Inklingo Quilters are Printing and Sewing!

From Canada to California to Mexico to Australia to France to Denmark and everywhere in between, quilters have been printing and sewing Inklingo shapes and making beautiful blocks.

I have permission to share a few.

Patchwork of the Crosses by Monica in California

Monica wrote:
“The 2 on the left were from Carrie’s Pieceful Gathering kits. The others I made up out of the fabric scraps I have… some of which didn’t really look like scraps until I fussy cut and put holes all over them!”

Absolutely beautiful work!

I love what Chantal is doing with the Silent Garden design. (Millefiori Quilts 3)

“I cannot resist to send you my first attempt with Inklingo. I have found a rythm….I am in a club and, although my “colleagues” are very traditional, they were all marvelled. I am sure some of them will do an Inklingo project next year. ”
Chantal in France

Amazing creativity. A first attempt. Très beau.

POTC by Beverley in Australia

Beverley has finished her POTC quilt top! She wrote:

“I’m so pleased to have found your way of piecing. I have almost finished my first inklingo project, a passacaglia quilt. So much more enjoyable than paper piecing!”

Absolutely beautiful work. I have shared more photos of Beverley’s beautiful quilts too.

Patchwork of the Crosses by Jytte in Denmark

Jytte in Denmark has shared dozens of her POTC blocks online, so you can see every detail.

Jytte wrote:
“My fabrics are reproduction fabrics, so they are older looking than the fabrics Lucy used, but they are so beautiful. Hope to finish the quilt some day – I use both machine piecing and hand piecing, just like you have shown in your book. And of course, I use inklingo.”

Jytte has captured the spirit of Lucy Boston with wonderful fabric choices. You are going to want to click on the link to see all of them!

Storm At Sea by Joyce in Ontario

Isn’t this amazing?

Joyce in Ontario has made two quilts so far with Inklingo. She wrote:

“The Storm at Sea was the first. I stumbled upon your site looking for Storm at Sea patterns and bought the 9” shapes. I had also been reading “Color Play 2″ by Joen Wolfrom and tried a colour combination outside my normal comfort zone. I really liked the results so my next two pieced quilts are also using your Inklingo method. I am enjoying the accuracy.”

I will share more photos showing detail of this amazing quilt and her Mariner’s Compass on The Inklingo Facebook Page too. What an inspiration!

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Introduction to Inklingo

If you are new to Inklingo, this short video will bring you up to speed.

Starlit Star by Kathy in Mexico

I think Kathy must be planning an on-point star quilt this time. “This collection has so many possibilities..alone and with the other collections.”

SALE EXTENDED ON STARLIT STAR
I have been very busy on a special project, so Monkey is late with his reminder about the sale ending on Starlit Stars.

Starlit Star with fussy cutting

The special low intro price should end tonight at midnight (March 28) but we have extended it one more day. Starlit Star 12 inch

Print Diamonds on Fabric

Then you can print the shapes on fabric and sew! When you do, I hope you will share photos too.

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

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Inklingo Silent Garden Sale Ending

Silent Garden star

I am having a wonderful time sewing these stars into roses for my Silent Garden!

New Inklingo Silent Garden Shape Collections

ONLY $20 UNTIL MIDNIGHT EASTERN

NEW Silent Garden 2 inch shape collection

NEW Silent Garden 3 cm shape collection (original size)

I wasn’t going to blog today but the intro sale price on Silent Garden ends tonight at midnight, so Monkey insists I remind you.
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Silent Garden templates to print

$25 is a great price but $20 is even better.
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Silent Garden star

Some of the seams are sewn by hand and some by machine.
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Silent Garden star

I finish one . . .
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Silent Garden star

. . . and can’t resist starting the next!
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Silent Garden star

I am more than half way now, thanks to having the lines printed on the fabric.
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Silent Garden star

I hope you enjoy Silent Garden as much as I do.

 

Silent Garden Star

SUMMARIES OF LIVE
Just in case you missed them, here are a few highlights of the first three live videos.

FIRST Live Inklingo Video
Example of ironing and printing with the free shape collection. Two good tips for using freezer paper. A little tour of the website. And more.

SECOND Live Inklingo Video
Sewing hexagon flowers by hand and by machine. Rotary cutting. Pressing hexagon flowers. And more.

THIRD Live Inklingo Video
Printing on dark fabric, Sewing Silent Garden by hand and by machine. Continuous stitching by hand. Circling the intersection. Tips for fussy cutting. And more.

Inklingo Live Video #3

NEW MISTAKES NEXT TIME 
I am planning Live Video 04 now. I will announce it here, so you can be the first to see what new bloopers I create.

