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Today the big news is on two other blogs!

FIRST!

EQ7 Seasons Row-A-Long

Today is the start of the EQ7 Seasons Row-A-Long!

Please click on the logo for all the details—the schedule and especially the fabulous prizes! You will want to see what these talented designers have prepared for you.

If you are looking for a place to start:

I will be reminding you about it several times this month but today there is more news too!

 

Press for Success

SECOND!

There is a new article on QuiltingHub today: Press for Success!

(Monkey demonstrates “pressing to the side,” above.)

 

Print hexagons on fabric

Love the lines! Quilt more!

We all know that when you print the shapes on fabric with Inklingo, the preparation and the sewing are easier, faster, and more precise than with traditional methods of hand piecing, machine piecing and appliqué—but we don’t stop there!

Inklingo also makes the pressing easier. There are detailed pressing diagrams in all Inklingo Design Books and in every shape collection.

See several examples in the new article on QuiltingHub today.

Inklingo Clamshell Pickle by Pati in AZ

FACEBOOK VS THE BLOG—ARE YOU SUBSCRIBED? 

I post a photo or two almost every day on Facebook. For example, I posted this photo of Pati’s brilliant Inklingo Clamshell Pickle yesterday. Isn’t it stunning?

You do NOT have to have a Facebook account to see what I post there if you go directly to
https://www.facebook.com/inklingo

However, Facebook only shows my photos to about 20% of the quilters who have “liked” the Inklingo Facebook Page, so the best way to stay up to date is to subscribe to the blog (top of right sidebar).

If you are on Facebook, please “like” and “comment” and “share” my photos. It makes it more fun for everyone AND it makes it more likely that Facebook will show you what I post next.

Oh! And don’t forget to join the Facebook group for the EQ7 Seasons Row-A-Long too!

Inklingo on Quilting Hub

QUILTINGHUB NEEDS FEEDBACK!

If you log in to your free account on QuiltingHub, please “rate” my articles.

There is a complete list of Inklingo articles on QuiltingHub on the website. (You are on the blog now.)

So, what are you doing here? Go! Go! Go! It’s time to visit the EQ7 Seasons Row-A-Long and QuiltingHub, okay?

See you again soon!

Linda & Monkey

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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.

$10 Coupon! 9 Year Anniversary Special on the handbook

Inklingo for Beginners

25 Signs YOU are an Inklingo Quilter

Inklingo on Facebook

Yesterday I posted a few fussy cut Valse Brillante blocks on the Inklingo Facebook page and I mentioned that I use Inklingo to print a page of shapes on paper to make a window template, so I can preview fabric when I go shopping.

 

Inklingo Window Template

The window shows me whether the scale of the fabric is suitable for the Valse Brillante shapes.

THE KEY TO FUSSY CUTTING:
CHOOSING THE RIGHT FABRIC!

 

Timeless Treasures Orchid Orchid by Chong-a Hwang

I made a DIGITAL window template to play in Photoshop with this gorgeous floral fabric, which was designed by Chong-a Hwang for Timeless Treasures.

 

Willyne Hammerstein's Valse Brillante

With fussy cutting.

 

Willyne Hammerstein's Valse Brillante
Oh, my.

 

Willyne Hammerstein's Valse Brillante
This is addictive.

 

Willyne Hammerstein's Valse Brillante

I think I have to look for the perfect fabric for the small hexagon now too.

You should be able to get Orchids Orchids on Cream at a local quilt shop. (Timeless Treasures Shop Locator) It is also available on fabric.com.

(No affiliation. I just think it is gorgeous and I wanted to show you how I use window templates—with a fabric that is actually available, unlike all the oldies in my stash that I have used for fussy cutting articles on the blog before—in the archives.)

I might try these orchids with the black & white fabric with musical notes (waltzing, of course) in my stash. (Valse Brillante.)

THE KEY TO FUSSY CUTTING?
CHOOSING THE RIGHT FABRIC!

The beauty is that once you choose the fabric, there are TWO methods of fussy cutting with Inklingo.

 

Millefiori Quilts by Willyne Hammerstein

By the way, Willyne Hammerstein’s instructions for Valse Brillante in Millefiori Quilts includes great info for choosing the fabrics. She loves to fussy cut, but she took a different approach for Valse Brillante to get lovely shading across the quilt. Fussy cutting is optional!

 

Willyne Hammerstein's Valse Brillante

This example proves that Valse Brillante blocks look fabulous without fussy cutting too. Very pretty, don’t you think?

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Print shapes on fabric with your Inkjet

Printing on fabric with Inklingo makes it possible to sew Valse Brillante by hand with a running stitch, by machine, or with English Paper Piecing (EPP).

 

Willyne Hammerstein's Valse Brillante

FACEBOOK VS THE BLOG—ARE YOU SUBSCRIBED? 

I posted photos of more fussy cut Valse Brillante blocks on Facebook yesterday using a different fabric.

