet of fabric.

 

Inklingo Main Beginner's Page

Main Beginner’s Page

I always recommend starting with the FREE Diamond Triangle Square shape collection ($20 value) because it includes the first chapter of The Inklingo Handbook (pages H5 – H48) and some great shapes to print on fabric.

 

Print on fabric with your Inkjet!

You can print a “combo” like this or print the triangles, diamonds, and squares separately with the FREE Diamond Triangle Square shape collection ($20 value.)

 

Inklingo is all about making quilting more accessible. I designed Inklingo so you don’t need any special equipment or ink. All you need is a computer—either Windows or Mac—free Adobe Reader software, and an Inkjet printer.

Inklingo quilters spend very little time on the computer or printing compared to the amount of time they spend choosing fabric and sewing.

Printing is the fastest way to get everything ready to sew!

 

Inklingo on YouTube

OTHER YOUTUBE VIDEOS

There are dozens of Inklingo Videos on YouTube. I recently organized them into Playlists to make it easier to find the one you want.

You are welcome to share my videos with your friends or on your blog. Of course, I love it if you give a video a thumbs up on YouTube too!

FACEBOOK
Are you missing out on the latest news?

Inklingo at home

There are fresh photos on Facebook almost every day.

FACEBOOK VS THE BLOG—ARE YOU SUBSCRIBED? 

Facebook is usually quilting related but I share other photos too.

Please share photos of your Inklingo blocks! You can email them to me or post directly to the Inklingo Facebook page.

 

Inklingo on Facebook

You do NOT have to have a Facebook account to see what I post there if you go directly to
https://www.facebook.com/inklingo

Just because you have liked the Inklingo Facebook Page does NOT mean Facebook will show you what I post, so you might want to visit directly every once in a while too.

It is more fun for everyone if you share your photos online!

I have an idea for Part 4 of this series and there are new shapes coming too. If you want to be notified, please subscribe (top of right sidebar).

In the meantime, just in case you missed them:

It is a beautiful Saturday here with temps in the 50s! It doesn’t feel like November 2016 at all . . . maybe because I’m experiencing 1529 in Wolf Hall with a needle and thread.

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! 10 Year Anniversary Special on the handbook

25 Signs YOU are an Inklingo Quilter

Inklingo on Facebook

Inklingo Equilateral Triangles for Pyramid Quilts!

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Quilters in the Inklingo Yahoo Group have been discussing making a scrappy Pyramid Quilt with equilateral triangles and it is perfect with Inklingo, so this seems like a good time to review how to find what’s available in the Inklingo Index of Shapes.

 

Inklingo Triangles FINISHED Size

Inklingo triangles are named with the length of a side—finished—to make it easy to find what you want.

The triangles are 60° equilateral triangles and there are MANY sizes available.

However, if you look at the Main 60° Shapes Page (under the Shop tab on the website, not the blog), you will only see one 60° Triangle shape collection. It has 2 and 4 inch triangles and the half too (above).

 

Pyramid Quilt

It is perfect for designs like this.

But wait! There’s more!

 

Triangle Templates 1.5 inch

Other 60° equilateral triangles are “hidden” in 60° Diamond shape collections because this triangle is . . . half of a 60° diamond!

To make sure you find all of the sizes, look at the Triangle page in the Index of Shapes (under the Support tab on the website, not the blog).

There are TEN sizes available from 0.5 inch to 4 inch.

 

Inklingo Triangle Quilt

In 2012, when quilters requested a shape collection with 2 and 4 inch 60° triangles, I was able to make the shapes available quickly. The recent shape collections for Cleopatra’s Fan were the result of requests from quilters like you too.

 

Fussy Cut Triangle Quilt

Two sizes of equilateral triangles for a fabulous fussy cut kaleidoscope effect!
(Russ loves this one.)

Print the triangles on fabric for No Waste Fussy Cutting. (It all depends on finding the right fabric!)

WHAT IF THE SHAPES ARE NOT AVAILABLE?

If you’ve looked in the Index of Shapes for the finished size and you don’t see it:

  1. Ask! New shapes (and new combinations of existing shapes) can move up the list quickly when something is hot!
  2. If you cannot wait for a new shape collection or if you would have to buy several shape collections to get what you need, use freezer paper templates!

