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Inklingo Patchwork of the Crosses by Fern in Singapore

Congratulations to Fern in Singapore!

Her stunning Patchwork of the Crosses has been selected by the jury as a finalist in the Houston Quilt Festival! She printed hexagons and other shapes on fabric with Inklingo.

The photographer did a wonderful job of capturing the beauty of this quilt too.

 

Inklingo Patchwork of the Crosses by Fern in Singapore

Wouldn’t you love to be in Houston this October, so you could see Fern’s stunning work in person?

 

Inklingo Patchwork of the Crosses by Fern in Singapore

I love everything about this quilt. Fern’s fabric choices are brilliant.

Lucy Boston would be proud!

 

Inklingo Patchwork of the Crosses by Fern in Singapore

Fern wrote:

I am such a convert to Inklingo.
It has transformed my life.
I cannot see myself doing EPP again.
Inklingo is better, more accurate, faster and you do not see the stitches too, so so much prettier!

 

Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses (POTC)

Fern used Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses and . . .

 

Inklingo POTC hexagons to print on fabric with your Inkjet

. . . the optional 90° Hexagon 1 inch shape collection, so she could print the shapes on fabric with her ordinary Inkjet printer.

Inklingo allows quilters to be more creative and finish in a reasonable amount of time, whether they piece by hand or by machine. Spend your time choosing the right fabrics and sewing—not fiddling with templates, basting and whip-stitching!

Thank you, Fern, for your permission to announce this thrilling news.

I envy anyone who will be at the Houston Quilt Festival to meet Fern and see her masterpiece in person.

 

Inklingo Patchwork of the Crosses by Fern in Singapore

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I feel inspired to sew today, don’t you? Thank you, Fern!

Linda & Monkey

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Happy Canada Day, Eh?

Happy Canada Day, Eh?

Monkey and his little friend are singing. (Ooops. Forgot to turn on the mike.)

O Canada!
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.

With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!

From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

Inklingo is Canadian—but we are international too.

On the last count, Inklingo shape collections had been downloaded in 65+ countries and territories including unlikely places like Gibraltar, Colombia, South Korea, and Egypt. Everyone is welcome, thanks to the Internet!

 

Inklingo on Quilting Hub

NEW ARTICLE ON QUILTINGHUB TODAY!

Inklingo is international and so is QuiltingHub.

If you signed up for the QuiltingHub monthly newsletter, you know there is a new article about the tools in my sewing kit for hand and machine piecing.

To celebrate the holiday, please visit QuiltingHub to see 5 of my favorite tools and tips for using them AND log in to rate the article (thank you!) or share the link on Facebook.

 

Inklingo on Facebook

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Canadian maple leaf

INKLINGO — CANADIAN THROUGH AND THROUGH

The Quick Start Guide under the Support & Goodies tab explains 3 simple things that make Inklingo possible—not including TimBits, health care, chocolate, disappointing hockey teams, short summers, and no Goods and Services Tax (GST) on international sales.

We think Inklingo makes sewing more fun and that’s a great Canadian export.

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Please. And thank you. (Canadian, eh?)

Fireworks tonight.

Linda & Monkey

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!  8 Year Anniversary Special on the handbook

Inklingo for Beginners

25 Signs YOU are an Inklingo Quilter

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Inklingo Quilters know how to have fun.

Monkey says it’s often the simple things that make sewing fun.

  1. Wear reading glasses or turn the lights on so you can see without strain.
  2. If you are hand piecing on the go, thread several needles on the spool when your eyes are fresh and the light is good. Then you can take a length of thread with each needle, one at a time. Secure the end of thread on the spool to keep the needles from falling off.
  3. Wear a finger pincushion whether you are sewing by hand or by machine.

 

Win a pincushion from Inklingo

WIN A FINGER PINCUSHION!

Monkey has a few extra finger pincushions to give away.

If you leave a comment on the Inklingo Facebook page, before Sunday night at midnight, you could win one of them!

Facebook has been a good way to spread the word about Inklingo. Your comment might inspire someone else to try it for the first time.

NOTE The more comments and shares, the more pincushions we will give away! Sharing will NOT hurt your chances of winning.

 

Inklingo How to Make a Finger Pincushion

I posted a 90 second video about How to Make a Finger Pincushion on the Inklingo Facebook page a few months ago, so even if you aren’t one of the lucky winners, you can see how Monkey and I make them.

If you want to see Inklingo in your FB timeline, please go to the Inklingo Facebook page and click “Get Notifications” in the drop-down menu under the like button.

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Inklingo Print shapes on fabric with your Inkjet

INKLINGO — ANOTHER SIMPLE THING

The Quick Start Guide under the Support & Goodies tab explains the 3 simple things that make Inklingo possible.

We think Inklingo makes sewing more fun too.

REMINDER! SALE ENDING

The two new hexagon shape collections for Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses (POTC) are only $20. After midnight tonight, they will be $25.

REMINDER! EXPANDED VERSIONS

If you have already bought either of the other POTC hexagon shape collections, you can download the new versions any time to get the third layout of hexagons—free!