You do NOT have to have a Facebook account to see what I post there if you go directly to https://www.facebook.com/inklingo

However, Facebook only shows my photos to about 20% of the quilters who have “liked” the Inklingo Facebook Page, so the best way to stay up to date is to subscribe to the blog (top of right sidebar).

If you are on Facebook, please post photos of your Inklingo blocks on my page and please “like” and “comment” and “share” my photos. It makes a difference.

 

Quilted Diamonds 2

If you are just learning the pleasures of hand piecing for Valse Brillante, the two-hour QD2 lesson makes it easy. (FAQ about Quilted Diamonds)

There is more about Valse Brillante and you can listen to the musical inspiration.

 

Willyne Hammerstein's Valse Brillante

Help. I can’t stop!

SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY SALE PRICE

Inklingo for Valse Brillante is at a special low introductory price but only for a few more days. $15 is fantastic—if you hurry.

I hope you love Willyne’s fabulous pieced hexagons as much as I do!

Linda & Monkey

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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.

$10 Coupon! 9 Year Anniversary Special on the handbook

Inklingo for Beginners

25 Signs YOU are an Inklingo Quilter

Inklingo on Facebook

Willyne Hammerstein's Valse Brillante

SEW VALSE BRILLANTE WITH INKLINGO!

Quilters are already using Inklingo to sew Willyne’s Passacaglia and Midnight Fireworks (both in Millefiori Quilts (the first book), but they also asked for Valse Brillante—and Quiltmania graciously agreed.

Inklingo for Valse Brillante is in the Shop now!

The instructions for this hexagon design and tips for choosing the perfect fabrics are in Willyne’s brilliant Millefiori Quilts book. Thank goodness Quiltmania reprinted it this year! Every one of the 19 quilts is exquisite.

 

Valse Brillante size

Please see the note about the size of the Valse Brillante shapes on the website.

I made a very small adjustment, so when you piece this hexagon with Inklingo, each side is 3 inches—so you can use the pieced hexagons with other 3 inch hexagons from 300 Pieced Hexagons too!

There are also a few Inklingo lessons which you may find helpful for this charming design:

 

Valse Brillante and Endless Chain

Willyne’s lovely block is similar to Endless Chain (Beyer 401-1) but it has a hexagon in the center—on a tilt!—instead of a circle. (Endless Chain is illustrated in the Inklingo Smart Shopper’s Idea Book on page 49.)

 

Print Valse Brillante

Printing on fabric with Inklingo makes it possible to sew Valse Brillante by hand with a running stitch, by machine, or with English Paper Piecing (EPP).

 

Inklingo Valse Brillante

I chain pieced the spokes by machine and added the small hexagon by hand with lots of “continuous stitching.”

Hexagons with no templates, no basting!

FACEBOOK VS THE BLOG—ARE YOU SUBSCRIBED? 

If you have been following the Inklingo page on Facebook, you had advance notice that Valse Brillante was coming.

I post a photo or two on Facebook almost every day. It is usually about quilting, but sometimes it is something happening at Inklingo Home Office. I love to share photos of your Inklingo blocks too!

You do NOT have to have a Facebook account to see what I post there if you go directly to https://www.facebook.com/inklingo

However, Facebook only shows my photos to about 20% of the quilters who have “liked” the Inklingo Facebook Page, so the best way to stay up to date is to subscribe to the blog (top of right sidebar).

If you are on Facebook, please post photos of your Inklingo blocks on my page and please “like” and “comment” and “share” my photos. It makes a difference.

 

Quilted Diamonds 2

If you are just learning the pleasures of hand piecing for Valse Brillante, the two-hour QD2 lesson makes it easy. (FAQ about Quilted Diamonds)

 

 

By the way, here is Chopin’s Grand Valse Brillante. You can listen to the same waltz Willyne was listening to in her sewing room!

SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY SALE PRICE

Inklingo for Valse Brillante is at a special low introductory price but only for a few days. $20 is great. $15 is fantastic—if you hurry.

I hope you enjoy sewing these fabulous pieced hexagons as much as I do!

Linda & Monkey

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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.

$10 Coupon! 9 Year Anniversary Special on the handbook

Inklingo for Beginners

25 Signs YOU are an Inklingo Quilter

Inklingo on Facebook

There is a pretty, new Inklingo Print Checklist for you (below).

However, the first thing on Monkey’s Checklist is to remind you that the low sale price on the new shape collections ends at midnight tonight.

My Checklist says this is a good time to show you some of the cool Pieced Hexagons you can sew with the new shapes.

Inklingo 300 Pieced Hexagons

You can make dozens of designs with the new 0.875 inch 60º Diamonds and 60º Hexagons.

These little beauties use both shape collections.

Hexagons and diamonds are always named by the length of the sides (finished).

(7/8 inch = 0.875 inch)

Print shapes on fabric with your Inkjet

When you print the shapes on fabric with Inklingo, everything is easier.

All of these Pieced Hexagons can be made larger or smaller, using matching sizes of diamonds (and parts) and hexagons (and parts).

