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Cleopatra's Fan Quilt with Inklingo

While we were waiting to publish the new Cleopatra’s Fan Quilt shape collections, we shared a few designs like this one on Facebook.

(You’re missing out if you don’t check Inklingo on Facebook every few days at least! You don’t have to have a FB account to see what I share there.)

 

Cleopatra's Fan Quilt

The BIG news is that in addition to the 3 new shape collections, there is a new Inklingo design book—and it is FREE for a limited time!

The Cleopatra’s Fan Quilt Design Book includes a 66 page Gallery of Quilts (pages 11-77) and dozens of worksheets.

 

Cleopatra's Fan Quilt
This example uses only 3 fabrics.

 

Cleopatra's Fan Quilt Combo Layouts

Thanks to Inklingo’s “combo” layouts (optional), you can print all 20 shapes for one block on only 3 sheets of fabric. Wow.

(For 4.5 inch blocks, you can print 60 shapes for THREE blocks on only 3 sheets of fabric with your ordinary Inkjet printer! <gasp>)

 

Cleopatra's Fan Quilt
There are also examples with 4 fabrics, so 4 sheets of fabric!

For 6 inch blocks, you can print 60 shapes for THREE blocks on only 4 sheets of fabric. With. your. ordinary. Inkjet. printer!

 

Cleopatra's Fan Quilt Design Book

SEW BY HAND OR BY MACHINE (OR BOTH)

In addition to the quilt ideas, the Design Book includes detailed, illustrated instructions for cutting the shapes, sewing sequence, and sewing instructions!

And it’s FREE!

I think you might be amazed by how simple it is to design and sew these blocks with Inklingo. Even I was surprised when I started sewing.

 

Cleopatra's Fan Quilt

The printing and sewing go so fast, you can afford to spend a little time perfecting the design and still finish a stunning quilt faster than you could with any other method!

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Introduction to Inklingo

If printing on fabric is new to you, you might want to see this video Introduction to Inklingo. It explains the three key ideas that make Inklingo work.

Please share my videos on your blogs and Facebook and please tell your friends about Inklingo!

THE LINKS!

This article is just a quick overview. There is much more on the website.

More to come. Thank you for visiting!

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! 10 Year Anniversary Special on the handbook

25 Signs YOU are an Inklingo Quilter

Inklingo on Facebook

Cleopatra's Fan with Inklingo

Good news and bad news today.

 

Cleopatra's Fan with Inklingo

Good News! Three Inklingo shape collections for Cleopatra’s Fan are finished and ready to add to the website!

Bad News! There is a glitch on the website and I can’t get it fixed on a Sunday. I have done all the work and I can’t publish anything! <insert tears here>

We don’t even know what the problem is yet! <sob>

Since I made an announcement on Facebook on Friday, I know some of you are waiting impatiently for an update.

We hate to disappoint anyone, so Monkey and I dried our eyes and put on our thinking caps.

 

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Very Good News! There is a new, free EQ project file, so you can start planning what you will do as soon as the new Inklingo shape collections are ready!

Download Cleopatra’s Fan EQ Project File

Inklingo quilters love to design with EQ and then use Inklingo to determine the fabric requirements and print the shapes on fabric.

(There are several more free EQ project files under the EQ tab (above), so have a look there too.)

 

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I would love to see what YOU design with the new Electric Quilt project file.

Cleo blocks can be used to create amazing variations.

“Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale Her infinite variety.”
(Was Shakespeare writing about Cleopatra AND Cleopatra’s Fan quilts?)

I have dozens of Cleo quilt designs to share on the website with you—soon. (Imagine my disappointment!)

 

Cleopatra's Fan with Inklingo

There are so many wonderful things to tell you about Cleo that I hardly know where to start . . .

 

Inklingo Combo Layouts to print on fabric

. . . but I’ll just mention that the Combo Layouts are amazing!

You can print as few as 3 sheets of fabric to get all TWENTY shapes for one block. Fabulous! More about that later too.

Precision corners on every shape. Matching marks on every seam. Easy, precise curves. Fussy cutting. Sew by hand or by machine. Use a rotary cutter or scissors.

Be still my heart!!

 

Electric Quilt 25 Year Celebration

On a very happy note, this is a good time to remind you to enter to win fabulous prizes from Electric Quilt! They are celebrating 25 years since they transformed quilt design forever in 1991.

Isn’t that wonderful? And you could win. The prizes are amazing!