All of this technical stuff is amazing to me, so I am sure there will be more mistakes.
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Introduction to Inklingo

I wish there was a shortcut to learning all this new video equipment. The good news is that there is a shortcut to learning how to print with Inklingo. FREE. Only 8 minutes. Compared to live video, this is easy peasy.

Please bring your friends in 2018. Happy New Year!

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

Encore Presentation of the Third LIVE Inklingo Video

Happy New Year!

2017 has been a great year for Inklingo and I hope 2018 will be even better. More videos. (And more video bloopers.) More shape collections. More sewing time. More QUILTS.

And last but not least, more time with friends.

 


ENCORE PRESENTATION
Thank you to everyone who watched Friday Night LIVE. This would not be any fun without you.

I talked about

  • the NEW Silent Garden shape collections from Millefiori Quilts 3
  • printing on dark fabric
  • a cool tip with freezer paper templates
  • continuous stitching by hand
  • circling the intersection by hand
  • sewing crosshair to crosshair by machine
  • hybrid piecing (combining hand and machine piecing)
  • fabric requirements for different layouts, different straight grain, stripes
  • two tips for fussy cutting

That’s all I could cram into one hour. Pretty good, eh? (Live from Canada)

Inklingo Live Video 03
As usual, I was disappointed with parts of it.

This is a rare shot where I was actually looking at the right camera. I was so concerned about making sure I was showing the intended scene/camera—correcting a previous mistake—that I was often looking at a monitor off to my right. It looks odd. Disappointing.

So, next time, I will try to look at the correct camera more often—while still keeping an eye on what scene is playing and NOT glancing at the live feed on Facebook, which is delayed.

All very confusing—but that’s LIVE for you.

 


Another blooper.

Unfortunately, this clip showing printing on dark fabric was cropped very tightly in Friday’s live video—my mistake.

I was able to create this new clip (above) with the un-cropped original video and coordinate it with the audio from the LIVE video. (It’s a miracle. I amazed myself.) I’m still learning. I think I can avoid this mistake next time.
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There is more about printing on fabric on the Main Beginner’s Page and more about printing on DARK fabric in the Top Ten Tutes.

 

hand piecing with a running stitch

The close-up camera focus was disappointing AGAIN. I’ll try something else next time.

I am also getting advice to fix the audio echo. <sigh>

I’ll keep making mistakes but I’ll try to make new ones every time, okay?

Live = You never know what will happen but I still felt sad when I watched the replay this time.

If you had trouble seeing the stitching, there is an olde Inklingo video on YouTube which shows Circling the Intersection.

 

Silent Garden quilt stars

Yesterday, I tried to get over my disappointment by sewing 6 more stars.

I’m limited by the amount of fabric to only 57 stars. I wish I had more. I have 19 of 57 finished, so I’m a third of the way there. It is going to be gorgeous, don’t you think? Thank you, Willyne Hammerstein!

I combined hand and machine piecing (hybrid piecing) yesterday. Each star block goes very fast, especially  when I’m not on camera, trying to talk and manage cameras at the same time.

 

Barb Clark TX fussy star

AS PROMISED—LINKS MENTIONED IN THE LIVE VIDEO
Driveway Barb’s Blog – Barb Clark teaches Inklingo in the Fort Worth area of Texas. She has been using Inklingo for years and shows her amazing fussy cutting (above) on the blog. You can ask her why I call her Driveway Barb.

Cathi’s Quilt Obsession Blog – This is one of the blogs I have followed for years. Great inspiration! Cathi has made many quilts with Inklingo since 2006. Her latest article shows Silent Garden stars from the front AND from the back. There is always a fabulous cartoon by Mr Q O.

No Waste Fussy Cutting on the All About Inklingo Blog

Fussy Cutting with Templates on the All About Inklingo Blog

Main Millefiori Page (under the Shop tab)

Main Beginner’s Page (link from top right of every page on the website or in the Shop) There is a short, detailed VIDEO INTRO to Inklingo on that page.

Quilted Diamonds 2 book with DVD is perfect for learning all the fine points of hand piecing.

 

New Inklingo Silent Garden Shape Collections
ONLY $20 UNTIL JANUARY 5 MIDNIGHT EASTERN

NEW Silent Garden 2 inch shape collection

NEW Silent Garden 3 cm shape collection (original size)

 

Inklingo Live Video #3

LIVE —NEW MISTAKES NEXT TIME 
I can confidently say that we will have brand new mistakes in Live 04.  <sigh> I am learning as we go along. It’s not boring.  You never know what will happen. I’m trying to see it as a learning experience.

Thank you for visiting here and thank you for watching LIVE, despite my shortcomings.

If you missed it, I hope you will watch the replay (at top) with a kind eye. Don’t forget to order the shapes while they are only $20 too!

