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 the free Smart Shoppers Idea Book:
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!