Encore Presentation of the Eighth Live Inklingo Video

Replay of Live Inklingo Video 08

The eighth LIVE Inklingo video is intended to help all quilters—whether or not they use Inklingo to print on fabric.

Please scroll down to the last image (with the play button) to watch the replay. 

This video is full of great tips for using freezer paper.

You might wonder why I teach a method that doesn’t used Inklingo but it makes total sense because Inklingo is all about making quilting more accessible.

Sometimes you cannot print on fabric. On the other hand . . . . .

Anything you can draw or print in freezer paper, you can cut apart and sew together again. 

Dear Jane quilt by Linda Franz 1999

I made My Dear Jane™ quilt by hand with freezer paper templates. This quilt won a first place ribbon at the AQS Show in Paducah in 1999.

The New Hexagon - Katja Marek

In the video, I used The New Hexagon Book by Katja Marek as an example because I frequently hear from quilters who are not getting the results they want with English Paper Piecing and they want to know what Inklingo shape collections they need to make the designs. (Index of Shapes)

Dancing with the Stars Quilt, Millefiori Quilts 2

There is also a demonstration showing how to make Dancing with the Stars in Millefiori Quilts 2 by Willyne Hammerstein with Inklingo by adapting a printed shape because one of the shapes is not inklingo-able yet.

I also explained how to use freezer paper templates to make any of the quilts in The Patchworks of Lucy Boston by Diana Boston or Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses (POTC), and even clothing!

How to use freezer paper templates


  • tips for tracing a design from a book
  • using spacer strips to position the templates on fabric (above)
  • rotary cutting with a ruler marked with the seam allowance
  • adjusting for wider or narrower seam allowances
  • markers to use on dark fabric
  • using freezer paper templates even when you don’t need to mark the sewing lines
  • using freezer paper templates whether you sew by hand OR by machine
  • how to keep the fabric shapes organized while you sew
  • fussy cutting a border print
  • making thicker freezer paper templates
  • using temporary Glue Dots to salvage expensive paper pieces, or when it is not practical to use a hot dry iron to iron FP templates to fabric
  • how to adapt a printed shape when the actual shape is not available

Acrylic or freezer paper?

The demonstrations show how it is easier to rotary cut and mark sewing lines with freezer paper—not acrylic.

Acrylic templates don’t do what freezer paper templates can do, so they are not the best option.


All of the information in this video is also covered in the Quilted Diamonds 2 DVD lesson. I did not do any sewing in Live Video 08 but the QD2 DVD lesson includes everything about using freezer paper templates AND all of my best tips for hand piecing.

Index of Shapes

Dear Jane™ by Brenda Papadakis

The New Hexagon Book by Katja Marek (Kindle edition) for 52 pieced hexagon designs, most suitable for printing with Inklingo, all suitable for hand piecing or machine piecing with freezer paper templates

300 Pieced Hexagons by Inklingo (PDF to download)  Print all of the shapes with Inklingo or use freezer paper templates. Choice of sizes.

Main Hexagon Page (under the Shop tab) includes even more video

Millefiori Quilts 2 – Dancing with the Stars

The Patchworks of Lucy Boston by Diana Boston

Kathy in Mexico’s Flickr album of Quilted Diamonds blocks (fussy cut) Visit the album to see close-up photos of all of the diamonds.

Freezer Paper (in the Top Ten Tutes on the blog)

Top Ten Tutes (on the All About Inklingo blog)

Main Beginner’s Page (where to get the free shape collection and a free fabric sample)

Inklingo Live Video with Linda Franz

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It is also a good idea to check the Inklingo Facebook Page frequently because Facebook does not show you anything from Inklingo unless I pay them, even when you have liked the page. If you don’t visit, you will miss whatever is happening.

Introduction to Inklingo

Please share the Inklingo videos with your friends. This one is only 8 minutes.

There is also  summary of the other LIVE videos on the website. (Click on the Video tab.)

Click this image for the replay of Live Inklingo Video 08.

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Ietsie Pietsie Pizzicato by Willyne Hammerstein

The special intro price on the new Ietsie Pietsie Pizzicato shape collection. Only $20 until midnight on Wednesday.

I am learning about video as we go along. I hope this is a good way for us to get to know each other and for you to get more enjoyment out of quilting—and finish what you start!

Thank you for watching and thank you for visiting.

