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Adventures in Hexagons by Emily Breclaw

Congratulations to Emily Breclaw on her new book, Adventures in Hexagons!

I was excited to be invited to participate in her blog tour introducing her designs.

You could win

  • a free copy of the book from the publisher, C & T, or
  • a $25 Inklingo Gift Certificate

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below. It’s that easy.

C&T will send a hard copy to a US winner, or an electronic copy to an international winner.

I will send a $25 Inklingo Gift Certificate to another winner anywhere in the world. You can use it for anything on inklingo.com.

$25 buys a lot of Inklingo. For example, it is enough to buy a hexagon shape collection AND get the Inklingo Hexagon Quilt Design Book!

The winners will be announced on August 7th.

PLEASE NOTE  Inklingo is mentioned on the cover (Thank you!) and Emily’s book is full of designs that could be made with Inklingo. However, there are no instructions for printing, sewing or pressing with Inklingo or with freezer paper templates. The good news is that Inklingo provides all that.

 

VIDEO

If you are new to Inklingo, please watch the video and visit the Welcome to Inklingo page on the website. It will help you get started printing on fabric.

 

Print on fabric

Printing the shapes on fabric (or freezer paper) with Inklingo makes it easy to make all of Emily’s star-inspired designs! (It is the same for hexagons, kites, diamonds, triangles and ANY OTHER SHAPES—in any book.)

Inklingo shapes are named with the finished size to make it easy. You can look them up in the Inklingo Index of Shapes under the Support & Goodies tab on the website.

 

Inklingo shape collections

For example, some of Emily’s designs use  3 inch hexagons and related shapes and they are all provided in one “shape collection” with all of the info you need for determining yardage requirements, sewing and pressing.

Some of Emily’s designs use kites and diamonds, which are available on the Main 60 Shape Page in the Shop.

 

VIDEO – HEXAGONS BY MACHINE

More good news! Emily’s beautiful designs use shapes which are large enough to sew comfortably by machine. That makes the quilts appealing to quilters who don’t do hand piecing too.

With the the lines printed on the fabric, it is easy to sew from from crosshair to crosshair by machine or by hand. Your choice.

As usual, you can use Inklingo for English Paper Piecing, if that is the method you prefer.

There are more videos on the website, including the Main Hexagon Page.

 

Independence Day by Emily Breclaw

When you have the shapes printed on fabric, you don’t need templates!

 

Emily Breclaw - Midsummer Night's Dream

There are a few shapes in a couple of the quilts that are not Inklingo-able. We always prefer to print the shapes on fabric, of course, but when you can’t, I think you will love using Inklingo to print freezer paper templates without seam allowances.

Freezer paper templates are perfect for fussy cutting too

 

Adventures in Hexagons by Emily Breclaw

Emily also invited another Inklingo quilter, Cathi at Quilt Obsession, to the blog tour, so you will want to enter the draw there too.

You won’t want to miss any of the stops along the way!

July 24 – C&T Publishing

July 25 – Generation Q Magazine

July 27 – Marti Mitchell

July 28 – Clothworks Fabrics

July 29 – Quilt Obsession (Inklingo)

July 30 – Paper Pieces

August 1 – Mary Huey

August 2 – Linda Franz (You are here)

August 3 – Patty Murphy

August 4 – Cheryl Sleboda

August 5 – Wendy Sheppard

August 6 – Emily Breclaw

 

Print hexagons on fabric

Please subscribe to get an email (top of right sidebar), to see what we’re working on now.

If you don’t win, you can buy the book from Emily! It is also available on Amazon but it is especially nice to support a first-time author, don’t you think?

Thank you for visiting. Good luck in the draw!

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.

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197 Responses to “Emily’s Adventures in Hexagons Giveaway!”

  1. Linda says:

    The winners!
    The book from C & T – Mary Jarvis, who wrote, “Would love to have this book I find sewing hexies so relaxing but I need new ideas”
    $25 Gift Certificate – Rosalind Gutierrez, who wrote, “Inklingo is a perfect companion to the Hexagon book. Thanks for the opportunity.”

    Congratulations, and thank you to everyone who left a comment!

  2. Corlis Huitt says:

    I am very interested in the new information about Hexagons. All I have ever heard is about hand piecing them. In addition you would have to trace around a template and cut them out individually. I am just begining to use INKLINGO, but expect to change to using this method as almost the only way I make my pieces for quilts. The book sounds exceptionally interesting. I would REALLY LIKE TO WIN!!

  3. Cathy says:

    Gretchen, I wouldn’t/couldn’t attempt it any other way either!

  4. Kathryne B says:

    Can’t wait to get started with hexagons on InkLingo!

  5. Linda O'Hara says:

    I’ve tried the hexagon prints on fabric and it works great. I’m a beginner sewer so I need all the help I can get. I have crocheted a queen-sized hexagon quilt and now I want to see if I can make a matching fabric one. Thanks for all your instructions and encouragement.

  6. Janet T says:

    The more I see, the more I like!! I am very interested in your product, and want to learn more. Glad I found you through this hop!

  7. I would love new ideas from Emily’s book on hexies or a gift certificate.
    Thank you Linda and Emily for all your inspiration.

  8. A wonderful hexies book from Emily Breclaw or gift certificate sounds great to me!!! I love new ideas to make wonderful quilts.
    Thank you Linda and Emily for all the inspiration.

