Thank you to everyone who watched while the video was live! It was a struggle to get started but it all worked out in the end.
Please scroll down to the last image (with the play button) to watch the replay.
On Friday night the audio and video were not synced and the picture was choppy. We finally gave up after 3 tries—but I kept working on it overnight and all day Saturday.
If you haven’t guessed by now, Persistence is my middle name.
I finally found a way to broadcast again but it was exactly 24 hours later than I planned. Thank you to everyone, like Barb, who came back to sew with me.
HOW TO SEW STARS
This is my longest, most demo-rich live video so far. It is jam-packed with great info. There is something for everyone.
I demonstrated simple Inklingo techniques for printing on fabric and sewing stars by machine AND by hand—or with a combination of hand and machine stitching.
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
- How I finished the edges of my Silent Garden quilt (Millefiori Quilts 3)
- A chance to name the new star (I haven’t made a final decision, so it’s not too late to suggest something.)
- What to do when a shape is not inklingo-able (yet), like the partial diamond on the side edges of my Silent Garden.
- How to use freezer paper with an acrylic ruler to make a template for ANY shape (I used freezer paper templates for the gold part-diamonds on the edge.)
- Gorgeous examples of stars made by Inklingo quilters
- Judy Martin’s fabulous new Singular Stars book
SOMETHING FOR NEWBIES
If you are new to Inklingo, I showed what you can do with the free Diamond Triangle Square shape collection. I have heard from a few long-time Inklingo quilters who say this was a good review for them too.
- How to prepare fabric and freezer paper to print
- How to use the Bookmarks panel to navigate in the free shape collection
- Printing a custom page size with the ANY shape collection
- Rotary cutting without templates or measuring
- Hybrid piecing (combining hand and machine piecing in the same block)
- Circling the intersection by hand for perfect points
- Sewing sequence for LeMoyne Star (8-pointed star)
- Pressing technique for LeMoyne Star
I will probably do more printing in every video because it always gets such a great reaction—and that reaction is usually “This is so much simpler than I imagined!”
SOMETHING FOR EXPERIENCED INKLINGOISTS
Even if you have been using Inklingo for almost 12 years already, there was something for you:
- Announcement of a new un-named star shape collection, and how it resulted from requests from quilters
- Info about Inklingo’s precision numbers and sizes
- Insight into how I design a shape collection
- How to use precision corners to give you confidence
I also explained how Inklingo is a “disruptive technology.”
Did you know you can still buy washtubs and scrubbing boards on Amazon? That doesn’t mean it is the best way to wash fabric or quilts. I feel the same way about acrylic templates. You can still buy them in 2018. Wow. Who would have believed it.
IMPORTANT LINKS MENTIONED IN THE VIDEO
Kathy in Mexico’s Flickr album of Inklingo 8-pointed stars (fussy cut) The photo above is just a small section of it! Visit the album to see close-up photos of all of the stars.
Main Stars Page (under the Shop tab on the Inklingo website)
Top Ten Tutes (on the All About Inklingo blog)
Main Beginner’s Page (where to get the free shape collection)
Cathi’s Quilt Obsession Blog Beautiful and frequent inspiration for many Inklingo quilt designs
Barb’s Just Sayin’ Sew Blog (great article showing how she fussy cuts with Inklingo)
HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN WE’RE GOING LIVE AGAIN?
Yahoo Groups and subscribers did not get emails this time. The message sent to Yahoo Groups was delayed several days for some unknown reason.
The most reliable way to know what is new is to subscribe to the blog by email. I spent several days last week getting issues fixed there, so emails are being delivered again. Some quilters had not heard from me for a long time but it is fixed now.
It is a good idea to check the Inklingo Facebook Page frequently. IMPORTANT You cannot count on Facebook to show you anything from Inklingo anymore, even when you have liked the page. Facebook changed the rules in January. They pester me all day long with messages asking me for money to show my photos and videos to the people who have already liked the Inkingo page. I only break down and pay for ads occasionally, so if you don’t visit on your own, you will miss what I share there..
Please share the Inklingo videos with your friends. This one, on the Main Beginner’s Page is only 8 minutes and it explains how Inklingo works.
I still have to add Live 07 to the summary of the other LIVE videos on the website. (Click on the Video tab.)
EDITED VERSIONS OF LIVE 01 and LIVE 02
As I mentioned in Live 07, I am thrilled that I was able to edit Live 01 and Live 02 to remove my rookie mistakes (wrong camera view, overlapping audio). I think I can post those on YouTube. I’m still figuring out how to do that. Persistence.
I am learning with each new video. When I watch the replay, there are always things I think I could do better next time. It is a huge learning experience for me and I hope each video is Time Well Spent for you.
Click this image for the replay of Live Inklingo Video 07.
Please tell your friends about the video because they may not know about it yet.
If you missed it or if you need a review, you can watch Live 07 now, okay? Thank you for watching and thank you for visiting.
Linda & Monkey