NEW Pizzicato and NEW Live Video

Ietsie Pietsie Pizzicato by Willyne Hammerstein

You certainly know how to keep me busy. I’ve been listening.

  1. New Shapes! Ietsie Pietsie Pizzicato, which I am calling Pizzicato for short.
  2. New Live Video! Friday Night 7 pm Eastern

Ietsie Pietsie Pizzicato by Willyne Hammerstein

PIZZICATO
The Ietsie Pietsie Pizzicata shape collection is ready now! It is one of Willyne Hammerstein’s brilliant designs in Millefiori Quilts 3.

As usual, there is a LOW intro price for one week only.

Russ reads every word of every shape collection out loud to help me proofread. He laughed every time he read “Ietsie Pietsie Pizzicato.” I have never heard these words before but I can confidently say that he did not pronounce any part of it correctly.

Ietsie Pietsie is a bit like Itsy Bitsy.

Pizzicato is a playing technique that involves plucking the strings of string instrument, like a violin or guitar.

I will probably never pronounce any of this correctly. I learned how to read with phonics before I was old enough to go to kindergarten. I pronounce words with a Canadian accent and the way they are spelled. Here is a pronunciation link for the purists.

Print Hexagons on Fabric

My pronunciation may be suspect but the shapes to print on fabric are absolutely perfect. You will love the results when you start with precise shapes!

Ietsie Pietsie Pizzicato templates

Ietsie Pietsie Pizzicato includes new sizes of hexagons, diamonds, triangles, and stars. It is a great addition to your collection of collections!

LIVE VIDEO 08
Your reaction to the live videos energizes me. I’ve been getting ready for another one. I hope you will join the fun.

This time, I will share tips for finding what shapes are available, what to do when you are just missing one or two shapes, and how to make a request. This sounds straightforward but I have a LOT to show you!

The list of requests seems to get longer every day. When I took the shape collection for Ietsie Pietsie Pizzicato off the list, I added three more.

The original plan was to announce Pizzicato in the live video but I have prepared so many  good demos that I could be talking all night, so you are hearing about it now.

Inklingo Live Video

HOW TO WATCH LIVE
Go to the Inklingo Facebook Page.

When: Friday, April 6, 7 pm Eastern Time. World Time Buddy tells you what time that is in your time zone.

There is no sound until you hover over the video and click on the speaker icon in the lower right corner. The video should play immediately but if it doesn’t, please refresh the page.

Please tell your friends too because Google (gmail) and Yahoo have changed the email rules to make it harder for blog emails to be delivered.

Ietsie Pietsie Pizzicato by Willyne Hammerstein

FACEBOOK IS GETTING GREEDIER
Some of you may have noticed that I have not been posting as often on Facebook. When I post something, Facebook often only shows it to 50-150 of the 44,800+ quilters who have liked the page.

That means that even if you have liked the Inklingo Facebook Page you probably are not getting my photos in your timeline. Facebook wants me to pay every time I post something to show it to a few more quilters—never everyone—so it is up to you to visit.

REPLAYS ON THE BLOG
Watching live and interacting with comments is great fun but every video is also available to watch later. When I post the replays on the blog, I add links and extra info. There is a list under the Video tab on the website. Video Tab

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Introduction to Inklingo

PRINTING ON FABRIC
If you want a little review or a short introduction to printing on fabric, this 8 minutes is Time Well Spent. There is also another very short video on the Main Beginner’s Page showing how to prepare fabric sheets for printing with an Inkjet.

Ietsie Pietsie Pizzicato by Willyne Hammerstein

Here are the links again.

1. Ietsie Pietsie Pizzicato Only $20 for a limited time. I also add a Design Book as a bonus!

2. Facebook Live Video Friday Night

I hope I will see comments from you today and on Friday! Thank you for visiting today.

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 on The Quilt Show with Ricky Tims and Diane Kirkhart

Welcome to visitors from The Quilt Show!

Ricky Tims and Diane Kirkhart talk about Inklingo

SHOW 2205  
Diane Kirkhart shows Ricky Tims how to use Inklingo to print, cut  and sew Passacaglia shapes to make the cover quilt on Millefiori Quilts by Willyne Hammerstein (first book).

