The IPQ lesson gives step-by-step instructions that everyone can complete together, but you know the design in advance.
This is a “reverse mystery” because you know in advance what you are making but the format is similar to our mystery quilt (COTSG), the Case of the Secret Garden.
I think you will see why I wanted to use Periwinkle Octagons to highlight the advantages of “hybrid” piecing with Inklingo.
An overall design like the IPQ quilt looks complicated, doesn’t it? The “blocks” are not easy-to-identify squares.
MACHINE AND HAND PIECING (HYBRID)
We love the IPQ because it breaks down into perfect sections for machine piecing AND hand piecing.
Printing the lines on the fabric with Inklingo gives us total flexibility and makes it possible to finish a big quilt with more than 2200 pieces in less time than with any other method.
The parts are so pretty and so much fun to sew that we know you will actually finish.
I like to get a fast start by sewing four-patches by machine.
Of course, these are fun to sew by hand if you need a portable project.
Whether you sew by machine or by hand, you can’t stop with just one. It’s like potato chips—without the calories.
The rest of the seams are inset seams, so we sew the four-patches from crosshair to crosshair—with perfect lines printed on the fabric!
My best tips for sewing from crosshair to crosshair are in the video for hexagons. It works the same for octagons.
The rest of the quilt is perfect for sewing by hand—relaxing and portable and intriguing!
“Continuous stitching” means you can sew 6 short seams without breaking the thread!
This video shows how to sew continuously from one seam to the next with hexagons.
There are even more options for continuous stitching with octagons!
Of course, you can sew all of the insets by machine, if you prefer.
That’s 3 options!
- machine piece everything sewing from crosshair to crosshair
- hybrid—machine piece the kites, hand piece the octagons
- hand piece everything with lots of continuous stitching and portability
Whether you sew by hand or by machine, we think you will want one of these cute finger pincushions!
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The Inklingo Periwinkle Quilt Part 4
Free PDF (2 pages, 1.8 MB)
The page numbers start at 24 because Part 3 ended with page 23.
(There is a note about the downloading with Firefox in Part 3.)
Inklingo Periwinkle Quilt (IPQ) Lesson Summary
- Part 1
- Part 2
- Part 3 (includes EQ project files)
- Inklingo Periwinkle Octagon shape collection
(only $20, but sale ends Sunday, 21 April)
- Hexagon Quilt Design Book
(free with the Periwinkle Octagon shape collection)
Designing and sewing with octagons is similar to designing and sewing with hexagons, so when you buy this new shape collection I will add the Hexagon Quilt Design Book (70 pages, PDF), a $20 value!
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The combination of hand and machine sewing in a hybrid quilt is just what many quilters are looking for.
If you know quilters who are looking for an introduction to Inklingo, please let them know about the IPQ lesson. You can have the best of both worlds with Inklingo!
Are you ready to sew? I would love to see the fabrics you have chosen, okay?
Linda & Monkey
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