This is another long article full of info that I think is important.
I use several examples to show how using Inklingo shapes and freezer paper shapes can set you free from acrylic templates!
I often include a “bonus shape” to print on fabric in Inklingo shape collections.
This is the bonus shape in the new Ribbon Flower shape collection. This simple shape increases the possibilities dramatically!
For example, adding this shape allows you to create a whole pieced blade.
You can really jazz up a Ribbon Flower!
These two blocks are identical except that I added 6 of shape E and used different Inklingo edge shapes.
Use Bonus Shape E if you want to make this variation of Ribbon Flower.
You can make dozens of variations of Ribbon Flower with the shapes in the collection but what if you need something a little different, like this?
Two Inklingo shapes in the same fabric create a new effect. I would prefer to eliminate that seam in the gold fabric and have one piece instead of two.
I print the Inklingo layout WITHOUT seam allowances on freezer paper to prepare a template. Easy peasy.
Iron the template to the wrong side of the fabric and draw the sewing lines, crosshairs and matching marks manually, Then I can use that fabric shape with the other shapes I have printed.
BONUS TIP When shapes are not symmetrical, it is important to remember the effect of mirror image. (We’ll save that for another day. This article is long enough already!)
Whenever a shape is not available, I use freezer paper templates!
This is the same freezer paper technique I teach in my Quilted Diamonds books.
It is also the method I have explained in detail for traditional Fussy Cutting with Inklingo.
For this Ribbon Flower variation, I want two shapes instead of one.
It’s simple with freezer paper.
This is another example showing how you can combine several shapes into one to create a new background shape for a partial ribbon flower.
This allows you to piece the entire block instead of appliqué (see Part 6) whenever you need a different shape to finish the edges.
There are 4 different edge shapes for many different variations in Ribbon Flower but you can also create your own edge shape with freezer paper!
It is always faster and more precise to print the shapes on fabric with Inklingo but when that is not an option, freezer paper is a wonderful alternative.
When you combine freezer paper templates with Inklingo, anything can happen!
Freezer paper templates give you more flexibility and better results than acrylic every time!
There are many more examples of Ribbon Flower variations on the Inklingo Facebook page, so I hope you are following there. If this short slide show doesn’t play for you, click here to see it on Facebook.
ICYMI (in case you missed it):
- Ribbon Flower Quilts – Part 1
- Ribbon Flower Quilts – Part 2
- Ribbon Flower Quilts – Part 3
- Ribbon Flower Quilts – Part 4
- Ribbon Flower Quilts – Part 5
- Ribbon Flower Quilts – Part 6
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It is supposed to be a rainy weekend, so I will make hay while the sun shines today. A little sewing on the front porch is next on the agenda.
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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.
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