Why do I have to place an order before I download?
When you discover the benefits of Inklingo as a quilting tool, we know you'll be back.
Inklingo for Beginners (below) answers some basic questions.
The info in my Welcome Email guides you through the first steps. If you don't receive a welcome email soon after you place your order, please check your spam or junk folder or visit that page online.
1. WHAT IS INKLINGO?
Inklingo is a simple and economical way to save time and make better quilts by machine or by hand, pieced or appliquéed.
Inklingo uses digital files (PDFs) to print shapes on fabric with any ordinary Inkjet printer.
Inklingo replaces measuring tools and templates. It is so innovative it is patented!
When you print the shapes on fabric with Inklingo:
- It simplifies the cutting
- It simplifies the sewing.
- It allows you to cut with scissors, or cut several layers at a time with a rotary cutter.
- It allows you to make simple or complex designs more easily.
More info > What is Inklingo? (more detailed description)
All About Inklingo Blog (indexed and searchable)
Inklingo Quiz (just for fun)
2. WHAT FABRIC CAN I USE?
Almost any cotton quilting fabric is suitable for Inklingo. When it is ironed to freezer paper, it goes through a printer safely, just like paper.
The 20 different colors of Inklingo ink which are used in the PDFs will show on almost any fabric and are likely to wash out completely. There are tips for dark fabric in The Inklingo Handbook and on the All About Inklingo blog.
Any ordinary Inkjet printer allows you to print “custom page sizes” to minimize waste, so Inklingo uses fabric very efficiently. In some cases, “combo layouts” allow you to use less fabric than with traditional methods.
More info > How to Print Your First Custom Page Size (under the Support tab)
3. WILL THE INK SHOW?
There is a simple test page with all 20 Inklingo ink colors, so you can test to be sure that the ink in your printer will wash out, and that a color does not show through the front.
More info > The Inklingo Handbook, Chapter 1 (pages H1 to H48 the free shape collection)
4. WHAT CAN I MAKE?
There are so many choices that it can be hard to decide!
The Inklingo Smart Shopper’s Idea Book (free download) summarizes the shape collections which are available now and the shapes which have been requested. It complements the info on the website and is updated whenever new shapes are added.
More info > The Inklingo Smart Shopper’s Idea Book
5. HOW DO I START?
Order and download the free shape collection and print your first shapes in the next few minutes!
Inklingo IO Group (previously on Yahoo, very friendly)
Inklingo Quick Start Guide
Several pages under the Support Tab
See the clues for the Case of the Secret Garden (COTSG) on the All About Inklingo blog. It's perfect for Inklingo beginners.
LOVE THE LINES! QUILT MORE!
Yes, Inklingo is wonderful......fast, accurate, and fun!!! Wish I had known about it sooner ( first started using it in 2013) and wish there were more quilting hours in my day. But, with Inklingo, I can accomplish more in less time! - Betsy in MA on the blog
Just want to let you know how happy I am with the free download. I've watched all your videos (several times), read your site and your blog, and made 4 little 8 pointed star squares from your free pattern. I am so pleased that I've found this way to hand piece without all the prep work. As someone else commented, I've been quilting for many years and I can't remember when I've been this excited about a new (to me) technique! Carolyn in Mississippi
"I finished my first table runner using inklingo. I used fabrics, which I actually really didn't like, in case the fabric would be messed up. But it wasn't. My hubby was so surprised that I could print on fabric, you should have seen his face! Well, anyhow, I took the diamonds, triangles and squares everywhere, to the dentist's waiting room, the hairdresser's anywhere I expected to have to wait. And this is the result. As soon as I have finished some of my UFO's, I'll start inklingoing again!" - Birgitt in Germany 2016
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