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Sharon Burgess' Quilting on the Go

Sharon Burgess’ Quilting on the Go is a beautiful new book, jam-packed with 16 stunning projects.

You need it.

 

Sharon Burgess Lilabelle Lane

Sharon is an amazing Australian designer and the genius behind Lilabelle Lane Creations.

I have to ask her who did the photography for her book because it is luscious! This is one of the prettiest quilt books I have seen in years, and every project is intriguing.

I want to thank the quilters who wrote to me and asked for her lovely designs to be Inklingo-able. When I saw the book, I knew they were right. I wrote to Sharon . . . and the stars aligned!

One thing led to another and today we are both blogging with the news!

Lilabelle Lane Creations
See what Sharon says on her blog too.

 

Celestial Star by Sharon Burgess

No wonder quilters asked for these shapes!

Over the top. Divine. Heavenly. Celestial.

 

Print on fabric, print on paper

Sharon said yes to Inklingo, so now everyone can make this stellar design.

Thank you, Sharon! This is going to make many quilters very happy!

The book is a must. Sharon included fresh interpretations of hexagons and diamonds and clamshells (many of which you can make with Inklingo) but she created a whole new constellation of shapes for Celestial Star.

The shapes are out of this world! (Monkey says, that’s ‘celestial’, eh.)

 

Celestial Star in 3 new Inklingo shape collections

I like Celestial Star so much that I prepared THREE sizes for you. At least one of them is sure to be just right (heavenly) for everyone. They are described in detail on the website.

 

Introduction to Inklingo

If you are new to Inklingo, this VIDEO on the Welcome to Inklingo page on the website explains how to print on fabric (or paper) with your ordinary Inkjet printer. (You are welcome to share the video on your own site too.)

Now that you have met Sharon, I think you are going to want to stay in touch and get to know her better!

And more on my site:

Are you subscribed? There is more coming!

I have more to say about Celestial Star, fussy cutting (of course), and Sharon’s beautiful book, so please subscribe (top of right side-bar). That way, you won’t miss anything.

SPECIAL INTRO PRICE

As usual, the shape collections and book are on sale at a super-low price for a few days only.

 

Please donate to the Red Cross

DONATING TO THE RED CROSS

I also want to remind you that if you donate at least $15 to the American Red Cross between September 3 and September 10 and let me know (linda @ lindafranz.com), I will give you the new Clamshell Edges 3.5 inch shape collection, FREE.

I think now you can see why I have been quiet lately and why I could hardly wait to share the news.

Now Sharon and I have to wait to see what you do with all these new shapes!

Linda & Monkey

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Clamshell Edge shapes from Inklingo

There is a new shape collection!

NEW Clamshell Edges 3.5 inch

In fact, it’s been available for more than a week but this is the first time I am mentioning it. It did not seem right to announce something new when the tragedy of Hurricane Harvey was unfolding. It is heartbreaking.

You will see why I think this is a good time to announce, if you read to the end, okay?

 

Print Clamshell on fabric

When you print the shapes on fabric with Inklingo, curves are easier than ever before. These are laid out to be rotary cut and use fabric very efficiently.

 

Clamshell Edge shapes from Inklingo

The shapes are perfect for finishing the edges of a Clamshell quilt—and much more!

 

Clamshell Quilt variations

Here are just a few examples of the ways you can use these shapes.

 

Clamshell Quilt variations

Whirlybird

 

Clamshell Quilt variations

These are fun!

 

Clamshell Quilt variations

With the whole Clamshells, every edge is curved. With half Clamshells, the longest edge is straight and easy by machine, but the effect is curvaceous.

 

Clamshell Quilt variations

The quarter circle has intriguing possibilities too.

 

Introduction to Inklingo

This VIDEO on the Welcome to Inklingo page on the website explains how Inklingo works with your ordinary Inkjet printer.

More helpful links:

Are you subscribed? There is more coming!

I will be announcing MORE EXCITING NEW SHAPES this week too. If you subscribe (top of right sidebar), you will be the first to know.

 

Please donate to the Red Cross

DONATING TO THE RED CROSS

This new shape collection is on sale for $15 until September 10, 2017. If you donate at least $15 to the American Red Cross between September 3 and September 10 and let me know (linda @ lindafranz.com), I will give you the Clamshell Edges 3.5 inch shape collection, FREE.

It’s a win-win. We will both get a good feeling for helping the survivors of Hurricane Harvey and you will have some lovely new shapes too.

Now you know why all my examples are RED.

We can hardly wait to see what you do with these shapes!

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.

$10 Coupon! 11 Year Anniversary Special on the handbook

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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.

 

VIDEO

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.

 

VIDEO – HEXAGONS BY MACHINE

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

Please subscribe to get an email (top of right sidebar), to see what we’re working on now.

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

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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.

$10 Coupon! 11 Year Anniversary Special on the handbook

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This is another long article full of info that I think is important.

I use several examples to show how using Inklingo shapes and freezer paper shapes can set you free from acrylic templates!

 

Print quilt shapes on fabric

I often include a “bonus shape” to print on fabric in Inklingo shape collections.

