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Worrying Works!

This is a story with a happy ending.

But I still worry, of course.

 

Adobe Reader

As you know, Adobe Reader is the only way to use Inklingo.

Adobe Reader is the only PDF viewer that recognizes Inklingo copy protection and has the Print Dialog Box we use for printing custom page sizes. (Download Instructions)

Unfortunately, some quilters have reported problems when they try to print Inklingo shapes, even when they followed the instructions perfectly.

I hope you have not been affected but if you have been, I can help.

There have been two “tech support” issues and there are easy ways to fix them.

 

Windows 10

FIRST ISSUE – SOLVED

If you have installed the Windows 10 upgrade, you may have to re-install Adobe Reader.

The Windows 10 upgrade can corrupt other software. Some quilters have had to re-install Adobe Reader and other software programs too, even though they worked fine until the upgrade.

Get Adobe Reader

The good thing is that Adobe Reader is free and quick to download and install. (Other software can be more of a nuisance.)

 

How to Open Inklingo PDFs

Once it is installed again, you just have confirm that the Global Security Setting is not checked, as shown in the video (no audio) and you are good to go.

EXTRA TIP  Re-installing Adobe Reader may count as a new computer. If it says you’ve already used Inklingo on two computers, just let me know and I’ll fix it for you. (End User License Agreement EULA) It only takes a minute.

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This page is protected.

SECOND ISSUE – SOLVED

For some quilters, when they click to print, they are re-directed back to the log in page and the pages print with “This page is protected.”

How annoying!

Of course this should NOT happen!

It causes frustration and makes quilters unhappy that there is copy protection at all. (I wish it wasn’t necessary too. My life would be simpler.)

I try to make the copy protection as user-friendly as possible and to provide “tech support” by email 7 days a week.

Whenever a quilter has reported the printing problem, I have asked her to uninstall DC and get XI and everything works again the way it should.

Yesterday, I received new info and there is a simpler solution!

 

Adobe Reader DC

Simple Solution: All you have to do is uncheck this setting in the Print Dialog Box, and everything works again! Hooray!

Inklingo uses such a tiny amount of ink that most of us would not want to use that setting anyway. That probably explains why it only affected some quilters.

Isn’t that strange? It must have been figured out by a genius! (Certainly not me!)

 

Worrying Works!

I STILL WORRY

As usual, the quilters I worry about are the ones who have a problem printing Inklingo shapes but who do not ask for help.

They might just give up and feel disappointed.

I can’t help if I don’t know about it.

Any time you notice a problem, PLEASE let me know. If more quilters had reported this, we might have recognized the issue sooner AND been able to fix it sooner.

 

Adobe Reader DC

CONCLUSION: ADOBE ACROBAT READER DC IS OKAY!

The Inklingo Download Instructions have recommended Adobe Reader XI to quilters who don’t have Adobe Reader yet because DC seemed so flaky—working for some quilters but not for others. It did not make any sense, so it was just easier to avoid DC.

I am updating the info on the website and adding a note to the FAQ next.

You can use Adobe Acrobat Reader DC if you want to.

TELL YOUR FRIENDS!

If you know anyone who has had trouble printing with Inklingo, please pass the word along OR ask them to email me at linda@lindafranz.com for help. I always answer as quickly as possible, often within minutes.

I am sorry if you have had to re-install Adobe Reader or if you have not been able to print whenever you want to.

Whenever you have an issue or questions, please email me.

linda@lindafranz.com

 

Introduction to Inklingo

If you are new to Inklingo, there are step by step instructions and a VIDEO on the Welcome to Inklingo page on the website.

ARE YOU SUBSCRIBED?

I have more good stuff to show you once I have updated this info on the website. I don’t think you will want to miss it.

There is a link to subscribe at the top of the right side-bar.

FACEBOOK TOO!

I have been posting photos and videos on the Inklingo Facebook Page every day. You will only see my photos in your timeline if you choose to follow Inklingo. If you don’t have a Facebook account, you can still see the page (not comment or share) by clicking on this link. https://www.facebook.com/inklingo/

TECH SUPPORT 7 DAYS A WEEK

We love our high-tech tools but it can be really frustrating when an “upgrade” downgrades us!

I want to help, so you can enjoy using this amazing quilting tool!

