1. Unusual & Beautiful Designs
I want to make all of Sharon's designs!
Many of the projects use shapes that are available from Inklingo, like Clamshell 2 inch, 60º Hexagons (0.75 inch, 1 inch and 2 inch), 60º Diamonds, and more.
When you find a design you like, you can check the Index of Shapes under the Support tab to see which of the shapes are inklingo-able.
2. Simple to Decide How Much Fabric
There are diagrams in every shape collection which show how many shapes you can cut from a yard of fabric.
3. Easy to Cut
No measuring. No templates.
Use a rotary cutter or scissors—and there are stitching lines and matching marks printed on every shape!
When you print the shapes with Inklingo, you don't need acrylic templates or paper pieces.
4. You can sew with a Running Stitch or by Machine
With Inklingo, more quilters can make these lovely designs.
If you want to sew any of Sharon's designs by machine, choose the larger sizes.
5. Fussy Cut
Sharon uses fussy cutting to get spectacular effects in her Celestial Star quilt. There are tutorials for two methods of fussy cutting with Inklingo on the All About Inklingo blog.
- Traditional (freezer paper templates make Swiss cheese of the fabric)
- No Waste Fussy Cutting (print shapes on identical sheetsof fabric, similar to Stack ‘n Whack™)
This article on the All About Inklingo blog explains why you don't need acrylic templates—whether you use Inklingo or not!
6. Print scraps and Jelly Rolls
Monkey shows you how to print on Jelly Rolls on the All About Inklingo blog.
7. Sew Insets by Machine
A video on the blog gives my best tips for sewing hexagons (or any inset seams!) by machine. You can do it!
. . . and another video by hand.
Sewing the shapes in Celestial Star is similar to sewing hexagons for Grandmother's Flower Garden and other designs.
When you buy Celestial Star shapes, I manually add the Hexagon Quilt Design Book ($20 value, PDF download) as a bonus. The design book focuses on 60 degree hexagons but the sewing and pressing instructions apply to the shapes in Celestial Star too. (Details)
8. A choice of sizes.
Sharon's original Celestial Star quilt is 52 x 52 before borders. With Inklingo, you can make the original size (100%) or 39 x 39 (75%) or 65 x 65 (125%).
A simple running stitch.
LEARN TO HAND PIECE
The two-hour hand piecing lesson in Quilted Diamonds 2
is like taking a private lesson from me. The beautiful book and DVD are available again.
I am very happy with Inklingo. I enjoy your Diamonds method so much. Your instructions and DVD are wonderful. I am looking forward to going back to them with Inklingo. - Barbara in Perth Australia (posted on the blog)
IMPORTANT If you are new to Inklingo, I recommend starting with the FREE Diamond Triangle Square shape collection.
It includes the first chapter of The Inklingo Handbook. With that and the Top Ten Tutes on the blog, you will be an expert in no time!
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