Some quilters have asked me for help choosing between the two Inklingo shape collections for Capriccioso.
The original size made by Willyne has 0.75 inch squares. The shapes are quite small, so I also created a shape collection for a larger size with 1.25 inch squares.
You can see that changing the size of the squares has quite a big effect on the size of the other shapes, like the kite for the center star.
The large size makes it possible to sew at least some of the seams by machine and it makes more designs fussy-cut-able too.
The drawing is to scale. Big diff, eh?
- Original size: Approx 35 x 48 inches (center without borders)
- Large Size: Approx 48 x 80 inches (center without borders)
The large size allows you to use larger designs when you fussy cut.
Normally, we like to print the shapes on fabric but Inklingo shape collections always include the shapes without seam allowances to print on freezer paper or other template material.
SEW WITH A RUNNING STITCH
When I fussy cut with freezer paper templates (instead of printing identical sheets of fabric for No Waste Fussy Cutting), I mark the sewing lines with a mechanical pencil, so I can sew with a running stitch. The other shapes have printed lines.
Sewing with a running stitch also makes it easier to get a perfect center intersection and the seam allowances press beautifully around the middle.
VIDEO This video shows how I circle the intersection by hand to get perfect matches.
I love sewing by hand but I don’t have the patience for basting and whip-stitching and removing templates, as required by English Paper Piecing. With Inklingo, I can just print, cut, and sew!
The instructions for assembling Capriccioso are in the Millefiori 3 book. Willyne teaches sewing with a running stitch, not English Paper Piecing, as I originally thought.
NO ACRYLIC, NO PAPERS
When you decide which size is right for you, you can order, download and start your quilt in the next few minutes.
There is no need to wait for templates to be mailed because you do not need acrylic templates or papers when you print with Inklingo.
VIDEO There is a video on the Main Millefiori Page (under the Shop tab) showing how to sew Passacaglia with a running stitch. It also applies to Capriccioso.
If you are new to Inklingo, this VIDEO on the Welcome to Inklingo page on the website explains how to print on fabric with your Inkjet printer.
ARE YOU SUBSCRIBED?
La Tarantella from Millefiori 3 is next, so please subscribe to be the first to know.
La Tarantella uses 7 shapes and 5 of them are the same as the ones in the Passacaglia shape collections, so you have a choice of two sizes for it too. (Main Millefiori Page)
Millefiori Quilts 3 is at low intro price but it won’t last forever.
The sale price on the Capriccioso shape collections ends at midnight tonight!
The regular price of $20 is amazing value but you can snag yours for only $15 if you act fast.
I hope this helps you decide which size is best for you!
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.
$10 Coupon! 11 Year Anniversary Special on the handbook