Diane has made several glorious Passacaglia variations with various methods. Spectacular!

Diane is a fan of Inklingo and I was excited to see how she demonstrated it.

In the first 40 minutes, Diane demonstrates gluing templates for English Paper Piecing (EPP) and then gluing to zig zag by machine with Apliquick tools .

Monkey says they saved the best for last. (We’re partial.)

Inklingo on The Quilt Show

START PRINTING WITH THE FREE SHAPES
I am delighted that Diane mentioned that you can try printing on fabric with the free shape collection. Inklingo is designed to work with a computer and any ordinary Inkjet printer, so anyone can try it, as Diane says, “without spending a dime.”

Diane only had a few minutes to show the printed shapes, so if you are curious about how Inklingo works, there is an 8-minute video on the Main Beginner’s Page —and that is where to order the free shapes.

If you do order the free shapes, please let me know that you heard about Inklingo from Diane on The Quilt Show.

A free fabric sample will be sent to you to get you started! (USA and Canada only)

Silent Garden with Inklingo

FUSSY CUT WITH INKLINGO
I am delighted that Diane had a chance to mention that you can fussy cut with Inklingo.

Her method is different from the two methods I teach:

Inklingo on The Quilt Show

Not a member—yet? For one week in March, non-members will be able watch her episode too. Very nice.

I have been a member at The Quilt Show continuously since day one, January 1, 2007. I think that watching one TQS sample video might convince you to become a member too.

Inklingo on The Quilt Show

When Diane showed Ricky a piece of fabric printed and still attached to the freezer paper, he “got it.” He asked some great questions. He understood immediately that you do not need paper templates or acrylic templates or glue or special tools when you use Inklingo, so it is the most economical AND the fastest way to make a quilt.

Inklingo makes it easier for anyone to start quilting AND it makes it possible to make elaborate quilts like Passacaglia in a reasonable amount of time, at a reasonable price.

LOVE VIDEO?
If Diane’s wonderful introduction makes you want to know more about Millefiori Quilts, there is another short video on the Main Millefiori Quilts Page (under the Shop tab) showing how to sew Passacaglia by hand OR by machine with Inklingo—in only 6 minutes.

If you love learning from videos as much as I do, you might want to watch some of the replays of my Live Inklingo Videos too.

Print templates with Inklingo

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Introduction to Inklingo

If you want to share info about Inklingo with friends, this short video is a good intro.

Diane Kirkhart on The Quilt Show

Congratulations to Diane on a great show! Now that you’ve met her, I think you will want to visit her website to see her Passacaglia quilts too!

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

The Best Time to Start Quilting

The best time to start quilting with Inklingo was 10 years ago.

The second best time is now!

 

Print on fabric with your Inkjet and Inklingo

Use a rotary cutter or scissors and sew by hand or by machine.

Love the lines! Quilt more!

 

Print on fabric with your Inkjet and Inklingo

I always recommend starting with the FREE Diamond Triangle Square shape collection because it includes the first chapter of The Inklingo Handbook and some versatile shapes to print on fabric.

“Today I actually printed on fabric. It is great! My husband is more than surprised that printing on fabric comes out so neat. I’m reading your newsletter/blog and love it.” –  Birgitt in Germany
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LeMoyne Stars by Shannon in MO with Inklingo

Two months ago, Shannon in Missouri did not have Adobe Reader on her computer and did not know how to get it.

There is no stopping Shannon!

She needed a little bit of help opening her first downloads but now she can’t stop printing shapes for stars!

(Russ says one of the coolest things about using Inklingo is that you also learn other tips for using your computer, like how to download, how to navigate with bookmarks, and how to use print features you didn’t even know you had!)

 

LeMoyne Stars by Shannon in MO with Inklingo

Shannon wrote: “I have enjoyed this so much. These are just a few of my finished squares. I take them with me in the car. We live in the country and everything is at least 10 miles so………..it makes the miles shorter and less boring. Thanks for all your stuff. I plan on getting more shapes to print in the near future. Just loving this……”

When I asked Shannon for permission to feature her stars online, she wrote, “You may share. I made 5 more today. I think I should seek addiction counseling?? Well maybe later HUH!!”