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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NEW Inklingo Smart Shopper’s Idea Book


There is a new, expanded edition of the Inklingo Smart Shopper’s Idea Book ready for you!

Inklingo Smart Shopper’s Idea Book (SSIB)
(It is under the Support and Goodies tab on the website. You are on the blog now.)

The purpose of the SSIB is to help you find what you want on the website or the blog when you see something you like.

The website and blog are two separate things and that can be confusing. There is so much available! The Smart Shopper’s Idea Book (SSIB) is intended to inspire you AND help you find what you want.


Inklingo Smart Shopper's Idea Book - page 7

For example, since the SSIB is a digital file (PDF), you can click on any green text to go directly to a webpage with video or more information about sizes. (It is clickable in the SSIB, not here, okay? Go download!)


For Midnight Fireworks
Preview of Midnight Fireworks!

The SSIB is a BIG digital file with 208 pages! Everything is in alphabetical order but as you know, some quilts and blocks have several names. Where to look? Use the wonderful search feature to find what you want.

If you don’t recognize the name “Midnight Fireworks,” try this: Open the SSIB, and search (Ctrl-F or Command-F on a Mac) for midn, and you will find at least 3 references. (Keep hitting Enter until you find them all.) Midn or fire will get you there.

TIP  You don’t even have to type the whole word when you search! You will find several references for common words like hexagon, diamond, star, fussy, etc.


Inklingo Smart Shopper's Idea Book - page 29

As pretty as they are, I do not recommend printing all 208 pages. There is a note about printing on page 2 called “Before You Print.”

I intend to update the SSIB every time a new shape collection is added. It would be a shame to print all 208 pages and then find out that it has grown to 210 next week! Just select a few pages to print for your Inklingo notebook.

I like to save my ink for printing on fabric. Printing just 20 pages of the SSIB might use more ink than you would use printing fabric for a whole quilt with Inklingo!


For Midnight Fireworks

Preview Combo for Midnight Fireworks!

I announced the new edition of the SSIB on Canada Day on Facebook and Yahoo but I waited until the 4th of July to announce it here. (Are you missing out on the latest news?)

After a few days of successful testing, you have a choice of the ZIP or the PDF. They are identical but the zip will probably download faster. If you cannot open a zipped PDF for some reason (???), choose the PDF.


Midnight Fireworks Quilt


I have almost finished the new Midnight Fireworks shape collection, thanks to Quiltmania and Willyne Hammerstein. This one is a blast! (Monkey loves puns. Happy 4th of July!)

Fireworks tonight in the USA and on the Inklingo website soon!


Quilted Diamonds 2 Covers

Speaking of new books, Quilted Diamonds 2, book plus hand piecing lesson on DVD is back in print! It is “pre-Inklingo” but it teaches you everything you need to know about sewing with a running stitch—needles, thread, continuous stitching, curves, many seams converging, pressing, and on and on.

The QD2 DVD is like taking a private lesson with me. I am thrilled to be able to offer this beautiful book and DVD again, after all these years. If you are thinking about learning how to hand piece (with or without Inklingo), Quilted Diamonds 2 is for you!

Of all of my books, QD2 is the one I love to hold in my hands and dream over—even more than the SSIB—and it will come in handy for Midnight Fireworks too.

I would love to hear what you think about the new SSIB and Quilted Diamonds 2.


Garden at Inklingo Head Office


I post a photo or two on Facebook every day. It is usually about quilting, but sometimes it is something happening at Inklingo Home Office. I love to share photos of your Inklingo blocks too!

You do NOT have to have a Facebook account to see what I post there if you go directly to

However, Facebook only shows my photos to about 20% of the quilters who have “liked” the Inklingo Facebook Page, so the best way to stay up to date is to subscribe to the blog (top of right sidebar).

If you are on Facebook, please post photos of your Inklingo blocks on my page and please “like” and “comment” and “share” my photos. It makes it more fun for everyone.

We are Canadian but we have lots of friends in the USA so I am celebrating the 4th with Russ and my sister tonight. Happy 4th—and happy weekend of stitching to everyone!

If you want to be the first to see my Midnight Fireworks, please subscribe to the blog!

Linda & Monkey


New to Inklingo? Order and download free shapes and start sewing in the next few minutes. Quick Start (Always FREE.) There are triangles, diamonds, and squares in the free collection—great for dozens of different blocks.

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