COTSIM Mystery Quilt Clue #1

It’s time to dab a little sun tan lotion (or sun screen) behind your ears to get in the mood for an imaginary trip to Key West!

The Case of the Stranger in Margaritaville Mystery (COTSIM) Clue # 1 is ready to download now! Download Clue #1 (PDF, pages 8-17)

The smell of sun tan lotion brings back memories of childhood days on the beach when we were eager to get a tan. Remember Coppertone and baby oil?

Now, Monkey wears a big straw hat and sun screen instead instead of sun tan lotion.

Times have changed but we can have fun sewing in the shade of a feathery Key West pine.

Let’s go!

The Case of the Stranger in Margaritaville Clue #1

Monkey was caught on camera with the evidence!

We’re printing Diamonds and Small Triangles so we can start sewing by hand or by machine—or a little of both!

Download Clue #1 (PDF, pages 8-17)

Even if you plan to sew most of the quilt by machine, you can sew these units by hand, and vice versa. Isn’t that cool?

The Case of the Stranger in Margaritaville

We’re printing and sewing with the Key West Beauty 6 inch shape collection ($20 for a few more days).


Print on fabric with Inklingo

Custom Page Sizes allow us to print exactly what we need without waste.

8 diamonds can be printed on a scrap 3.75 x 11.25, as shown on page 23 of the Key West Beauty 6 inch shape collection.

Love the lines. Quilt more!


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Already in the case file:

If you know anyone who has not tried Inklingo yet, please let them know about the new mystery because it is a great introduction to this wonderful quilting tool.

Even now that you know what the first units look like, we don’t think you will be able to guess the COTSIM design yet because these shapes are so versatile.

Remember that a good detective has interrogation skills. (That means “If you have questions, please ask.”)

Welcome to Margaritaville!

Linda & Monkey


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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