 

How to sew stars by machine

Sewing by hand suits Shannon’s lifestyle but many quilters sew these stars by machine. (How to sew LeMoyne Stars by machine.)

 

Tilde's Tiny Totes - FREE Inklingo Pattern

Tilde’s Tiny Totes (free pattern) will help you turn your first two stars into something you will enjoy using.
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Fussy Cut with Inklingo!

Isn’t this fun?
Printing is one of the easiest things you can do with a computer. When you’re ready, you can try fussy cutting too.

Monkey says, if you are reading my blog, you have all the computer skills you need to print with Inklingo!

Come on in! The printing is fine!

 

Stars by Linda in Ohio with Inklingo

Linda in Ohio showed me these wonderful table runners that she made with the free shapes!

What will you make?

Stars by Linda in Ohio with Inklingo

Linda wrote: “I will say that I got great enjoyment making these all by hand and can’t wait to get the chance to make more.  Inklingo makes it very easy and lots of fun!”

 

Linda Franz

Looking Back . . .

I’ve been sewing all my life.

The first quilters to start quilting with Inklingo were quilters who knew me because of my Dear Jane™ quilt and my Quilted Diamonds books.

Nowadays, just as many quilters use Inklingo for machine piecing as hand piecing.

The number of new Inklingo quilters has grown dramatically this year and many of them don’t know my hand piecing background. (Bio)

 

Print on fabric with your Inkjet

Inklingo is all about making quilting more accessible. (US Patent)

I designed Inklingo so it uses the computer, printer and ink everyone already has, so there are no barriers to entry.

Inklingo quilting is for everyone!

Thanks to the Internet, Inklingo is used by quilters in more than 65 countries. Many quilters who use Inklingo don’t speak English!

The most user-friendly way of providing the shape collections ten years ago was on CD but they were not compatible with Mac and—who wants to wait for something in the mail! (I’m impatient!)

We were a little ahead of the curve but by 2008 a small Canadian company introduced a user-friendly method for providing downloads using FREE Adobe Reader software!

Wow! A game-changer!

 

Print on fabric with your Inkjet

We love the convenience. All you need is your computer (Windows or Mac) and Adobe Reader (FREE) and any ordinary Inkjet printer. 

How cool is that?

Copy protection can be a nuisance but Inklingo uses the most user-friendly method possible (so far) and the advantages are huge.

Thanks to this technology, I have been able to add extra shapes and extra layouts to several of the shape collections over the years. (You can’t update a CD.)

ALL Inklingo shape collections have been revised twice to keep up with changes in technology too. (2011 and 2015, free to everyone) You probably didn’t even notice.

Print on fabric with your Inkjet and Inklingo

Printing is one of the easiest things you can do with a computer and even quilters who barely understand how to send an email can do it.

I love hearing from quilters in their 80s who say “I can’t believe I did it!”

You can too!

Jump on in, the printing’s fine!

 

Print on fabric with your Inkjet

NEED HELP?
As you would expect, quilters who read the instructions are more likely to be successful on their first attempt, and—when all else fails. . . the rest of us read the instructions too! (I’m guilty.)

“Tech support” is provided—by me—for quilters who try to open with something other than Adobe Reader.

NOTE  Recently, some quilters have had to re-install Adobe Reader (and their other software) after updating to Windows 10, so we are a bit annoyed with Mr Gates, but it’s just a little wrinkle.

If you are not “tech savvy,” I can help.

The beauty is that when you open a PDF, you can use it “offline”—when you are not connected to the Internet!

You don’t even have to enter your email address and password again until it has been longer than 200 days. You don’t have to keep track and nothing expires. Very nice.

We’ve made it as user-friendly as we can, and we’ll be ready when the next improvement comes along!

 

Cleopatra's Fan with Inklingo

Learn to print on fabric with the free shape collection and then you will be ready for ANY other shapes—like the new Cleopatra’s Fan!

Welcome to Inklingo

I hope you’ll join us on the journey for the next ten years!

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Introduction to Inklingo

If printing on fabric is new to you, you might want to see this video Introduction to Inklingo. It explains the three key ideas that make it possible to print templates on fabric.

Please share my videos on your blogs and Facebook and please tell your friends about Inklingo!

THE LINKS!

