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Inklingo MAIN BEGINNER'S PAGE

Ordinary Inkjet Printer

Welcome

Most quilters just need to see their first shapes on fabric to realize that Inklingo is the quilting tool we've always wanted. That's why I want to make it easy for you to print in the next few minutes.

"I am enjoying Inklingo so much so far. There is something about the way this works that appeals. Also, everything is explained so thoroughly. I love this!" – Patty in CA, 18 Feb 2013

"I have been printing up inklingo storms and using it to complete quilt tops and convert patterns. It has been fantastic." – Pam M in Australia, 21 Mar 2013

"I hate to admit that I sat on my Inklingo purchases until I finally pulled out the fabric sample you included in the book . . . cut it up, and sewed a star together. I'm not sure why I had such a fear factor going on about it, but after I hand sewed the sample, I felt silly about not just 'doing it!'" – JoJo in Oregon, July 2013

Love the lines. Quilt more!

I made some great shapes available for FREE. Since they are downloads, you can start now.

Order and download at least three things:

  • Free Shape Collection
    (Diamonds, Triangles and Squares, great for LeMoyne Star)
  • Guided Tour
  • Tilde's Tiny Totes

It is just like placing a normal order (add to cart, check out), except that it is free, so you will not be asked for payment information.

Inklingo for Beginners (below) answers some basic questions.

Please click on the covers for detailed descriptions.

Thank you for visiting my site. Linda

All prices in US dollars.


Celtic Solstice
Downloadable Shapes
$25.00

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Circle of Hearts Appliqué
Downloadable Shapes
$0 (FREE!)

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Emma's Butterfly Stars
Downloadable Pattern
$0 (FREE!)

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FREE Diamond Triangle Square
Downloadable Shapes
$0 (FREE!)

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Printing Instructions
Downloadable Pattern
$0 (FREE!)

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Inklingo Guided Tour
Downloadable Pattern
$0 (FREE!)

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Passacaglia Table Runner
Downloadable Pattern
$0 (FREE!)

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School House
Downloadable Shapes
$15.00

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The Inklingo Handbook (loose-leaf)
Autographed Book
$29.95

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The Inklingo Handbook (bound)
Autographed Book
$29.95

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Tilde's Tiny Totes
Downloadable Pattern
$0 (FREE!)

Read Detailed Description

Why do I have to place an order before I download?

Free downloads have the same copy protection as the others, so when you decide to pay for an Inklingo download there are no surprises. This free offer is an incentive to learn how to download. You are only asked for your email address and password, and nothing is ever shared. (There is a link to the privacy policy at the bottom of every page.)

 

When you discover the benefits of Inklingo as a quilting tool, we know you'll be back.

1. WHAT IS INKLINGO?

Inklingo is a simple and economical way to save time and make better quilts by machine or by hand, pieced or appliquéed.

Inklingo uses digital files (PDFs) to print shapes on fabric with any ordinary Inkjet printer.

Inklingo replaces measuring tools and templates. It is so innovative it is patented!

When you print the shapes on fabric with Inklingo:

  • It simplifies the cutting
  • It simplifies the sewing.
  • It allows you to cut with scissors, or cut several layers at a time with a rotary cutter.
  • It allows you to make simple or complex designs more easily.

More info > What is Inklingo? (more detailed description)
All About Inklingo Blog (indexed and searchable)
Inklingo Quiz (just for fun)

 

Fabric printed with Inklingo

2. WHAT FABRIC CAN I USE?

Almost any cotton quilting fabric is suitable for Inklingo. When it is ironed to freezer paper, it goes through a printer safely, just like paper.

The 20 different colors of Inklingo ink which are used in the PDFs will show on almost any fabric and are likely to wash out completely. There are tips for dark fabric in The Inklingo Handbook and on the All About Inklingo blog.

Any ordinary Inkjet printer allows you to print “custom page sizes” to minimize waste, so Inklingo uses fabric very efficiently. In some cases, “combo layouts” allow you to use less fabric than with traditional methods.

More info > How to Print Your First Custom Page Size (under the Support tab)

Test Pate

3. WILL THE INK SHOW?

There is a simple test page with all 20 Inklingo ink colors, so you can test to be sure that the ink in your printer will wash out, and that a color does not show through the front.

More info > The Inklingo Handbook, Chapter 1 (pages H1 to H48 the free shape collection)

Smart Shopper's Idea Book

4. WHAT CAN I MAKE?

There are so many choices that it can be hard to decide!

The Inklingo Smart Shopper’s Idea Book (free download) summarizes the shape collections which are available now and the shapes which have been requested. It complements the info on the website and is updated whenever new shapes are added.

More info > The Inklingo Smart Shopper’s Idea Book

5. HOW DO I START?

Order and download the free shape collection and print your first shapes in the next few minutes!

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Inklingo Yahoo Group (very friendly)
Inklingo Quick Start Guide
Several pages under the Support Tab

The Case of the Secret Garden

See the clues for the Case of the Secret Garden (COTSG) on the All About Inklingo blog. It's perfect for Inklingo beginners.

 

Printed with Inklingo

LOVE THE LINES! QUILT MORE!

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