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Linda Franz

Thank you for visiting the All About Inklingo blog. 

I am a quilter, teacher, publisher, and inventor of Inklingo,  living in Ontario Canada.  Monkey is my sidekick.  He is a hand piecing snob, but I enjoy hand piecing, machine piecing, and appliqué.

Please visit my web site at http://www.lindafranz.com  to start inklingoing today.  Don’t miss the free demo video, shape collection, patterns, and great articles under Support.

Bio and contact info are on the web site.

133 Responses to “Linda Franz”

  1. Linda says:

    Bonjour Fran!
    Merci pour l’écriture.
    Thank you for writing.
    Inklingo est utilisé dans plus de 65 pays maintenant et malheureusement, je ne peux pas traduire dans les différentes langues que l’utilisation de la courtepointe. J’utilise souvent freetranslation.com pour allemand, néerlandais, espagnol, français et de nombreuses autres langues.
    Inklingo is used in more than 65 countries now and unfortunately, I cannot translate into all the different languages that quilters use. I frequently use freetranslation.com for German, Dutch, Spanish, French and many other languages.

    J’espère que votre déménagement se passe bien et que vous apprécierez en utilisant Inklingo lorsque vous êtes installés dans votre nouvelle maison. Si vous avez des questions sur la mise en route, vous pouvez m’envoyer un courriel à Linda@lindafranz.com.
    I hope your move goes smoothly and that you will enjoy using Inklingo when you are settled in your new home. If you have any questions about getting started, you can email me at linda@lindafranz.com.

    Hugs,
    Linda & Monkey in Canada

  2. Turquoise13/Fran says:

    Hello, I discovered your site thanks to a girlfriend of my French group on the Passacaglia.
    I will not use immediately your ideas and tutos because I am in the middle of moving and I wait to be installed in my house to be able to take advantage of space to create, but I found your idea super and c It is good to develop it and make us enjoy …. In the meantime I will learn how to print on cloth, how to do and what material to use as the freezer paper. I would prefer that there is a translation in French because my English is more than mediocre, I can even correct google if he is wrong in translating this post. So do not mind if sometimes the meaning is odd. In any case thank you for having developed this. Have a good day
    Fran

  3. Linda says:

    Hi Annette,
    I am happy to help. There is not a video showing how to iron but there are a few articles in the Top Ten Tutes on the blog that you should find helpful.
    The shiny side of the freezer paper has a plastic coating. It will stick temporarily to the fabric when you press it with a HOT dry iron and then it peels off neatly when you are finished, so you can use it again and again.
    Top Ten Tutes:
    http://www.lindafranz.com/blog/top-ten-tutes/
    includes articles about printing on fabric, freezer paper, etc.

    Quilters have been using freezer paper to stabilize fabric for printing and for applique and hand piecing templates for decades. I think it may be simpler than you imagine but if you have any other questions, please ask.

    Have you ordered the free Diamond Triangle Square shape collection yet? I do not see an account for you. That is the best way to start:
    http://lindafranz.com/shop/beginners/3

    All you need is a computer (Windows or Mac), Adobe Reader (free), and an Inkjet printer.

    VIDEO
    There are step by step instructions and a video on the Welcome to Inklingo page on the website to make it easy to start printing on fabric.
    http://www.inklingo.com/section/inklingo-for-beginners/148

    If you have questions about downloading, opening, or using Inklingo, please ask. The quilters I worry about are the ones who have questions but who don’t contact me.

    I am a quilter too and I am happy to help, so you can enjoy using this amazing tool. Inklingo IS the quilting tool we’ve always wanted.

    Linda & Monkey in Canada

  4. Annette says:

    I’m looking for instructions/video on how to initially set up the fabric.

    I’ve never ironed freezer paper onto fabric. Perhaps I’m over complicating the concept. Does the freezer paper just stick to the fabric?

    Do you have a video on how to do the initial setup of fabric?

    Thanks for your time!

    Annette

  5. Linda says:

    Hi Christine, The new Curvy Hexie Stars are $15 but on sale for $10 until the 19th. The best news is that there is no postage. You can download and have them instantly. I always recommend starting with the free Diamond Triangle shape collection on this page (video) : http://lindafranz.com/shop/beginners/3

  6. Christine Burfitt says:

    How much are the curvy hexes a set? Also if I got the four sets how much would they cost in postage, I live in Australia. Please

  7. Christine Burfitt says:

    I love the curvy hexes, how much are they a set, and how much for postage for them all. I live in Australia?

