Bonnie Hunter’s Celtic Solstice Mystery – Inklingo Clue 03

Bonnie Hunter's Celtic Solstice Mystery   WELCOME BACK, DETECTIVES!

The amazing Bonnie Hunter has released Clue # 3 on Quiltville Quips & Snips and the Inklingo Clue # 3 is ready too.

Download Inklingo Clue # 3 (PDF)

Inklingo Pinwheels for Bonnie Hunter's Celtic Solstice Mystery!   Inklingo Sawtooth Square for Celtic Solstice

(PLUS 100 or 244 Sawtooth Squares for a future clue)

We think you will love how quickly and accurately you can make Sawtooth Squares with Inklingo.

Click to play the video (3 minutes).

The details are in the Clue # 3 PDF, but the video gives a good overview. (It was made in 2009. The website looks a little different today and the Sampler Blog has moved.).

Half Square Triangles—HST for short—are some of the most common and useful patchwork shapes. Two triangles to make a square are components of many quilt blocks, settings, and borders.

Inklingo Pinwheels for Celtic Solstice

With Inklingo, there is no math, no special ruler, no papers to buy, and no papers to remove! You can sew perfect triangles with less work in less time.

In a nutshell!

  1. Print the desired HST template on one fabric.
  2. Layer the printed fabric with a second fabric (unprinted), right sides together.
  3. Stitch along the diagonal dashed lines.
  4. Cut on ALL of the solid lines with scissors or a rotary cutter.
    No special ruler is required!
  5. Press.

To use Inklingo, you just need to know the desired finished size. For the mystery, the triangles are 1.5 inch HST. (Our friend Bonnie always tells us the finished sizes. Thank you, Bonnie!)

No more adding 0.5 inches or 7/8 of an inch.

Print on fabric with Inklingo


It is easy if you use yardage because you can just print one of the Suggested Custom Page Sizes over and over. Layer with matching unprinted fabric, sew, and cut! Done!

You might have a few more steps when you are using very small scraps and strips, but it is still fast and easy compared to any other method of working with scraps.

It is possible to print on 2-inch strips and tiny scraps (Top Ten Tutes, tab above), but since we only print one of the two fabrics for these Sawtooth Squares, there are some other great options!

If necessary, print the triangles with the largest Suggested Custom Size you can and then cut it into sections or rows that fit with your unprinted scraps and strips before sewing.

It is still easy, still accurate, but you may be printing several different Suggested Custom Page Sizes and need to cut to match your scraps before you sew.

Inklingo Pinwheels for Celtic Solstice

For example, if you have several orange 2-inch strips in your stash, you could print your largest scrap of yellow fabric 8.5 x 11.75 with 32 HST with Layout 2, cut it into 2-inch rows, and layer the printed rows on the unprinted orange strips, right sides together. Sew along the diagonal lines, cut, and press.


Inklingo Celtic Solstice Mystery Pinwheels

The stretchy bias seams are sewn before they are cut, so nothing stretches out of shape while you sew.

Everything turns out the right size.


Inklingo works for all kinds of triangles and everything is the right size!

The free Triangle Tips PDF explains the difference between different kinds of triangles and how to use them.

Inklingo Half Square Triangles for Celtic Solstice


  1. If you are new to Inklingo, please follow the Quick Start Guide on the website!
    We always recommend starting with the FREE  Diamond/Triangle/Square Shape Collection, so there are no surprises when you buy something. The first chapter of The Inklingo Handbook is included with the free shapes! See pages H5-H48.
  2. DOWNLOAD the FREE Inklingo Celtic Solstice PDF for Clue 03.
    (You can catch up on Clue 01 and Clue 02 too if you like.)
  3. Order and download Bonnie’s Celtic Solstice Shape Collection ($20).

Bonnie’s Celtic Solstice Shape Collection includes all of the shapes for all of the clues.

Free Diamond Triangles Square Shape Collection

Love the lines. Quilt more!

Inklingo Celtic Solstice Clue 03 one-page guide

As usual, the Clue # 3 PDF includes a one-page guide to keep you organized at the sewing machine.

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Monkey and I will be back with Clue # 4 next Friday. If you don’t want to miss anything in the meantime, you can subscribe to get an email when there is more evidence (top of the right sidebar) and you should subscribe to  Bonnie’s Quiltville Quips & Snips blog too!

Let the fun begin!

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.

Inklingo for Beginners

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5 thoughts on “Bonnie Hunter’s Celtic Solstice Mystery – Inklingo Clue 03”

  1. Getting ready to make my first print with Inklingo for Clue #3! I had to skip Clue #2 as all my greens still need to finish going through the wash. I figured if I was going to switch over to using Inklingo that I needed to wash all my fabric, only it turned out that I had far more fabric than I thought! After a week and a half I am only half through washing, ironing and trimming my stash! But I can already tell I am going to love Inklingo once I understood how it works. I just wished that I had chosen to do all this before the mystery started! I sat on the fence way too long (since last years’ mystery) and I have to totally redo Clue #1, but this time it will be with Inklingo! Okay, back to work for me!

    • Hi Shanna, I am delighted to know you are inklingoing Bonnie Hunter’s Celtic Solstice mystery with us. I hope this is the way you will be teaching the charming Miss Z to quilt too. 😉 She will be old enough to love a needle and thread before she starts school and she will love printing on fabric. I hope you will share your progress on too. Monkey sends a smooch for Miss Z. Hugs, Linda & Monkey

  2. This is an easy clue, and the PDF one-page guide is so helpful, you can tell at a glance it’s so doable!

    What I love about Inklingo is how you always design the shapes so that the straight grain is in the most advantageous positions. Normally, when I just pull scraps from my drawer, I never think about where the grain is, and often my blocks are a little ‘wonky’ when sewed together. Then I wonder why.

    You’re always watching out for us! Thank you!!

  3. Hurrah this step is fairly simple and I love having to only print one of the fabrics.
    Hopefully no printer high-jenks this time but I have to do a quick binding for a Christmas gift quilt and make a simple pillowcase first so I can send it on it’s way to NY but that’s OK I think I will be able to get this done pretty quickly anyway.
    Thanks again Linda


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