There is much more on the website.

If you have questions or suggestions, please let me know.

I would love to see photos of what you are making with Inklingo too.

All in all, I think you’ll agree—it’s a great time to be a quilter!

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! 10 Year Anniversary Special on the handbook

25 Signs YOU are an Inklingo Quilter

Inklingo on Facebook

VIDEO Introduction to Inklingo

Introduction to Inklingo

The video Introduction to Inklingo explains the three key ideas that make Inklingo work.

It is intended to give quilters a fast start with the Free Diamond Triangle Square shape collection.

I hope it will make it easier for you to explain Inklingo to your friends too, so they can enjoy this amazing tool with you.

My video editing skills are a bit rusty but I think you’ll get the idea, especially if you can watch “full screen.”

 

How to Sew Passacaglia by Hand

More on YouTube

The last new video, How to sew Passacaglia by Hand, was almost a year ago.

Next, I intend to rearrange the videos on YouTube into smaller “playlists,” so it will be easier to find what you want. I hope you will subscribe to YouTube and the blog (top of right sidebar).

It makes a difference if you “like” and share my videos. Thank you!

The video mentions a few important links:

By the way, it makes no difference whether you go to lindafranz.com, inklingo.com or quilteddiamonds.com. They all go to the same place.

It can be confusing if you are on the blog instead of the website (and vice versa), depending on what you are looking for, but there are links back and forth and I am happy to help.

COMING SOON

  • Dresden Plates in Key West – Part 3

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We love it when you share photos of your Inklingo blocks and quilts on Facebook.

 

Inklingo on Facebook

Monkey says editing video to music is fun, but relaxing with friends and fabric is better.

Please share my videos on your blogs and Facebook and please tell your friends about Inklingo!

Monkey will be watching for “likes!” Let us know what you think, okay?

Thank you for visiting!

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! 9 Year Anniversary Special on the handbook

25 Signs YOU are an Inklingo Quilter

Inklingo on Facebook

Inklingo on QuiltingHub – How to Print on Fabric Without Jams

quiltinghub

The QuiltingHub website is a great new resource for quilters.

How to Print on Fabric Without Jams

There is a new Inklingo article on QuilitingHub about printing on fabric—without jams!

Quilters are naturally concerned about putting fabric into a printer. They don’t want to waste fabric or break the printer.

If you prepare the sheets well and learn what your printer likes, jams are rare, printing is fun, and the benefits are awesome.

Printing the cutting and stitching lines on fabric with Inklingo can change your quilting life. It sets you free.

See it in action!

 

Bonnie Hunter's Celtic Solstice Mystery

Are you inklingoing Bonnie Hunter’s fabulous Celtic Solstice Mystery with us?

Just thinking about it?

The article on QuiltingHub might push you over the edge.

 

What do you mean you printed on fabric?

Woody: “What do you mean you printed on fabric? What are you? Nuts?”

We love mysteries at our house but how to print on fabric without jams isn’t one of them.

(Actually, that dialog may have been “What do you mean you broke into his apartment? What are you? Nuts?” I’ll check.)

Don’t you just love Diane Keaton? She is fearless.

She broke in and found the evidence. Surely, you can print on fabric.

By the way, there are other articles about Inklingo on QuiltingHub too.

 

The benefits of QuiltingHub for quilters are described in the video.

For quilters, it is FREE to register at QuiltingHub. All that is required is your name, email, and a password.

When you register, YOU can like, fan & rate your favorite brands, shops, and designers and suggest more!

Inklingo is proud to be listed as a brand on QuiltingHub.

 

Inklingo on Quilting Hub

That link takes you directly to the Inklingo page. There is also a Quick Link on QuiltingHub for Brands, so you can search “by name” for Inklingo.

We would love it if you would “like” and become a “fan” of the Inklingo page.  (Got a favorite designer????)

ADD YOUR FAVORITE DESIGNER!

After you like Inklingo, please make sure your favorite designers are listed!

It only takes a minute and your suggestions are acted on.

This is a good time to visit. Take a decaf sweetened with chocolate milk (love it!) and maybe a piece of toast with your favorite jam.

 

Print on fabric without jams!

Everyone has a favorite jam.