  9. Jan T says:

    I’m new to hexagons so this book and Inklingo sound like a great place to start!

  10. Susie Jarosz says:

    Linda this is exciting. I’m working the inklingo 0.5″ hexagons and having a great time. They are moving along quickly.

  11. Gretchen F says:

    Those are some beautiful quilts! I’m currently working on La Passacaglia using Inklingo and can’t imagine doing it any other way.

  12. Judy Forkner says:

    I love hand piecing hexagons! Hope I win!

  13. Teresa Whisson says:

    I would be so excited if I win this book! I am retiring next month and will have loads of time to play.

  14. Anne-Carter Carrington says:

    Book looks so inspiring!

  15. Amy Cofer says:

    I’d love to try Inklingo using a pattern from this new hexie book!

  16. Amy Cofer says:

    I’d love to try Inkling using a pattern from this new hexie book!

  17. Sue says:

    I would love to win a copy of this gorgeous hexagon quilt book! Thanks

  18. Sue says:

    I would love to win a copy of this hexagon quilt!

  19. Candra Sowder says:

    Loving hexagonal! And that cover quilt is amazing!!! What’s inside? Ooo la la!

  20. Kathy Towers says:

    Have Emily’s book & I can’t WAIT to try Inklingo with her patterns! Thanks for showing how easy this will be. And I LOVE your Ribbon Flower pattern!!! Thanks for sharing!

  21. Jo Ann Jones says:

    I just started using Inklingo. Had a little problem loading software, due to not reading through the instructions first. Very important. Now I have printed out 1 Rose Ribbon and I’m hooked. Love this and asking why didn’t someone think of this sooner. Takes quilting to the next level .Thank You Linda !

  22. bonnie fiorelli says:

    I Love this site. Your ideas are so wonderful! I feel like anyone can do this method. The patterns are gorgeous. I like to match up the shapes to create a new design.

  23. Connie Bailey says:

    I love hexagons. They are fun and so very portable.

  24. Janet Lopez says:

    I would love to participate….sounds like a great book to have as I am experienced at sewing but new to quilting and paper piecing. Thanks for the opportunity!

  25. Jeanette Eenkooren says:

    Lovely looking Book … great that it works with Inklingo too … love the idea of eye-candy … I love Hexies. Thank you for the contest

  26. Shelley says:

    I have been intrigued by Inklingo for some time. The book looks great. Either prize would be great! Thanks so much for the giveaway.

  27. Frances Brooks says:

    Love hexes. Looking forward to a new book with variations of piecing for hexes. Love to have work to take with me to do by hand and also the option for machine piecing. Hope I’m a lucky winner. Currently working on the inklingo ribbon block. Good luck to all entries.

  28. Shelley Russell says:

    Have recently discovered EPP and have fallen in love with hexies. They are addictive and now I have found inklingo.

  29. Ольга says:

    And I want to participate. Suddenly, I’m lucky with this book ?!

  30. Valerie Soltis says:

    i would love to have this book to advance my quilting skills.

  31. Carol Paterson says:

    I would really like to have this book in my collection. I have made a huge amount of hexies and stitched them all together on tonal white background for an eye popping effect. One kingsize quilt on the go. Still need a lot more blocks, I am guessing
    I have purchased the Inklingo Handbook and learning by reading everything before I get started. I’m always a bit less confident when trying something new. Hence why I haven’t printed anything just yet.
    Thank you for all of your fantastic ideas. Looking forward to doing Cleopatra’s Fan and the Ribbon block.

  32. Jann says:

    Will look for this book now that it is published. Thanks so much for your learning videos. Will try Inklingo soon!

  33. Elysbeth says:

    Love Emily’s book, and looking forward to doing some hybrid techniques for these patterns with inklingo.

  34. Alessandra Toninelli says:

    Hexagons… What else?

  35. Judy Forkner says:

    I love hexies! Just saw this book online the other day!

  36. Liliana Soli says:

    Bellissimo Giveaway e bellissimo il libro!
    Faccio lavori con gli esagoni quando voglio rilassarmi, mi piacciono molto le molteplici possibilità di composizione!
    Grazie per il magnifico lavoro che fate!
    Liliana Soli

  37. I would love this giveaway. Hexies are so much fun.

  38. Madeline says:

    Hi Love your ideas!

  39. Gulnara says:

    With pleasure I will take part 🙂

  40. Marie Smith says:

    Would love to try out some of these quilt patterns , as I enjoy quilting .

  41. Archana ganaraj says:

    I am excited to try this method!

  42. Deborah L Steffan says:

    I love hexies. I have your orig. Hexie CD and love it. Thank you for all the ideas you come up with and share with us. I would love to win the book for even more hexie ideas.

  43. Janet B says:

    This looks like a really cool book. Love hexagon.

  44. SherryP says:

    I love Inklingo and find hand stitching relaxing while I am watching TV or babysitting Grandchildren!!

  45. Lora says:

    I have just discovered Inklingo within the past 2 days. I’m still reading everything I can before I actually get started. I’m so excited I can’t wait to try piecing this way. I love sewing on the machine & quilts so I think this is going to be awesome once I learn what to do.

  46. Marcia says:

    Just learning to make hexagons. The book looks like it lots of ideas & patterns.

  47. Sandra Duncan says:

    What a wonderful offer. Hexigon designs and inklingo all in one. Best thing is with inklingo we can make these beauties in multiple sizes.
    Thank you Emily and Linda for this opportunity.

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