Congratulations to Emily Breclaw on her new book, Adventures in Hexagons!
I was excited to be invited to participate in her blog tour introducing her designs. (This blog tour has been completed.)
PLEASE NOTE Inklingo is mentioned on the cover (Thank you!) and Emily’s book is full of designs that could be made with Inklingo. However, there are no instructions for printing, sewing, or pressing with Inklingo or with freezer paper templates. The good news is that Inklingo provides all that.
If you are new to Inklingo, please watch the video and visit the Welcome to Inklingo page on the website. It will help you get started printing on fabric.
Printing the shapes on fabric (or freezer paper) with Inklingo makes it easy to make all of Emily’s star-inspired designs! (It is the same for hexagons, kites, diamonds, triangles, and ANY OTHER SHAPES—in any book.)
Inklingo shapes are named with the finished size to make it easy. You can look them up in the Inklingo Index of Shapes under the Support & Goodies tab on the website.
For example, some of Emily’s designs use 3 inch hexagons and related shapes and they are all provided in one “shape collection” with all of the info you need for determining yardage requirements, sewing, and pressing.
Some of Emily’s designs use kites and diamonds, which are available on the Main 60 Shape Page in the Shop.
VIDEO – HEXAGONS BY MACHINE
More good news! Emily’s beautiful designs use shapes that are large enough to sew comfortably by machine. That makes the quilts appealing to quilters who don’t do hand piecing too.
With the lines printed on the fabric, it is easy to sew from crosshair to crosshair by machine or by hand. Your choice.
As usual, you can use Inklingo for English Paper Piecing, if that is the method you prefer.
There are more videos on the website, including the Main Hexagon Page.
When you have the shapes printed on fabric, you don’t need templates!
There are a few shapes in a couple of the quilts that are not Inklingo-able. We always prefer to print the shapes on fabric, of course, but when you can’t, I think you will love using Inklingo to print freezer paper templates without seam allowances.
Emily also invited another Inklingo quilter, Cathi at Quilt Obsession, to the blog tour.
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If you don’t win, you can buy the book from Emily! It is also available on Amazon but it is especially nice to support a first-time author, don’t you think?
Thank you for visiting. Good luck in the draw!
Linda & Monkey