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We hope you like the article. Thanks for visiting. See you Friday!

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.

$10 Coupon!  7 Year Anniversary Special on the handbook

Inklingo for Beginners

25 Signs YOU are an Inklingo Quilter

Have you liked the Inklingo FB page yet? If you haven’t, please do. Thank you!

Does Inkjet ink ever run?

Yes it does! Test and be sure!

PRINTING ON FABRIC

There is a big difference between printing on fabric with Inklingo and printing labels and photos on fabric.

There are some misunderstandings about both.

 

Inklingo Test Pages

It is very important to test!

You need to know how the ink in your printer will wash out before you start.

Inklingo makes it simple to be sure.

THE QUESTION FROM TEXAS

Inklingo has fascinated me for a long time and I have actually gotten around to cutting out some freezer paper to try it. Instead I used the freezer paper to print some muslin labels for antique quilts. I used a dark blue ink on white muslin. I heat set the labels, then started “testing” one of the misprints. 

After heat-setting I spritzed it with water and was dismayed to see the printer ink dissolve, marking up my ironing board. It got me to wondering, I know you recommend using the closest color that you can still see clearly for printing Inklingo shapes, but have you ever had a problem with bleed through? I would have thought heat-setting the ink would have been more helpful.

THE ANSWER FROM INKLINGO

You are absolutely correct. Inkjet ink can make a terrible mess on fabric!

Ink can bleed and stain. The Inklingo method (US Patent 7,814,832) was designed to make it possible to print safely.

Colors which include any black ink are the worst. That is probably what happened with the dark blue ink you used on your labels.

 

20 Inklingo Colors  20 Inklingo Colors

PRINTING ON FABRIC WITH INKLINGO

I developed 20 different colors for Inklingo.

The ink in your printer cartridges is mixed to make these colors without using black ink.

There are 20 possibilities, so you can choose a safe color which will show well enough to cut and sew almost any fabric—but not bleed or show on the front.

There is a simple test page in every Inklingo shape collection (above), so you can see all 20 colors at once.

It is very important to do this test on every new ink cartridge, just in case the formula has changed.

Best case is for all of the ink to wash out, but if it doesn’t it is safe to leave it in the quilt as long as it does not bleed.

Inklingo lines are ultra-fine and use very little ink. Even if you leave the ink in your quilt, it is less residue than the pencil marks and other lines which quilters have used forever.

 

20 Pages

20 PAGES EACH

For every shape to print on fabric, I provide 20 pages, one for each of the 20 colors on the test page.

You just have to choose the page you want to get the right color of ink. Cool, eh?

 

Bubble Jet Set

PRINTING LABELS ON FABRIC

Quilters who print labels and photos on fabric use special pre-treated fabric or a chemical like Bubble Jet Set to try to set Inkjet ink.

Heat setting is not enough. Inkjet ink will wash out or bleed if you don’t use the right chemicals. There is a good article about printing photos and labels on fabric on Quiltbug.com.

Even with special fabric and chemical treatment, Inkjet ink will fade.

Inklingo is much simpler because we want the ink to wash out or fade so it will not show on the front.

No chemicals for us!

 

The Inklingo Handbook

INKLINGO TEST PAGE

Please look at the printing instructions in the Inklingo Diamond Triangles Square shape collection. It is a free gift!

See pages H5 – H48 (examples above).

 

Inklingo Test Pages

You can follow the simple test procedure in the next few minutes.

It will set your mind at ease and ensure that your quilt will be perfect!

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT PRINTING ON FABRIC?

The first chapter of The Inklingo Handbook includes everything you need to know about printing on fabric, but if you have questions, please ask!

Those instructions are so important that I included them in the FREE shape collection for Diamond Triangles Squares.

There is  a Print on Fabric Checklist and more under the Top Ten Tutes tab (above).

I hope you will subscribe to the blog (top of right sidebar), so you don’t miss anything good when we answer questions here.

Test and be sure!

It’s worth it. One simple test eliminates the measuring, the templates, the expensive rulers, and gives you perfect shapes every time. You can machine piece better, more exciting quilts and have more fun.

Love the Lines & Quilt More with Inklingo in 2013.

Let the fun begin!

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.

