Cleopatra’s Fan in Electric Quilt

Cleopatra's Fan with Inklingo

Good news and bad news today.


Cleopatra's Fan with Inklingo

Good News! Three Inklingo shape collections for Cleopatra’s Fan are finished and ready to add to the website!

Bad News! There is a glitch on the website and I can’t get it fixed on a Sunday. I have done all the work and I can’t publish anything! <insert tears here>

We don’t even know what the problem is yet! <sob>

Since I made an announcement on Facebook on Friday, I know some of you are waiting impatiently for an update.

We hate to disappoint anyone, so Monkey and I dried our eyes and put on our thinking caps.



Very Good News—if you have Electric Quilt software! There is a new, free EQ project file, so you can start planning what you will do as soon as the new Inklingo shape collections are ready!

Download Cleopatra’s Fan EQ Project File

Inklingo quilters love to design with EQ and then use Inklingo to determine the fabric requirements and print the shapes on fabric.

(There are several more free EQ project files under the EQ tab (above), so have a look there too.)



I would love to see what YOU design with the new Electric Quilt project file.

Cleo blocks can be used to create amazing variations.

“Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale Her infinite variety.”
(Was Shakespeare writing about Cleopatra AND Cleopatra’s Fan quilts?)

I have dozens of Cleo quilt designs to share on the website with you—soon. (Imagine my disappointment!)


Cleopatra's Fan with Inklingo

There are so many wonderful things to tell you about Cleo that I hardly know where to start . . .


Inklingo Combo Layouts to print on fabric

. . . but I’ll just mention that the Combo Layouts are amazing!

You can print as few as 3 sheets of fabric to get all TWENTY shapes for one block. Fabulous! More about that later too.

Precision corners on every shape. Matching marks on every seam. Easy, precise curves. Fussy cutting. Sew by hand or by machine. Use a rotary cutter or scissors.

Be still my heart!!


Electric Quilt 25 Year Celebration

On a very happy note, this is a good time to remind you to enter to win fabulous prizes from Electric Quilt! They are celebrating 25 years since they transformed quilt design forever in 1991.

Isn’t that wonderful? And you could win. The prizes are amazing!

By the way, Inklingo is celebrating 10 years this month. The first Inklingo shape collection was published in May 2006. At our house, we think that is a big accomplishment. Can you imagine how exciting 25 must be!!


If you subscribe to the blog (top of right side-bar), you will be the first to see when the glitch is fixed and Cleopatra’s Fan is on the website.


Introduction to Inklingo

While you are waiting for news, you might want to review this video Introduction to Inklingo. It explains the three key ideas that make Inklingo work.

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

I was so excited to finish my work on Cleo “last month” and I was crushed when we ran into this issue. Crushed.

On the other hand, there are worse problems than waiting a day or two longer. It will make the whole month of May extra special.


By the way, I haven’t mentioned the biggest surprise yet. I’m saving that until I get some help. How’s that for a tease?

Here it is again: Download Cleopatra’s Fan EQ Project File

Thank you for your patience! (If you have any to spare, I could use it.)

Linda & Monkey


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

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