By the way, Inklingo is celebrating 10 years this month. The first Inklingo shape collection was published in May 2006. At our house, we think that is a big accomplishment. Can you imagine how exciting 25 must be!!

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Introduction to Inklingo

While you are waiting for news, you might want to review this video Introduction to Inklingo. It explains the three key ideas that make Inklingo work.

Please share my videos on your blogs and Facebook and please tell your friends about Inklingo!

I was so excited to finish my work on Cleo “last month” and I was crushed when we ran into this issue. Crushed.

On the other hand, there are worse problems than waiting a day or two longer. It will make the whole month of May extra special.

MORE TO COME!

By the way, I haven’t mentioned the biggest surprise yet. I’m saving that until I get some help. How’s that for a tease?

Here it is again: Download Cleopatra’s Fan EQ Project File

Thank you for your patience! (If you have any to spare, I could use it.)

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! 10 Year Anniversary Special on the handbook

25 Signs YOU are an Inklingo Quilter

Inklingo on Facebook

I am delighted to be able to show you Passacaglia and Ballet quilts sewn by three quilters who are loving Inklingo!

 

Passacaglia by Mazie in Singapore

Mazie chose wonderful colors for her rosettes! This is one of the most elegant interpretations of Passacaglia I have seen so far!

Mazie in Singapore wrote:

“I don’t think I will try making the quilt without Inklingo. I don’t like using EPP, I am still trying to finish one project using EPP and I have been doing it for years!”

I hear the same thing all the time and it gives me a great feeling to know that Inklingo makes designs like Willyne Hammerstein’s Passacaglia and Ballet possible for more quilters. You don’t have to like EPP and you can finish these designs in a reasonable amount of time.

Anything that makes quilting more accessible is a good thing!

 

How to Sew Passacaglia by Hand

Click on the image to play.

 

Passacaglia by Charlsey in Texas

Charlsey in Texas is sewing Passacaglia with a Western color palette—proof that this design looks beautiful with many different fabrics.

I have featured some of Charlsey’s amazing quilts on the blog before.  In the past ten years, she has made several exquisite quilts with Inklingo, including her Feathered Star and Fanny Tod’s Sunflowers.

You can express your creativity with the fabrics that speak to you.

 

How to press Passacaglia rosettes

It even looks pretty from the back! It is a big advantage to be able to press the seam allowances to the side, around each intersection.

 

Ballet rosette by Beth in FL

Beth in Florida hand pieced this Ballet rosette (from Millefiori Quilts 2) with a running stitch and machine quilted it.

“I just love Inklingo, and have been telling all my friends about it!” – Beth in Florida

Beth took apart a car windshield sunscreen to get the wire she used in the binding. Very creative!

 

Passacaglia templates

Have you fallen in love with Willyne’s gorgeous designs too?

Willyne teaches hand piecing with a running stitch (not English Paper Piecing, as I originally thought) and sewing with a running stitch is even faster and easier if you print the shapes on fabric with Inklingo. It speeds up the preparation, and printing the cutting and stitching lines on fabric with your Inkjet ensures accuracy.

Some quilters are using a slightly larger size to sew Passacaglia and Ballet by machine.

On the other hand, there are 8 Good Ways to use Inklingo if you prefer English Paper Piecing.

It was an accident that Inklingo works for EPP too because it is not a method I use. I love hand piecing with a running stitch!

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We love it when you share photos of your Inklingo blocks and quilts on Facebook.

Introduction to Inklingo

The video Introduction to Inklingo explains the three key ideas that make Inklingo work.

Please share my videos on your blogs and Facebook and please tell your friends about Inklingo!

If you would like to learn more about Passacaglia and Ballet  with Inklingo—and see the video—please go to the Main Millefiori Page on the website. (You are on the blog now.)

I am very grateful to Mazie, Charlsey, and Beth for allowing me to feature their photos online.

Do you have photos to inspire us too?

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! 10 Year Anniversary Special on the handbook

25 Signs YOU are an Inklingo Quilter

Inklingo on Facebook

Carol’s POTC in Panama

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Carol in Panama has made some spectacular quilts with Inklingo, including Patchwork of the Crosses!

 

Patchwork of the Crosses in Panama

Her Patchwork of the Crosses is precisely hand pieced (not EPP) and beautifully machine quilted by Margaret Gunn.

 

Patchwork of the Crosses in Panama

Each block is a work of art!

 

Patchwork of the Crosses in Panama

Carol used some of her stash of Kaffe Fassett fabrics and named this one “Thoroughly Modern Lucy.”