 

Freezer Paper Templates

FREEZER PAPER INSTEAD OF ACRYLIC

Freezer paper is the little secret that the manufacturers of acrylic templates do NOT want you to know about!!

Freezer paper templates are less expensive and BETTER than other templates. (Article about Freezer Paper Templates)

 

Quilted Diamonds 2 with DVD

How to use freezer paper templates is taught in my Quilted Diamonds books (2002, 2004).

Instead of printing the lines on fabric with Inklingo, when you use FP, if you want lines it is necessary to draw them manually with a mechanical pencil. It is not as fast and precise as printing—but it is still better than using acrylic or paper piecing!

 

Inklingo Triangle Templates

We prefer to print the shapes on fabric but all Inklingo shape collections include the shapes without seam allowances too, so you can print the shapes on freezer paper if you need templates (e.g. traditional Swiss cheese fussy cutting, fabric too dark to print). You can make your own FP templates when the shape is not available.

Shapes with printed lines and shapes with manually drawn lines can be used together, of course, for machine piecing OR hand piecing.

 

Antique Pyramid Quilt

This antique quilt is owned by Linda Collins, who named it Panama Pyramids. She has started a Sew-Along on Facebook for quilters making pyramid blocks. There are also photos on Instagram and Pinterest.

This layout requires about 2700 small triangles but only about 200 of the medium and large triangles.

For example, if you have the small triangles (1.5 inch) and the medium triangles (3 inch) from Inklingo already, but your design also uses “relatively few” 6 inch triangles (not available), you can use freezer paper to make a template!

OR. . .

You can print the small triangles on scraps from your stash and use FP for the medium and large triangles! That way, you only need one Inklingo shape collection.

This may sound like a strange recommendation from someone whose livelihood depends on selling shapes to print on fabric but Inkingo is all about making quilting more accessible. You need to know your options!

I am forever grateful to Mary in Wisconsin who taught me how to make freezer paper templates in 1998. It has saved me time and a lot of money—and eventually it inspired me to invent Inklingo.

 

Quilted Diamonds 2 DVD lesson

Quilted Diamonds 2 (book & DVD) goes into every detail about freezer paper templates for hand piecing. The same method works if you are machine piecing, of course. (Haven’t we always preferred to sew along a line?)

When you need a template, if you always use one WITHOUT SEAM ALLOWANCES, you can do anything!  You just need one acrylic ruler to add the 0.25 inch seam allowances around ANY shape. (Companies selling templates WITH seam allowances don’t want you to know this!)

Freezer paper templates and Inklingo are all about making quilting more accessible.

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Inklingo Zig Zag Quilt

No matter what shape you need, the Index of Shapes is the first place to look and there are other good resources too.

Welcome to Inklingo

Inklingo is all about making quilting more accessible!

ARE YOU SUBSCRIBED?

If you subscribe to the blog (top of right side-bar), you will be the first to see what’s next!
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Introduction to Inklingo

If printing on fabric is new to you, you might want to see this video Introduction to Inklingo. It explains the three key ideas that make it possible to print templates on fabric.

Please share my videos on your blogs and Facebook and please tell your friends about Inklingo!

I would love to see photos of what you are making with Inklingo too.

What shapes are YOU looking for?

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! 10 Year Anniversary Special on the handbook

25 Signs YOU are an Inklingo Quilter

Inklingo on Facebook

The Best Time to Start Quilting

The best time to start quilting with Inklingo was 10 years ago.

The second best time is now!

 

Print on fabric with your Inkjet and Inklingo

Use a rotary cutter or scissors and sew by hand or by machine.

Love the lines! Quilt more!

 

Print on fabric with your Inkjet and Inklingo

I always recommend starting with the FREE Diamond Triangle Square shape collection because it includes the first chapter of The Inklingo Handbook and some versatile shapes to print on fabric.

“Today I actually printed on fabric. It is great! My husband is more than surprised that printing on fabric comes out so neat. I’m reading your newsletter/blog and love it.” –  Birgitt in Germany
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LeMoyne Stars by Shannon in MO with Inklingo

Two months ago, Shannon in Missouri did not have Adobe Reader on her computer and did not know how to get it.

There is no stopping Shannon!

She needed a little bit of help opening her first downloads but now she can’t stop printing shapes for stars!

