OVERVIEW Basting with a big needle and thick thread leaves a line of small, temporary holes. The holes are a visual guide and “perforate” the edge so it is easier to fold over for perfect results.
1. PRINT the outline of the patches on the wrong side of the background fabric with Inklingo. No tracing!
2. POSITION a rough-cut patch on the front side of the background. No templates!
3. Working from the back, BASTE the patch to the background along the outline, using a big needle and thick thread. (The basting can be done by machine, if you prefer.)
4. Working from the front, TRIM the patch fabric, leaving a narrow turn-under allowance.
5. NEEDLETURN the patch, removing the basting stitches as required. Remove just enough basting to allow you to turn under a small section at a time.
• Faster preparation for a portable project
• Perfect positioning with no shifting
• Flat, perfect results
• Colors of ink show on most dark backgrounds too
• Suitable for complex layered designs, especially when clues for stitching order are printed on the fabric
All these benefits are achieved with Inklingo with
• no tracing, no light box, no overlays
• no special marking pencils
• no templates
• no pins to catch your thread, no starch, no glue
There are 15 pages of detailed, illustrated instructions in THE INKLINGO HANDBOOK.