Linda & Monkey

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New to Inklingo? Order and download free shapes and start sewing in the next few minutes. Main Beginner’s Page  There are triangles, diamonds, and squares in the free collection—great for dozens of different blocks.

$10 Coupon! 11 Year Anniversary Special on the handbook

25 Signs YOU are an Inklingo Quilter

Inklingo on Facebook

I’ve been having such a good time sewing Curvy Hexies that I decided to make a little video.

If you watch “full screen” you will be able to see every detail.

The new tripod doesn’t tip over as easily as the old one, so no monkeys were harmed in the making of this video.

 

Inklingo Shapes with Curves

This technique works for any curvy shapes like Apple Core, Clamshell, Cleopatra’s Fan, Double Wedding Ring, Drunkard’s Path, Joseph’s Coat and all of the others on the Main Shapes with Curves Page on the website.

 

Print quilt shapes on fabric

Of course, you can sew these by machine too. (Videos on the Main Hexagon Page.)

Main Hexagon Page

 

Introduction to Inklingo

If you are new to Inklingo, there are step by step instructions and a new VIDEO on the Welcome to Inklingo page on the website.

Main Hexagon Page

ARE YOU SUBSCRIBED?

I still have more to show you about these wonderful Curvy Hexies, so I hope you are subscribed here and following the Inklingo Facebook page too.

SALE ENDING!

The special low intro price on the 4 new Curvy Hexie shape collections ends tomorrow night at midnight Eastern Time, okay?

I hope you enjoy sewing these curves as much as I do!

Linda & Monkey

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New to Inklingo? Order and download free shapes and start sewing in the next few minutes. Main Beginner’s Page  There are triangles, diamonds, and squares in the free collection—great for dozens of different blocks.

$10 Coupon! 10 Year Anniversary Special on the handbook

25 Signs YOU are an Inklingo Quilter

Inklingo on Facebook

Curvy Hexie Star Quilt

The new Curvy Hexie Star shapes can be used with matching hexagons to make some fabulous designs.

This is one of the worksheets in each Curvy Hexie Star shape collection.

 

Curvy Hexie Star

HOW BIG?

The dimensions of 60° Hexagons can be a bit confusing, and since there is a choice of 4 sizes, let’s compare.

 

Dimensions of hexagon

1.5 inch 60° Hexagons – Dimensions

  • 1.5 inches finished on each side
  • 2.6 inches across the middle from flat side to flat side
  • 3 inches across the middle from point to point

 

Dimensions of hexagon

That gives you a star about 5.2 x 5.25 inches.

If you have the shape collection for Inklingo 60° Hexagons 1.5 inch you can use them with Curvy Hexies 1.5 inch too!

 

Dimensions of hexagon

2 inch 60° Hexagons – Dimensions

  • 2 inches finished on each side
  • 3.46 inches across the middle from flat side to flat side
  • 4 inches across the middle from point to point

 

Dimensions of hexagon

That gives you a star about 6.92 x 7 inches.

If you have the shape collection for Inklingo 60° Hexagons 2 inch you can use them with Curvy Hexies 2 inch too!

 

Dimensions of hexagon

2.25 inch 60° Hexagons – Dimensions

  • 2.25 inches finished on each side
  • 3.9 inches across the middle from flat side to flat side
  • 4.5 inches across the middle from point to point

 

Dimensions of hexagon

That gives you a star about 7.8 x 7.875 inches.

If you have the shape collection for Inklingo 60° Hexagons 2.25 inch you can use them with Curvy Hexies 2.25 inch too!

 

Dimensions of hexagon

3 inch 60° Hexagons – Dimensions

  • 3 inches finished on each side
  • 5.2 inches across the middle from flat side to flat side
  • 6 inches across the middle from point to point

 

Dimensions of hexagon

That gives you a nice big star, about 10.4 x 10.5 inches.

If you have the shape collection for Inklingo 60° Hexagons 3 inch you can use them with Curvy Hexies 3 inch too!

 

Main Hexagon Page

The largest ones can be sewn by machine, if you prefer. (Videos on the Main Hexagon Page.)

Low intro price for a few more days only!

 

There is detailed info about how to design with hexagons in the Hexagon Quilt Design Book, which is $10 or free!

