Tilde Binger in Copenhagen was one of the first three freinds [friends] I told about Inklingo. She understood it instantly, and loves quilting this way. Ever since that first phone call, she has encouraged me to do more and more.
Tilde predicted that Inklingo would change quilting forever, and she is making it happen.
We met online many years ago (10?) and in person in Indiana. I wish she lived closer to us.
Tilde is an ordained pastor in the Danish church, a scholar, a professor of ancient languages (עברית) at the university, a talented quilter, wife, mother of two teenagers, and a loyal freind—among other things. She has great intelligence, but there is one thing she does not understand: why some quilters are not as creative with Inklingo shapes as she is.
The Inklingo Sampler Blog was Tilde’s idea. She set out to teach quilters how to use Inklingo for traditional blocks, so they would learn how to adapt any pattern for Inklingo. The first message was July 1st, 2009.
There is variety in the sampler blocks, and no one knows how the finished quilt will look. This is consistent with Tilde’s confidence in Intuitive Creativity.
The Inklingo Sampler Blog has many photos and some very cool features. There are labels for each shape collection in the right side bar, so you can find blocks you can make with the Inklingo shape collections you have (including the free Inklingo Shape Collection).
A few of the blocks Tilde has featured are
Dove at the Window
Double T (T is for Tilde)
and many more, including hexagon blocks!
Makes you think, doesn’t it? (Tilde often has that effect on me, too.)
Ask for it!
If there is a block you would like to see featured, leave a comment on the Inklingo Sampler Blog. Tilde will do her best.
Free Triangle Tips
Many of Tilde’s sampler blocks use triangles. The free Inklingo Triangle Tips PDF (under the Machine Piecing tab on inklingo.com) will help you determine whether you need HST (half square triangles) or QST (quarter square triangles).
Hint: The only difference is the straight grain.
Print Custom Page Sizes
Tilde gives you info for one block, so you can use small scraps. If some shapes fit on a scrap only 2.75 x 4.5 inches, your Inkjet cannot print that small. It probably requires a minimum of 3 x 5.
Luckily, you can cut the freezer paper 3 x 5 (or larger) and iron a fabric scrap to it. There are tips like this in the first chapter of The Inklingo Handbook. “Printing with Inklingo” is included with the free shape collection.
Custom page sizes are easy to print, but most of us have no reason to do it except for Inklingo, so there is a quick lesson to show you how to enter the size in the Print Dialog box.
Where did we put that lesson? Under the Support tab, of course, with a long list of other good things, including video.
The Catalogue of Shapes
If you would like to make several of one of Tilde’s blocks, the information in the Catalogue of Shapes in each shape collection tells you the yardage and suggested custom page sizes.
Everything is there for you, so some very basic arithmetic shows how much fabric you need.
Monkey’s Cheat Sheet
Monkey created a simple chart to keep us organized (also ‘hidden’ under the Support tab).
Tilde created her own variation, like the one for Old Maid’s Puzzle.
Index of Shapes
If you would like to be a designer like Tilde, the Inklingo Index of Shapes should keep you inspired. (Guess where we put it.)
Download the free stuff and start inklingoing!
What more can we do to encourage you?
This is for you: Quick Start Please share it with your freinds too. “It was a plan to promote the happiness of all.” (Emma, Ch 53)
Thank you for visting!
Linda & Monkey
PS Tilde and I are both longtime admirers of Jane Austen, who was not a great speller. Hence “freinds.”