$10 Coupon!  6 Year Anniversary Special on the handbook

Inklingo for Beginners

Inklingo Quiz – Just for Fun!

Inklingo in an Elevator

An enthusiastic Inklingoist wrote to me about an experience she had at the AQS Show in Grand Rapids on Friday:

I approached one shopper [who was buying Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses] and asked her if she uses Inklingo. No, she is an EPP fan. I suggested she check into it and tried to tell her what it’s all about. Her eyes glazed over in seconds when I reached the “print the sewing line directly on the fabric” — why???
I’m sorry I wasn’t able to pique her interest.

Thank you for trying, Debbie! Inklingo quilters are the very best “advertisers,” and it is a very friendly thing to do—both for me and for the other quilter.

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You made me think of elevators, especially my favorite one in Charade. (Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, 1963)

Wait! It’s not crazy. I can explain!

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Audrey is saying “It’s a great place for making friends.” (Yes, she really is.)

There is one approach for explaining Inkingo that works very well for me. It’s a little variation of an “Elevator Pitch.”

That’s the connection:

friendliness, elevator pitch, favorite elevators, Charade. . .

                                                                                    .

Inklingo is much easier to explain than the plot of this movie. There are a gazillion misunderstandings and twists and turns in the plot. (They are not talking about quilting here.)

There is no mystery about Inklingo. A sheet of fabric is the only clue most quilters need.

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Most quilters “get it” immediately when they see some shapes printed on fabric, especially if the fabric is still attached to the freezer paper.

Everyone knows someone who uses their Inkjet printer to print labels or photos, so that part doesn’t need much explaining.

Quilters find Inklingo intriguing. Charade is full of intrigue.

It’s this simple:

I carry a piece of fabric printed with diamonds, triangles, and squares from the free shape collection and you can too!

Also, when I mail book orders, I usually include a piece of fabric. There is an explanation on the freezer paper (below, still attached).

                                                                                    .

Example

If you want to do this, you can write whatever you want or download my PDF.

(If you need help creating a custom version, please let me know.)

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I also include a slip of paper to suggest printing a second sheet with the free shape collection. (You can use this PDF too, if you like.)

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A friend in Malaysia sent me this photo when she got her book today.

I often hear from quilters who love getting fabric with their books.

Sometimes quilters show the fabric to others too, so one little scrap of fabric can do a lot of good.

Soooo. . . a piece of printed fabric explains the benefits of Inklingo in less time than it takes to ride an elevator—even if you’re only going one floor.

                                                                                    .

Audrey is saying “By the way, for one floor, you should be taking the stairs!” (No she’s not. LOL)

                                                                                    .

You  can get another quilter excited about the value of Inklingo—but it’s a different kind of excitement than you find in a romantic comedy.

Inklingo Demos and Handouts

There are other tips on the website too.

Demo Notes

Handouts

Inklingo Quiz

Top Ten Tutes

Quick Start Guide

I like to print the Combo layout from the free shape collection because it overcomes the misconception that Inklingo wastes fabric. It also encourages everyone to start with the free shape collection, and to print custom page sizes because it is 6.75 x 9.75 inches.

Of course, you can print your favorites instead of the combo.

I often print on dark fabric for my samples, because that is one of the other common misconceptions mentioned in the Quiz. (Print on dark fabrics)

 

Monkey looks a bit discouraged.

Please don’t be discouraged if you can’t convert a quilter who uses EPP immediately.

Quilters who love the portability of EPP should be the easiest to convert because there are so few advantages of English Paper Piecing. (Why English Paper Piece)

It is ironic that EPPers seem to be the last to see how Inklingo can help them create the many designs they have dancing in their imaginations!

We just need to be patient, okay?

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SALE IS ALMOST OVER! HURRY!

The sale on the 4 new hexagon shape collections ends in a few hours. It’s at a very low intro price. (You still get the Hexagon Quilt Design Book too!)

Can you tell how much we love it when you tell your friends in person and online? Thank you!

I hope you will remember the eloquence of a simple piece of fabric, printed with Inklingo shapes the next time you are in an elevator.

Too bad we can’t run into Cary Grant, eh?

Maybe Hugh Grant?

I think I’ll do some hand piecing tonight while I re-watch Charade on DVD.

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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