Inklingo is perfect for machine piecing and appliqué, but many quilters only associate Inklingo with hand piecing, so Monkey suggested that this would be cool for the blog.
The hand piecing snob is sitting on the machine—out of the goodness of his heart—but his mind is on hand piecing.
Inklingo has made the preparation so fast and precise that quilters who previously found hand piecing too tedious are interested for the first time, especially because it is so portable and relaxing. Monkey’s Top Ten Reasons for Hand Piecing are on the Inklingo site (under the Hand Piecing tab).
I love my sewing machine, but I am one of the quilters who enjoyed hand piecing even before Inklingo, and I made two DVD lessons, so beginners can see every step up close, and see that it is simple and fun.
To start this blog off on the right foot (i.e. hand) there is a special price on one of my DVD lessons, so you can enjoy hand piecing some Inklingo shapes.
The lesson on the DVD of Jane Austen’s Writing Table Quilts is a wonderful intro to hand piecing, and the lesson applies perfectly to the FREE Inklingo shape collection for LeMoyne Star (although those shapes are also for machine piecers). Monkey says, If you aren’t too spoiled by Inklingo, you could even sew one of the Writing Table Quilts, which are very pretty, small, pre-Inklingo projects with an important connection to Jane Austen.
We will write more soon about the advantages of machine piecing with Inklingo, and about Jane Austen too. It was a plan to promote the happiness of all. (Emma, Ch 53) Thank you for visiting our new blog!
Happy Canada Day, eh?
Linda & Monkey