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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.



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.



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

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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


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. Lori Null says:

    I’ve been a Linda Franz fan for some time now.
    I learned how to hand piece from her DVD and enjoy it very much.
    I have also been a Lucy Boston fan before it became popular in my area, and made some of my blocks using Linda’s Inklingo.Adventures in Hexagons looks like a fun book too.

  2. Janie says:

    Great idea using ink lingo!

  3. Valerie S says:

    I have recently become a fan of hand piecing hexagons and Inklingo. Thanks to Linda and Emily for offering the giveaway.

  4. Pam says:

    Hi Linda,
    Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of Adventures in Hexagons or your fabulous Inklingo shapes, I would love either. I have always been fascinated by hexagons & the multitude of designs that can be created with them.

  5. Never thought 60 degree hexes could be so lovely! Love my 90 degree hexes from Inklingo for Patchwork of the Crosses (Lucy Boston)

  6. Chingachgook says:

    I believe in Inklingo– it gave me new techniques and accuracy, which whetted my creativity!
    I’ve played a lot with hexies. I flipped thru the pages, and Emily has some new combinations and fresh color thoughts!
    Thanks, Linda.

  7. Mindy Kshywonis says:

    I love the look of hexies but don’t like the preliminary work of templates, basting, then the tedious whip stitching. Inklingo has opened new territory for me! Thanks Linda. The book is definitely outside the box! I Hope I win!! Mindy ha ha

  8. Kelly Sattler says:

    This is a really nice offer! If you win, be certain to try inklingo to make one of the quilts!

  9. Jill Chisholm says:

    Would be a great book to start using all the lovely fabric I have been collecting for hexagons.

  10. Judy Morin says:

    As a long time user of Inklingo, I love Hexies and Inklingo. Together they make a great couple! And, of course, I don’t own ALL the Inklingo collections, so would love to expand them.

  11. Fran Tilden says:

    I just love hexagons so would love to win this book. Thank you for your generosity.

  12. Lisa Fedak says:

    Exciting new book!

  13. Pauline. van Hulten says:

    I love hexagons. This is a book that I would like to own. And Inklingo surprises me every time!

  14. Tia M.M. Hegstad says:

    This looks like a fun book.

  15. Dorothee I. says:

    what a wonderful Idea!
    I just started to hand sew and love anything about it.


  16. Pamela Reim says:

    Love hexagons & combined with Inklingo a winner for sure!

  17. Esther says:

    Oh I would love to win a copy of the book. Hexagons are one of my favorite templates for patterns. Thank you for the chance to enter such a nice give-away.

  18. Sandra White says:

    Thank you for this opportunity. Love Inklingo and making hexagon quilt tops.

  19. Lynn S. says:

    Sounds like a wonderful book. Hexagons are the way to go!

  20. Hexagons are on my to-do wishlist! I would love to buy another hexagon shape collection for more dreaming, haha.

  21. Jill Fergus says:

    I get the Inklingo emails and have yet to try this amazing method. I need some incentive. This could be it!!

  22. Melody Lutz says:

    Go ahead…HEX me!

  23. Glenda Shearwood says:

    Just finished my Lucy Boston hexagons quilt and hexagons now inspire me to look for new challenges. Emily’s book would be a great start.

  24. Cherryl Barron says:

    Loving all the possibilities with Hexagons and Inklingo together, my monthly patchwork group does handsewing and these would be a perfect project to inspire us all. Thanks Linda.

  25. Jessie Faber says:

    Just started to do the paper piecing. Going to try Inklingo to print on fabric. No more paper templates!

  26. Norina Coffelt says:

    What a wonderful giveaway thank you for the chance to particapate!

  27. Judy says:

    I can’t wait to get started with Inklingo . I have been receiving all the information on the ribbon. It is beautiful.

  28. Karin Bryan says:

    Great book. Love hexagons.

  29. I love Inklingo! AND hexagons!

  30. Marie catlin says:

    What an awesome giveaway!!!

  31. Marie catlin says:

    What an awesome giveaway!!! Someone is going to be very happy.

  32. Joanna says:

    I am a bit hesitant about Hexagons but the book might convert me and give me the support to have a go especially with Inklingo printing.

  33. Sandy says:

    Inklingo and hexies. What more could you want…maybe chocolate…

  34. Judy Waters says:

    Thanks for providing interesting contests.

  35. Julie Moran says:

    Im in a small group were we get together twice a month and do hand work. I love working on my Inklingo projects there. Seems I’m always doing demos – Its catching on!

  36. Cathy says:

    I need some motivation to get back on my hexie project!!

  37. Celtic Cate says:

    This has been my first introduction to Inklingo (can’t wait to do the “Welcome”). I’m hoping to do one of Emily’s quilts eventually (I have the book already, and aren’t they all great?), but I would LOVE to still be in the running for an Inklingo gift certificate. Thanks for the opportunity!

  38. Shelley Jo says:

    Would love to win!!

  39. Pat Judice says:

    Hexagons are so much fun . I love working with them. Would love a copy of this book. Thank you for this chance to win.

  40. Mary Jarvis says:

    Would love to have this book I find sewing hexies so relaxing but I need new ideas

  41. Liza Jones says:

    What great companions to have.

  42. Marie Glover says:

    This book looks fabulous. I love hexagons – not sure why! And I love the idea of Inklingo. I’m waiting for the muse to hit to fully try it out…..

  43. Fiona Brown says:

    I would love a copy of this. Love my hexies!

  44. Judy Glanville says:

    Love hexagons. I just need a push to use the Inklingo I have already purchased so this book would be perfect and to be able to purchase any shapes I may need.

  45. Beverley says:

    Thank you to Emily, and Linda, I am new to the hexagon and I have made a few mistakes trying to stitch them. Didn`t know it was best to use a whip stitch. My top stitch was ugly. But reading now that you can sew on the machine is in its self great for me. Thank you

  46. Janette Lancaster says:

    i would love a copy. i love hexagons

  47. Sue says:

    What a great give away Linda. I would love to own a copy. Hexies are my favourite template. 🙂

  48. A huge thanks to Linda for Inklingo and inspiring me to rescue the GFG quilt I started so many years ago. I would like to make Emily ‘s adventure my next one.

  49. Rosalind Gutierrez says:

    Inklingo is a perfect companion to the Hexagon book. Thanks for the opportunity.

  50. Margaret Morton says:

    Love hexes. Looks like a fun book.

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