Inklingo is NOT for You - Top 10
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This is a natural fear but there are at least 8 ways to avoid jams and even if you get some, it will not ruin your printer.
If you use fabric that has been washed and use a HOT iron to prepare the freezer paper/fabric sheets, jams will be rare. What’s the worst that can happen? What’s the best that can happen?
This is another natural reaction. If you are reading this on the blog, you are geeky enough.
Do you know how to print an email? Have you ever downloaded a PDF? Do you have any online account that requires your email address and password? Yup, you are geeky enough.
This is one of the best reasons to use Inklingo!
The printing takes very little time. You can prepare fabric sheets while you watch TV. For every 30 minutes you spend printing you will have HOURS or WEEKS of sewing time and get better results than with any other method.
I don’t get this. Most Inklingo shape collections are in the $20 – $30 range. Prices range from free to $50 (Dresden Plate Fancy Pieced).
Inklingo reduces the need for other expensive quilting tools too. You don’t need to buy special ink, special fabric, special markers, acrylic templates, weird rulers, paper pieces, or Electric Quilt software (although EQ is nice).
You might not even need to buy patterns because Inklingo makes it easy to figure out fabric requirements.
Inklingo uses a tiny amount of ordinary Inkjet ink, so that is not an issue either.
It is understandable that you think this way but it is wrong.
I was inspired to invent Inklingo when I was teaching hand piecing with freezer paper templates (Quilted Diamonds). I wanted a way to make it easier, faster and more precise for hand piecers to mark stitching lines.
Even I was surprised that printing on fabric has even more advantages for machine piecers! Think of all the times quilters mark lines manually or even paper piece (and pick off paper) just because they love the results they get when they sew along lines!
Everyone machine pieces with Inklingo sometimes. Just one example, of many: Inklingo Triangle Tips Video
And appliqué! Oh my! All that marking—never again!
This should not be a problem because any ordinary Inkjet printer works for Inklingo.
You can buy bottom-of-the-line or whatever is on sale. Compared to other quilting tools, $50 – $75 for a printer is a deal!
There are tips for buying a printer in the FAQ.
Inklingo uses very little ink, so the cost of replacement cartridges is not a factor either.
Imagine spending $300 on a die-cutter—and suddenly a printer seems like an impossibly cheap quilting tool.
Almost all quilters have an Inkjet printer or can afford one. From the beginning, Inklingo was designed to make quilting more accessible (less expensive, easier, better results).
Good news here too. Many quilters are bogged down with UFOs and discouraged.
English Paper Piecing Rescue shows you how to finish an EPP GFG with Inklingo.
Also, in many cases, the shapes are available in a size that is compatible with your UFO. For example, if you started your quilt with 3-inch Clamshells, you can finish with Inklingo 3-inch Clamshells. 9-inch Hunter’s Star blocks? Same thing.
This is a common misconception.
There are TWO methods of fussy cutting.
1. Inklingo allows you to print window templates and freezer paper templates for traditional fussy cutting instead of tracing.
2. Inklingo “No Waste Fussy Cutting” is similar to Stack n Whack, but simpler. Print identical sheets of fabric for sets of identical shapes. It’s brilliant.
I teach both of these methods in detail in Winding Ways – Quilting the Inklingo Way. You don’t need to be making Winding Ways to benefit from the detailed info in this beautiful hardcover book!
I cannot help you with this one. I’m sorry.
For me (and many others), his goodness of heart and simplicity of character are irresistible. (Persuasion, Chapter 13) About Monkey
You are right. There are no old people using Inklingo.
However, there are quilters in their 70s and 80s using Inklingo. They are young people trapped in old bodies. It happens to all of us.
Some quilters have told me they would not still be able to quilt (arthritis, eyesight, etc), if not for Inklingo and that warms my heart.
Starting a quilt seems like a big commitment and traditional tools don’t help much.
When you start with shapes printed on fabric with Inklingo, you have a line to cut along (no measuring) and a line to sew along for results that inspire you to actually finish—like a quilting Rock Star.
- Order and download the free Diamond Triangle Square shape collection now!
- Print your first sheet of fabric.
- Choose a shape collection for your next quilt!
Carolyn in Mississippi