The amazing Bonnie Hunter has released Clue # 3 on Quiltville Quips & Snips and the Inklingo Clue # 3 is ready too.
MAKE 25 OR 61 PINWHEELS
(PLUS 100 or 244 Sawtooth Squares for a future clue)
We think you will love how quickly and accurately you can make Sawtooth Squares with Inklingo.
Click to play the video (3 minutes).
The details are in the Clue # 3 PDF, but the video gives a good overview. (It was made in 2009. The website looks a little different today and the Sampler Blog has moved.).
Half Square Triangles—HST for short—are some of the most common and useful patchwork shapes. Two triangles to make a square are components of many quilt blocks, settings and borders.
With Inklingo, there is no math, no special ruler, no papers to buy, and no papers to remove! You can sew perfect triangles with less work in less time.
In a nutshell!
- Print the desired HST template on one fabric.
- Layer the printed fabric with a second fabric (unprinted), right sides together.
- Stitch along the diagonal dashed lines.
- Cut on ALL of the solid lines with scissors or a rotary cutter.
No special ruler required!
To use Inklingo, you just need to know the desired finished size. For the mystery, the triangles are 1.5 inch HST. (Our friend Bonnie always tells us the finished sizes. Thank you, Bonnie!)
No more adding 0.5 inch or 7/8 of an inch.
USING SMALL SCRAPS AND STRIPS
It is easy if you use yardage because you can just print one of the Suggested Custom Page Sizes over and over. Layer with matching unprinted fabric, sew, and cut! Done!
You might have a few more steps when you are using very small scraps and strips, but it is still fast and easy compared to any other method of working with scraps.
It is possible to print on 2 inch strips and tiny scraps (Top Ten Tutes, tab above), but since we only print one of the two fabrics for these Sawtooth Squares, there are some other great options!
If necessary, print the triangles with the largest Suggested Custom Size you can and then cut it into sections or rows that fit with your unprinted scraps and strips before sewing.
It is still easy, still accurate, but you may be printing several different Suggested Custom Page Sizes and need to cut to match your scraps before you sew.
For example, if you have several orange 2 inch strips in your stash, you could print your largest scrap of yellow fabric 8.5 x 11.75 with 32 HST with Layout 2, cut it into 2 inch rows and layer the printed rows on the unprinted orange strips, right sides together. Sew along the diagonal lines, cut, and press.
The stretchy bias seams are sewn before they are cut, so nothing stretches out of shape while you sew.
Everything turns out the right size.
Inklingo works for all kinds of triangles and everything is the right size!
- Free Triangle Tips PDF (under the Machine Piecing tab on the website)
- Index of Shapes – Triangles (under the Support & Goodies tab on the website)
- Inklingo Videos on YouTube
The free Triangle Tips PDF explains the difference between different kinds of triangles and how to use them.
ARE YOU READY?
- If you are new to Inklingo, please follow the Quick Start Guide on the website!
We always recommend starting with the FREE Diamond/Triangle/Square Shape Collection, so there are no surprises when you buy something. The first chapter of The Inklingo Handbook is included with the free shapes! See pages H5-H48.
- DOWNLOAD the FREE Inklingo Celtic Solstice PDF for Clue 03.
(You can catch up on Clue 01 and Clue 02 too, if you like.)
- Order and download Bonnie’s Celtic Solstice Shape Collection ($20).
NOTE Bonnie’s Shape Collection will stay at a special low price for a few weeks, so you can make your decision after you have seen a few clues and played with the FREE shape collection.This is a mystery, not a race!
Bonnie’s Celtic Solstice Shape Collection includes all of the shapes for all of the clues.
Love the lines. Quilt more!
- NEW ARTICLE
How to print on fabric—jam free!
- Inklingo Clue 01 (VIDEO)
- Inklingo Clue 01a
- Inklingo Clue 02
- Inklingo Clue 02a (VIDEO)
- Inklingo Print Checklist (Thanksgiving Edition)
- How to test Inkjet ink on fabric and other Top Ten Tutes (tab above)
- Swatches PDF (free download)
After you print your tests, you can write the Inklingo ink color(s) beside each swatch too.
- Bonnie Hunter’s Celtic Solstice with Inklingo – Intro
- Free Diamond/Triangle/Square Shape Collection
(includes Chapter 1 of the handbook, pages H5-H48)
As usual, the Clue # 3 PDF includes a one-page guide to keep you organized at the sewing machine.
Are You Subscribed?
Monkey and I will be back with Clue # 4 next Friday. If you don’t want to miss anything in the meantime, you can subscribe to get an email when there is more evidence (top of right sidebar) and you should subscribe to Bonnie’s Quiltville Quips & Snips blog too!
Let the fun begin!
Linda & Monkey
New to Inklingo? Order and download free shapes and start sewing in the next few minutes. Quick Start (Always FREE.) There are triangles, diamonds, and squares in the free collection—great for dozens of different blocks.
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