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Introduction to Inklingo

This video only takes 8 minutes and tells you how to start FREE.

If have a New Year’s Resolution to learn something new, let me suggest learning how to print on fabric. I guarantee it is easier than learning how to do live video!

I hope you will be back for more LIVE videos and bring your friends in 2018.

Thank you for a great 2017. Happy New Year!

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

NEW Willyne Hammerstein’s Silent Garden

Willyne Hammerstein's Silent Garden

Happy Holidays!

For the past few weeks, I’ve been working on two new shape collections for Silent Garden.

“Work” meant I had to sew fussy cut stars into this wonderful new setting by Willyne Hammerstein—just to be sure every detail is perfect.

I love my job—even if I was working on Christmas Eve!

Now you can enjoy these shapes too.

New Inklingo Silent Garden Shape Collections

Special low price until Friday, January 5, 2018 only!

 

I posted this little slideshow on Facebook but it was only shown to a few hundred of the 44,000 quilters who have liked Inklingo.

You might be surprised to know that even when you have liked the Inklingo page on Facebook, Facebook will not necessarily show you what I share unless you choose to “follow.”

Also, it is a good idea to visit the Inklingo Facebook Page occasionally, if you don’t want to miss anything.

 

Silent Garden Star

It is impossible to pick a favorite. These are really simple and fast to sew.

LIVE VIDEO – FRIDAY NIGHT 7PM EASTERN
The first two live videos on Facebook were fun, so I’m doing another one.

I want to show you what I’ve been doing with the Silent Garden setting. I’m using 6-pointed fussy cut stars that I sewed several years ago.

 

Silent Garden Star

In the live video, I intend to share some “secrets” about printing on dark fabric, choosing the right layout of shapes to use the fabric efficiently, hybrid piecing, and at least one tip for using freezer paper.

You never know what will happen when it is “live.”

 

Silent Garden templates to print

Silent Garden is wonderful whether you print the shapes on fabric or on paper or freezer paper. There is a choice of layouts.

You do not need papers or acrylic templates with Inklingo, so it is less expensive AND easier to sew Silent Garden this way!

 

Millefiori Quilts 3 by Willyne Hammerstein book-on-paper

The instructions for Silent Garden are in Willyne’s beautiful Millefiori 3 book.

MORE VIDEO
In the meantime, you might want to watch the video on the Main Millefiori Page (under the Shop tab) showing how to sew Passacaglia with a running stitch. It also applies to Silent Garden and the other designs.

 

Introduction to Inklingo

If you have never used Inklingo, there is a VIDEO on the Welcome to Inklingo page on the website to help you start printing with the FREE shapes.

 

Snowy Garden

We have a snowy, silent garden in Canada and the neighbourhood is all lit up for Christmas. This is where I will be, Friday night, Live.

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I hope you will join us LIVE on Friday night. In the meantime, you can be having fun with Silent Garden too!

I am excited about doing another live video. I hope you will join in the fun.

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

Silent Garden Coming Soon!

Silent Garden with Inklingo

I am very excited to announce that I will introduce Silent Garden shape collections with a LIVE video next week!

 

Willyne Hammerstein's Silent Garden

Silent Garden has been whispering to me.

It’s not so silent after all.
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Inklingo Stars Fussy Cut

I started this wall hanging many years ago. I love the fussy cut stars (Inklingo No Waste Fussy Cutting) and have been disappointed with the blended look.

Not enough contrast!

It’s been waiting for years for inspiration to grow.
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Silent Garden Quilt

Willyne Hammerstein planted the seed of a new idea with her Silent Garden. I can give my fussy cut stars room to shine!
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New Inklingo Silent Garden Shape Collections

After Christmas, there will be two new shape collections for Silent Garden, so you can follow the instructions in her gorgeous Millefiori Quilts 3 book.
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Ripping stars for Silent Garden

Last night I had a wonderful time ripping . . .
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Silent Garden quilt shapes to print

. . . printing . . .
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Sewing with a running stitch

. . . and sewing.
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Snowy scene at Inklingo

In the meantime, this is our snowy Silent Garden.

Russ and I are having a very quiet Christmas, so I have lots of time to sew this weekend. This is great timing for a new project.
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Silent Garden Stars with Inklingo

I sewed two stars last night and I’ll sew more today, some by hand and some by machine.
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Introduction to Inklingo

If you haven’t started printing and sewing with Inklingo yet, and you want to be ready for Silent Garden, this VIDEO explains how it works.
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Sewing Silent Garden

I’ll be sharing photos on the Inklingo Facebook page.

If you missed them, the first two live videos are available now too.

I hope it is a very happy holiday for you and your family, especially the children.

See you next week!

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