Welcome to Inklingo!
Inklingo is the quilting tool we've always wanted and most quilters download and open within a few minutes of ordering. However, if you have questions about downloading, opening, or using Inklingo, please ask.
The quilters I worry about are the ones who have questions but who don't contact me. I am a quilter too and I am happy to help, so you can enjoy using this amazing tool.
I always recommend starting with the FREE Diamond Triangle Square shape collection because it includes the first chapter of The Inklingo Handbook (pages H5 - H48) and some great shapes to print on fabric ($20 value).
1. PRINT SHAPES ON FABRIC
I have drawn the layouts of shapes so you can print them. It is as simple as possible.
Please follow a step by step example using the free Diamond Triangles Square shape collection to print shapes on fabric.
The example uses the free shape collection because everyone has it, but the steps are the same for any other shape collection.
The shape collections are big PDF files. It is necessary to open with Adobe Reader (free) and not a browser or a different PDF viewer. (Download Instructions.)
2. THREE IMPORTANT IDEAS
The video at the top of this page explains the 3 key ideas that make Inklingo work.
(1) There is a test page for the ink.
(2) The pages are 13 x 19 but we use an ordinary 8.5 inch wide printer, because
(3) we print Custom Page Sizes to get exactly the number of shapes we need without waste. (We never print the whole 13 x 19 inch page.)
3. FREE LESSONS
When you are ready, there are short lessons on the blog under the tab Top Ten Tutes. They include topics like:
- how to print a test page
- how to print on small scraps
- how to avoid jams
- how to print on dark fabric
- how to fussy cut
- and more!
You can look at those tutes (tutorials) in any order. The blog is also searchable. The new mystery Case of the Stranger in Margaritaville is a good intro for beginners.
I hope you will print a sheet of fabric with free shapes soon. That is Step 1 above. I sometimes hear from quilters who say they were "over-thinking it" and wish they had just started printing sooner.
If you have any questions as you go along, please ask. I always answer as quickly as possible and I am happy to help.
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Linda & Monkey in Canada
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