We have some eye-candy for you today.
We love to fussy cut (fussy print) with Inklingo.
For these stars, we printed 6 identical sheets of diamonds. . .
. . . from this fabric, which had been in my stash for many years.
Sadly, we don’t know where to get more of that fabric, but our movie “How to choose fabric for Patchwork of the Crosses” shows our 5 best tips for POTC with Inklingo, and the tips are the same for diamonds like these.
The diamonds in the newest Inklingo shape collection have 1.5 inch sides (finished), so they are smaller than the ones in the photos. (Photos show Inklingo 60° diamonds with 2 inch sides in pieced hexagons with 4 inch sides.)
Diamonds with 1.5 inch sides are big enough to sew by machine. We show how to sew from crosshair to crosshair by machine using hexagons on YouTube.
There is more about hand piecing inset seams (Y seams) on the blog too, and it also includes a movie showing every detail.
For the stars, you might want to sew 3 diamonds into star halves by machine and then sew the final seam of the star by hand so you can “circle the intersection” and get perfect results.
We call this a hybrid. It gives us the best of both worlds—speed and portability.
The sale price on the new 60° Diamond 1.5 inch shape collection ends tomorrow night at midnight.
We still expect most quilters to prefer the Inklingo # 3 book and CD because it is such an incredible value, especially if you want to piece a variety of designs, like the ones we showed you earlier this week.
Some quilters assume that you cannot fussy cut when you print the shapes on fabric with Inklingo, so if you know quilters who like fussy cutting, please send them over!
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I have to go to feed some chipmunks on the window sill now. Thank you for visiting.
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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