 

300 Pieced Hexagons VIDEO

You can make at least 300 Pieced Hexies with just 8 Inklingo shapes!

The choices are summarized in 300 Pieced Hexagons under the Shop & Goodies tab on the website. (You are on the blog now.)

Inklingo makes it easy because everything is named with the finished size. One-inch shapes fit one-inch shapes, and so on.

Inklingo 300 Pieced Hexagons

These use ANY Inklingo 60° diamonds and 60° hexagons together, both the same size.

If you use the new 0.875 inch hexagons and diamonds (7/8 inch), each side of the Pieced Hexagon is 1.75 inch and they measure 3.5 inches across the middle from point to point.

 

Print shapes on fabric with your Inkjet

Other sizes:

All of the 60° shapes are listed in several places on the website, especially under the Shop & Freebies tab:

Inklingo 300 Pieced Hexagons

Inklingo 60° Diamond and 60° Hexagon shape collections include the partial shapes too, so they are even more versatile!

Each of these use “quarter diamonds” (aka triangles) in the center to make this fabulous little star.

 

Print shapes on fabric with your Inkjet

This half hexagon is a very useful shape.

 

Inklingo 300 Pieced Hexagons

Print a variety of shapes on scraps to mix and match.

 

Print shapes on fabric with your Inkjet

No basting, no measuring. Just print, cut and sew.

Easy, portable, fast!

You can see how we sew these shapes with a running stitch in the videos on the Main Hexagon Page.

 

Quilted Diamonds 2

Quilted Diamonds 2 includes a two-hour lesson on DVD with all my best tips and there are at least TEN advantages of hand piecing.

A running stitch is the easiest, most precise, most portable method but if you prefer English Paper Piecing (EPP), there are 8 Good Ways to Use Inklingo for that too.

FACEBOOK VS THE BLOG—ARE YOU SUBSCRIBED? 

I post a photo or two almost every day on Facebook.

You do NOT have to have a Facebook account to see what I post there if you go directly to
https://www.facebook.com/inklingo

However, Facebook only shows my photos to about 20% of the quilters who have “liked” the Inklingo Facebook Page, so the best way to stay up to date is to subscribe to the blog (top of right sidebar).

If you are on Facebook, please “like” and “comment” and “share” my photos. It makes it more fun for everyone.

 

Inklingo Printing Checklist

Download the free Printing Checklist to keep near your printer.

It’s really 3 checklists on one page!

INTRO SALE PRICE

The new shape collections are at a low intro price until midnight tonight. $25 is a great value but Monkey says $20 is amazing!

If you like these, you might want to see more Pieced Hexagon designs on the blog too.

I hope you enjoy the new Print Checklist. 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. Quick Start (Always FREE.) 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

Inklingo for Beginners

25 Signs YOU are an Inklingo Quilter

Inklingo on Facebook

Why hand piece?
The Ten Advantages of Hand Piecing on QuiltingHub explains some of the reasons.

Quilted Diamonds 2

If you have been following along, you know that Quilted Diamonds 2 has been reprinted—by popular demand.

More and more quilters want to learn to hand piece.
The two-hour QD2 lesson has made it easy for quilters all over the world. (FAQ about Quilted Diamonds)

Hand piecing is popular—even now, when many quilters have fancier sewing machines than ever before, and less time!

 

Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses

Joan in Australia loves to hand piece and fussy cut with Inklingo!

She sews with a running stitch, not English Paper Piecing, so none of the stitches show on the front! (Precision is # 2 on the list. You can guess # 1 or read the article on Quilting Hub!)

 

Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses   Millefiori Quilts

You don’t have to be a hand piecing snob to appreciate the benefits of sewing by hand for Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses and Willyne Hammerstein’s Millefiori Quilts.

 

Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses

There is a complete list of Inklingo articles on QuiltingHub on the website. (You are on the blog now.)

 

Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses

FACEBOOK VS THE BLOG—ARE YOU SUBSCRIBED? 

I post a photo or two almost every day on Facebook.

You do NOT have to have a Facebook account to see what I post there if you go directly to
https://www.facebook.com/inklingo

However, Facebook only shows my photos to about 20% of the quilters who have “liked” the Inklingo Facebook Page, so the best way to stay up to date is to subscribe to the blog (top of right sidebar).

If you are on Facebook, please “like” and “comment” and “share” my photos. It makes it more fun for everyone.

 

How to sew hexagons by hand

I could go on and on . . .

REMINDER – INTRO SALE PRICE

I introduced two new shape collections this week and they are at a low intro price for a limited time only. $25 is a great value but Monkey says $20 is amazing!

 

Print on fabric with Inklingo

FEEDBACK FOR QUILTINGHUB

If you log in to your free account on QuiltingHub, you can “rate” my article too.
Ten Advantages of Hand Piecing
I hope you like it!

Hand piecing? Yes!

Linda & Monkey

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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.

$10 Coupon! 9 Year Anniversary Special on the handbook

Inklingo for Beginners

25 Signs YOU are an Inklingo Quilter

Inklingo on Facebook

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