 

Patchwork of the Crosses in Panama

If you are lucky, you can see it in person in the Jacksonville Florida Quilt Show in September!

 

Inklingo Alabama Beauty quilt by Carol in Panama

Carol is also entering her Inklingo Alabama Beauty quilt, made with the Inklingo Orange Peel Deluxe shape collection.

Carol’s Alabama Beauty quilt is her favorite:

“Technically that was the most difficult quilt I have ever made – the massive number of seams that come together in the center was a challenge. Mine don’t have any holes and they lay flat – no pooching up in the center. Frankly I cannot imagine anyone making that pattern without Inklingo.”

You can see Carol’s whole Alabama Beauty quilt and more photos on her Postcards from Panama blog too.

Carol is also entering her Inklingo Pie & Tarts and her mini Drunkard’s Path with Inklingo.

Margaret Gunn has high praise for the precision in Carol’s quilts—and who would know the quality of the quilt top better than the longarm quilter!

 

Hexagons for Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses

No templates! Print the shapes on fabric, cut and sew!

Printing the shapes on fabric with Inklingo allows Carol to express herself with color and get the precise results she wants in a reasonable amount of time. POTC doesn’t have to take a lifetime!

Congratulations, Carol! Your beautiful quilts are an inspiration to me.

ARE YOU SUBSCRIBED?

If you subscribe to the blog (top of right side-bar), you will always be the first to see what’s new.

We love it when you share photos of your Inklingo blocks and quilts on Facebook.

Introduction to Inklingo

The video Introduction to Inklingo explains the three key ideas that make Inklingo work.

Carol has introduced her friends to Inklingo and she has allowed me to quote her on the website:

“We agreed that we would never have become the quilters that we are today if we had not found Inklingo.” – Carol and Beate in Panama

Please share my videos on your blogs and Facebook and please tell your friends about Inklingo!

If you would like to learn more about Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses with Inklingo—and see the POTC video—please go to the Main Lucy Boston Page.

Thank you for inspiring all of us, Carol!

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! 9 Year Anniversary Special on the handbook

25 Signs YOU are an Inklingo Quilter

Inklingo on Facebook

Mary’s Clamshell Pickle

Clamshell Pickle quilt by Mary with Inklingo

Mary used her stash of Kaffe Fassett fabrics for her stunning Clamshell Pickle quilt.

 

Clamshell Pickle quilt by Mary with Inklingo

Each clamshell is a work of art!

 

Clamshell Pickle quilt by Mary with Inklingo

There is a choice of 3 sizes. Mary used the 6 inch shapes.

She sewed the points by hand (lots of continuous stitching!) and added the borders by machine.

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Main Clamshell Page http://lindafranz.com/shop/clamshell-quilt-templates/6

I would love to see this quilt in person.

There are several articles on the blog about the two methods of fussy cutting with Inklingo.

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Clamshell Pickle quilt by Mary with Inklingo

You can see more of Mary’s quilts on the blog too.

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Print quilt shapes on fabric with Inklingo

No templates! Print the shapes on fabric, cut and sew!

There is another article on the blog showing quilts Mary had made with Inklingo up until 2010.

As you can see, Mary is an artist. Printing the shapes on fabric with Inklingo allows her to express her creativity.

She knows her work will be precise and that she will be able to finish in the amount of time she wants to spend making a quilt, even a complex design like this one.

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Clamshell Pickle quilt by Mary with Inklingo

Mary’s gorgeous Clamshell Pickle won First Place and a Founder’s Choice Ribbon at the recent quilt show in Sun Prairie Wisconsin.

Congratulations, Mary! Your beautiful quilts are an inspiration to me.

COMING SOON

  • Dresden Plates in Key West – Part 3

ARE YOU SUBSCRIBED?

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We love it when you share photos of your Inklingo blocks and quilts on Facebook.

 

Introduction to Inklingo

The video Introduction to Inklingo explains the three key ideas that make Inklingo work. Mary was one of the first three people I told about Inklingo. I explained these three key ideas to her for the first time almost exactly 10 years ago!

Please share my videos on your blogs and Facebook and please tell your friends about Inklingo!

If you would like to learn more about Clamshell quilts with Inklingo, please go to the Main Clamshell Pickle Page.

Thank you for inspiring all of us, Mary!

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! 9 Year Anniversary Special on the handbook

25 Signs YOU are an Inklingo Quilter

Inklingo on Facebook

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