 

Introduction to Inklingo

If you are new to Inklingo, there are step by step instructions and a new VIDEO on the Welcome to Inklingo page on the website.

ARE YOU SUBSCRIBED?

If you subscribe to the blog (top of right side-bar), you will be the first to see the next posts.

Are you following the Inklingo Facebook page too?

Yes, I have even more to show you about Curvy Hexies, come back soon!

Linda & Monkey

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New to Inklingo? Order and download free shapes and start sewing in the next few minutes. Main Beginner’s Page  There are triangles, diamonds, and squares in the free collection—great for dozens of different blocks.

$10 Coupon! 10 Year Anniversary Special on the handbook

25 Signs YOU are an Inklingo Quilter

Inklingo on Facebook

Is everyone printing and cutting Curvy Hexie shapes today? I am.

Curvy Hexie Quilt

This is another worksheet in the new Curvy Hexie Star shape collections. It uses the bonus shape.

 

Inklingo Custom Size in Print Dialog Box

Freezer paper and fabric cut 5.5 x 10 gives me 3 perfect shapes.
(Notice the Landscape setting, lower left in the dialog box.)

 

Rotary Cut Curves

Have you tried rotary cutting curves? It is easier than I ever imaged.

 

Rotary Cut Curves

In fact, I was surprised. It is easier and faster and more accurate than cutting with a plastic template OR scissors!

 

Rotary Cut Curves
When you have a line to cut on and a line to sew on, you can love curves.

 

Video How to Rotary Cut Curves

VIDEO
Just in case you need some convincing, there is a short video with my best tips for rotary cutting curves.

This technique works for Cleopatra’s Fan and any of the Inklingo shape collections on the Main Shapes with Curves Page on the website. (You are on the blog now.)

 

Inklingo Curvy Hexies

You have a choice of 4 sizes and the largest ones can be sewn by machine, if you prefer.

Main Hexagon Page

Low intro price for a few more days only!

 

Introduction to Inklingo

If you are new to Inklingo, there are step by step instructions and a new VIDEO on the Welcome to Inklingo page on the website.

ARE YOU SUBSCRIBED?

If you subscribe to the blog (top of right side-bar), you will be the first to see the next posts.

Are you following the Inklingo Facebook page too?

I have more to show you about Curvy Hexies, so stay tuned, okay?

Linda & Monkey

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New to Inklingo? Order and download free shapes and start sewing in the next few minutes. Main Beginner’s Page  There are triangles, diamonds, and squares in the free collection—great for dozens of different blocks.

$10 Coupon! 10 Year Anniversary Special on the handbook

25 Signs YOU are an Inklingo Quilter

Inklingo on Facebook

Happy New Year!

I’m back!

I took a nice long break but now I’m back with 4 new shape collections.

I am bursting with news but I’ll keep this short.

 

Inklingo Curvy Hexie Star

Isn’t this a fabulous star?

Monkey calls it a Curvy Hexie Star, for good reason.

 

Curvy Hexie Star

This is the secret ingredient! One shape x 3 makes a hexie.

 

Curvy Hexie Star

3 Curvy Hexies make a star!

 

Curvy Hexie Star

Curvy Hexie Stars create some fabulous tessellated designs. This is just one of the worksheets in the new shape collections.

 

Curvy Hexie Star

This shape is fun to print and rotary cut. . .

 

Curvy Hexie Star

. . . and fun to sew by hand or by machine.

You have a choice of 4 sizes and the largest ones can be sewn by machine, if you prefer.

Main Hexagon Page

 

Introduction to Inklingo

If you are new to Inklingo, there are step by step instructions and a new VIDEO on the Welcome to Inklingo page on the website.

ARE YOU SUBSCRIBED?

If you subscribe to the blog (top of right side-bar), you will be the first to see the next posts.

Are you following the Inklingo Facebook page too?

I have so much more to say about these new shape collections, but after such a long absence I don’t want to shock you with a long article, so I’ll save the rest for next time, okay?

Linda & Monkey

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New to Inklingo? Order and download free shapes and start sewing in the next few minutes. Main Beginner’s Page  There are triangles, diamonds, and squares in the free collection—great for dozens of different blocks.

$10 Coupon! 10 Year Anniversary Special on the handbook

25 Signs YOU are an Inklingo Quilter

Inklingo on Facebook

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