Inklingo Online Resources Part 1

Inklingo Resources

There is LOT of good stuff online now for Inklingo quilters—including the kitchen sink!

Did you miss me?
I’ve been distracted by house renovations (indoors and outdoors) for a few weeks but Inklingo quilters have been printing and sewing and spreading the word! Thank you!

My very favorite new thing is the kitchen sink! I smile every time I walk into the kitchen. It is so easy to keep clean and it LOOKS clean!

 

Future Inklingo Quilter

It reminds me of my Mum’s big white kitchen sink, where my sisters and I had our baths when we were little.

The sink is the best decision we’ve made. Russ (the cook) likes it too.

While I’ve been distracted by workers and decisions about floors and appliances, you have been busy quilting and telling your friends about Inklingo! You are the best!

Now that the indoor work is finished, I feel energized about blogging again and have a whole list of things I want to share with you.

 

Introduction to Inklingo

WELCOME TO INKLINGO

There are step by step instructions and a new VIDEO on the Welcome to Inklingo page on the website.

There is so much available on inklingo.com and this blog that I’d like to show you around.

I hope you will enjoy this series whether you are one of thousands of newbies or you have been using Inklingo for ten years already.

I have no idea how many parts there will be in this series yet.

 

Inklingo Index of Shapes

PART ONE
WHAT SHAPES ARE AVAILABLE?

Newbies often ask me whether this or that shape or size is available. I am happy to help and always answer emails as quickly as possible. However, there are also some good online resources.

The Index of Shapes was suggested by Cathi at Quilt Obsession back in 2006 or 2007.

The Index of Shapes is under the Support & Goodies tab on the website. (You are on the blog now.)

When you click on the green text in the Index, it takes you to a complete description with illustrations.

Some shapes are available in more than one shape collection. For example, there are 1 inch squares in Storm At Sea 6 inch, POTC 1 inch, Log Cabin 1 inch, Sunflower 12 inch, and Rose Dream 6 inch. Many quilters choose the Storm At Sea shape collection because the other shapes are very versatile AND you get the Storm At Sea Design Book too.

I respond to requests for new shapes too.

 

Print triangles on fabric

MONKEY’S BONUS TIPS

  • All Inklingo shapes are named with the finished size to make it easy. No arithmetic!
  • Absolute precision without measuring. No trimming up afterwards!

 

Inklingo shapes to print on fabric or paper

  • All Inklingo shapes are provided with and without seam allowances.
  • The layouts of shapes make efficient use of the fabric with correct straight grain.

 

Inklingo Combo Layout

  • When it makes sense, I add “combo” layouts to save fabric and save time. (Of course, there are other layouts so you can print the shapes separately too.)
  • Bonus shapes are included in some shape collections to increase the design options.
  • Design Books are provided free with some shape collections. (More about how to get Design Books for FREE.)

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Welcome to Inklingo!

Your enthusiasm for printing on fabric means many more quilters download their first Inklingo shape collection every day. No wonder other quilters want to make what you’re making!

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If you subscribe to the blog (top of right side-bar), you will be the first to see the next part of this series.

Are you following the Inklingo Facebook page too? Please post photos of your blocks there too.

I’m excited about Part 2.

Welcome to Inklingo!

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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13 thoughts on “Inklingo Online Resources Part 1”

  1. Linda, I love the idea of printing right on the fabric but, every time I try to do it, my Brother Inkjet puts smudges on the fabric and frays the edges – not to mention it sometimes jams (I HATE when that happens). Has anyone ever studied which printers work best – I know there are a lot of them on the market but, this just bums me as I hate wasting fabric.

    • Hi Sheila,
      Good news. There are quilters all over the world who print on fabric with Inklingo using Brother Inkjets but Canon is the most popular.
      There is info about printers for Inklingo in the FAQ under the Support & Goodies tab on the website.
      http://lindafranz.com/section/faq/question/45#q45
      You can probably find a great Canon printer on sale for $30 – $50.
      There is also good info about avoiding jams in the Top Ten Tutes on the blog.
      http://www.lindafranz.com/blog/top-ten-tutes/
      Jams should be very rare.
      If you have any other questions, please ask.
      Hugs,
      Linda & Monkey in Canada

      • Thanks for that info, Linda. I’ll look at the Canon printers next time I’m at a store! I’m still using the designs but, not as frequently as I could – This info may help – A Lot!

  2. Great new video, Linda! A great refresher for those of us who already are using your wonderful Inklingo method for faster and more accurate quilting as well as an informative introduction to new Inklingo users!!
    Betsy

  3. Love the new sink! How does Monkey stay sitting up? The sink looks so shiny and slick – lol. Nice job on the new vid.

  4. What a great video, Linda. How could anyone resist trying Inklingo after watching that? And I love the pictures from one of my very favorite movies that you posted on this blog page.

    • Thank you, Sue! You are right. Video is one of the best ways to get the idea across. This one has introduced Inklingo to thousands of quilters so far.

  5. Perfect timing…I ve inherited some leftovers from other quilters in our group – now I can hopefully transform them into fun inklingo adaptable projects 🙂

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