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On-Point Settings

It seems like a long time since I last updated the blog, but there has been a lot going on behind the scenes!

For one thing, the Shop on the website has been completely overhauled—over 100 pages have new text and images. It is re-organized, and the text is darker and larger. There is still some tweaking to do, but it should make it easier to find what you want.

Whew! It was a lot of work! (We do the work, so you can sew!)

I have also been working on a few BIG  things, but by popular request, there are two small new shape collections for setting any 4.5 and 6 inch block “on-point.”

Set any 4.5 or 6 inch blocks on point!

This arrangement is easy to sew in diagonal rows. The effect can be amazing compared to setting the blocks in horizontal rows.

No math! No measuring!

Traditionally, the only tricky thing about on-point settings has been the math and measuring for accurate triangles for the edges. Some quilters avoid multiplying and dividing by 1.414 and measuring in 32nd of an inch. (No wonder!) Inklingo makes it easy.

The goal is to have straight grain on the edges. That means

  • the Corners are Half Square Triangles (HST), which have straight grain on the two short sides
  • the Edges are Quarter Square Triangles (QST), which have straight grain on the long side.

Inklingo does the math and measuring. You sew!

In addition to the triangles for the edges, each collection also includes a plain square and a square with an appliqué design and generous seam allowances—perfect for back-basting.

4.5 inch Square with Hearts

Back-basting makes symmetrical designs a breeze.

6 inch Square with Flower

The flower design is positioned perfectly when the square is turned on point.

I have been in love with on-point settings ever since I made my variation of the Jane Stickle Quilt using Brenda Papadakis’ book Dear Jane™. You can see In Time of Friendship online.

With these Shape Collections, you can use any 4.5 or 6 inch squares, like Dear Jane™ blocks, Winding Ways, Yin Yang, Log Cabin, LeMoyne Star, Sunflower, and many others!

  • for 4 inch squares click
  • for 6 inch squares click

As usual, we love to hear what you want to see next, and we do our best to respond.

Happy Thanksgiving!

We are having a glorious streak of weather with blue skies and lots of sunshine—perfect for a long weekend. Today is our Thanksgiving Holiday in Canada. I am counting my blessings and feeling thankful for my online quilting friends!

Now check out the info on the website. The special sale prices end soon!

Linda & Monkey, in Burlington Ontario

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.

Inklingo for Beginners

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7 Responses to “On-Point Settings”

  1. Oh my gosh really? No math. This was made just for girls like me, I know it. Thank you!!!

  2. Donna Lucas says:

    We are so thankful for YOU Linda, and all the work you do with Inklingo just to help us! Here you are, working on Thanksgiving!!! Thank you for the wonderful collections, and especially for these two latest ones. This will help make my on-point squares SO much easier to finish, without having to waste fabric and do the dreaded… MATH!

  3. renee says:

    Hello do you have Star basic pattern for beginner’s ? not the feathered one too much for me, also can these get sent in the mail my computer does not have the right percentage too copy? thanx for the help Renee like the site very much

  4. Linda says:

    Hi Renee!
    Yes, there is a simple way to start. The free shape collection includes everything you need to make a LeMoyne Star. It is simple to make step by step, but if you need something even easier, you can use the squares and triangles to make many different blocks, including Flying Geese, Hourglass Blocks, Sawtooth Squares, 9-Patches, 4-Patches and many others. That is a great way to start.

    The direct link is
    http://lindafranz.com/shop/inklingo-getting-started/3/product/inklingo-free-shapes/7
    The shape collections must be downloaded and saved on your computer. They cannot be emailed to you. There are detailed instructions on the website, but if you need help, you can email me.
    I would also recommend joining the Inklingo Yahoo group. Even when I am not at the computer, there are always friendly quilters online who will help.
    Hugs,
    Linda & Monkey

  5. Cathi says:

    These collections are an absolute must-have as they offer us all such great setting options for so many different blocks, without working out the dreaded math! I’ve been dreaming about some stars made with shapes from various collections that are just begging to be set on point! Thank you so much!

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