You can print 27 shapes for a two-fabric Pine Cone block on only two sheets of fabric, thanks to Inklingo Combo Layouts.
It’s like magic!
There are TEN different Combo Layouts for Pine Cone!
Monkey says I got carried away. I say that the extra time I spend designing these special layouts is worth it—so you can save fabric and save time.
No matter how many Combos there are, you can print the shapes separately too, as usual.
This is the Combo I used to print the turquoise fabric.
I was in the mood for a little hand piecing, so I chose a 4.5 inch block. Only two sheets of fabric are required for 6 and 9 inch blocks too, thanks to the Combos. (I usually machine piece the larger sizes.)
To stay organized, I keep the pieces all laid out in order on my sewing surface, either all wrong side up or all right side up. (It doesn’t really matter which, as long as they are all the same way.)
A few things to notice:
1. Each row of triangles must start with a B. If is easy to confuse B and C when you are just beginning, but if B it gets moved into the row by mistake, you will need to rip.
The matches are a great clue. Love those magical matches!
2. It’s hard to imagine how these triangles will “shrink” so they will fit on the middle shape, but they do.
3. The two F pieces in the photo above are laid out incorrectly. Compare to the finished block below. I caught the error before I sewed them incorrectly because the matches did not match this way. Love those matches! Magical.
4. Keep an eye on the orientation of the diagonal seams. Turn one the wrong way and you will be ripping.
The featured rows of triangles goes together fast, thanks to “continuous stitching,˜`turning a corner at the end of every seam.
I can check my accuracy against the Pressing Guide in each shape collection. Another bonus that works like magic!
A final press and we’re ready for more.
All of the details are in the Inklingo Pine Cone Quilt Design Book—FREE for a limited time.
Do you know the difference between Inklingo “design books,” shape collections, and patterns? Design books have the “how to” and not shapes. Shape collections have the shapes to print on fabric and not instructions, if there is a design book. Patterns do not have shapes either but work with one of the shape collections.
I want to play some more with this one.
There is more detail about the new shapes on the website (click on the covers) and on the Main Pine Cone Quilt Design Page under the Shop tab on the website.
If you are new to Inklingo, please start with the free shape collection for Diamond Triangle Square. Main Beginner’s Page.
I think you might like to see more about this, especially the fun opportunities for fussy cutting!
So many setting options.
Monkey is a little bit shy about asking. WILL YOU WRITE A REVIEW?
Several quilters have written to me privately to tell me know much they like the new design book. It really helps me if you share a review on the website too. Reviews box on the left side of the page. Thank you in advance!
We appreciate reviews for any other Inklingo shape collections and design books too.
Let’s all stay safe and print and sew!
Thank you for visiting.
Linda & Monkey