Quilting

All About Inklingo and the Patchwork Of The Crosses Quilt I am making

I’ve been getting a lot of emails and posts on our Facebook pages asking questions about the InkLingo product we are using to make our Patchwork of the Crosses Quilt, so I thought I would do another blog post about InkLingo.
Here is a picture of a couple of my Patchwork Of The Crosses quilt blocks:
I am using Inklingo to print the pattern shapes on the wrong side of each of my fabrics!  Isn’t that neat!  I absolutely love this program because it saves me so much time.
Below is a picture of the companion book for the Lucy Boston: Patchwork of the Crosses.

If you click on the InkLingo Logo below it will take you to the “quick start” page that will help you understand more about this program.
Inklingo works with any printer.  After you purchase the “shape collection” of your choice, you will be given a link to download the PDF file of the shape collection you purchased.  There are a lot of different shape collections you can buy.  The Patchwork of the Crosses collection, hexagons, clamshells, applecore, dresdan plate, feathered star, double wedding ring, farmers daughter and the list goes on and on.
Now – you have the PDF file for the shape collection and what do you do with it? Print it on fabric, cut the shapes out and start sewing!  That’s basically it – how easy!
I recommend downloading the free “Smart Shoppers Idea Book” and reading it. Heres a link to the free guide – in fact, get it first, read through it and decide if inklingo is for you or not! And while you are at it – get the free shape collection also!  This way you can play around with a few shapes and print them out and see if Inklingo is for you!
Here’s a link to a free shape collection:

Here’s a link to the free Smart Shoppers Idea Book:

Here’s a link to a “guided tour” of the program

Now, Inklingo offers 2 different sizes for The Patchwork Of The Crosses.  I personally chose the larger pattern shapes because I plan on making a king size quilt for my bed and I like the bigger shape – not just for speed and getting the quilt done faster but because I have a lot of “special” fabrics I want to use in my quilt.  Lots of bigger motifs, stripes, shapes etc. that I want to fussy cut and focus the quilt blocks around.  The size you want is a personal choice.  The smaller shape is darn cute too!

Inklingo is great for hand piecing, machine piecing, english paper piecing, applique etc.  Read through the info pages on the Inklingo website and in the Smart Shopper Idea book to see how useful this program is.

I – being me – Tara  – designer and owner of Sew Unique Creations – do not personally sell the Inklingo product on my website – you have to go to Inklingo’s website and make your purchases there.  I’m just a very satisfied customer – and when I like something – I want to share and give ideas to others about it!

Now – personally I like to use the packaged freezer paper that comes in the 8 1/2″ x 11″ size over the roll of freezer paper you can buy in the grocery store because it’s thicker and runs through my printer better.

You can buy the packaged freezer paper here from my Amazon store at $10.06 total, including shipping:

The above link is for the 8 1/2″ x 11″ size of freezer paper. If you want an even bigger size sheet – 12″ x 15″ to be exact, I also have that on Amazon for $14.45 total, including shipping.  You can find that here:
If you have anymore questions – just leave me a comment asking whatever you want to know about Inklingo and I will try to help you.  I’ll update this blog post to if there is anymore information to share with others!
Have an awesome Day!

Quilting

Lucy Boston, Patchwork Of The Crosses Quilt

I’ve gone and started another project.
I just couldn’t help myself though, I’ve wanted to make the Lucy Boston, Patchwork Of The Crosses Quilt Forever!!!
I’m using InkLingo for my pattern shapes.  I love this program, it makes life so much easier.  With just the click of the mouse I’m printing the pattern shapes on my fabrics.
This is the book that goes along with the quilt.  I highly recommend purchasing the book, there is a wealth of information and wonderful pictures in it.

Below is my first block.  I really want to play around with some awesome color combinations while making this quilt.  I’m going to use reproduction fabrics from my stash and I’m thinking about having a pretty brown mottled fabric for the sashing between each of the blocks.  But that can be decide later as I get further into this quilt – I’ll just let the quilt tell me what it wants and needs!

I invite you to check InkLingo out and see if you might like to join me in making a Patchwork Of The Crosses Quilt.  I’m hand piecing mine and loving every quiet moment of it.
Simply click on any of the photos above or below and it will take you directly to InkLingo’s website and you can look at your options for making this beautiful quilt!  I’m using the 1 1/2″ finished size!

                                                                  

This block is pretty also!  Love a red and black and white combo!