This is your lucky day, and you don’t even have to be Irish!
I have written an article for TQPM which will appear in the magazine later this year. It’s about how I developed Inklingo and how it works.
In the meantime, thanks to the generosity of the magazine, I have several
free SIX-month subscriptions to TQPM to give away.
You could be a very lucky quilter! The odds couldn’t be better!
TQPM & ELECTRIC QUILT
Reeze Hanson of Morning Glory Designs is doing a series of Electric Quilt lessons for TQPM, so the prize subscriptions are especially useful to quilters who want to learn more about using EQ.
Reeze has several tutorials and EQ project files on her website too.
Monkey has devised two ways for you to receive a free trial subscription.
1. Entry in ClubEQ
When you submit your entry to the ClubEQ Challenge, please put Inklingo in the name. For example: Ìnklingo New York Beauty or Inklingo Double Wedding Ring.
Then, just email me to let me know that you have sent your project file to ClubEQ and you won’t have to wait to start enjoying the magazine.
By participating in ClubEQ, you will also receive project files for ALL of the other entries! You can’t lose!
2. Comment on the blog
What if you don’t have EQ? You are still going to want a subscription to TQPM because there are great patterns and articles—and more coming about Inklingo too.
Leave a comment below. Several winners will be chosen by random drawing on April 1 from quilters who do not enter the ClubEQ Challenge. You are going to love the magazine too.
Barb’s latest challenge is perfect for Inklingo, so if you design a quilt for the challenge before March 31 and let me know, I will make sure you are one of the lucky new TQPM subscribers!
Design a quilt in EQ which uses Inklingo pieced curved shapes.
You don’t have to sew the quilt, just design it, so you might use shapes you have never considered sewing before.
However, Inklingo makes curved piecing so easy, you might end up sewing wonderful curving seams and loving it.
- There is a video about rotary cutting curves on YouTube.
- There are instructions for piecing curves under the Machine Piecing tab on the website. It’s easy when you have the cutting and stitching lines printed on the fabric.
- There is a list of Inklingo Shapes with Curves on the website.
NEED SOME INSPIRATION?
Your EQ Inklingo quilt does not have to be elaborate. It just has to use curved pieced shapes which are inklingoable.
You don’t have to be an EQ expert to enter a simple quilt. It’s easy, but there are at least 3 sources of inspiration.
1. Download Inklingo EQ Project Files for a fast start!
In honor of National Quilting Day, there is a new tab for EQ.
The page lists links to all of the free project files on the All About Inklingo blog.
There are also examples of quilt designs in the Inklingo Design Books. You can use one as your starting point.
You can subscribe to the blog (top of right sidebar) so you don’t miss anything good.
Feeling lucky? Go check that list of Inklingo Shapes with Curves now, okay?
Electric Quilt and The Quilt Pattern Magazine have been good friends to Inklingo. Let’s let them know we appreciate it!
Monkey was going to write a limerick for today but he has been playing with EQ instead. This one is from Wikipedia:
The limerick packs laughs anatomical
In space that is quite economical.
But the good ones I’ve seen
So seldom are clean
And the clean ones so seldom are comical.
I think you will prefer the articles in TQPM.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day, you lucky quilters!
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.