(Russ says one of the coolest things about using Inklingo is that you also learn other tips for using your computer, like how to download, how to navigate with bookmarks, and how to use print features you didn’t even know you had!)

 

LeMoyne Stars by Shannon in MO with Inklingo

Shannon wrote: “I have enjoyed this so much. These are just a few of my finished squares. I take them with me in the car. We live in the country and everything is at least 10 miles so………..it makes the miles shorter and less boring. Thanks for all your stuff. I plan on getting more shapes to print in the near future. Just loving this……”

When I asked Shannon for permission to feature her stars online, she wrote, “You may share. I made 5 more today. I think I should seek addiction counseling?? Well maybe later HUH!!”

 

How to sew stars by machine

Sewing by hand suits Shannon’s lifestyle but many quilters sew these stars by machine. (How to sew LeMoyne Stars by machine.)

 

Tilde's Tiny Totes - FREE Inklingo Pattern

Tilde’s Tiny Totes (free pattern) will help you turn your first two stars into something you will enjoy using.
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Fussy Cut with Inklingo!

Isn’t this fun?
Printing is one of the easiest things you can do with a computer. When you’re ready, you can try fussy cutting too.

Monkey says, if you are reading my blog, you have all the computer skills you need to print with Inklingo!

Come on in! The printing is fine!

 

Stars by Linda in Ohio with Inklingo

Linda in Ohio showed me these wonderful table runners that she made with the free shapes!

What will you make?

Stars by Linda in Ohio with Inklingo

Linda wrote: “I will say that I got great enjoyment making these all by hand and can’t wait to get the chance to make more.  Inklingo makes it very easy and lots of fun!”

 

Linda Franz

Looking Back . . .

I’ve been sewing all my life.

The first quilters to start quilting with Inklingo were quilters who knew me because of my Dear Jane™ quilt and my Quilted Diamonds books.

Nowadays, just as many quilters use Inklingo for machine piecing as hand piecing.

The number of new Inklingo quilters has grown dramatically this year and many of them don’t know my hand piecing background. (Bio)

 

Print on fabric with your Inkjet

Inklingo is all about making quilting more accessible. (US Patent)

I designed Inklingo so it uses the computer, printer and ink everyone already has, so there are no barriers to entry.

Inklingo quilting is for everyone!

Thanks to the Internet, Inklingo is used by quilters in more than 65 countries. Many quilters who use Inklingo don’t speak English!

The most user-friendly way of providing the shape collections ten years ago was on CD but they were not compatible with Mac and—who wants to wait for something in the mail! (I’m impatient!)

We were a little ahead of the curve but by 2008 a small Canadian company introduced a user-friendly method for providing downloads using FREE Adobe Reader software!

Wow! A game-changer!

 

Print on fabric with your Inkjet

We love the convenience. All you need is your computer (Windows or Mac) and Adobe Reader (FREE) and any ordinary Inkjet printer. 

How cool is that?

Copy protection can be a nuisance but Inklingo uses the most user-friendly method possible (so far) and the advantages are huge.

Thanks to this technology, I have been able to add extra shapes and extra layouts to several of the shape collections over the years. (You can’t update a CD.)

ALL Inklingo shape collections have been revised twice to keep up with changes in technology too. (2011 and 2015, free to everyone) You probably didn’t even notice.

Print on fabric with your Inkjet and Inklingo

Printing is one of the easiest things you can do with a computer and even quilters who barely understand how to send an email can do it.

I love hearing from quilters in their 80s who say “I can’t believe I did it!”

You can too!

Jump on in, the printing’s fine!

 

Print on fabric with your Inkjet

NEED HELP?
As you would expect, quilters who read the instructions are more likely to be successful on their first attempt, and—when all else fails. . . the rest of us read the instructions too! (I’m guilty.)

“Tech support” is provided—by me—for quilters who try to open with something other than Adobe Reader.

NOTE  Recently, some quilters have had to re-install Adobe Reader (and their other software) after updating to Windows 10, so we are a bit annoyed with Mr Gates, but it’s just a little wrinkle.

If you are not “tech savvy,” I can help.

The beauty is that when you open a PDF, you can use it “offline”—when you are not connected to the Internet!