  8. […] fun 2013 mystery quilt designed by Linda Franz of Inklingo […]

  9. Betty Tompsett says:

    I am just joining with enthusiasm of viewiong your videos on U Tube and found good ideas ahead!

  10. Sandi K Powell says:

    How ironic! Years ago I started out hand tracing templates with pencil & when I saw Inklingo I knew this was for me! the perfect ticket! Only I don’t have to do all the work! Just print & get to it! I have MS & cannot thank you enough!

  11. June Carmona says:

    Just starting..Looking forward to something new

  12. Charlotte says:

    Linda thank you for all of your assistance. Love the inklingo style of quilting.

  13. susan Yenchochic says:

    I love paper piecing, this look like a great way to save some some prep time and increase sewing time.

  14. Barb John says:

    Hi Linda,I am very happy with Inklingo.I have started Passacaglia by EPP
    and have now printed four of Rosette 1.
    I enjoy your Diamonds method so much,Your instructions and DVD are wonderful.i am looking forward to going back to them with Inklingo.
    Could you please share your method of piecing the small stars in the Rosettes .I a trying to see if there is a simple continuous path.
    I pieced sections together before putting the ring together in EPP.
    Thanks again and congratulations on such a great system.

  15. Nancy Mayes says:

    Linda, I am a newbie with your product and I’m hoping the DVD helps me get more comfortable hand sewing the stars. The Y seams se to give me fits. Also will be interested to know any info regarding use of Imklingo patterns on a Cameo cutter which I too have just acquired mainly for cutting paper pieces before buying some of the Inklingo shapes.

  16. Starlyn Carmichael says:

    I would just like to say Thank you, Linda
    I rewashed my fabric, made sure my iron was on cotton and added a small lip of FP off the edge. It worked I am now ready to cut two pieces for two blocks.

    Thanks, Starlyn

  17. Allison CB says:

    love your blog!

  18. Jackie says:

    Hello, Linda

    Hope you are doing great. I recently acquired a Silhouette Cameo cutter and was wondering if it could be used to not only print my inklingo shapes but also have them cut. I love my inklingo projects and can see these two working great together. i know you have some shapes for EQ and was wondering if you have something for fabric cutters too.

  19. Kathryn says:

    Thank you

  20. Michele says:

    looking forward to all the new ideas to learn!!

  21. Linda says:

    Hi Sheron,
    Thank you for a great suggestion. I did not know I had this option, but I found it and changed it. I hope you are having a wonderful week with time to sew! Hugs, Linda & Monkey in Canada

  22. Sheron Snyder says:

    I think the comments should be in order of the newest first. Time saver because we don’t have to scroll to the end all the time to see the latest postings.

  23. Jill Stern says:

    I have been asked to confirm my subscription about four times and I still don’t know if it’s been confirmed.

  24. Jill Stern says:

    Can’t wait to try!

  25. Patricia Jones says:

    Looks very interesting and much easy then paper piecing
    Can’t wait for the Patch Work of The Crosses Book

  26. Cathy Butts says:

    Thank you for accepting me. Can’t wait to try these products.

  27. I hope you enjoy and learn a new way to sew blocks that are simply stunning

  28. Jo mchenry says:

    found by looking for a block. Can’t wait to start, it appears to be great. Wonderful Jo mchenry

  29. Juleen Jaeger says:

    Just got the Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses book with all the info on Inklingo! This promises to be great fun.

  30. Mary Bondra says:

    I am a relatively new quilter, although have been using EQ7 for about a year. Am thrilled to have been introduced to your site via this year’s EQ Xmas countdown. Look forward to following you.

  31. Sol says:

    Merry Christmas to all and to the lucky winner of the fabric. I have been following Linda for a long time and have some of her cd s but now I want to try her hexis out in the new year. Happy sewing to all.

  32. Linda Williams says:

    Merry Christmas!
    hope you have a great holiday and thank you for the free gift. I love those fabrics in lovely Christmas colors.

  33. Ok to cover it all and all the prizes the fabric the certificate everything I will do another round and leave a comment with it all included lol.

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