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 on The Quilt Show with Ricky Tims and Diane Kirkhart

Welcome to visitors from The Quilt Show!

Ricky Tims and Diane Kirkhart talk about Inklingo

SHOW 2205  
Diane Kirkhart shows Ricky Tims how to use Inklingo to print, cut  and sew Passacaglia shapes to make the cover quilt on Millefiori Quilts by Willyne Hammerstein (first book).

Diane has made several glorious Passacaglia variations with various methods. Spectacular!

Diane is a fan of Inklingo and I was excited to see how she demonstrated it.

In the first 40 minutes, Diane demonstrates gluing templates for English Paper Piecing (EPP) and then gluing to zig zag by machine with Apliquick tools .

Monkey says they saved the best for last. (We’re partial.)

Inklingo on The Quilt Show

START PRINTING WITH THE FREE SHAPES
I am delighted that Diane mentioned that you can try printing on fabric with the free shape collection. Inklingo is designed to work with a computer and any ordinary Inkjet printer, so anyone can try it, as Diane says, “without spending a dime.”

Diane only had a few minutes to show the printed shapes, so if you are curious about how Inklingo works, there is an 8-minute video on the Main Beginner’s Page —and that is where to order the free shapes.

If you do order the free shapes, please let me know that you heard about Inklingo from Diane on The Quilt Show.

A free fabric sample will be sent to you to get you started! (USA and Canada only)

Silent Garden with Inklingo

FUSSY CUT WITH INKLINGO
I am delighted that Diane had a chance to mention that you can fussy cut with Inklingo.

Her method is different from the two methods I teach:

Inklingo on The Quilt Show

Not a member—yet? For one week in March, non-members will be able watch her episode too. Very nice.

I have been a member at The Quilt Show continuously since day one, January 1, 2007. I think that watching one TQS sample video might convince you to become a member too.

Inklingo on The Quilt Show

When Diane showed Ricky a piece of fabric printed and still attached to the freezer paper, he “got it.” He asked some great questions. He understood immediately that you do not need paper templates or acrylic templates or glue or special tools when you use Inklingo, so it is the most economical AND the fastest way to make a quilt.

Inklingo makes it easier for anyone to start quilting AND it makes it possible to make elaborate quilts like Passacaglia in a reasonable amount of time, at a reasonable price.

LOVE VIDEO?
If Diane’s wonderful introduction makes you want to know more about Millefiori Quilts, there is another short video on the Main Millefiori Quilts Page (under the Shop tab) showing how to sew Passacaglia by hand OR by machine with Inklingo—in only 6 minutes.

If you love learning from videos as much as I do, you might want to watch some of the replays of my Live Inklingo Videos too.

Print templates with Inklingo

ARE YOU SUBSCRIBED?
Please remember that you cannot count on Facebook to show you anything from Inklingo anymore, even when you have liked the Inklingo Facebook Page. If you like, comment and share on my page, Facebook is more likely to remind you to visit to see what is new.

It is also a good idea to subscribe to the blog, so you don’t miss anything. If you do subscribe, you will receive 4 to 8 emails per month—only when there is something new.
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Introduction to Inklingo

If you want to share info about Inklingo with friends, this short video is a good intro.

Diane Kirkhart on The Quilt Show

Congratulations to Diane on a great show! Now that you’ve met her, I think you will want to visit her website to see her Passacaglia quilts too!

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

The Sixth Live Inklingo Video – Again

I apologize if you are getting this notice more than once.

Email notifications have not been delivered and the website programmer and I are trying to fix it.

Inklingo Live Video 06

If you missed it, you can watch the “encore presentation” of the latest live video on the blog now.

Thank you very much for your patience while we tweak the email service. I hope you will enjoy the replay of the Live Video.

Linda & Monkey

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The Sixth Live Inklingo Video – Replay of Replay

I apologize if this is the second time you get this notice.

Notifications were not sent yesterday when the replay of the sixth Live Inklingo Video was posted.

Inklingo Live Video 06

If you missed it, you can watch the “encore presentation” on the blog now.

Thank you for your patience while we tweak the email service.

Linda & Monkey

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Encore Presentation of the Sixth LIVE Inklingo Video


I have edited the video to eliminate the first 15 minutes and uploaded it to Facebook—for a fresh start..W

There was an audio problem for the first 15 minutes in the LIVE video on Friday. This edited version skips that part.
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Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses (POTC)
The video is about Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses.

The demonstrations include:

  • Diana Boston’s book, The Patchworks of Lucy Boston (limited quantities available in the Shop)
  • a tour of Lucy Boston’s POTC quilt, close up
  • demo showing how to get a fast start by chain piecing hexagons from crosshair to crosshair by machine
  • demo of hand piecing, including sewing kit and how to move from one seam to the next continuously
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    Patchwork of the Crosses variation
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  • demo preparing the fabric sheets for printing
  • demo printing custom size
  • demo rotary cutting several layers at a time
  • demo English Paper Piecing Rescue, if you started with EPP but want to finish faster
  • demo using scraps of freezer paper and scraps of fabric
  • POTC quilts by Mary in Wisconsin, Kathy in Mexico, Fern in Singapore and Carol in Panama
  • my simplified variation of Patchwork of the Crosses
  • mini tour of the shape collection
  • mini tour of the website including the Main Lucy Boston Page (Shop)
  • mini tour of the blog, including the FREE EQ project files

<whew> We covered a lot!
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.Mary Quilt Show Poster

I showed Mary’s POTC quilt and gave info about the Quilt Show in Whitewater Wisconsin. but that was lost when I cut the no-audio section.

If you can get to Whitewater by February 25, you can see about 20 of Mary’s amazing quilts, and if you are lucky, you will meet Mary too.

Many of the quilts on display were made with Inklingo. Mary has been using Inklingo since 2006.
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The Dreaded Blue Screen
The Dreaded Blue Screen gives me the shivers!

During my rehearsals with the new equipment, I got the blue screen MANY times. Through trial and error, I learned that I had to attach the cameras and open each piece of software in a particular sequence to avoid crashing the computer.

Unwittingly, I did my sound test as soon as the mike was plugged in but I added more equipment afterwards and that seems to have muted the audio. If it’s not one thing, it’s another.
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Live Inklingo Video 06

I can avoid that mistake next time . . . but Monkey says, I’m sure to think of a new boo-boo.

SUBSCRIBERS ARE NOT GETTING EMAILS
Please tell your friends about the video because they probably did not get an email.

When I posted on Friday to announce the LIVE video, the email notification was only sent to about 10% of the quilters who subscribe to the blog. The website programmer has been working on the problem this weekend. It looks as if there is an expensive solution. <sigh>

 

Inklingo Live Video 06

I learned a lot doing this latest LIVE video. The new equipment is definitely better and the software is easier for a non-geek to manage. I am looking forward to doing more of these LIVE videos. If you want to know when, it is a good idea to check the Inklingo Facebook Page frequently.

Please remember that you cannot count on Facebook to show you anything from Inklingo anymore, even when you have liked the page. They made big changes in January to try to make me to pay to add my posts to your feed. Since these are FREE videos, I would rather not have to pay.
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Introduction to Inklingo

I hope you will share info about Inklingo with your friends. If you do, this short video is a good intro.

I still have to add Live 06 to the  summary of the other LIVE videos on the website. (Click on the Video tab.)

Thank you to everyone who has been watching live while I learn how to do all of this. 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