You don’t even have to enter your email address and password again until it has been longer than 200 days. You don’t have to keep track and nothing expires. Very nice.

We’ve made it as user-friendly as we can, and we’ll be ready when the next improvement comes along!

 

Cleopatra's Fan with Inklingo

Learn to print on fabric with the free shape collection and then you will be ready for ANY other shapes—like the new Cleopatra’s Fan!

Welcome to Inklingo

I hope you’ll join us on the journey for the next ten years!

ARE YOU SUBSCRIBED?

If you subscribe to the blog (top of right side-bar), you will be the first to see what’s next!
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Introduction to Inklingo

If printing on fabric is new to you, you might want to see this video Introduction to Inklingo. It explains the three key ideas that make it possible to print templates on fabric.

Please share my videos on your blogs and Facebook and please tell your friends about Inklingo!

THE LINKS!

There is much more on the website.

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

I would love to see photos of what you are making with Inklingo too.

All in all, I think you’ll agree—it’s a great time to be a quilter!

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! 10 Year Anniversary Special on the handbook

25 Signs YOU are an Inklingo Quilter

Inklingo on Facebook

Inklingo Diamonds Everywhere!

Inklingo Diamonds

DIAMONDS, DIAMONDS, EVERYWHERE!

Sometimes diamonds are obvious and sometimes they are tucked into unexpected places like Castle Wall and Storm At Sea and Feathered Star.

How to keep track of them all?

Good news! When I updated the Index of Shapes with the new diamonds, triangles and pentagons in Willyne Hammerstein’s Passacaglia, I also updated the Main Diamond Page.

TIP Any time you are looking for a shape, the Index of Shapes under the Support tab on the website is a great place to start. (You are on the blog now.)

 

Inklingo Castle Wall

WHY DO QUILTERS LOVE INKLINGO DIAMONDS?

There is a long list on the Main Diamond Page now!

Personally, I love Inklingo diamonds because they are so much fun to fussy cut and I can get perfect intersections whether I sew by hand or by machine.

Some things are easy, some things are difficult, and some things are free!

 

Inklingo Kaleidoscope Stars

EASY

1. It is easy to sew diamonds by hand OR by machine or a little of both, thanks to the precise shapes with stitching lines and crosshairs.

2. It is easy to fussy cut diamonds because there are two great methods–traditional and No Waste Fussy Cutting.

3. It is easy to get perfect intersections where many diamonds meet and there is a video to show you how.

4. It is easy to find the right sizes because all Inklingo shapes are named with the finished size and they are listed in the Index of Shapes (under the Support & Goodies tab on the website) and under the Shop tab.

 

Half Diamonds are Triangles!

DIFFICULT

1. It is difficult to cross-reference half diamonds because when we cut diamonds in half, they are not diamonds anymore. They are triangles. In many cases, half diamonds (both ways) are included with diamonds.

If you think you are looking for triangles, you might not find them. If you think you are looking for half diamonds, you might not find them. The best thing is to look under both Diamonds and Triangles, but I’ll keep working on it, okay?

2. It is difficult to cross-reference all the ways to use diamonds on the website! Luckily, you can keep sewing while I keep working on it.

 

8 Pointed Stars with the Free Inklingo shape collection

FREE

There are diamonds in the free Diamond Triangle Square shape collection and that is the best way to start!

 

Willyne Hammerstein`s Passacaglia with Inklingo

DIAMONDS ON FACEBOOK

If you have been following the Inklingo Facebook Page you have seen videos and photos of all kinds of blocks with diamonds, including Passacaglia and Millefiori Quilts.

You don’t have to have a Facebook account to see the photos if you click on that link.

By the way, just because you have “liked” Inklingo on FB does NOT mean you will see my photos in your Newsfeed, so please visit directly when you can. I hope you LIKE and SHARE too.

 

Print diamonds on fabric with Inklingo

SUBSCRIBED?
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Millefiori Quilts by Willyne Hammerstein

REMINDERS

1.  Millefiori Quilts and the new shape collections for Willyne Hammerstein’s Passacaglia are at a special low price for a limited time only. 

Main Millefiori Page

2. Quiltmania is having a subscription sale too! Details.

3, Visit the Main Diamond Page—and let me know what you love about Inklingo diamonds too!

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Linda & Monkey

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