Inklingo Ribbon Flower bonus shape

This is the bonus shape in the new Ribbon Flower shape collection. This simple shape increases the possibilities dramatically!

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Ribbon Flower with Bonus Shape

For example, adding this shape allows you to create a whole pieced blade.

 

Ribbon Flower variations

You can really jazz up a Ribbon Flower!

These two blocks are identical except that I added 6 of shape E and used different Inklingo edge shapes.

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Ribbon Flower Variation

Use Bonus Shape E if you want to make this variation of Ribbon Flower.

 

Ribbon Flower quilt

You can make dozens of variations of Ribbon Flower with the shapes in the collection but what if you need something a little different, like this?

Two Inklingo shapes in the same fabric create a new effect. I would prefer to eliminate that seam in the gold fabric and have one piece instead of two.

 

Inklingo with freezer paper templates

I print the Inklingo layout WITHOUT seam allowances on freezer paper to prepare a template. Easy peasy.

Iron the template to the wrong side of the fabric and draw the sewing lines, crosshairs and matching marks manually, Then I can use that fabric shape with the other shapes I have printed.

BONUS TIP  When shapes are not symmetrical, it is important to remember the effect of mirror image. (We’ll save that for another day. This article is long enough already!)

 

Quilted Diamonds 2 book and DVD

Whenever a shape is not available, I use freezer paper templates!

This is the same freezer paper technique I teach in my Quilted Diamonds books.

It is also the method I have explained in detail for traditional Fussy Cutting with Inklingo.

 

Ribbon Flower quilt

For this Ribbon Flower variation, I want two shapes instead of one.

 

Inklingo with freezer paper templates

It’s simple with freezer paper.

 

Ribbon Flower Bow

This is another example showing how you can combine several shapes into one to create a new background shape for a partial ribbon flower.

 

Inklingo with freezer paper templates

This allows you to piece the entire block instead of appliqué (see Part 6) whenever you need a different shape to finish the edges.

There are 4 different edge shapes for many different variations in Ribbon Flower but you can also create your own edge shape with freezer paper!

It is always faster and more precise to print the shapes on fabric with Inklingo but when that is not an option, freezer paper is a wonderful alternative.

When you combine freezer paper templates with Inklingo, anything can happen!

Freezer paper templates give you more flexibility and better results than acrylic every time!

 

There are many more examples of Ribbon Flower variations on the Inklingo Facebook page, so I hope you are following there. If this short slide show doesn’t play for you, click here to see it on Facebook.

ICYMI (in case you missed it):

Please subscribe to get an email (top of right sidebar), if you don’t want to miss anything.

Ribbon Flower is in the Shop.

 

If the slide show doesn’t play, click here to see my summer sewing room on Facebook.

It is supposed to be a rainy weekend, so I will make hay while the sun shines today. A little sewing on the front porch is next on the agenda.

Thank you for visiting. See you again soon!

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.

$10 Coupon! 11 Year Anniversary Special on the handbook

Inklingo on Facebook

Inklingo Ribbon Flower Applique Variation

Many quilters prefer piecing Ribbon Flower because it ensures perfect positioning and smooth curves.

However, you can appliqué too!

Appliqué allows you to create other variations with partial flowers, like this one.

 

Print Ribbon Flower shapes on fabric.

You can piece Ribbon Flower blocks because the new Inklingo shape collection includes 4 shapes for the background for a variety of 12 inch blocks.

 

Inklingo Ribbon Flower quilt

Appliqué allows you to position the flower asymmetrically for more designs!

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Applique Ribbon Flower

After the Ribbon Flower design is pieced, working from the back, mark the turn-under by basting along the stitching line by hand or by machine (above).

If you baste by hand, take care to start or end a stitch in each crosshair.

After basting, trim the seam allowance to a turn-under of 3/16 or less.

Layer the flower on the background and pin in position, so you can needleturn the edge. Remove the basting stitches when you turn under short sections.

This method is similar to back-basting because we baste along the stitching line from the back, but it is different because we only stitch through one layer.

There is a detailed chapter on appliqué in The Inklingo Handbook, including back-basting—my favorite method!

 

Inklingo Ribbon Flower variation

Needleturn appliqué with Inklingo is more fun than ever because the preparation is easier and faster and the results are more precise.

Free Appliqué Intro
Order, download and start printing and sewing with the free Inklingo appliqué shape collection for Circle of Hearts in the next few minutes. There is also a free PDF on that page for Appliqué Printing Instructions.

ICYMI (in case you missed it):

Please subscribe to get an email (top of right sidebar), if you don’t want to miss Part 7. There is even more to say about the new Ribbon Flower shapes!

Ribbon Flower is in the Shop.

It is a gorgeous summer day here in Canada. 77 F (25 C) with a blue sky and puffy white clouds. I’ll be weedin’, waterin’, and . . . appliquêin’ on the porch.

Thank you for visiting with me. See you soon!

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.

$10 Coupon! 11 Year Anniversary Special on the handbook

Inklingo on Facebook

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