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Linda & Monkey

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!  8 Year Anniversary Special on the handbook

Inklingo for Beginners

25 Signs YOU are an Inklingo Quilter

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Size Comparison Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses

I posted this size comparison on the Inklingo Facebook page yesterday.

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Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses (POTC)

Now you have 4 choices for Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses (POTC).

 

Inklingo POTC hexagons to print on fabric with your Inkjet

All 4 shape collections have three hexagon layouts to make efficient use of fabric, whether you use scissors or a rotary cutter.

The Quick Start Guide under the Support & Goodies tab on the website explains why the layouts are 13 x 19 and how that allows us to use Custom Page Sizes to use fabric efficiently—scraps and jelly rolls and nickels—with an ordinary Inkjet printer (8.5 inches wide).

 

Inklingo No Waste Fussy Cutting

The new article on QuiltingHub explains how these layouts allow you to fussy cut too!

 

Inklingo POTC Size Comparison

Download the free PDF on the Main Lucy Boston Page on inklingo.com to compare the actual sizes.

 

Inklingo Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses (POTC)

Monkey thinks the 0.5 inch 90° Hexagon is just the right size for him.

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Linda & Monkey

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!  8 Year Anniversary Special on the handbook

Inklingo for Beginners

25 Signs YOU are an Inklingo Quilter

Inklingo on Facebook

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Thrift

YES!!! After weeks of gardening distraction, the two new hexagon shape collections for Patchwork of the Crosses (POTC) are ready!

 

Inklingo 90° Hexagon 0.5 inch   Inklingo 90° Hexagon 0.75 inch

We know you have been waiting for these.

I have shown you examples of fussy cut POTC blocks on the Inklingo Facebook Page recently but Russ and I have been planting while the sun shines. Thank you for your patience!

 

Inklingo Print hexagons on fabric with your Inkjet.

You can make Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses with English Paper Piecing, but it is faster, easier and looks better when you print the shapes on fabric with Inklingo and sew with a running stitch.

 

Inklingo 90° Hexagon 0.75 inch

With Inklingo, there are no templates, no basting, no templates to remove, and the hexagons press perfectly with no bulk in the intersections!

 

Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses (POTC)

Now you have 4 choices for Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses (POTC).

 

Inklingo Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses (POTC)

There is more on the Main Lucy Boston Page on inklingo.com too.

 

Ballerina Lilac Sea Thrift

All this gardening makes me feel a strong connection to Lucy Boston. She is even more famous for her garden at Hemingford Grey and her children’s books than she is for her quilts.

 

Green Knowe at The Manor

You can follow all the news from Hemingford Grey on Facebook too. The Green Knowe Facebook Page shows the world-famous gardens designed and lovingly tended by Lucy Boston. She gardened in the summer and sewed her patchworks in the winter.

 

The Patchworks of Lucy Boston by Diana Boston

In The Patchworks of Lucy Boston, Diana Boston (her daughter-in-law), wrote:

The hands that created these incredibly fine patchworks were not the dainty little hands that you might imagine sewing twenty stitches to the inch; they were large, practical, square-fingered hands, the color of old teak, hard and rough from vigorous weeding and the firm planting of trees and roses in the garden.

So, yes, it is possible to sew beautiful POTC blocks with triple-mix embedded in your finger nails.

 

Monkey with garden gloves

Also, no matter how pretty the garden gloves look when they are new, they look better after a little planting. (Thank you, Russ!)

I feel as if I have had a little holiday and I am happy to get back into my usual routines.

 

Inklingo on Facebook

If you want to see Inklingo in your timeline, please go to the Inklingo Facebook page and click “Get Notifications” in the drop-down menu under the like button.

To show Facebook that you are interested in what I post there, please “like” or even better—”share” my photos.

The more my photos are shared, the more quilters hear about Inklingo.

If you have a FB account, you can share my photos on your timeline AND you can post your own photos on the Inklingo Facebook page.

Even if you don’t have a Facebook account, you can see anything I post on the Inklingo Facebook page—if you remember to look.

I hope you will join the fun and tap the “share” button too.

 

Thrift Ballerina Lilac Sea

THRIFT IS A GOOD THING

By the way, the flowers we planted beside the new steps are called Thrift and the color is Ballerina Lilac Sea. Isn’t that pretty?

They are perennials, so we will enjoy them for many years to come, just like quilts.

Monkey says, if you are thrifty, you will take advantage of the special intro sale price on the new hexagons.

Only $20, but that intro price only lasts for a few days, okay?

Even at this low price, you still receive the Inklingo Hexagon Quilt Design Book when you buy hexagons to print on fabric. You don’t even have to order. I will add it manually for you.

Don’t wait! Be thrifty!

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See you on Facebook?

Linda & Monkey

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!  8 Year Anniversary Special on the handbook

Inklingo for Beginners

25 Signs YOU are an Inklingo Quilter

Inklingo on Facebook

Have you liked the Inklingo FB page yet? AND chosen “Get notifications?”
If you haven’t, please do. Thank you!

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